A conversa ia animada pela noite dentro, acompanhada de cerveja quente e os nossos amigos chineses pausaram só para procurar a tradução de “weed” nos telemóveis. A Hélène garantia que vendiam erva (“weed”) no Tiger Leaping Gorge.
-Não pode ser. Não há droga na China., garantiam os jovens chineses.
-Garanto que vendem para quem quiser comprar. Isso e bife de yak!, reforçava a Hélène.
-E tu fumas?
-Às vezes. Principalmente para relaxar e se não consigo dormir., assumiu sem hesitar a estrangeira. .
-Para isso há comprimidos!
-Não fumes na China.
Os nossos companheiros chineses começaram a dar achegas à vez para nós estrangeiros.
Iam nisto quando a Sunny intervém: -Nem devíamos falar sobre isto.
Assim nos chamou a todos à razão e acabou-se o debate. Não é suposto darmo-nos a certas liberdades de oratória neste país.
🇬🇧 THERE ARE NO DRUGS IN CHINA
The conversation was lively late into the night, with the company of hot beer and our Chinese friends paused just to look up the translation of "weed" on their mobile phones. Hélène guaranteed that weed was sold at the Tiger Leaping Gorge.
-It can not be. There are no drugs in China., one of the young Chinese guaranteed.
-I can assure you they sell it to anyone willing to buy. That and yak meat!, reinforced Hélène.
-And you smoke it?
-Sometimes. Mostly to relax and if I can't sleep., the foreigner assumed without hesitation.
-There are pills for that!
-Don't smoke in China.
Our Chinese companions began giving advices to us, foreigners.
Suddenly Sunny intervened:
-We shouldn't even talk about this.
Right there she called us all to our senses and the debate was over. We are not supposed to indulge in certain oratory freedoms in this country.
love this gem of a soul.
this is my gorg sissy, cakie.
or katelyn, but i don't call her that-- she's cakie. 🍰 cakie finds those who are alone && helps them feel special. she knows every word to "jiggy wit it". her fave movie is "austenland", she makes a mean marscapone brownie && was a finalist in a spelling bee. 🐝 this year, she has an annual pass to disneyland, doesn't have internet at her apartment && gave morgan and i a huge, very kind "spoonful of sugar". i've always looked up to this powerhouse woman. she has changed many lives -- && i'm so grateful to be one of them ♥️♥️♥️ also.... ummmmm isn't she BEAUTIFUL?!! i finally convinced her we needed to have a beach shoot &&&&& it was legit magic. ✨
Sea 🌊 Love ❤️ Sunset 🌅
И мне есть, о чем вспомнить летом 🥰🌊🌊🌊
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there is a healthy balance between remembering and having gratitude for the past, loving and living in the present, && looking forward to and planning the future.
how do YOU find that balance?
i love to remember the past through photos, live in the present by ensuring that there is something every day that i love && that i'm productive, && morgan helps a lot with the whole future planning! <> this photo is from our golden triangle trip -- it was so adventurous and unique. today, we had sacrament meeting with suku, just the three of us. && i'm really looking forward to receiving my @proofcrewambassador crew welcome kit! tell me about your past, present and future!
Vietnam e China são dois dos cinco países no mundo oficialmente declarados como comunistas. Era com expectativa que visitámos estes países, esperando observar ao vivo a comunhão de riquezas e a igualdade social, sem estratificações. Sabíamos que ambos têm estruturas económicas abertas há décadas, mas desconhecíamos o que isto significava na prática. Para nossa surpresa, estes países funcionam pelas mesmas regras capitalistas e de incentivo ao consumo que já conhecíamos. A animosidade face ao imperialismo americano dilui-se com presença das grandes cadeias comerciais, como o McDonalds. A grande diferença na China são os múltiplos mecanismos de controlo da população e da liberdade individual e colectiva. Há ricos e pobres e oportunidades diferentes para uns e outros. .
🇬🇧 Vietnam and China are two of the five countries in the world officially declared as communists. We were looking forward to visiting these countries, hoping to observe the communion of wealth and social equality without stratification. We knew that both had open economies for decades, but we were unaware of what this meant. To our surprise, these countries operate by the same capitalist and consumer incentive rules we already knew. Animosity towards American imperialism is diluted by the presence of large commercial chains, such as McDonalds. The big difference in China is the multiple mechanisms of population control and individual and collective freedom. There are rich and poor and different opportunities for one and another.
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FUN FACT: This beach was actually inaccessible only a year ago. Until 2 guys decided to carve this staircase into the side of the cliff face! Pretty impressive right? They only finished in October 2018 and since then, this beach has boomed in popularity thanks to Instagram!
Have you visited Diamond Beach yet?
After arriving there the first time and taking some lackluster photos because the stairs were crowded and the beach was shaded, we decided we would head back another day... now all we had to do was walk back up the stairs to the middle peak, down the stairs to Atuh beach and back up the stairs to our scooter... I think our calves hated us at this point!
That's when we discovered there was actually a parking lot right by the peak between the two beaches. Which meant you could drive straight there and just walk down to Diamond Beach and down to Atuh Beach.. 4 flights of stairs is much better than 6! And that's what we did when we returned a couple of days later!
OUR TOP TIPS BEFORE YOU GO:
1️⃣Head straight to Diamond Beach, so you only have to walk down to both beaches and back up!
2️⃣Go early to beat the crowds and get a shot without people in it. 7:30-8:30am is best.
3️⃣The sun starts to cover the beach around 10-11am so try be there before then if you want the best photos - and/or want to sunbathe.
4️⃣Check the tides before you go. The second time we visited the position of the sun was perfect and there were no crowds but it was high tide so we couldn't even go down to the beach!
5️⃣There is a swing and nest down there which makes for some really cool photos. Bring some cash - from memory they were 100,000 rupiah each.
Save this post so you can be better prepared than we were!
📍Diamond Beach, Nusa Penida, Indonesia
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just peerin over at the baby moomoos && nepal ☺️
also sportin my @senita. i love them, guys. they're my coolest pair of leggings here, they stretch so nice, && look so pretty. this is fossil, a more unique color, that I've been so pleasently surprised seems to go with everything!! i love the company, their products && the cost. when so many other companies charge beaucoup bucks, @senita is over here like, i gotchu girl. ♥️