Diving Into Gokarna : An Unexpected Journey as a First Time Backpacker
A new world has opened up and you realize the horizon is just the beginning of adventure.
Arriving at the youth hostel, it took only a few hours to get into the vibe of "what plans next? Who knows, let's see?", with a smile and a shrug.
Days of adventure - watching the river and sea kiss on a desolate sandbar as the sun sneaks out of sight, giving in to hazy moonlight and a dusky twilight. A hidden thorny pathway leads us to a land of missing sandals, beautiful sea shells, lost starfish and dozens of sea urchins. Scooter rides through twisting roads with overhanging shrubs and tiny farms, a moment of distraction and a...
To grow from
I saw the magic
Have iron wills.
I’m finally home!!!!
It feels so good that I am home and I can relax after I get some newspaper for the guinea pig cage to clean them out.
I will say it’s a lot cooler here than in Florida but still happy to be home.
My aunt fed the guinea pigs while I was gone and I think she only cane once a day because they were out of hay when I got home and doesn’t look like she cleaned the cage, oh well. I will clean out the cage tonight.
Making plans to see my boyfriend tonight after he gets out of work which will be nice because I missed home the whole time I was gone.
Okay I’m going to relax for a bit then go out and get stuff for the guinea pigs and figure out food later.
My family and I have stopped for the night in Elkton, MD and we are not far from the state line to Delaware.
I hope that we make it to New Hampshire tomorrow and not run into to much traffic.
Today took a lot longer but we hit work traffic and whatever else for traffic that came our way. It wasn’t fun but we made it and that is all that counts.
I talked to my boyfriend briefly today which made me smile but I do miss him a lot and want to be home to cuddle him. Soon I will get that hopefully tomorrow night.
So it’s shortly after 9pm est and I will be in bed by 10:30pm. So I will say good night for now and will write again tomorrow.
Me again, we stopped for lunch and now getting back on the road. Hope we get closer to home but will see how far we have after we stop again for the night.
We stopped for gas but also we stopped at the Virginia welcome center. I’m in Virginia and getting closer to home but I think we will have to stop again tonight.
It would be wise to stop tonight because I like to relax and sleep at night and my grandfather cannot drive at night.
So it will take longer to get home but it’s better to be safe.
I miss my boyfriend a lot but will see him soon and just looking forward to being home.
Hopefully Kayden would like to see the Pikachu detective movie that is out next month, I would love to take him.
Not much else to write about, my grandfather wants to get a little further in Virginia so we are going to drive for a little bit.
I did drive ...
my spirit pronounces power
‘i wander, i wonder, i wish’
i am a poet falling endlessly,
following a tangled trail of time
into the beauty of the ethnosphere
- ashley jane
My Troubled Youth,
i was 15 years old and my brother, tony, was 16. we left home one weekend and ended up staying in a border town in mexico for two weeks. it all started when we met a couple of guys from laredo. they were looking for a ride back home and my brother’s friend, elise, promptly offered up her car. they requested that we first stop off in austin. it was the opposite direction of where they were headed but being the naïve teens that we were, we willingly drove them. the two guys ventured out to sell what they smuggled in from mexico. (apparently, the pills they had were a huge success in austin). meanwhile, elise’s car was having some issues and when the damn thing died, i had t...
I like this paper because it’s so vibrant and colorful.
Today I am very tired, I didn’t want to get out of bed but I did because I have 2 jobs and I need to earn money to pay bills but I do wish I could have stayed in bed.
Work was ok today but still stressed out and want to sleep.
Good news is I started packing! It’s not a lot but it’s better than not packing. Need to get my overnight bag set first then the suitcase next.
I really want to stay home and not go to Florida, I know you may think I’m crazy for saying that but it’s how I feel.
Not much else is new but I did want to say that I may not write in letters everyday while on vacation but will try.
Going to bring my knittin...
