A Vacation from …

As most of my followers and avid readers have noticed, I have not posted anything in a little over a month.  I decided, in January, that it would be a good idea to take a break..

From everything.

No posts … no trips … not even any photos..

And yes, it was difficult. The trips part especially.  I am used to taking a 4 or 5 day trip every month. And when I see a possibility on either Facebook or one of the blogs I follow, I just wanted to look at tickets and hotels and things to do…I even went on Booking.com  TWICE!

But I resisted the temptation and held firm .

Resist … Relax .. Recharge ..

I spent the last month preparing for a couple of things…

#1. My contract in Kyiv, Ukraine is finished in June, so it was time to start looking for the next place..  Hopefully I will be in Moscow this summer to start a new contract. It would be a great job because Moscow is an awesome city for photographers and tourists … plus St.Petersburg, Volvograd..the trans-Siberian railway.. mmmm.. fascinating. So fingers are crossed…

#2. It was time to clean and repair camera equipment.. the past few trips I have taken have been horrible weather-wise.. rain, snow, cold…all very detrimental to a camera’s health and well being..  The next trip (Munich – in a week) will be more of the same, I think so … better safe than sorry..

But mostly, I took the month off just to reflect on the experiences of the past year.. A lot of cities and a lot of countries.  The experience of meeting new people and delving into a new culture every month is an eye-opener.  You realize that no matter how different we all are, we are also very much the same. People all over the world have the same hopes, the same dreams and the same fears as you do.. It doesn’t matter what religion you practice.. It doesn’t matter what language you speak.. We are all afloat in this vast sea of humanity and we will all, TOGETHER, sink …or swim.

So.. I am back.. Here’s a teaser for the next post..

Split- Along the Waterfront

Great trip.. especially once the weather cooperated – On the last day naturally..lol

Happy Travels!

Tune into my personal website, Photography as Art  for more photos and a few links to help plan your own get-a-ways..

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