#village

MOST RECENT

Liv’s pre-k awards ceremony. #Village

Être en amour avec son village, c’est tu possible?❤️⚓️ #boat #village #marivière #quai

Nope, not a #temple door. Just you average, run of the mill front door ‘round these parts. #Gorgeous, eh? Pictures like these are crazy common when you look up #Bali....#amazing #scenery, #beautiful temples and so much more.


I’m truly amazed at the intricacy of workmanship and attention to detail in certain aspects of Balinese life....like this door....and the utter lack of it in others.


I’ve been struggling with whether to bring up the “less than flattering but very true” aspects of some of the amazing places we’ve visited. There can be a shocking void of information around these negative aspects and when faced with reality, I kind of feel duped. Played. Misled. And it feels a bit fake to keep the pure praise on repeat. As unpopular as it might be, I’m going to start posting on some of these things.


And here’s one example....Bali is filthy. Shockingly so. And this isn’t the naive, privileged voice of the first world talking. I’ve done mission work in the slums of Tijuana, built homes for people with no running water, electricity or access to a sewer system with more hygienic living quarters (a burned out taxi up on blocks or a lean-to made of billboard advertising cloth that was blown off the frame and discarded tires) than what I’ve seen in Ubud these past 11 days. I’ve been through poor parts of Mexico, Belize and Argentina. I’m not unfamiliar with underserved areas nor do I expect even 3rd world sanitation everywhere (“developing country” sanitation for the PC warriors among you). •

The last pic was taken not far from this amazing door and was one of the *many* such piles you have to step around on narrow, broken sidewalks (often with 2’ sections missing exposing the sewage canal) or see piled waist high along fences, in empty lots and down river ravines. I don’t have words for the foul smell of the decaying organic matter. Fruit, unidentifiable food stuffs, flowers all rotting along with the palm leaf offering baskets and interlaced with plastic bottles and bags. Just sitting there and rotting. And stinking. I don’t get it. This isn’t the the Bali discussed in travel blogs, brochures or social media.

This is the view of the Impressions Park Ancient Streets in Guangzhou, China. I was impressed by how many school groups had come to visit the location. I was even more impressed that the school students were so polite and would always ask our permission if they wanted to take photos with me. People in China rarely encounter foreigners, especially blond ones so sometimes it's a bit like being a celebrity. It's weird when people just start taking photos of you, but it's even weirder when they just start trying to take selfies with you in. It's a lot nicer when they awkwardly come up giggling and ask to take a photo with you in it. .
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#China #Guangzhou #ancient #ancientvillage #history #shops #architecture #buildings #adventure #learning #experiences #explore #travel #traveller #travelblogger #village #town #banners #posters #old #Impressions #streets #streetsofchina #streetphotography

Just before sunset in Fira, Santorini. Missing this magical romantic island. If you need a honeymoon location, this is it 💫
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#santorini #blue #stunningview #viewfromthetop #visitgreece #greece #greekhistory #europe #travelgreece #greek #caldera #island #islandlife #santoriniisland #white #architecture #perfectview #blue #church #fira #thira #coupletravel #village #whitewashed #greekislands #ocean #fira #firostefani

Selamat pagi 🌍⛅
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Selamat menjalankan ibadah puasa yg ke _7
Selalu semangat, jangan malas, jangan lupa bersedekah. Senyum misalnya... 😊
Karena senyum yg tulus tanpa modus adalah sedekah. 💦
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22 Mei 2018
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#aldeny_octaf
#nature #natural #rose #red #flower
#relax #views #mosque#meditasi #village #green #nature #natural #backtonature #beautifully #instagood #insta #instagram#traveling #likeforlike #like4like #beautiful #instanusantara#hunting #pesonaindonesia #landscape #solok #sumbar_rancak #kampuang #ranahminangrancak #westsumatera

After spending 3 months traveling in the campervan through Australia we are relaxing in Tepoztlán - a magic village in Mexico🇲🇽
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#visitmexico #mexicolindo #pueblomagico #tepoztlan #relax #village #instatravel #igtravel #instagood #traveladdict #travelblogger #mytravelgram #polishtraveller #awesome #beautiful #lazyday #photooftheday #me #mexico

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