“At this very moment we are sitting on the veranda, gazing at the Mediterranean and sipping Spanish wine. Nothing in life could be any better. Our guides, Ricardo and Igor, work in perfect harmony with one another, finding ways to delight us at every turn. The food and the hotels have been stupendous.” - a very happy guest on our Barcelona Culture + Walking Tour 😄 >>click link in our bio to learn more<<
Sooooo, here’s a funny story!!! 😋
.We have a preschool aged child but we have only ever put a car seat into a car ourselves TWICE. Each time a different carseat. Once for our two month European #RoadTrip and then again for our 3 week New Zealand RoadTrip. We managed to figure out those two seats pretty easily, but this third time was challenging. It was also raining, but super humid (Texas 🤣). Eventually, we figured it out, but this crazy fact pretty much sums up how extraordinary this little man’s life has been. He has spent more time on planes, trains and boats, than in car seats!!! ✈️ 🚂 🚣♀️ #expatlife
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The life of a monk really fascinated me and I wished to stay a bit longer in Siem Reap just to be able to interact and understand them more on why they chose that path. .....
Our last day in Siem Reap, my mate and I decided to visit a pagoda. We had the opportunity to meet one of the elders and we were given a tour inside the temple. He was telling us about Buddhism and the life of being a monk. He said that most of the monks were orphans. Some chose to become monks because their parents can’t afford to send them to school. Living in the pagodas and training to be a monk were their only means of survival. But few of them followed their parents advice, to learn more about Buddhism. In pagodas, they were given a living space, food and free education. .....
Life’s difficult circumstances forced them to join the brotherhood but if given the opportunity they would probably choose to be just like everyone else, go to school, finish a degree and work. .....
Before we left I asked him if taking photos with the monks are allowed. He did say he’d prefer tourists to ask them permission first before taking a photo. #respect
One last look at the Goesan lake in #korea. How do you like it better? With the mysterious fog or crystal clear and coloured with autumn? Does it make you feel like travelling to Korea (unfortunately way too overlooked as a travel destination)?
And then, when the fog slowly disappears, when the sun comes in, its warmth and light clearing away the eery and mysterious feeling, the autumn landscape of the Goesan lake in #korea is wonderful in its newly found clarity. . .