Armen Aleqsanyan, a Proud Gyumri native, showed me the true meaning of Armenian hospitality. We were put in touch through a mutual friend from Yerevan. He was coming to Yerevan and I wanted to spend a few hours with him and do a photo shoot around the city. He’s studying to be a cinematographer and… Continue reading Portrait Series: Armen
These men were pure fun and living examples of how joy should be found in whatever situation you are in. From the moment I got to Vanadzor bus station at 10am to the moment our shared taxi left at 11:15am, they cracked jokes and profanely expressed themselves (of course only in the presence of men).… Continue reading Portrait Series: The Bus Drivers at Vanadzor
Our paths crossed over social media and we decided to meet at the Armenian Genocide Memorial Monument and Museum, Tsitsernakaberd. I immediately volunteered to share my knowledge of my ancestors with Adría. We walked through Vernisage, had Armenian coffee and suddenly it was decided that I’d tag along on his trip up to the… Continue reading Portrait Series: Adría
Rafael was 30 minutes late, understandably so. The roads are unpredictable, moreover, with good Armenian fashion, early or on time is not considered fashionable. Already accustomed to time being relative in this region, plus living in Barcelona for so long, this did not bother me at all. In fact, there was no hard feeling as… Continue reading Portrait Series: Rafael
My previous visits to Armenia then a quick visit to Dubai wasn’t exactly an easy transition to Kathmandu. For a westerner who has travelled to many impoverished areas before, I have a sense of what kind of perspective shift is necessary when arriving to a new city, however there are just some levels of poverty… Continue reading Three Hard Days in Kathmandu, Nepal
Click here for Part I I said my final goodbyes to Irina, her husband Stepan and their good friend Armen. When you’re with your backpack, hellos and goodbyes become the norm. However, the blue sunny skies greeting me already foreshadowed what was to be a smooth, beautiful and crisp sunny day. Irina from… Continue reading Armenia Part II: Journey Getting In and Out of Gyumri
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”
It is commonly said that lack of boundaries in relationships can cause for unhealthy tension or hazardous interpersonal relationships. Boundaries are undoubtedly important in our relationships, as well as, dangerous places such as 2000ft fjords where thousands of tourists frequent yearly.
These photos are taken in Norway (Preikestolen, Lysefjord) while practicing yoga asana. More on my Instagram page.
With a clear lack of boundary on those cliffs, a wrong slip or imbalance, it would cause extreme hazard to one’s life. Read full article on Unfearful of Death; Unfearful of Living for full story on my experience with this boundary-less area where Norwegians decided that chains and safety measures were unrequired.