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291/365. I’ve been really good at making excuses for not posting. I’ve been so caught up in traveling and exploring that I just haven’t posted. Type used to be something I did multiple times a day, even for hours. I keep trying to pin point when I stopped focusing so much, and I can’t find an exact moment. However I feel like I spent this past year being creatively beat down, and exhausted and it just reached a point where I needed a break. I’ve never felt that way in my entire life, I’ve always just been able to create non stop. The other thing that keeps getting me down is being my own worst enemy. I pick apart every single thing I do and compare myself negatively to everyone around me, who’s way ahead of me in skill. I know the only way to get better IS to practice, but I just can’t help but beat myself up. Mentally that’s where I’ve been at lately. —- Physically, I’ve been in south East Asia now for over a month. I’m feeling finally like I’m getting my mojo back. Recently, we took motorbikes and did a 4 day trip through the northern part of Vietnam. I have truly never experienced such beauty in my life. The people, the culture, the textiles, the landscape, the food. Every single thing was perfect. Finally, I picked my markers back up. See that little dot in the photo, that’s me, on a motorbike! The thing is, the whole concept of the 4 day bike trip was something that terrified me. Something I wasn’t good at. A whole other level of discomfort. But, I just went for it. I gave it a go. So I figure, if I can do that, I can do this, I can do anything. #feels #vunerable #creativeblock #blocked #release #finally #getbacktoit #create #make #do #design #designer #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #wander #wanderlust #brushscript #marker #wip #workinprogress #forever #vibes #landscape #motorbike #northernloop #vietnam
Bac Ha cattle market. • • • • • • • • • #waterbuffalo #mountain #traditionalmarket #travel #backpacking #vietnam #northernloop
Happenings at Bac Ha Sunday market. • • • • • • • • • • #vietnam #traditionalmarket #travel #backpacker #northernloop #colour
갑자기 추워진 날씨때문에 벌벌 떨며 도착한 숙소. 6일전 출발 할때만 해도 반팔에 반바지 차림이었는데 지금은 긴팔 긴바지 바람막이 점퍼에 그것도 모자라 잠옷까지 껴입었다. 도중에 머플러 장갑도 사서 무장했는데 워낙 추위를 많이 타는 편이라 사진이고 비디오고 찍는거 다 포기하고 남편뒤에 찰싹붙어서 있었다. 지금은 조금 남쪽으로 내려와 덜 춥지만 다시 생각해도 고산지역은 역시 두꺼운 점퍼가 필수다. 앞에서 #운전 했던 #남편 은 얼마나 힘들었을까 ㅠ 고마워정말♡ @sunxez we made more than half way through so 화이팅 !! Follow us on @lifetimetravelmates #베트남여행 #배낭여행 #오토바이여행 #개고생 #춥다 #고산지대 #안개 #여행 #여행스타그램 #부부여행 #foggy #mountain #vietnamtrip #vietnam #motorbiketrip #northernloop #coldweather #rtwtrip #backpackers #traveller #travelphotography #coupletrip #lifetimetravelmatesinvietnam
Sapa was pretty much all fog, mist, and clouds, so decided to go to Ha Giang and do the northern loop towards China. Found this gem. #northerntipofvietnam #northernloop #ricefields #hagiang #truenorth #backpacking #travel
Last day on the motorbikes today! Enjoying the amazing views to the max #vietnam #motorbike #northernloop #crossovertochina #hopingforwarmerweather #freezing
Probably the best part of this late honeymoon was exploring the Ha Giang region of Vietnam by motorbike for 4 days. I would recommend this adventure to anyone. I'm so lucky to have completed it with my best friend @graceagnes__ . #hagiang #northernloop #vietnam
