Walking, waiting, being

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Bike rides and vineyards | Inle Lake, Burma

IMG_3391 IMG_3389 IMG_3385 IMG_3392 IMG_3394 IMG_3396 IMG_3408 IMG_3414 IMG_3416 IMG_3410 IMG_3404When I went to Inle, I packed only a tiny bag, my camera, and a phone. I think I brought the wrong lens with me, because the beauty of all of Inle cannot be captured fully with a 50mm lens.

On my last day in Inle, I rented a bike and ended up deep in the hills. It was not in my original plan for the day, but I often think days spent doing something unexpected are far more rewarding in the end. After several sweaty hours on the bike, I found the Red Mountain winery and fell in love. A French winery in Burma = heaven.

The view was striking, the wine was decent, and the conversations and laughter shared with new friends was memorable to say the least.

For now, I’m back in Yangon with lovely company, a new place to rest my head, and so much to look forward to!

These days have been happy ones.

A trip to the fish market | Bapatla, India

IMG_7018 IMG_7025 IMG_7034 IMG_7027 IMG_7047 IMG_7048 IMG_7060 IMG_7056 IMG_7054 IMG_7063I woke up this morning and all I could think of was this place.

It’s so strange to know with all your heart when you belong somewhere.

I found my place when I was 17 and I’m still dreaming of it even now. Going back to Bapatla this summer with Mom was a true dream come true and I am so glad I have memories like these to always go back to.

One late afternoon, Johnson and I went to get fish. This is what we found.

These are the faces I’ll never forget and the place I know I belong.

Neighborhood | Tulum town, Mexico

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Bright sun, golden light, and my own shadow to disrupt the pictures.

Last night to Ora and this morning to a class of yoga friends, I made a commitment to say only words that are KIND, TRUE, and IMPORTANT. Hard, but good.

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James

I’m choosing to start with kindness. To spend time with loved ones. To travel to sweet places on the weekends. To reevaluate what really matters. And most of all to make the choice to see light (*light as bright and beautiful as this).