Nella città di Solo ci sono ben due palazzi reali con padiglioni ricchi di decorazioni in stile misto giavanese-europeo, uno dei tanti motivi di interesse dell'antica rivale di Yogyakatta.
Solo city has two royal palaces (on my blog, link in bio).
Each morning I would walk “Inspiration Trail” on the Red Mountain Resort property. I shut off my phone so I could only use it for photos.
At the end of the resort property was the entrance to Snow Canyon State Park (wait until you see that place)! Walking alone each day along the trail soaking up the views provided such a calm escape from the world. Quieting down all the “woulda, shoulda, coulda” in my mind.
How often do you get to escape your world? How do you do it? What’s your Inspiration Trail?
The temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel is one of the main reasons that people visit Aswan, and looking at it its easy to see why. Considering it's over 3000 years old, it is remarkably well preserved.
This is the first view of the temple you see when arriving at the site, and it's hard to get much better than this. Not even ten minutes later this view was swarming with crowds of tours - the definite downside to coming here is that the only real way to get here is by shuttle, which leads to everyone arriving at pretty much the same time.
Besuuuuuch! Und viiiiel zu schnell vorbei! Sharing my vanlife with my lovliest @pinarmlivic for a week was fantastic! A lot of laughter, babbling, eating and driving around made this week pass by quickly. But these memories will stay forever!
First day in Ljubljana wasn't actually spent in Ljubljana, as I took a day trip out to Lake Bled with a girl from the hostel. It was so beautiful!! I'm actually pretty ill as of yesterday, but it didn't take away from how amazing everything was. Apparently it's a lot better when it's sunny, and I can tell why – the water was super blue up close, but you couldn't really tell with it being so overcast. I liked how moody it was, though!
Fingers crossed I'll feel fighting fit tomorrow (this seems over-hopeful, but positive thinking is powerful), so I can explore Ljubljana properly. I want to go up to the castle!! 🏰🤞
In the deepest part of my soul, I want to put an inspirational paragraph about how Ireland changed my life and blah blah blah. But honestly all I can say is: thanks tinder for giving me a photographer. 😂📸
Forever serving you views! 📸
This is a view from Aeropagus Hill. It didn't seem so high up from the bottom but there were loads of people on the top taking pictures, so I figured the view HAD to be good!
There are two sets of stairs, a man-made set of stairs on the left and another carved into the stone itself. At the time, I thought 'hmm let's go with the natural rock stairs"...30 secs later..big mistake! Once I realised it was a mistake, it was too late to go back as there were people coming up behind me. It was SO SLIPERRY!! Like marble slippery. The steps and rock pieces were already uneven and steep enough without me playing with my nerves, afraid to slip and fall every 4 seconds.
When I eventually got to the top I realised what I practically risked my life for. The view was breathtaking. I immediately felt a new type of energy. Something that had replaced that feeling of fear. It was 'thrill'. How excitingly thrilling it was to be at the top and right on the edge?! There wasn't a lot of room up there, so I was physically was sitting on the edge. I can't Iie, I wasn't brave enough to watch one or two guys STANDING inches from the edge with their backs to the drop taking pictures. My stomach started doing some serious flips 😂
The man-made stairs were on the other side of the hill, so I unfortunately needed to drum up the courage to go back the way I came. Slipping and sliding on the way down. It was good to see most people felt the same, so we all pretty much put our teamworking skills to good use and helped each other down. Note to self- on this hill, there is nothing wrong with taking the metal stairs!!!
Have you ever been in the middle of doing something exciting and then realised part way through that it probably wasn't a good idea? 🌍
The Weiße Rose (White Rose) was a group of student rebels at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. It was led by siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl, who encouraged non-violent resistance against the Nazi party.
On February 18, 1943, the Scholl siblings were handing out anti-Nazi leaflets at the university when the Gestapo came to arrest them. As the Gestapo approached, Sophie threw her leaflets into the air. Four days later, Hans and Sophie were executed by beheading.
These replicas of the Weiße Rose leaflets are embedded in the cobblestones outside the university to remind us to think for ourselves and stand up to injustice. And to remember the leaders of non-violent resistance.
The first time I went to see this memorial, it was a school day and hordes of students were continuously walking over it. I went again today, a Sunday, without a soul in sight. Someone had placed a rose on it.
Thanks to @atlasobscura bringing this awesome sight to my attention and giving me all sorts of ideas for things to see in Munich.
“It will be OK James please stop worrying things will work themselves out” I say as I eat my final slice of toast which could potentially be taken by the flies if I’m not quick. “Well they’re late so...” he can’t finish he’s a little too annoyed so instead sips his tea a little harder through pursed lips and sighs loudly.
Looking from my seat over the ceramic wall which was around 2ft high at best there was no vehicle in sight, no vehicle means no ride right now. “We are on island time, the taxi driver will be here... frankly when he gets here”. Sat on a small table with the morning sun edging closer to our feet we were waiting to begin our day visiting three of Nusa Penidas finest points. Angels Billabong, Broken Beach and Kelingking, a 'Fun Tour' organised by the powers of Fererro Rochelle and her many many contacts.
Our taxi was ten minutes late, but James must have felt like it was ten hours because he was practically gnawing the edge of his tea cup.
Nibble nibble nibble. Death stare. Nibble nibble nibble.
Similarly to the whole “where is the beach?” drama a few days ago we had wandered into a “Where is the cab?”, and I couldn’t do anything about it. We were on a huge island in the middle of the Indian ocean with minimal people, minimal electricity and more Palm Trees than you could shake a moisturiser at. “It will come. Chill out will you. If it’s too late we will just meet her at the first beach and then join the tour there” I say, trying to lessen the power of James sizzling eye beams which were being fired from all angles. “Or just cancel it” he barks as he bounces between his work and personal phone.
Standing up he walks over to the wall and peers either side of the palms to investigate. No car to the left, no car to the right, no car to be seen... cont at christopherjameslynn.wordpress.com
A F T E R G L O W ✨
“In a sense, deep study should humble you and empty you. It is important to ask questions and wait, patiently, lifetimes for the answer. And then, we must be willing to let that answer dissolve, in front of our face, between our fingertips, again and again and again.” - Heather Lilleston
Still feeling the magic of my experience in Costa Rica with @heatherlilleston and @yogaforbadpeople and steeping in the residue of tears, laughter, sunshine and sweat. Recalling questions both answered and unanswered. Smiling to myself as the answers dissolve into thin air and new questions present themselves. So much gratitude for this new way of studying, teaching + being. Side note- quietly crying inside as my tan starts to fade ☀️🙁😂✨#yogaforbadpeople#questioneverything#selfstudy#retreat#meditation#yfbp#yogateacher#sunworshipper#afterglow