🇮🇩 A little underwhelmed by the shores of Legian, we ventured out to the island of Lembongan in search of turquoise water, and we found it here at Dream Beach. The shore was a bit cold and rough but still beautiful! There was a little restaurant atop the cliffs serving the best chicken paprika.
So, plans are beginning to take shape. It looks like I will be heading back to the California coast in late February, and I’ll be a traveling girl again. To be honest with you, my emotions are kind of all over the place. I am going to miss my sister so much! And, I’m nervous about the trip - because it’s been awhile. I think we’re ready for it. Cozy will get a complete once-over to make sure she’s good-to-go, after all that time in the hot sun. She seems to be running great, but it’ll be reassuring to have her thoroughly checked before we go. Health-wise I’m feeling strong, my energy is great, and the clear scan was a really wonderful confidence boost. I will continue to get treatments every other month, for the next year and a half. So, although I think we’re good to go, this has been a loving and secure place, during some really scary times, and it’s hard to think about leaving.
Onto the plus-side, I’m excited to see the ocean, and all my people, and pets, that I’ve missed so much! Its been a long haul, and I never imagined I’d be away for so long. It will be good to feel like I’m back in the life I created, although I’ve changed so much, it’ll be interesting to see if it all still “fits”. Today, I was scrolling back through my photos, and it’s shocking to see the journey life has taken me on. I think of all the hugs to come, some filled with excited hello-again feelings, and others filled with painful, reassuring I’ll-see-you-soon feelings. It’s bound to be a bit of a roller coaster. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thanks for always being there, wherever the journey goes 💙!
✨2020 started with a little social media detox but the last two weeks in my twenties were spent in beautiful Panama!
🌴 This here was the view from our villa in Isla Contadora, a cute little island where people were driving mainly golf carts.
Viimeisenä siirryin Rashdoon saarelle.
Rashdoolla ihmiset olivat tosi ystävällisiä
Toki muillakin saarilla, mutta täällä se mielestäni korostui! Bikini beach oli kiva, mutta varsinkin aamuisin aika roskainen.
Myös Rashdoolla vierailin lähellä olevalla sandbankilla. Sandbankin vieressä oli upea laguuni, jossa snorklasin useamman tunnin.🐠 Tämän lisäksi kävin bongaamassa delfiinejä sekä snorklausretkellä katsomassa kilpikonnia.🐬🐢 Oli huippua!😍 #malediivit#maldives#turquoisewater#whitesand#sandbank#rashdoo#acquablurasdhoo
My head is still somewhere in the Patagonia 💭🏞️
HA! I wish!! I've jumped back into a very fast paced routine with 6am gym sessions, a new role at work that's a lot more time-demanding and some extra personal challenges/adventures that are proving to be quite consuming 🙃 My energy levels have dropped and I wish I could be off to Snowdonia for some recharge time, but for now I'll take #parkrun as my outdoors therapy and happily-sleepily go through my days enjoying the feeling of achievement that I get from being efficient 💪
The mountains will be there waiting for me always 😊⛰️
Happy Friday! I hear we are getting snow ❄️ this weekend so I'll be curled up under the blankets, drinking mugs of tea ☕, and staring at these colorful beach landscapes. What do you plan to do this weekend? 🏝️💆🏻♀️ •
This is my absolute favourite cenote from the ones we’ve visited during our Mexican adventure. 🇲🇽💛
Grand Cenote is located on the Valladolid - Tulum road and you can easily reach it by car, scooter or bicycle. Don’t walk to it tho! 😅👣
We rented a scooter in Tulum as the distances are quite long and unlike the other places we went to in Mexico, this is the best option in Tulum - flexible and easy. 🛵
Btw the water in this cenote is really very blue and there are some turtles and fish. Be prepared and take your snorkelling gear and GoPro. 🐢🐟
💡Now some #wikipedia information for those of you who don’t know what “cenote” is:
‘A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings.
The term derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya—ts'onot—to refer to any location with accessible groundwater.’