I cried, not because I was sad, but because the amount of happiness I experienced here was overwhelming. I realized two things while in Lisbon. 1) never do life on someone else’s terms. Step out of your comfort zone and just live. And 2) I am fucking blessed. This world is too damn amazing and no one should ever not be able to experience it.
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"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." Double tap if you love this photo! ❤️🌸Tag someone that needs to see this 👌
Courtesy of: @kylefinndempsey 📍Georgetown, Maine
I was freezing, I had two tee shirts on under my windcheater and not so thick pants. I thought loafers will be versatile for this trip and a big jacket a waste of space, and now my ankels were freezing beacuse who wears thick long socks under loafers? I was thinking pack small and pack light. I tend to dabble in extremes and later smile at my miscalculation.
I found a way around which made my life in the chilly windblast of December winter easier and my going faster... I went full tuck into aero position my elbows closed and my grip light, i grabbed the tank with my knees and looked ahead. I slid my feet as close to the engine as i could which doesn't heat up as much because of liquid cooling. But tucking was my only salvation.
This kept the cold air on my helmet and shoulders which was fine and now the bike which earlier wouldn't cross 110 with me sitting upright was now doing 130kmph. I was going faster and was a bit more comfortable with the cold blast save my neck which hurt a bit and every now and then I'd sit up and then the full force of wind would pierce my chest...The only thing in my mind was 'go aero-go aero' and just the road ahead. Thanks to the wonderfully smooth roads holding that Speed in the night was alright.
I’m so excited for this year!
I have already been making time for things I’ve wanted to do for ages but never got round to. I had my first Italian lesson last week and tomorrow I start the gym, working on the those 💪🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When travelling, there were some days I was just dropping my bike constantly through being too exhausted and not having enough basic upper body strength. I want to change that this year.
We set off on our next adventure at the end of June.. the goal is to be packing some muscle by then and feeling healthy, which will also help in the high altitudes we’ll be riding 🏔 I really enjoy having targets to aim for, and 2020 has started out right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What’s on your to do list this year?!
Coba kamu lihat ke atas langit ,, andai kita bisa melihat orang orang dari sana ,maka akan terlihat bahwa kita bukan lah apa apa ,kita akan terlihat kecil , semakin kecil dan semakin kecil lagi,,jika mencapai puncak yang tinggi ,
Lalu apa yang perlu di sombongkan ?tahta ? Jabatan? Harta ? Dunia itu fana , apa yg kita punya bakal di ambil lagi,,so
Jadikanlah Allah no satu dalam hidup ,bukan no kesekian dan kesekian •
•mslmhtravlr, januari 2020
When I was at Como lake I literaly fall in love. Surrounded by high mountains, Como lake is one of the best spots in Europe for romantic trip. With one of the longest shorelines in Europe, more than 100 km long, has thausand of fantastic viewpoints on offer. The only one type of buildings You can spot here are typical italian villas that create 'Dolce vita' experience. That's why I am not suprised that Como was inspiration for many poets likr E. Hamingway, P. Chaikovsky, Wolfgang von Goethe or Lord Byron.
P.S. In the last picture I captured viewer's reaction on actors performance during opera in La Scala in Milan. It's was so Italian, so viwid! People couldn't seat due to emotions, in the best moments they were exploding with joy by whisteling and shouting!