"To be human is to understand that happiness isn’t constant. But to be human is to understand that neither is sorrow, or grief, or heartache.
To be human is to feel it all, to welcome the lessons that come with the dark days, to welcome the softness that comes from the lightness of what saves you.
To be human is to try, with every inch of your patchwork soul, to be proud of who you are. To care. To heal. To be your own home, even on the days you don’t like yourself, even on the days where it doesn’t come naturally.
To be human is to grow in the ups, and to grow in the downs. So keep growing. Keep growing."
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Our body is fully controlled by our mind, heart and intent.
I was dead tired during the trek but I usually have a nature of not leaving anything in between no matter how much it is stretched. So even in this case, I continued and joined 'the half' of the group who decided to reach the peak and then come down to the village with an additional 1 and a half hours trek.
During this trek, I saw this old lady slow and steady trekking all alone after completing the hike to the peak. I am not sure she was really alone or got left behind from her group but in any of the cases, her intent was really inspiring.
I love travel, but let’s be honest who doesn’t?! Phoebe and I have been so fortunate to be given opportunities for sponsored travel over the last few years to incredible destinations. Despite this we’re fully aware how expensive travel can be and have teamed up with @pointsfinder, a free resource that teaches you how to get the most out of your frequent flyer points. Check them out if you’re interested. #pointsfinder
We did it, team! | Today I made the donation for $435 to @truenorthaid. This donation was 100% of the profit from our Clean Water Campaign that raised money for clean water in Canadian Indigenous Communities. After purchasing shipping supplies and the clothing, our total was $435! To make things even better, this was raised in under 48 hours. Thank you everyone for the support!
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These Russian made vans just seemed to keep on going no matter how rough the terrain got.
there is only one place on earth where Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and French meet so closely and that place is Hoi An. 😍 you've definitely heard about it or at least seen photos of it - that magical place with all the colourful lanterns and a hip vibe. °
the name of the town translates as "peaceful meeting place" and the best way to find out why is to take a boat down Thu Bon River. 🎑 you get to escape the crowds and thousands of tourists exploring the streets of the Old Quarter. we were only below them but it seemed like we were visiting a whole different Hoi An to the one we'd seen above - the quirky cafés and colourful houses now replaced by wooden boats and glowing lanterns. 🏮
with dozens of paper waterlilies with candles lit inside them crawling around our boat, it did seem a bit difficult at first to choose what to focus on appreciating at that moment - the warm glow of the lanterns, the beautiful sunset, the emerging full moon or the way all the lights reflected on the silky water's surface.
but then i looked up and saw the look on his face and i knew that - he ❤️ - was all that mattered, and that i wouldn't choose to share this moment with anyone else. 👫
who would you share a sunset boat ride in Hoi An with? 🛶 ❤️
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0 181 hour ago
Plenty of space for these guys in the desert of Mongolia.
In Bali, there are temples, and then there's Pura Besakih. The island's mother temple, Besakih is an impressive site - a sprawling complex of countless shrines rising along the densely forested slopes of the sacred Mount Agung. Visiting it is a real treat - not only do you see some of Bali's best temple architecture and get to set foot on its highest volcano, but you're also practically guaranteed to run into a ceremony, big or small. Visitor numbers to the temple have been falling in light of Agung's renewed activity and the temple's infamy for scams and touts, but our visit saw neither - the volcano was silent (though it had had a minor eruption a few days before), and a rather curt ticketing system got us through the temple with a licensed guide and a rental sarong. Our guide, an elderly local, filled us in on the temple's potent spirituality. Of the many tales he shared, the most intriguing was that of the temple's last 'Eka Dasa Rudra' ceremony, a once-in-a-century purification ritual. The scriptures scheduled the ceremony for early 1963, but the run up was marred by small explosions and tremors of Agung. The temple's caretakers, convinced that Agung's renewed violence was an ill omen, implored the Indonesian president Sukarno to allow them to find a new date for the ceremony. Sukarno, however, insisted otherwise as he had already invited a host of foreign dignitaries to the event. As the preparations were forcibly continued, the volcano grew ever more tempestuous. By the end of February, the volcano began letting out streams of lava, and a month later, it blew it's top off in a fantastically violent eruption that shed ash as far away as Jakarta. The Balinese immediately took it all as a sign that the gods were angry with the timing and impropriety of the ceremony - a belief reinforced by the fact that while the volcano rained lava and ash in all directions, it miraculously spared Besakih. Further vindication arrived when Indonesia plunged into civil war 2 years later, leading to the despotic military regime of Suharto. The temple caretakers eventually re-cleansed the temple properly by 1969, by which time both Agung and Indonesia had been peaced.
Best of all, Gent actually feels alive! Unlike Bruges, which declined in the 1400s and now feels a bit like a museum, Gent has continued as a thriving town. Full of students, creativity, night life, street art, healthy vegetarian food (a huge plus when travelling for a long time!), great coffee, neighbours saying hello, and even a 10 day music & food festival in the city centre (which I had unfortunately just missed!). I could hang out here for a while!
One very cool initiative in this progressive city is the Enchanté network (see pic 7), which offers 'deferred' meals and coffee (paid in advance by a charitable customer) and free services (wifi, toilet, haircut, etc) to people in need.
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Before the night is through, the rhythm is gonna get you.
One of the places I encountered while strolling around the Kolkata market was the slaughterhouse. Not many will enter there. It's dark, crows are flying around, cawing, and meat is laying everywhere. A perfect setting for a horror movie. Also the smell is too much to handle for some. Nevertheless it's interesting to see with your own eyes.
Meat production is largely an unorganized yet vital segment of Indian agriculture. Traditional production systems and disorderly practices have flawed the image of the Indian meat industry. The unregulated meat markets, tropical climate, inadequate slaughterhouse hygiene measures and the lack of surveillance of meat-borne diseases enhances the risk of meat-borne diseases and occupational hazards. Most consumers purchase meat from traditional meat shops, where butchers slaughter limited animals for sale of meat throughout the day.
Okay here is the story how we got our luxurious villa in Bali for over 50% off:
2 days before our flight & 7 days before our check in to a villa in canggu we got a cancellation email from our accommodation. We tried to call & text them but nothing happened. We waited until Monday because we thought that their office might be closed on weekends but they were still unreachable. We called booking.com but they were rather rude and blamed us, saying our credit card didn’t work which was not true. In the end they believed us but couldn’t help us. So on the day of our flight my friends were searching for new accommodations but everything was so pricey. Leonie texted a villa( 2 villas) which was 6400 for 8 nights - way too expensive. She told them our dilemma & said that we only have a budget of maximum 3000 euros. They agreed to this price! We were so lucky!!! 🍀
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(I’m not looking because I look like a bottle of Heinz tomato ketchup)
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Confidence is Koi
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Good afternoon. My name is Russell and I am a Wilderness Explorer.
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Hue? No Hue
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The Little Mermaid is a lie. It is impossible to look candid underwater with long hair because the current makes it swirl around your face like a beard. Plus I kept choking on my hair when my snorkel sucked it in like a vacuum. Fuck you Ariel. Fuck. You.