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I had a conversation with a friend from the dive shop this week about my recent trip home, and I heard myself saying something that I had never really thought about before — at this point in my life, it’s the trips home that are hectic. Life abroad is when things even out and feel normal again.

It feels like a blessing to slow down and pay rent for a month and get a mini routine going again here in Gili Trawangan. As time goes on I realize how necessary these periods of stillness are in my life, especially as I’m gearing up for the next big wild adventure. Oh, did I mention I’m planning a trip? Sounds like I need to do another upcoming travel plans post….

But for now, onto Photo of the Week! This is my favorite collection of photos in a while. I’m feeling inspired these days!

Photo A

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Lush life in Gili

Photo B

A Rainbow in Gili TrawanganThis rainbow left a smile on my face all day

Photo C

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A scene from my bike ride, and a reminder on the back of a bathroom door

Photo D

Turle in Gili TrawanganA turtle’s point of view

Which photo is your favorite?

PS: Please check out the short and snappy interview I did this week on Johnny Jet! It’s my favorite interview I’ve done in a while and I’m honored to be among such company. Great questions!

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  • Skúli
    July 15 2013

    My favourite is A, especially the one on the left. It has such beautiful colours.
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    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Thanks Skuli! It’s funny to find such beauty in such an ordinary thing, eh?

  • Photo C, cause the Mark Twain quote is one of my favourites 🙂
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    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      I love that one too. Gives me chills!

  • Dad
    July 15 2013

    A is terrific – I want to know how the u-npatched hole in the wall came to be, what exactly is that hanging there that looks like a window and plants came make the most mundane scene look better….that said the view over the turtle’s back in D gets my vote…makes you wonder what it is like to be a turtle.

    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Diving gives you a pretty good idea of what its like to be a turtle… we’ll need to try it again sometime 🙂

  • memographer
    July 15 2013

    All of them are beautiful and telling the stories, Alex. However, I would go with Photo B.
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    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      I think that is my favorite of the week as well. I was so happy, sitting and looking at that rainbow!

  • Sarah Somewhere
    July 15 2013

    Yep, I can relate to that!! I’m definitely more relaxed and feel more myself traveling or living abroad than I do at ‘home.’ I have to go with the turtle, I absolutely love them and have very fond memories of snorkeling with them every day on Gili Meno, but I have never seen this unique perspective!!
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    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      I still haven’t made it over to Gili Meno! What a shame. Maybe I can convince Anders that’s how we need to spend his next day off!

  • Chris
    July 15 2013

    Photo D – great pic!

    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Thanks Chris! Perspective is a funny thing, eh? 🙂

  • Olive
    July 15 2013

    I love the colours in B! The seemingly gloomy and grey sky with the pop of coulors from the boats and rainbow is beautiful. That said, I love the turtles-point-of-view photo, such a great perspective!

    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Thanks Olive! You picked my two faves of the week right there. Thanks for voting!

  • Caty
    July 15 2013

    LOVE the rainbow and totally understand why that left a smile on your face. rainbows are the best (well besides unicorns obviously) but how can I not vote for a turtle?! especially with the cool perspective…so they both get my vote.

    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Haha, love the unicorn comment 🙂 Not surprised you picked the turtle though!

  • Your photography just keeps getting better and better! I’m a sucker for rainbows, so B!!!
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    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Thank you Andi! I particularly love this set, I was feeling very inspired this week!

  • grandma joyce
    July 15 2013

    I love A–the squared lines of the windows against the soft curves of the plants –so
    “grabbing ” attention !! And WOW coloring.
    LOVE IT

    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Thanks Gram! Always so lovely to hear from you! Love YOU! 🙂

  • john Bourke
    July 16 2013

    Hi Alex,Your photographic skills are great;each picture reflects personality.My favorite is photo “B”The subject is GREAT;what an “island fleet” you captured;(did ya appreciate the types of craft?)The background of mountains and the rainbow.Immediate thought: Gardner McKay, Adventures in Paradise. QUALITY !

    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Thanks John! I do love the Indonesian style of boat. I’d love to frame this one someday.

  • Melanie Fontaine
    July 16 2013

    I love Photo B! There is always something so special about a rainbow! 🙂 And now I’m completely curious to know where you’ll travel next! 😉 Can’t wait for you to announce your plans soon!

    xx
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    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      I can’t wait to announce it either… you guys always give me the best advice!

  • samir
    July 16 2013

    Photo B

    Romance Rainbow

    Good Luck

    Come and visit SULTANATE OF OMAN !!!

    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Perhaps someday I’ll get there! 🙂

  • Lily
    July 16 2013

    They are all wonderful, and I’m torn between A and D… but my vote goes to A 🙂
    Looking forward to your next update from the Gilis
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    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Thanks Lily! Lots of Gili blog love to come 🙂

  • Ron
    July 16 2013

    The Rainbow B is lovely but the Diver in me has to go with the Turtle D. One of my favorite sea critters.

    • Alex
      July 17 2013

      Ah, I just love turtles as well. Seeing them underwater, how elegantly they move… they are magical creatures!

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