The Best Memories Are Hidden In Dreams
welcome to the dreams you don't see. have no worries. you were mean to connect to our world. hello. sleep no more. goodbye. sleep like a baby starts the season. stop, look and listen. first there was what it is. half the story. real life for a day. next up? remembering the other side of reality. wild magic. which side will you choose? a long way from let's do lunch. getting up. going places. grasping the future. everything we do. growing a view. just a little make believe in mind. here we go! your chance. today's your day to shine on. we are where this is...you are not alone. never panic. you have the power to touch the future and cr...
Hello everyone! How are you? I’m hoping Monday is treating you well. I am trying to get stuff together because I’m going to Florida Friday morning.
I’m going with family and we are driving down so that means leaving very early Friday morning.
I haven’t packed anything and I need an overnight bag with all my needs which seems like a lot! I’m sure it’s not but I need to pack. Then pack my suitcase too.
It’s crazy because I’m also working both my jobs before leaving! I don’t have much time for anything and I need to clean out the guinea pig cage before we leave.
I did start getting laundry together to start washing tonight so I can dry it and then start packing.
So stay tuned on the adven...
The world is so full of possibilities, both pretty and bad, which is exactly why existence is such a questionable quantity.
Never ending questions have always probed me ever since I remember, purpose, meaning, joy, freedom...? Just one worded questions.
The deeper I tried to delve, the farther away they seemed to sail.
Choice, I realised was the one thing which could help us row through the ocean of possibilities...and merrily so.
I realised the more we travel the more we see, the more we see, within.
Travelling is unraveling inside and out too. A writer keeps is secrets between his/her words and the traveller keeps his/her stories within their eyes.
So read and travel is what...
We only understand the things we can relate to.
Rest, we have to hear twice!
Hace 6 años
tu ciudad no conocía,
y ahora cada calle y plaza que recorres,
son las que yo cruzaré algún día.
Cada parque, el Bioparc
o la Albufera
son sitios que ahora sólo están en
la mente de una viajera,
pero que pronto serán
los recuerdos de una pareja.
Las Fallas veré
junto a ti, mi Javier,
me asombraré con cada figura
tan bien montada,
sonreiré y te miraré
cuando vea alguna enamorada.
De tu mano iría
y tú serías mi familia
y tu ciudad,
...se volvería la mía.
we were the rebel youth,
the reckless souls running into the wild
we chased adventure
and we found beauty in the most unusual places
we believed that we could make a difference
and we still do
- ashley jane
*Since this was written for the birthday poem challenge,
my line word count was the following:
Yet more blurs of to'ings & fro'ings,
comings & goings,
caught by insignia'ed pens stolen
from the wings of airports
that've become our lives
we travel beyond knowing,
always searching, always hoping,
writing and wandering and waiting,
but these quiet moments alone
are the ones we’ll remember most
in little pockets of enveloped peace
collected in the letters of par avion post
- ashley jane and aseawords
*breathwords and a_sea_of_words on twitter
I know I have been away, but I have been working so hard.
I still have a lot to learn, but trust me, we have advanced so much in the last months. I hope you are proud of me. We keep battling, we keep fighting, and we are finally seeing results.
It hasn't been easy, and you know that. So, thank you again for all the support during all this years and for not losing your faith in me. I appreciate it, my friend.
Keep praying for me. I will keep you in my thoughts.
We are growing together. Let's stay strong.
Success and Love
It’s never been an option for me to travel. Leave this Country, take a flight and see some places of other countries. It was so unreal I not even took time just to check out online how it would work.
I m visually Impaired with a macular degeneration in both eyes and no possibilities so I have my challenges.
But I have a very good friend in London and he always said „ sure you can..“ and it sounds so easy. I just laughing and shake my head „no...“
„I show you..“ ..
We bought a ticket for flights
Book a hotel for two nights and that’s it...
So easy cause I /we just did it..
I also got an assistance for helping me in the airport.
The Day came closer and I still not belie...