Because the 12km backpack to get to cabin we were spending the night at wasn't enough @karliedwardsthen then dragged me away from the warm fire to walk through a foot of powder for another 5km to get here, or maybe it was the other way around... either way it was worth it 🇨🇦
Thanks to @airbnb for helping awesome farmers like the ones at la Vigna farmhouse in Montepulciano be able to subside their amazing homes for rentals. We stayed in this pre Roman, Etruscan tower. When we arrived our host Abeno gave us some of his wine created off the vines out our window. We were free to tour the working farm and olive orchard. Note to all, Olives taste pretty awful straight off of the tree. This location though left only sweet tastes and sweeter memories in our hearts.
"It is quite complicated- all the things we have to deal with and the different environments [as the pilot of a small aircraft]. We land [on something called an] 'air strip' which is not really an airport. They are open strips in the middle of the jungle and we have to land there. So, yeah, it’s quite dangerous, but that’s the best part of it. [My dating life], at present time, kind of sucks. I work for six weeks and then I have two weeks off. At least, one of those off-weeks, I go to Bali [specifically, Canggu]. There's a lot of ex-pat people there. We have a little group, which is a good thing. We support each other. It’s good to see common faces, when you are so far from home. It’s pretty bad for me to be so far away from my family and friends. Whenever I am in Bali, and I meet new people, I know that [any relationship] will only be for a certain period of time. I know, at some point, each person will be in another part of the world. I think when people travel they are more open. They know that [a relationship] might be for a short period of time, so they go for it: 'Lets live for the experience and see how it goes.' When people ask me about love and things like that, I have a great-great-great experience that was my grandpa and grandma. They were together for sixty-five years. Last year, my grandpa passed away. Theirs was the kind of relationship — for me — that was true love. Of course, they had good times and bad times. And they let us know when we're the good and bad. Love, for me, is exactly what they were together. I have a picture of the both of them. It was a year and a half ago -- at sixty-fours years of marriage. They were walking together and he was helping her with the stairs. Their hands were tied together. This is the kind of love — that’s the perception for me." @thrschunck
Spotted: Canggu, Bali (at The Lawn)
Lives in: Papua, Indonesia
Originally from: Brazil
The Balinese are known for their incredible talents with wood-carving - a family tradition usually passed down through generations. We have a large selection of carved handicraft from Indonesia but these hand-painted Fantasy Masks, made of Hibiscus wood, are some of the more colorful of the lot. Their whimsical and paradise-inspired designs reflect the flora and fauna of the southern island. Come check out the new stock!
For the next week we'll be bringing you snapshots and highlights from #Cyprus as our #KidsCollection Editor is visiting for the first time. As it's #halfterm her two children are joining in the fun too! Looks as if they've arrived at ultimate #Mediterranean retreat @anassa_resort. And Esme was tickled pink to find slippers in her size waiting for her... bit.ly/i-eAnassa #iescapetrip
“Life on earth is a whole, yet it expresses itself in unique time-bound bodies, microscopic or visible, plant or animal, extinct or living. So there can be no one place to be. There can be no one way to be, no one way to practice, no one way to learn, no one way to love, no one way to grow or to heal, no one way to live, no one way to feel, no one thing to know or be known.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn 💖 My time in Cambodia opened my eyes even wider and allowed me to once again relearn what I already know, but sometimes gets lost along they way. #lovewins#changedbytravel ⠀