Sunset on the Oregon coast 🔥
As I’m thinking of what I want out of 2020, one of the things that comes to mind is getting back into reading consistently. I started the book ‘Scary Close - dropping the act and finding true intimacy’ by @donmilleris earlier this month and just finished it today so I’m already off to a good start 😊
His other book ‘Through Painted Deserts’ is one of my favorite books so I’m not sure why it took me so long to read this one. But wow, am I glad I finally did. It was an insightful read on healthy relationships, honesty, vulnerability, and fear. I’ll probably share more from this book soon but for now here is a quote from it: “But love doesn’t control, and I suppose that’s why it’s the ultimate risk. In the end, we have to hope the person we’re giving our heart to won’t break it, and be willing to forgive them when they do, even as they will forgive us. Real love stories don’t have dictators, they have participants. Love is an ever-changing, complicated, choose-your-own adventure narrative that offers the world but guarantees nothing. When you climb a mountain or sail an ocean, you’re rewarded for staying in control. Perhaps that’s another reason true intimacy is so frightening. It’s the one thing we all want, and must give up control to get.”
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Sharing my little travel tip - Every year I’m always trying to stretch my limited budget across as many trips as possible 🌎 I’ve come to realise that booking tickets way in advance and consciously choosing to travel during the fringe seasons always helps me enjoy lower prices and smaller crowds! ✌️ Another tip - remember to switch on Travel Mode on DBS digibank app when preparing for your trip ✈️ #DBSTravelMode
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@tyler.mckay.photos - The snow when we first got to this waterfall was falling so slowly it felt like a slow motion video, there was no wind and big snow flakes creating this stunning view. #earthoutdoors10k
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0116 January, 2020
🇵🇹 Não faltam sítios ao longo do Douro para ver o pôr do Sol, mas se não conhecem o Passeio das Fontainhas, junto à Ponte do Infante, recomendo a visita 😁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🇬🇧 There’s no shortage of great spot to watch the sunset along Douro River, but this one is probably one of my favorite. 📍Passeio das Fontainhas, near the Infante Bridge.
No flowers were harmed in the taking of these photos. Yes, even the last one.
7116 January, 2020
Namaste from Bali!
People in Bali seems to be living in such a peace with themselves, they will greet you with beautiful smile on their face, always finds a way to interact, they are helpful and generous beings.
Chilling with my sister and dad, circa 1977. My dad recorded family holidays on slides which has preserved the photos so well. 🌴 🥥
7116 January, 2020
The seventh longest river in Asia, the Mekong originates from the Tibetan Plateau and runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. My father was born in a small village on the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam, but in a Chinese family. He grew up speaking both languages and often went swimming with his friends in the river as a kid. The river he knew 60 years ago had changed a great deal since. There were no dams and the water was free of plastic. Today, it is different. There’s a power struggle between all the nations that share this mighty river, and the controversial hydroelectric dam protects are threatening the livelihood of many who rely on fishing and agriculture to make a living. Pollution is at its worst ever, plastic bags, bottles and packaging can often be seen washed up along the riverbanks.
It takes global effort to make our planet sustainable and to ensure a greener future for our next generation. Perhaps one day, the children who call the Mekong their home can swim in a plastic free river again, just like my father did when he was young.
In this 2019 image are two cargo ships traveling in the Mekong Delta at sunset near Sa Dec, Vietnam.
My idea of a successful road trip out west is when I can spot wildlife from the side of the road - in this case the highway. Over a span of 10 days we saw - 12 moose, three coyotes, two bald eagles, countless pronghorn, seven big horn sheep and hundreds of elk.
Someday soon I hope I add 'wolf' to this list...cause I really really really want to see a wolf in the wild...from as close as these pronghorn, perhaps? Surely that's not a bad goal for 2020, right?
7216 January, 2020
Somewhere in Christ Church College, Oxford.
Giovannis is an italian restaurant based in the heart of #coventgardenldn Im always drawn to this shop when I visit covent garden. there is also an amazing surprise behind it #goodwinscourt is like stepping back into #dickenson times
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There’s a whole lot more for me waiting on the other side
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