ive always travelled alone. ive always prided myself in it and honestly preferred it. something about the idea of doing it with someone made me feel weaker and took away from whatever i have to prove to myself. also the pressure of having to be considerate of another persons wishes and plans travelling, knowing the only way i ever find where im going and where i want to go is through impulsivity and the wind. when i was a little girl i always imagined travelling the country in a school bus, just me, my camera and my dog. the idea and the adventures ive already had like that make me feel strong. so why did the idea of adding a handsome man to the picture make me feel weak? or mostly scared. scared i wouldn't be able to live the way i love and experience love the way i live. but most importantly be able to love someone the way they deserve to be. over the years though ive found the adventures have started getting lonlier. atlas and i wishing for someone to see what we do and share it. yikes. what's happening to me?? that's not like me.
ive resisted it hard, and caused more damage resisting then embracing someone who doesnt care that my plans are usually left up to the moon and the stars and just wants to sleep under them with me.
go sleep under the stars and wake up on a beach with someone you love. anyone. friend, family, boyfriend, girlfriend. challenge your fears of connection and go make a new one.🌺
Chachapoyas-Gocta Waterfall Trail
It's a beautiful 8hr route that winds it’s way through lush green valleys with several stunning viewpoints thrown in. Gocta waterfall is the worlds 3rd highest waterfall at 771 MTS, however tourists have only been coming here for the last decade. As although of course the indigenous people from this region always knew the falls were there they never visited them as legend has it they are cursed and that there is a mermaid living in the water that pulls men into the murky depths and devours them. Come 2006 a couple of German hikers came across the falls and from there the trail has been developed and now countless backpackers make this trek every year to admire the magnificence and power of this incredible place. The trail is well marked and nicely made with brightly coloured wildflowers running along it's edges.
To get to the trailhead take a collectivo from the main bus terminal in Chachapoyas for S5/$1.80 ask to get off at Gocta/San Pablo, it takes about 1hr. From there you need to get a motor taxi up to San Pablo (S5/$1.80) it's a steep windy dirty road so...hold on to your hats, bags and yourselves as the rickety taxi climbs the 10mins straight up! At the top of the hill is San Pablo where you will need to purchase you park pass for S20/$7.
It's then a 2 1/2hrs gradually inclining hike to the first viewpoint (of the waterfall from it's middle). Then 1 1/2hrs steeply downhill to the next mirador and in 1hr more you come to a bridge where you can see the waterfall at ground level.
From here you can chose to hike to the basin of the falls taking 1/2hr each way, worth it to really appreciate the full size of this beast! Then back on the trail for 2hrs up and downhill until you come to Cocachimba, where again you will need to get a motor taxi for S5/$1.80 down the bumpy hill to where you where earlier dropped of by the collectivo. From here you cross the street and hail down a passing collectivo to return to Chacapoyas, again taking 1hr, again costing S5/$1.80.
For us it rained off and on the whole day but still it was a really nice hike even though sadly we didn't get to spot the mirmad as hoped!
I’ve been continuously trying to think of good reasons on why I should return home but I can’t think of anything. If anybody has solid justifications for me, please try to convince me to go home—otherwise, I’ve decided to stay in Asia for the rest of the year 😬😬😬!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pictures from a charming lighthouse that I randomly found while solo-riding around the Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang, Vietnam. Sometimes it’s fun going on adventures by yourself because you find interesting locations that isn’t swarming with tourists! I had the whole place to myself 🤗.
Life is a learning process. And one of life’s best teachers is failure. Failure gives us the opportunity to examine what went wrong, make adjustments, and pursue success. Whether it’s learning a new art form, writing a book, or living life we have the choice of letting failure crush us or refining us.
Wanna know what I think? I think nobody will notice that I already posted this photo before 🙈 (But that was when I thought a fancy time line was more important than one where you can actually see the shot 😂)