V I E T NA M

Finally, VIETNAM. Out of all the trips I’ve made in 2018 and 2019, this one was the most significant…I went deeper and farther. Many surprises along the way and unexpected tears too. Looking back…going back to Vietnam after forty five years, without my mom, and to all new territories…was truly setting myself up for a lot of stress. But I’m proud of myself that I survived and a bunch of questions were answered. Most of all, God was with me and I felt HIs hand. I am so speechless every day for His provisions and how He guides my life. With God, all things are possible. I pray I am a living example of HIs goodness.
Locations: Hoi An, Da Lat, and Da Nang.

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If light is in your heart, you will find your way home. – Rumi

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Munich, Germany

To live will be an awfully big adventure. :)
The travel bug bit me and I found myself in Munich, Germany.
Locations: The Feldherrnhalle monument at the Odeonsplatz, Asamkirche, and Marienplatz.

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Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, & look beyond what’s right in front of you.
Those are the keys to understand this amazing world we live in.
- Andrew Zimmern -

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ALASKA

ALASKA. Truly the last frontier.
And HOMER has my heart.

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“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in this world.”
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Paris, France

I ended my trip in France with spending the day in Paris. I learned the public transportation and got myself to the Eiffel Tower and later to the Notre Dame Cathedral…which is now closed and under construction. But while I was near the Eiffel Tower, I made a game at taking photos of the couples who were getting married that day. :) I didn’t expect to see this at all, but couples were all over the place that I couldn’t help myself since I had my equipment on me. I was being discreet taking these pictures and giggled the whole time. I find being a photographer for these couples in such a public place super stressful so maybe that’s why I was so happy because it wasn’t me! Lol  So now I can brag and say that I photographed six wedding couples in one day!!! :)  After all, Paris is the city of love!
Thank you, France…you are so magical and I’ll be back!

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What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
- Salman Rushdie -

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