Yellow-Crowned Night Heron. Homosassa Springs State Park.
It’s getting into the colder months in Australia, but we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. As well as lots of deadly stuff and you know not to mention the general safety hazards that just come with being at the beach.
This guide makes sure you include all the beach and first aid essentials that you could possibly need whilst in the surf.
Vacation begins today! Hashtag-vacation-dressing, hashtag-vacation-eating. (at Sprinkles New York)
Happy 80th birthday, Gloria Steinem! To celebrate her impact and pay it forward, let’s all be hopeaholics - at least for one day. Put a little hope back in the world today and share what gives you hope. Using #hopeaholic.
#GloriaSteinem #80 #HappyBirthday #feminism #womensmovement #womenshistorymonth
All fished out… Teddy Roosevelt in Florida
One afternoon, I walked into a restaurant near my school to grab some lunch by myself, but instead, I got invited to eat with three police officers!
Total strangers, but in 15 minutes I knew everyone’s background story (where they worked before Leku, how many siblings they have, which towns they are originally from, etc.) and favorite foods. Not surprisingly, most of them said siga (meat – Ethiopians LOVE meat) and bursame, a Sidama Zone dish, made from the roots of the false banana tree.
They also found out where I am from, what I’m doing here in Ethiopia, which compound I live in - turns out one of them knows who my landlord is, and why I cannot have more than 2 cups of coffee a day. (Sleep would be extremely difficult to achieve, and for me saying ‘I love sleep’ is a huge understatement. Inkilf almat’am!)
This is after we ate a meat+soup dish called k’ilk’il and injera. And of course, we must finish lunch with a cup (or 2) of buna.
I don’t record these things on here enough, but almost every day something unexpected happens, and usually it turns out to be a pleasant twist. You meet someone at a buna bet who becomes your new good friend, or you get invited to eat at a teacher’s home because you saw her while walking on a different route than normal, etc. These moments and people truly humble you, and make you remember to take each day as it comes. Be present, wherever you are.
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
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