(Continued from previous bike post)...
...still glaring in our rear view mirrors with our hearts thumping we decided that we needed to get out of sight. A forest road appeared on our right and we ducked in like an alcoholic in a side door.
Trees on both sides, just a single lane to work with, we trudged on. 2 minutes turned into 5 minutes and we were sure we were in the clear. Not a cop in sight. We fought the law and the law... LOST.
We slowed the bike down to a more relaxed pace. The road was silent. Apart from a few aul branches rattling around like the bog down in the valley-o. There was nothing around now only trees. Not a house for miles. Not a moo of a cow nor a clink of a glass.... just us, the forest and the bog road.
Then in the distance up ahead a figure emerged from the forest. It looked like a child on a bike. Cycling right in the middle of the road towards us. As we approached (around 100 yards away) we realised it was a young boy. Around 9 or 10 years old. Totally alone in the middle of nowhere.
Was he okay? Did he need help? What was he doing out here?
We slowed to a crawl. The road was barely wide enough for us both. He didnt move from the centre of the road, peddling eerily slow towards us. His eyes locked firmly with ours, his face expression-less. No blinks. No emotion. As we rolled towards him he drew one hand from the handlebars pointing 2 fingers towards his temple (in the shape of a gun) and made a "shooting" motion before pointing to us.
It sent a literal chill down our spines. A creepiness we have never felt.
Was this the end? Were we going to be mugged and robbed?
The question is... "if a person sh*ts their pants in the forest and there is no one around to see it (except a creepy child) did it really happen?" 🤔
Skid marks were left on the road that day. In both the traditional and metaphorical sense.
After two crazy fun-filled days in Paris and surrounding areas, we were off on many more adventures around France 🇫🇷 and a few other countries 🇮🇹 🇲🇨 🇨🇭 This was the boys biggest trip to date and they honestly rocked it. So thankful that we could bring them to explore different parts of the world 🌎 before everything started to shut down.
Life is a joke (what i had written on these shoes few years back :)
My voice is my voice
I speak for myself even if i am ‘alone’ in an empty space
Even if i am in a space filled with thousands or millions
My voice is loud just by being me
I won’t let anyone or any entity take that from me or use it and abuse it
Tomorrow i am going down regardless of whatever is being projected or induced or not !
I speak what i know and i will stand for it in martyrs’ square and i need no justifications nor permission nor a list of demands or rules or structures to satisfy a public that yearns for status quo even if it means the worst ever that had ever happened
I create my future; i actually am
Collectively we can recreate a future we are part of, not excluded from
Without separation with all our differences
I have no clue what, when, whom or how tomorrow will be like
Yet i know what has been induced by corruption, incompetence and illegal agendas, devious leadership and much more
I am not afraid to live in full and share my voice
unapologetically from anyone with or against or idle or ambivalent or in denial or assertive that nothing will change etc
For me Lebanon is disintegrating and why not
When will i live in it the way i and we know is possible? I don’t know
Yet i chose to be present as i owe it to myself, what i had done so far, what i be now and what i wish to create
And for this beautiful land we have that supports us in spite of our negligence #lebanon
Direction le soleil pour oublier la grisaille actuelle🧉
Et si on se mettait pour ça un petit air de zouk avec une caipi pour s’envoler vers la chaleur et la couleur ?
Direction le Brésil, et sa région de Bahia qui offre une diversité culturelle incroyable et également de paysage, allant du sable fin aux ruelles colorées des petites villes. Coup de cœur pour cette région si accueillante 🇧🇷💚
2 242 hours ago
La manera que permitimos que los demás nos traten es un espejo directo de cómo nos sentimos sobre nosotras.
Analiza bien tu situación ¿Como te estan tratando la gente que quieres y te rodea? ¿Te están tratando bien?
Si no, ¿por que lo estás permitiendo?
Por esto es fundamental que te ames y asi le enseñes a los demás como tratarte y como quererte. Pon limites, decide lo que no vas a aceptar.
Eso no es egoísmo. No dejes que digan que lo es. No hay nada mas importante que amarte a ti misma y querer ser feliz.
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1 233 June, 2020
Hey there 👋 We're Jack & Nina. Two northerners living in London, with a passion for exploring that big beautiful world out there.
Being stuck indoors for the last few weeks has been painful for a couple of top geordie trekkers, so we've set up this page to reminisce on some of our favourite countryside stomps.
Once we're released back into the great outdoors (remember that?!) , this will be a journal for our adventuring.
Very much in the market for post-lockdown ramble inspiration, so please share your favourite hills, hikes & happenings! ⛰