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Elephant Tourism in Thailand: Why we chose to visit a sanctuary?

Christmas Eve was a little different this year, as we spent it at an elephant rehabilitation and rescue sanctuary in Northern Thailand near Chiang Mai.    We decided this would be a Christmas we wouldn’t forget by contributing to the Save Elephant Foundation, a Thai non profit dedicated to providing care and assistance to the… Continue reading Elephant Tourism in Thailand: Why we chose to visit a sanctuary?

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Extraordinary Shoes In Ordinary Places

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “(Extra)ordinary.”

These ordinary Rockport walking shoes are my second pair. The first pair I found while living abroad in Barcelona. This pair (pictured) was purchased on Amazon a few months ago and there was only one pair left in a size 11. They were meant for my feet.

  
These shoes have taken me to extraordinary places and have received the notice and compliments of complete strangers, as well as, friends.

The story the soles carry, as well, are nothing short of extraordinary. Follow the story of where these shoes might lead me next on my blog and Instagram.

Today my friend commented on this pic on Instagram,  “great shoes”.

I replied, “they’re slowly in the process of abandoning me.”

He said, “let ’em carry you to the very furthest unraveling edge.”

I thought. . . I definitely will since I live for the extraordinary. Previous personal blog post asks the question, “Are You Ordinary?”

For more on the journey, check out my Instagram page. Current location: Barcelona, Spain • Next Stop: Yerevan, Armenia

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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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Trusting the Sharp Razor and the Barber Who Held It

My head was tilted at a 45 degree angle towards the rear of the barber’s chair, while the freshly placed razor was all ready to do its deed. The Algerian man slightly brought my head closer to the headrest, feeling the tension in my body as he slid the razor in a northerly fashion from the bottom of… Continue reading Trusting the Sharp Razor and the Barber Who Held It

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One Night In Ibiza

Ibiza is not known to be the magical island for no reason. Yes, it has earned it’s reputation as the party capital of the world, but fortunately there is more to that common stereotype. Yesterday, many signs pointed us towards a restaurant called Sushiya Aoyama.     What was so special about this restaurant was not… Continue reading One Night In Ibiza

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Benefits of 9 Sun Salutations

As summer is coming to an end on the Northern Hemisphere, the chances of enjoying the benefits of long days of sun is also. On Summer Solstice this year, which also coincided with International Yoga Day, a group of us woke up around 6am to salute the sun, which was said to be more potent and… Continue reading Benefits of 9 Sun Salutations