Some serious Guanaco hospitality 🇸🇻👌🏻
Picked up by the side of the road by the Monje family and they then took it upon themselves to show us a few sites, family picnic included! Sometimes I'm blown away by how lovely people are in this world 🌎
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The most picturesque train journey I've been on was this one here - from Mandalay to Hsipaw.
it cost a 'whooping' $2 for an 11 hour journey.
The train is extreeeemely slow, allowing for the views to slowly blow you away.
During the (long) stops, local people come up to the windows to sell food and drinks - zoom in to see a woman grabbing some yummy fruit.
These crazies of mine exploring the lava tubes♡♡♡ I often sit and watch them, their happiness, friendship, and conversations then take in how blessed I am. I love their adventurous souls, their kind hearts and how loving they are.♡
Hot stuff! 🌋
Three chicken buses, four pupusas (tortilla things!) and a very sweaty two hour walk later, I finally got myself to the top of a Volcano! Not quite the tallest peak in El Salvador (sadly it's number 2), but it is the highest Volcano in the country, and the only one with a luminous green pool of boiling water! WOOT WOOT! 🎉🎉🎉
There's something about piping on top of hills and mountains (and now volcanoes!) that is super satisfying. The view is a definite plus, but it's also about how the sound is carried (and maybe because I get fewer complaints 🤔). The crater behind me topped it all off with a chorus of echoes as it threw back the noise of the pipes! Bizarre! 🇸🇻
Gracias a Javier and Jay for helping with the snaps! 📸
It is easy to be cynical about the world and to maintain that nothing is ever getting better. Turn on the news and you’ll see non-stop headlines of catastrophe and tragedy. But we fail to understand that it is not possible to understand how the world is changing by following the daily news; disaster happens in an instant but progress is a slow process that does not make the headlines. The evidence shows that we are becoming less violent and increasingly more tolerant, that we are leading healthier lives, are better fed, and that poverty around the world is declining rapidly. Cynicism is a choice and one that does not move the needle forward as it pertains to making the world a better place. We can choose to pout and shout from the sidelines about how things aren’t the way they used to be, about how corrupt everything is, or we can choose to say nothing and let others make the big decisions about our future, none of which requires much thought or creativity. But whether you agree or disagree, it is a fact that the world is a better place today than it was 50 years ago which was better than it was 50 years before then and so on and so on. And it is not by chance or luck that this is the case. It is by the will and more importantly by the actions of those with great power and wealth and those with little of either that has slowly but surely progressed our past towards a brighter future. It is easy to be cynical. But it is much more worthy to consider that it is up to each of us as individuals to continue to make the world a better place.
Good morning world. How do you plan to fulfill today? Will you take responsibility for it or go through the motions? Will you follow through or make excuses? Will you dive deeply or merely scratch the surface? Will you put forth your best or hold back in hesitation? Whatever you choose, know that your perspective is the deciding factor. That your mind shapes your day. It decides how you react. And it creates your reality.
Catching these views from the top of Castillo Hidalgo. Built on the command of the Governor of Chile in 1816, the hilltop fort was designed to defend Spanish forces. This castle is located in the center of the city. You should put Chile on your travel list if you haven’t visited before! If you’ve been to Chile, what’s your favorite places to visit?