Visited the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacán, climbed up the highest pyramid, and got to reunite with some of my best friends. Not a bad way to kick off this México trip👌🏻❤️🇲🇽
Is it acceptable to have a sitting room in my house like this?
the most beautiful things in life can be the most simple — the feeling of fresh morning air, fall leaves crunching beneath your feet, blue sky. ⠀
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The Hamar of southwestern Ethiopia live in Hamer woreda, a fertile part of the Omo River valley. They are largely pastoralists and place a high value on cattle. They are known for their unique custom of "bull jumping," which initiates a boy into manhood. First, female relatives dance and invite whipping from men who have recently been initiated; this shows their support of the initiate, and their scars give them a say on who they marry.
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Today I hiked all up to Ponta da Piedade in Lagos. What a view! 🌊☀️ Portugal in winter is definitely worth it. 🇵🇹😍
🌏 LONG POST ALERT 🌏
I have always believed in the good in humanity. But lately I find myself struggling to remain optimistic about our species as a whole. How can I remain sure of our goodness, when so many of us have buried it so deep within ourselves, and covered it with selfish motives?
Imagine what the world would be like if people didn't view money as power, if they didn't view money as happiness. Imagine what we could do as a species, how we could live, with all the knowledge we have today, but without money as our motivator.
We want to aquire more and more money, and more and more power, but then what? All we end up doing is struggling to keep hold of it. And what does that give us? Certainly not happiness. And what do we do with all that money when we have it? What is the point in amassing all that money if we aren't going to use it to purchase the experiences and things that will bring us joy?
Today after our visit to Te Papa, while we were at our campspot cooking dinner, a man came over and began chatting with us. He is 49-years-old from Christchurch, and I believe the universe sent him at a moment when I really needed it to remind me that people ARE good. That there ARE people out there doing their best to show kindness to strangers and make the world a friendlier place. Throughout our conversation he reiterated so many thoughts that I had been musing over all afternoon. And when we parted ways he shared with us some kiwi fruit, his contact info and an offer to help if we ever run into trouble, and some food for thought: it's too bad that people are driven more by their desire for money, rather than their desire to love one another.
I constantly meet new people while traveling. People who remind me of the good. People who share what little food/beer/posessions/words/time they have. People who give me hope. I will always do my best not to let my faith in humanity die, because I know that there will always be people all over the globe doing their best to make this world a better place. And I am thankful to have so many people in my life to remind me of that on a daily basis when I feel down. Like the adult-sized child pictured ☝️❤
I love beautiful spaces that make me feel inspired. And it’s always a plus when the food is wonderful! Sometimes I am tempted to avoid beautiful places when I have my toddler with me, but for the most part, we try to make it work. Usually it works out when we go to restaurants during non busy hours. And it also means you almost get the entire space to yourself. 😉
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Yesterday Uschi and I visited Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum, and after three hours of exploration I left with a heavy heart. How is it that time after time humans are unable (or perhaps just unwilling) to learn from the mistakes of their past?
It is crucial that the human race comes together, now more than ever, not to save our planet - the earth mother will survive, even through the plague that is humanity - but to save ourselves. We are killing ourselves, literally. We are rushing ourselves closer to our own inevitable extinction. Not to mention the millions of other species that have become byproducts of our greed, selfishness, and ignorance.
Why are we still voting in leaders - people in the ultimate positions of power, people who are supposed to be inspiring us, ushering us forward - who have hearts filled with so much hatred, driven by greed and corruption. How are we this blind? How we're seeking to build walls to separate us, rather than come together, I cannot understand. This is the time to welcome each other with tolerance, empathy, and compassion, not to segregate with suspicious minds and hate-filled hearts. Is our greed really so great that we are willing to sacrifice and ignore the needs of our fellow man? For god's sake WAKE UP, WAKE THE FUCK UP.
Every single decision we make each day impacts the future of the human race. Convenience, luxury, profit - these things mean NOTHING compared to the cost it takes to have them. We are a destructive species, tearing down everything in our blind struggle for money, even stooping so low as to tear each other down. We are blinded by dollar signs and the promises of "faster" "newer" "easier." And NONE OF IT MATTERS if the world we live in cannot sustain us anymore, if we lose our humanity in the process. We take and take as if it is our right. But it is NOT our right, it is our privilege. No one of us is better than the other and no one of us is better than one of another species.
Mother Earth was here long before us and she will stand long after we're gone, saddened by the depth of our ignorance, or perhaps celebrating because we are finally gone.
I shore love la playa negra
Spent four hours eating and drinking at the mega buffet in the Al Qasr. Absolute heaven 😍
Not actually sure if I like this photo (lol) but I do love this dress, and it deserved to make it to the gram in some way ✌🏻✨
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Alright DISH!!!! Tell me how your Valentines Day (or night😉) went!!!! If it ISN’T PG-14, leave me a 😈
I wanna hear the good, the bad, the boring and the weird 😇😈🤯 #spillthetea
I went to see the new LEGO movie last night and had a FaceTime date- so mine falls under the boring category I guess?? Today was cool though because he gifted me a Dinosaur Egg salt water float and massage😌🦕🥚
Spending Valentine's day in beautiful Positano...alone😅 Although this Italian guy asked me to wait for him as he finished his shift so he can take me on his vespa along the Amalfi coast. Tempting offer but I said no 🤷🏽♀️