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Portrait Series: Rafael

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

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Three Hard Days in Kathmandu, Nepal

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

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Armenia Part II: Journey Getting In and Out of Gyumri 

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 

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Lack of Boundaries

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.

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Inspiration via Nature

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Inspiration.” Nature inspires.    Inspiration normally happens in the moments of solitude, especially when one is engulfed in the beauty of what the universe has gifted us via the natural process of growth and evolution. The beauty of seeking nature is that it is all encompassing… Continue reading Inspiration via Nature

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How to get your yoga fix when travelling or just feeling a bit sluggish at home?

In search of beautiful yoga photography on Instagram, I discovered  Amy Goalen who is based in LA. She had photographed Noah (Instagram: beast.yoga)from BlackSwanYoga.tv, amongst many other yogis. Upon some digging around, I realized that Noah, photographed below, is one of the teachers on this online TV channel. Upon checking out what Black Swan is all about,… Continue reading How to get your yoga fix when travelling or just feeling a bit sluggish at home?

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Early Bird, Don’t Care

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Early Bird.”     I used to be very annoyed with the fact that I would wake up extremely early. The irritation of being up when it was dark out surpassed the tiredness I felt from sleeping a few hours less, which drained me even more.  I… Continue reading Early Bird, Don’t Care