What a great view!
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What a great view!
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relaxing on one of our hammocks, in our holiday home in Trogir, looking at the great view of the Adriatic sea. Bliss
Great shot, would be so nice to be there right now!
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Here’s one picture of my toes from yesterday, got them wet running in the rain, some last warm days of this summer to dry them outside.
Here’s a link to a blog post that I wrote about summer holidays, and how in (even physically close situated) countries the holiday months are defined different way.
Have a nice August!
Nice shot, looks like they have dried off!
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To be penniless and grinning like a fool ,
To hate this moment here but anticipate another lifetime with you,
The truth remain unsaid this side,
Seeing these shades blend ,
The waves of sensibility peeled away,
To end this grand scheme with madness,
I try with jargon’s trite .
My words fail me and you ,
I smile at strangers ’cause of you .
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Having a free day in Argentina inspired myself and a few others to journey over to Colonia, Uruguay. It gave us the chance to tackle another country that we initially didn’t think we would visit. After our hour long ferry ride docked in Colonia, we met our city walk tour guide. She was an older woman that we referred to as ”The Red Lady” because of her attire consisting of a red beret, long red overcoat, and red gloves complete with red lipstick.
It was really nice to walk around the streets lined with very old cars and falling colourful leaves. We did our best to keep at The Red Lady’s pace but as she walked rather slowly, and went on in long tangents, we found ourselves drifting in and out of her informational bouts. The main industry (and rather the only industry) in Uruguay, is that of Travel & Tourism. The streets are filled with bed and breakfasts, mo-ped and car rentals, wine excursion advertisements, and quaint little restaurants.
Throughout the day of walking, a stray German Shepherd followed me along. I named him Shepley. Even when we would stop as The Red Lady informed us about a lighthouse, or would take us into a chapel, he would patiently wait under a tree. When we stopped to eat lunch outside a restaurant very close to shore, he stretched out and had a little rest until we got on our way again. I wanted to give him some affection, but because I have no idea where he had been, I gave him that affection and attention . . . via foot. He loved it! I rubbed his back and his belly with my feet and he really liked it. He closed his eyes and relaxed like it had been a really long time since he’d been pat or rubbed.
After lunch, Heather, Greg, and myself walked down to the shore and stretched out on some big rocks right on the water. It hadn’t been too sunny and warm in Argentina, so it felt really nice to be in some direct sunlight and warmth. We chilled out and sunbathed, listening to the water drift in and out as well as some Drake from Greg’s iPod. At one point a giant dog appeared out of nowhere, panting excitedly over our heads, scaring the crap out of us since we had our eyes closed and were completely “zenned out.”
Before we knew it the day was coming to an end and we headed back to board the ferry that would take us back into Buenos Aires. It was a really charming excursion and felt so good to relax after all the go-go-go in Peru and Argentina thus far. I hope Shepley is continuing to make friends with visitors, and is being patted and rubbed lots!
Nice shot, sounds like a nice little place to visit!
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Looks like an amazing place to stay!
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Two thirds of the way through my round the world trip. I last visited Doha, Qatar in 2007 and it is even more wonderful than I remembered it. This photo was taken from the tranquil park grounds of the Museum of Islamic Art which commands a great view of the Doha skyline across the bay.
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Looks absolutely wonderful!
Story of the photo: I was kidnapped and brought to Denia aboard a ship much like the one in the photo. After several years of being held captive, I became friends with my kidnappers. In this photo I am looking at the Mediterranean and thinking about breakfast. I was going to take a photo of my friends, but they wouldn’t allow it. The thought crossed my mind to walk down the mountainside and get on one of the ships in the harbor, but, honestly, this is the most fun I’ve ever had. We design puzzles from photos that people send us and make a good living over the internet. I am allowed to walk around the mountain, and even to go to town sometimes; and to use the neighbor’s swimming pool. Really, I have no desire to escape. I think about it sometimes, but what’s the point? I live rent free, pay no utilities, and my friends like to cook and barbeque for me. The weather is perfect and my Spanish has improved tremendously. The downside: I am a sex slave to two beautiful Spanish women. Well, everyone has some complaint. My problems are not really very serious in the “big picture”. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Lol, be careful what you say, Phil, there could be an invasion!
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So I’ve been up to see Wairere Falls before but never managed to get to the top. The half way point seemed good enough, haha. But this time I wanted to get to the top. It was a great day and, compared to the other couple of times I have walked up there, it seemed easier this time. Add on an extra 40 mins and we were at the top!!!
You can see right over Matamata and the surrounding towns far below and stand on a platform, of sorts, that sits next to the waterfall so you can see down where the lookout point is half way up. I can really believe I didn’t go all the way up before but I will be doing it again before I go!!!
It’s 2 weeks until the families new Au Pair arrives, which seems crazy, and then I will have all of 2 weeks ish to help her settle in and sort my stuff out before heading back to Waiuku for Christmas!!
I’m not sure what will happen in between. Hopefully I can finish sorting out some travelling down to the south island but come May, when I need to leave the country, I will be flying to America to start a new year as an Au Pair!! No details on where yet. !’m hoping for California, hehe, but I’m filling in the application and putting down plans to get my visa sorted while I search for a family. I’m on to the next adventure and so excited but it’s hard to see other people leave and leave others behind. One day I will be back and hopefully when I turn up on their doorsteps, they’ll remember me, haha.
Great view, and good luck in America!
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