So grateful for this stud of a man, the 10yrs he served & every single person that has sacrificed so much for our freedom! 🇺🇸
Happy Veterans Day! ❤️💙 #ThankAVet#USCG
3 421 hour ago
✨ Remembrance Day ✨
To all of those who fought for our freedom! To those whose families were torn apart! To those who continue to fight for what they believe in, THANK YOU!
If you’re fortunate enough to have grandparents left on this earth, please give them a hug for me 💛both my Opa (German) and Apu (Hungarian) were prisoners of war, with opa being captured by the English, apu captured by the Russians. Opa was treated well by the English, Apu got scurvy and lost all his teeth from the Russians. My opa immigrated to Canada, my apu was a refugee ❤️
This hits super close to home for me and I can never thank them enough for bringing their families to Canada in hopes of a better life!
Please take a minute to remember today ❤️
After a 12 hour sleeper train we arrived in the Holy City, Varanasi.
Today was a struggle for me, finally feeling worn down after 17 days in chaotic northern India but today while walking down the 80 ghats (pier like structures) along the Ganges, through the narrow maze like alleyways where cows, dogs, monkeys, motorbikes, and humans walk in rows of two, then hopping on a boat to experience the evening ceremony to honour the Ganges River was electrifying, humbling, blissful and all the feels all at once.
The ceremony you see in this video is a Hindu ceremony and is a pilgrimage for many Hindis and it happens EVERY NIGHT on Dashashwamedh ghat. Religion is a powerful thing and humans never cease to amaze me.
Our boat was probably 60 feet from shore and it was amazing to see men carrying steaming hot kettles with paper cups hop from boat to boat to sell chai for 10 rupees/18 cents Canadian.
Honouring and giving thanks to the Ganges has been happening since 2000 BCE 🤯 We were also given biodegradable clay pots with flowers and candles to give our thanks to the Ganges.
What an honour to be able to be present and experience this.
Autumn... so many seasons have come and gone, but I’m back, ready to share again, still not sure what I want to accomplish on Instagram, but I can proudly say I have never felt this great about my life and it is still not perfect. I’m grateful for all my adventures and all the magic I’ve experienced which I will eventually share, but I am still growing and seeking... Be ready for the highlight reel... you won’t see the tears, the lonely nights, the insane amounts of audiobooks or podcasts, the many many many beers, the pages of journaling, or even all the sunrises (ok maybe some)... just the pretty moments that make me believe in Magic and remind me that there is still so much more... P.S. I am a work in progress... if I have ever let you down, no matter how small, I am truly sorry, and please know it was never intentional, I was not my best self.
My Wander Stories.
🇨🇵 Déjà plus de 4 mois que je suis rentrée de mon voyage de 14 mois en Asie ! Je réalise qu'avec cette expérience, j'ai acquis une certaine connaissance de cette région (il s'agit de mon 3ème voyage sur ce continent) et j'ai désormais envie de partager ce que j'y ai découvert, mes bons plans, mes ressentis.
C'est ainsi qu'est né 𝑴𝒚 𝑾𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑺𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 autrement dit mes histoires vagabondes, et j'espère les partager avec vous très rapidement. ♡
🇬🇧 4 months already since I came back from my 14 months trip in Asia ! I realized with this experience that I have a certain knowledge of this region (it's my 3rd trip on this continent) and now I feel like sharing what I learnt, my travel tips and my feelings.
This is how 𝑴𝒚 𝑾𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑺𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 came to life, and I hope to share them with you very soon ♡
15 3143 hours ago
𝑫𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒇𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒅?
I can go first:
When I was a kid, I went swimming during the summer. I didn't notice the swan family close to me. It didn't take long when I heard something, turned around and saw a swan coming at me with their wings wide open. I freaked out so bad that I just started running. Ever since then I've had this small fear of being too close to a swan.
I'll admire their beauty, but I'll probably forever keep my distance.
And the same goes for every other big bird 🙅♀️
Ok, now your turn! 👇🏼
So I never made it to work today... fresh air and beautiful views to calm me down on a rather windy walk.
A lady went straight through a red light this morning and hit me. I’m ok. My car needs some repairs. So I never made it to work. Thankful for lovely people around when I was a bit shaken!
An archipelago paradise with 117 small islands that are separated by 150 canals and bridges. We had so much fun navigating our way around, or should we say getting lost and guessing our way 🤣Carmen’s off to school today to talk about her half term break and all the cool facts she’s learnt about Venice! 🥰
Just smiling. Days spent exploring, hanging with people you love.
5 6015 hours ago
Старый и уже, наверно, заброшенный домик в Сярьгах. Я часто обращаю на него внимание, когда мы ездим туда гулять. Даже снимал несколько раз в прошлом году, но что-то всегда не устраивало. И вот вчера я наконец-то понял что, - погода. Ему, как оказалось, очень идёт дождь, лёгкая дымка и раннее утро. Как раз то, что я сильно люблю) А всё это вместе создаёт очень интересную атмосферу на фотографии. Только представьте, что там может происходить
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Hate transitions? Dumb question, of course you do. Here's the absolute best way to stop hating transitions - just do the Spearhead Traverse once. By the end of it you will be transitioning on complete autopilot while thinking of pizza and beer. Zen achieved.