Wednesday, August 31, 2011

merry go round

A year ago, I was in Europe. It was a different kind of trip to that I'm accustomed to now. It wasn't to my own itinerary, but it was really wonderful. It was my first glimpse at something different to what I call home. It confirmed what I had always suspected: I would love travel and I would want to see more of our world.

I'm all kinds of excited to know that in three weeks my heels will be touching that same soil that changed my everything.

I arrived in Siem Reap and I decided to treat myself. I was walking to the store to buy a tub of ice cream (yes, a whole tub! to eat in bed, of course) when I walked past a massage place. And in a perfect moment of "why not?" I went inside and melted into my chair for a whole hour. It was divine and exactly what I needed.

I'm just about to do 1000 jumping jacks; I want to donate blood at the Angkor Children's hospital but I always have problems when I try to donate blood. Usually they poke and prod both arms, trying to harvest me for whatever they can. I've given successfully, a few times, but it's always painful and difficult. Hopefully my ridiculous bout of exercise will make me an excellent candidate. I think it's important to give what you can, when you can.


Daryl said...

These pictures are sweet - love the one on the bike. Is that Holland?

I have sucky blood, I guess. I tried to donate once and they told me it was no good. Boo!

Taylor said...

Your pictures are gorgeous. Thai massages in Thailand are the best. I want to go to there!

Sladjana said...

Like always beautiful photos! And ah everyone needs one good tub of ice cream from time to time, little parts of heaven :) xo

withoutizy said...

@ Daryl: Aww I've been rejected before... but I keep trying, for me it's really important to donate. Yes! It was Amsterdam, can't wait to go back there, although it wont be first on my list.

@Taylor: Thailand is awesome :) I highly recommend visiting. I've been three times and I'm sure I'll be back!

@Sladjana: Icecream is key ;) isn't it? xx