Today marks one month left of traveling, before we have to go back to reality. One month seems so long, and so short all at once. I am just so thankful that we have had 4 months of traveling and adventures together so far. There is no one who can push my limits like John. He deals with my stress temper-tantrums. He makes me feel like the prettiest princess, even when I’m covered in bug bites and haven’t showered in days. He makes me laugh so hard I cry. He knows I need a chocolate bar even before I do. He encourages me to do the things that scare the absolute shit out of me, and is there to hug me, and high five me, when I’m all done. He takes imaginary photos with his eyes, when he’s proud. He tucks me in when I feel sick, like today. I’m so lucky that we’ve had so much adventure this year, and in these past 7. So yeah, I’ll sulk a bit about going back to reality soon, but I also need to give myself a reality check, because we have a lot more adventures to come. #hagiang #northernloop #soft #love #corny #bestfriend #wander #adulting
Some men ride motorcycles, but real men ride semi-automatic scooters 🛵 #beepbeep #northernloop #Vietnam
Our second stop doing the Northern Loop was Dong Van. And we got to see its Sunday market. A big celebration for local people selling and buying livestock, clothes, kitchenware, vegetables and many other products. We made sure to leave with our stomach full of the freshest food. - 베트남 북부여행의 두번째 목적지 "동반". 매주 일요일마다 열리는 시장은 가축, 옷, 주방기구들 그리고 각종음식들을 사고파는 사람들로 활기가 넘쳤다. 이곳에 온다면 신선한 재료로 만든 음식을 꼭 맛보고 갈것! - La nostra segona parada de la ruta circular pel nord de Vietnam va ser Dong Van. I vam poder veure el seu mercat de diumenge. Una gran cel•lebració pels nadius venent i comprant bestiar, roba, menjar, estris de tot tipus i molts més productes. No vam deixar escapar la oportunitat de marxar amb l'estómac ple del menjar més fresc. - Nuestra segunda parada por el norte de Vietnam fue en Dong Van. Y pudimos ver el mercado del domingo. Una gran celebración para los nativos vendiendo y comprando ganado, ropa, comida, utensilios de todo tipo y muchos products más. Nos aseguramos de irnos con el estómago lleno de la comida más fresca. #vietnam #vietnam🇻🇳 #northernloop #northvietnam #dongvan #market #people #vietnamcountryside #vietnamcountrypeople #travelphotography #travel #trip #ĐồngVăn #mercado #mercat #시장 #베트남 #북베트남 #주민 #동반 #일요일 #시장구경 #mercadillo #diumenge #sunday #domingo #southeastasia #동남아 #베트남여행 #lifetimetravelmatesinvietnam
On the way to #lungcuflagpole , we found this #hill full of #buckwheatflower. We passed several buckwheat flower fields but this one was the best! Too bad I can not point the exact location on google map. Thanks to @sunxez for the great pic ;) Follow us for more photos and stories @lifetimetravelmates #travelgram #vietnam #vietnamtrip #northernloop #motorbike #motorbiketrip #ontheroad #rtwtrip #backpacktrip #flower #naturelover #adventure #naturegram #travelphotography #여행스타그램 #베트남여행 #베트남 #세계여행 #배낭여행 #자연 #오토바이 #오토바이여행 #베트남북부여행 #lifetimetravelmatesinvietnam
The Northern Loop of Vietnam experienced through a 4-speed 125 HP 1989 Honda Win. Where exhilaration would be sacrificed in torque is supplemented two-fold by edgeless mountain roads and by the rules (or lack thereof) of engagement between motorists; 16,000 motorcyclists die per year. . I find often what is beautiful is dangerous, and that a modicum of risk is a prerequisite of what is worth while, and Vietnam isn't an exception. It's everything I've dreamt for, and everything I've asked of, and I'm incredibly grateful to be here. . Cheers to here, you, yours, and 2,000 KM ahead. . . . #vietnam #vietnamese #hanoi #northernloop #caobang #bangiac #maichau #tule #sapa #hagiang #halongbay #saigon #americansabroad #asia #southeastasia #mountains #motorcycle #motolife