Posts tagged ‘travel’

October 23, 2010

{Places} : a list

by Hannah

54{365}

10 Places I’ve been:

1. Wales

2. London

3. Zambia

4. Romania

5. Bosnia

6. Hungary

7. Colorado

8. Maine

9. Boston

10. Georgia

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10 Places I want to go:

1. France

2. Italy

3. Thailand

4. California

5. Portland (OR)

6. South America

7. Alaska

8. Greece

9. Australia

10. Hawaii

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September 9, 2010

A Thousand Campfires

by Hannah

{Zambia, 2005}

Yesterday, I read Denise Andrade‘s beautiful guest post on Gypsy Girl’s Guide, and was inspired to reflect on my travel adventures, and what first ignited the gypsy spirit in my heart. She wrote about a feeling of oneness she experienced in Romania, and it so reminded me of an experience I had in Africa.
When I was seventeen, I was part of a group from my college that went to Zambia for three weeks in the summer. This was my second overseas trip, and since my first was to the United Kingdom, it was truly unlike anything I had ever experienced. We traveled around the countryside of Zambia in a small bus, and camped near various villages in tents. One night after pitching our tents and eating a traditional Zambian meal, we were gathered around an enormous campfire. We traveled with locals- just as many Zambians as Americans. Our backgrounds and lives were so significantly different, and yet and here we were, around the fire, singing and talking and laughing. We mingled seamlessly with them. I felt like they were my brothers and sisters. Our voices were one. The feeling of connectedness was indescribable. Then I knew that I was meant for this. I wanted to sit around a thousand campfires with people from every country.

{Zambia, 2005}

That trip changed my worldview. I went to Africa as an American girl, but left as a daughter of the world. There is no “us” and “them”, just “we”- humanity- and within that so many traditions and cultures and places to explore and experience.
I haven’t traveled outside the U.S. in almost five years now. It almost hurts at times, how strong the urge to travel is.
I have finished college, gotten married, started a family, bought a home, and launched a business in those five years.
It is not the nomadic existence I once pictured, but I am confident that it is the way my life is meant to be, and that I will travel once again and still experience a thousand distant campfires in my lifetime.

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March 3, 2010

Massachusetts Trip. Part 3: Winter Beauty

by Hannah

This is what I see in the snow…

winter beauty, no.1

winter beauty, no.2

winter beauty, no.3

winter beauty, no.4

winter beauty, no.5

winter beauty, no.6

winter beauty, no.8

winter beauty, no.9

winter beauty, no.10

window

winter beauty, no.11

our snowman

March 3, 2010

Massachusetts Trip. Part 2: Family

by Hannah

Manny got his first feel of winter in New England:

Manny

Isabelle:

Isabelle

playtime

At the Harvard Museum of Natural History:

strolling

Alexander

Out & about in Cambridge:

strolling, no.2

Dad, on our morning photo walk in the snow:

dad

Seth loved his cousins and all their cool toys:

rockin' horse

Alexander:

Alexander

hiding

boo!

March 3, 2010

Massachusetts Trip. Part 1: Boston & Cambridge

by Hannah

Boston

yellow tree, Boston

Cambridge

Cambridge, no.2

Harvard

red

Cambridge, no.3

Cambridge, no.4

March 1, 2010

First Holga Shots

by Hannah

Another hard day with a sick little one, though we did manage to get out for a while- it was a beautiful day out. I got my first two rolls of film from the Holga processed, and while there are a few duds, I really love some of them. Here are my favorites..

From home before we left:

out for a walk

ocean

shadow

beach blanket

hydrant

daisies

From our trip:

Cambridge

snowy tree

early morning snow

mi amor

I was again unable to get the pictures from my Nikon uploaded- my apologies. Seth has been in need of a lot of mommy time, and I am feeling pretty sick myself. Tomorrow I am going to try to rest more and see if I can knock this sucker out. If I get a chance I’ll post a group of our trip pictures. When I do get to it there are going to be a ton- I took a bunch today as well. My poor 365 project needs to be brought up-to-date too.

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