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Peaceful – Hoi An, Vietnam

29 Aug

During this voyage I realized that traveling alone is the biggest experiment I can conduct on myself. I say that because since I am the only person making decisions in new places, I can see the immediate results of my decisions and how exactly I react to new environments. I know I can see how decisions and environment affect me at home, but not quite as explicit as when I am this isolated and controlled subject. I can trace exactly how I met a person and what I did that lead to my circumstance right now.

When traveling alone, I’m an isolated variable and my new contexts are new experiments.

Hoi An is a beautiful port city with buildings painted with bright colors like yellow and turquoise, once colonized by the Chinese for its premium location in Southeast Asia. In Vietnamese, this dreamy city’s name means ‘peaceful gathering’ and when I was here, the open spaces and clear air refreshed my mind that I almost forgot about all the busy ruckus left behind in Hanoi.

woman,face,beautiful,sunglasses,Peaceful,  Hoi An, Vietnam

art,gallery,building,Peaceful, Hoi An, Vietnam

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Nice shots! :)

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Villa Anna – Victoria, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

29 Aug

After our most treasured Puerto Galera trip, my friend who is a local in Oriental Mindoro invited us over for a few more days of fun.

My good friend is from Victoria, Oriental Mindoro. We stayed the night at their abode then come morning they invited us over Villa Anna Paradise Resort and Farm.

It was such a peaceful and beautiful place. In here, you have all the time to spend with nature. If you are the type of person who likes the green green grass, tall trees, fresh air, chirping of birds amongst other things, this is the place for you. I must say this will be serenity with mother nature at its finest.

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Heads,women,funny,Villa Anna ,Victoria, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Nice shots! :)

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Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon, Arizona

26 Aug

Here are my sandy and slightly dirty feet dangling over the edge at Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon AZ, USA. A fantastic place!

Feet,toes,Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon, Arizona

Great shot! :)

Check out In Ogni Senso !

Aerial Arts – Koh Phagnan, Thailand

18 Aug

I’ve been home for about 2 months now, and I’m starting to really get back into serious aerial arts training and classes at Clubmynx here in Saskatoon. I just wrote a blog post for them about getting back into the swing of things without injuring myself and balancing my expectations, reality, and enthusiasm in coming back.

Check out my post here all about what I think I did that helped me come back to my fitness regime safely!

feet,toes,pole,woman,water,Aerial Arts ,Koh Phagnan, Thailand

A little beach poling in Koh Phagnan, Thailand back in Februrary.

Looks like fun! :)

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Striding Edge – Lake District, Northern England

15 Aug

After climbing Striding Edge in the Lake District, I cooled my feet in an enticing stream.  

feet,toes,water,hiking, Striding Edge,Lake District, Northern England

Must have felt good! :)

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Monkey Temple – Kathmandu, Nepal

14 Aug

I was so enamored with the Monkey Temple that returned to it a second time during my trip to Kathmandu. Instead of a car, I made a long walk to the temple and again climbed the 365 steps. I hoped to again be there for a ceremony and feel the mystical aura with the music and chanting. Unfortunately, that was not to be the case. The temple where the ceremony was originally held was almost empty except for one monk and a man and women in meditation. It was dark inside, too dark to use my zoom lenses so I popped the 85mm F1.8 lens onto my camera and snapped pictures of whatever fit into the frame. The foot of the woman in meditation happened to be an image I captured.

feet,toes,jeans,meditation,woman,Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

As still as a statue! :)

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Crowded – Hanoi, Vietnam

11 Aug

Day 191/365, f/3.2, 1/160s, ISO 400, 35mm

people,feet,toes,street,market,Crowded,Hanoi, Vietnam

Excellent shot! :)

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This Is Not A Gap Year – Tampa, Florida

8 Aug

This is not, and never will be, a gap year. Gap years aren’t a real thing.

The term “gap year” suggests that doing anything other than following the conventional path doesn’t count as a part of your life, or at least as a part of your “real” life. I once said that you don’t need a permanent home, a job, a routine, and responsibilities to justify the realness of your experiences.

All of these different types of years, “gap” or otherwise, are just different ways to live REAL life.

