Circa 2015, on Lake Como, one of the best family vacays ever and of course my nine year old at the time was much more interested in his iPhone. He’s gotten much better at being in the moment when we travel. This is still one of my favorite trips. Do you like traveling with family or are you more of a solo traveler?
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The magnificent mating ritual of the male Frigate birds on Genovesa Island was a sight which definitely did not disappoint.
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Are behaviors like deceit, crime, and punishment unique to human beings ?
On my trek in the simien mountains in Ethiopia, i found myself surrounded by a family of Gelada monkeys going about their business.
A curious beahvior of these old world monkeys found only in the Ethiopian highlands is first ever recorded "dishonesty" and "punishment" in animals. [From wikipedia: These monkeys were capable of 'cheating' on their partners and covering up their 'infidelity'. A non-dominant male would mate surreptitiously with a female, suppressing their normal mating cries so as not to be overheard. If discovered, the dominant male would attack the miscreants in a clear form of punishment. It is the first time that evidence of the knowledge of cheating and fear of discovery has been recorded among animals in the wild. believes that dishonesty and punishment are not uniquely human traits, and that the observed evidence of this behaviour among gelada monkeys suggests that the roots of the human system of deceit, crime and punishment lie very deep indeed.]
Kabukicho, Shinjuku. Described as Tokyo's 'red light district', but it is so much more than that.
A truly unique hive of night time activity, bright lights and curious sights. Home to robots, samurai, Godzilla, and those ready to seize the night until the subway trains roll back into action in the morning. From huge, glowing signs for risqué (at best) venues, to the narrow criss-cross of dark alleys connecting the tiny bars of Golden Gai, there has to be something here for every night owl. Personally, while I've plenty more to explore, I can't wait to return to my adopted local - rock bar @barpsy_tokyo.
I was under the weather the last few days. Tired but not able to sleep. Coughing, tossing, and turning. And despite living in the always tired, sleep later culture that we do — it’s not that common for me. I take care of myself. I sleep well. Eat well. I’m not usually sick or tired.
There’s a passage in a book that I think about often. The author recounts his story in a hospital with what he thinks is food poisoning. He is outside of his country and asking for anti-nausea medication.
The doctor tells him something interesting. He says, “You need your nausea. It’s a message. We must listen to the message. It will tell us what’s wrong with you.” I reread that a couple times. We need our _______. It’s a message.
So often I try to mask feelings. Fix them. Physical or emotional. Instead of just listening. Letting them lead me into myself instead of further away. This weekend I took time to rest. To let go of expectation and my big plans. Just rest. Because it’s all a message. And I’m trying to listen more.
🌎Vang Vieng, Laos
📷@soturg «I literally was covered in sweat after hiking up there at 100 degres but it was worth it. What a view!»
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Dicas para viajar sozinhxs pela primeira vez:
1- Tá com medo? Está inseguro? Vai mesmo assim! Não existe fórmula mágica para você criar coragem antes de viajar! Foi somente viajando que vi que eu era capaz e como isso é maravilhoso. SÓ VAI! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2- Caso estiver, reflita o porque você está inseguro em viajar. É pela cultura/idioma? Se sim, escolha viajar para algum lugar mais próximo no qual você sinta que pode se virar bem sozinho. Acha que vai se se sentir sozinho? Opte por ficar em um hostel! Terão muitas outras pessoas fazendo e sentindo as mesmas coisas que você
3- Escolha lugares que já tem uma certa fama de receber mochileiros. Com certeza o lugar já é preparado para isso e também você vai encontrar muitas outras pessoas que já foram ou estarão lá para fazer amizade. Por exemplo: Peru, San Andres, Atacama, Morro de SP, etc...
4- Seja aberto! Vá com o coração e mente abertos para fazer novas amizades, puxar algum assunto, experimentar algo novo, aceitar algum convite, etc... saia da sua zona de conforto.
5- Leve uma cópia de todos seus documentos e fique todo o tempo super de olho na sua mala e confira sempre todos os bolsos.
6- Experimente viajar pela Worldpackers, tenho um link com desconto na minha bio.
7- Não vá sem um seguro viagem. Imprevistos acontecem e pior ainda quando você está sozinho. Pra que quiser, deixei um site ótimo com desconto nos meus Stories.
8- Aprenda a dizer: não! Alguém está tentando te vender algo? Te chamar pra algum lugar? Fazer algo que você realmente não quer? Um não muito obrigado resolve :)
9- Vá com com a mente e o coração mais leve possível. Antes da viagem saia com seus melhores amigos, converse sobre aquele assunto pendente, etc... uma cabeça confusa pode deixar o coração confuso e isso atrapalhar na sua viagem. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
10- Respeite seu tempo e volte pra casa quando quiser. Viajar sozinho pode ser um final de semana! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
11- Vá ser feliz! O mundo está cheio de lugares e pessoas maravilhosas só a um passo de você conhecer e escrever uma nova história! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tem mais dicas? Comente aqui e marque seus amigos ❤️
We are so smitten by the negative experiences we go through, we often forget that the best is yet to come. We end up heartbroken and convince ourselves that our life will only be tears and nothing else. Most of the times we let our anxiety rule us and we end up convincing ourselves that nothing good is yet to come.
They say that the most beautiful destinations are the one, which are the hardest to get to.
They say that a coal has to go through intense heat so it can turn into a diamond.
They say that the weather has to be at its extreme humid and suffocating before it rains. Do you understand now? Do you get it? The journey is the hardest, but the destination is almost always worth it. You need to prove that you are capable of getting to that goal by overcoming all the hurdles that life has to throw your way.