Time flies crazy fast.
We’re finally planning our long-awaited 3-week honeymoon and finalized our destinations last night:
ICELAND: Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Iceland Countryside
FRANCE: Paris, French Riviera, The Camargue for the gorgeous white horses, and Provence for the gorgeous lavender fields
ITALY: Tuscany, Cinque Terre
GREECE: Athens, Santorini, Meteora
I. CAN’T. WAIT.
And I need a new Canon L-series lens.
Still busy with a million things! Be back again soon.
By Tony Bennett. But I can’t leave my heart there if I haven’t been there, so take me to San Francisco. The longer I wait, the more I want to go. I’m attempting to squeeze another trip in before the end of the year – Expedia is not being a good friend at the moment. I need a good deal. The cardinal rule: no traveling on credit; no cash, no purchase, for the exception of a mortgage, a vehicle, or education. I’ll stay in a hostel; I’ll sleep under a tree; whatever. I’m just addicted to seeing and capturing pieces of the world through the lens. If I were a rich girl, I’d spend every penny on traveling – no amount of material things could ever take the place of beautiful experiences. Ok, so, San Francisco…
Taken at Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. There were plenty of these snack carts being pushed around the beach. It broke my heart to see such hardworking men and women, even pregnant women, toiling under the beating heat of the sun, pushing these heavy things to earn just a little bit of change. The snacks cost no more than a couple of dimes and nickels – I can’t even begin to understand how they live with such little money. It is good for the soul to have visibility to these things every now and then. And not just visibility, but visibility with acknowledgement and reflection, because it helps to keep an open mind and puts things into perspective – life is just so different in all parts of the world. So different that it is incomprehensible because it is so contrary to the norm, that is our comfortable lives.
So I’ll just leave you with a classic sailing song by Styx.