Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Dan and Casey, the two lovebirds documenting their travel musings at A Cruising Couple. They’re currently writing, photographing and drinking wine from their home base in Taiwan, but all that will change in early August when they set out for life on the road…indefinitely! First on their itinerary is Vietnam and Cambodia, but after that, who knows! Be sure to stay updated on all their adventures by connecting on facebook and twitter! P.S. They have a free e-book coming out in August called 101 Tips to Living in Taiwan. Don’t miss it!
“You win some and you lose some. No matter how much time we invest to perfectly plan every aspect of our travels, there are moments when utter disappointment creeps in. We had just experienced one of those moments after finishing a less-than-epic hiking trip to Mt. Bromo, Java, to view the renowned sunrise and enormous crater of the active volcano—something rumored to be a ‘must see’ when on the island. Unfortunately, we rolled out of bed at 4am to hike through mist and fog so dense we could barely make out the volcano itself when standing on its slopes. You can probably guess from the lack of volcanoes in this picture that we didn’t get any legendary views that morning. Despite the let down, being awake at the crack of dawn (literally) afforded us an opportunity to glimpse the village life that occurs while we’re normally still dreaming away. This photo was taken at the small town of Cemoro Lawang, a gateway for tourists visiting Mt. Bromo. We know nothing about the woman or where she is going, but it looks like she has a busy day ahead. We particularly love the photo because it reminds us to stay open to new possibilities and the small details of travel that make it so special—even when things are going a bit less than ideal.”
Have you ever had a travel set back turn into a new opportunity?
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