“Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves”. – Julia Morgan The most well-known spot in Havana is the famous Malecón, a five-mile long esplanade, street and seawall which stretches along the coast in Havana connecting the mouth of the Havana Harbor in Habana Vieja, passing through Centro Habana and ending in the upscale Vedado neighborhood. Known by locals as the “big sofa” or the “living room” the Malecón is a testament of el Triunfo de la Revolución (the triumph of the revolution as Cubans say) and is awash with […]
“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there”. – Bo Jackson By far, spending seven days living, breathing, eating, sleeping and climbing this mighty volcano represented one of the biggest moments of personal growth in my life. Seeing the incredible beauty of the world from up so high made it all worth the effort and the sore feet. Now for 2018, I need to figure out my next adventure. What will it be? This post was inspired […]
“The art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on”. – Henry Havelock Ellis We had a few hours to spare before heading to the airport in LA and decided to go on a family hike. Only ten minutes from our hotel lies the Malibu Creek State Park, 8,000 acres of rugged, almost virgin land in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. I could hardly believe our fortunate at finding such a beautiful, peaceful […]
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”. – Nelson Mandela This photo was captured in November 2014 ascending a peak in the Condoriri Valley of Bolivia. After many many months of neglecting this blog, I decided to start it up again in honor of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend.
Its been awhile since I’ve written in here. It is not that I don’t have anything to say it is that time has escaped me. Today, I’m back to give you a treat. The clouds above the Condoriri Valley of the High Andes in Bolivia. A place that I will never forget.
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”. – Kahil Gibran I wish I could be there right now, breathing in the fresh pure air with no distraction. Sometimes I just need to close my eyes and reflect on all the splendors of life. To express gratitude for all that has been given and all that has been received. It is a precious life. Thanks Alison for the inspiration.
“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy”. – Dale Carnegie I reflected on this quote numerous times before in my mind. It is amazing how much fear can control us and fear of failure can lead us to give up without even trying. Perhaps for me, reaching the top of Kilimanjaro wasn’t exactly something I feared because deep down inside I knew I could do it. Yet honestly there […]