I have traveled a lot in the past two years. I’ve lived abroad, I’ve lived at home, I’ve backpacked, I’ve volunteered, I’ve worked, I’ve interned…I’ve bathed an elephant, I’ve done quantitative research, I’ve taken shots, I’ve taken risks, I’ve put a note in the Western Wall, I’ve gotten a tattoo in Thailand (And I’m definitely not alone on this one), I’ve been inside some castles, buddhist temples, and gothic cathedrals, I’ve watched the stars in the desert and the sunrise over the ruins at Angkor Wat…

This isn’t a phase or an isolated period – it’s all my life.

This is not a gap year and it’s not something I’ve chosen by accident or by default, although I will say there were moments when I have felt more sure of my decisions than others.

But I realized something important recently, and it’s crazy that it’s taken me two years to come to this but: I love to travel!

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Awesome! :)

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Jumpsuits – Seoul, South Korea

7 Aug

The feeling satisfaction of cool water on your skin in the peak of June is so nice. It gets nicer when you can casually drench yourself purely in joy without giving a second thought about anything. This one piece wonder called “Jumpsuit” makes it absolutely real. The light & soft fabric, a pair of comfortable flats, my glasses and my bag was everything that made my evening so blissful by the Han river in the evening. The continuity of this wear gives it a wonderful look which is classic and would remain so for future generations too.

Guess the pop icon who made this piece a rage among men’s fashion scene – no candies for guessing – ELVIS PRESLEY . Currently Forever 21 has the coolest collection of jumpsuits of all the other clothing brand. They are very ’21ish’ and more ‘street fashion’. however I wish they had more chic designs.

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Looking fantastic! :)

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The Blue City – Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

29 Jul

Time flies. And so do I – all over India. This past weekend was dedicated to Amritsar – known for its Golden Temple and the Wagah Border. The upcoming weekend will be spent in Varanasi – apparently one of the craziest places on earth. However, two weekends ago I was in Jodhpur – the Blue City. Here it is;

Woman,child,feet,toes,photograph,The Blue City ,Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Alley,blue,biles,The Blue City ,Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

The Blue City,photograph, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Great shots! :)

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Celebrity Summit Cruise – Bermuda

26 Jul

Here’s me hanging off the railing of the Celebrity Summit on a cruise to Bermuda this May.

feet,toes,railing,ship, Celebrity Summit Cruise , Bermuda

Must have been fun! :)

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Vacation – Tybee Island, Georgia

25 Jul

Took my mother on her first vacation in seven years in early May of 2014. We live in rural Kentucky, but this is her favorite place, on the beach.

Woman,beach,feet,toes.surf,Vacation , Tybee Island, Georgia

She must have loved it! :)

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Warner Brothers Tour – Los Angeles, California

24 Jul

WiFi’s been hard to come by and I’ve been on the go pretty much none stop and getting to know my new trek mates so this post is a few days late. (sorry!) Whilst in LA I went on the VIP Warner Brothers tour. I was super excited about it as being a TV and film nerd it was really interesting for me to see how American studios are run. It was an amazing tour and Berlyn (our tour guide) was so informative and helped cater the tour to what shows we all liked. I would definitely recommend it and I’ll write a more in depth review when I get home.

Feet,toes,woman,water,tower,Warner Brothers Tour , Los Angeles, California

Wonderful shot! :)

Check out My Trip This Year !

Celebrity Summit Toes – Bermuda

21 Jul

Here’s a photo of a fellow passenger on the Celebrity Summit cruise my wife and I took to Bermuda this May.

feet,toes,woman,cruise,Celebrity Summit Toes,photograph,Bermuda

Nice shot! :)

Check out The Life of Your Time !

Sydney Harbour Bridge – Sydney, Australia

11 Jul

Today we are going to explore another world-wide famous icon located here in Sydney, Australia… I’m talking about the Sydney Harbour Bridge, -locally called “The Coat-hanger” due to its arch-based design.

foot,toes,grass,Sydney Harbour Bridge,Sydney, Australia

Nice shot! :)

Check out the whole tour at Travel Tips and Pictures !

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