For Christmas week I decided to take a break, relax and spend some time at the beach. I didn’t do any sightseeing or hiking, and only took a handful of pictures. Here’s a taste of my holiday! Hope everybody had a great one, too.
A green pedicure on the beach for Christmas!
A Christmas lunch of Cambodian lobster!
Festive beach attire on Christmas Day
Sunset over the Gulf of Thailand on Christmas Day
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One of the last nights in India.
Awesome shot, makes for a wonderful memory.
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Until the time changes, we will be forever chasing the sunset. We left a little earlier than usual and made it just in time. We walked, talked, and laughed all while taking pictures and taking in the beauty of the sunset and the nature all around us. Wednesday is by far my most favorite day of the week. I literally look forward to it all day Monday through Wednesday. I’m in love with date night but more importantly, I’m in love with this amazing husband of mine.
Beautiful pictures, such wonderful moments!
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Hello there again. My name is Steven Moore, aka the Twenty First Century Nomad, and I’d like to submit another image.
A simple yet customary pre-dinner scooter cruise around our island led myself and my girlfriend Leslie, aka The Chic Adventurer, to this deserted pier at sunset. (the second image is us in Daegu, Korea).
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Sometimes we just really, really, love the internet!
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In the few days I had before returning home to the states, I made sure to plan a few getaways to some of the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. Since I was located in the somewhat center of the country it took close to 3 hours to reach the coast by bus. The first stop was Jaco Beach which was on the Pacific Coast and known as ‘Playas Jaco’, a somewhat touristy spot for the younger crowd, but in my opinion since we arrived Thursday night and left Friday evening we weren’t overwhelmed by the attraction. Three other volunteers and myself made our way to the bus station right after our day of volunteering in which we had to plead with the cab driver to gun it through the narrow streets of San Jose during rush hour and when we got as far as we could get we then ran the 2 blocks to the bus station with all of our stuff clanking on our backs making it just in the nick of time. Reminds me of the time I ran 2 New York blocks past the Madison Square Garden on one of my many weekend getaways to catch the MegaBus. So there was no way I was going to miss a day at the beach!
A few days later the sea was calling again so of course I had to answer. This time I made my way solo 5 hours north-west of San Jose to Playas Hermosa also along the Pacific coast. This round trip cost 8 colones, which was about $16 USD. I had a friend who taught geography and literature at a private high school in Guanacaste, a sparsely populated province in Costa Rica. I arrived that Sunday evening and the feel of the area was so laid back that it welcomed me with open arms and I embraced it. There wasn’t the need to look over our shoulders or clutch our belongings tightly as we walked in the dark on the side of the road up to the supermarket to get some things for breakfast the next day. I found her on the Nomadness Travel Tribe a few months before departure and we agreed then that we would link up while I was around the area. Both holding true to that statement a couple of months later and I had arrived. I love the travel community!
Three hours later I figured I should get out of the sun and get something to eat. I got back to her place just a mile from the beach, ate some more fruit, drank some water and took an afternoon nap on the hammock nestled under the trees until she got off from work. Seeing as I was sweating profusely midway through, I decided it was best to move my nap inside. She returned just after 3 and we decided to go watch the sunset and have dinner on the beach. The day had cooled down as we walked along the shore, feeling the waves crash just beneath our feet watching the sun set into the ocean!
…I seriously wanted to move there that second, thinking I could somehow someway make this work. Those thoughts haunt me now. We stopped at a convenience store for ice cream and dessert and called it a night. I got up early the next morning for my 8 am departure back to San Jose, back to the city that I was so glad to escape from, if only just a couple of days.
Nice shots and a good story! Wouldn’t it be great if we could live a whole lifetime in all of these wonderful places we come across?
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Sunset on the sand dune.
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In the red, red dust at Uluru. Even long after sunset the sand on the dune was soothingly warm.
Wow, really red. Nice shot!
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“In magic city
Breeze flows in between my toes
Sun kiss before dusk “
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i got my toes in the water,
ass in the sand,
not a worry in the world,
a cold beer in my hand,
life is good today.
inspired by Toes by Zac Brown Band”
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