We met on the playground when we were four years old and living in Durham, NC. From then, we spent every Wednesday together. The next year her family moved back to Santiago, Chile, and that’s when the long-distance phone calls started and letters that took a year to arrive. Then email became a thing, and I orated notes that my dad typed and sent, and she did the same. Then when we IM’ed. And, finally, when we were 15, she finally convinced me to get Facebook. A year after that - after 11 years apart and not spending a day together since preschool - she suggested an exchange and came back up to North Carolina for her summer off. I also went down to Santiago but spent more time touring with her mother than studying in school. (And I ALWAYS skipped gym class.) Many years later, when I moved to New York, she came and visited and then in a particularly difficult time of work, I escaped to Chile for a week traipsing through the northern desert. There are people who stay in your life against all the odds. They stay there because you do everything against the odds to keep them — because they are the people you most need in this life. Happy birthday, Feña, and welcome to 27.
Germany's Romantic Road was created in the 50s purely to boost tourism. So I was not expecting much from today's Travel Tuesday destination, the town of Rothenburg. There were definitely elements of a tourist trap here, but the well preserved medieval town still offered a lot of authenticity, especially if you follow the wall and walk to the less touristy areas, or visit in late afternoon after all the tour buses left.
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Gohcira and the Christmas Tree
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Didn't get to play in the snow this past weekend but I got to admire the snowy mountain tops from afar while commuting to work today 😒 #adulting
P.s. I spy tiny snowshoers! Do you see them?
Life in the Philippines 🌴 I went offline for a few days on an amazing expedition from Palawan to Coron where we camped on little islands, snorkelled empty beaches and sang songs around a bonfire 🏕 it's my second time in this country and I have to say that it's one of my faves ❤️
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♡ We love this moment @sarahbyden created at Hutt Lagoon, Australia 🇦🇺
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