I go back to remember

I go back to remember

Green Renaissance

“The simple act of walking is meditative. It allows us to clear out the baggage”. – Ivan Groenhof

Ivan spent three months walking in the wilderness, and came back with a new perspective on life.

He the initiator and co-founder of the Rim of Africa trail, the first Mega-Trail in Africa that is located just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. His knowledge of the environment, commitment to conservation, and passion for encouraging a cultural and personal reconnection to nature makes him an inspiring leader.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• I go back to remember
• I don’t think words can do justice
• Walk me, I’m here, I’m waiting for you
• The simple act of walking
• In some form of state
• It allows us to clear out the baggage
• The more attuned we become
• Reconnection happens
• Dirt and grubby
• Healthy and fit
• A shift in my outlook
• This is what it means to be human
• This is what it means to be alive
• The world is a bigger place
• We are born to walk
• Get off your chair and then remember




To surprise others is a skill, to surprise oneself is creativity”  – laurenudoh

photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Surprise
Get out and walk

Get out and walk

Air New Zealand

Map of the area in New Zealand :

Map of NZ Walks

Further information @ Great walks NZ

The forest makes your heart gentle #6

The forest makes your heart gentle #6


“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.” –  Paulo Coelho

Photography by vocabulary in chunks

Weekly photo challenge – Atop

Weekly photo challenge – Atop


“To see what others cannot… You must climb the mountain”   – Ron Akers


photography by vocabularyinchunks


In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Atop
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
The forest makes your heart gentle #5

The forest makes your heart gentle #5



“From little seeds grow mighty trees” – Unknown

Photography by vocabulary in chunks

Share The Sun

Share The Sun


[Goal Zero]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Climb another first descent
  • Raising goats and sheep
  • Living in their yurts
  • Their kindness and hospitality is at a level that I’ve never seen before
  • A huge thank you
  • Solar generators, solar panels
  • Flash lights
  • It’s really exciting to be able to give these gifts to these families
  • And they were so appreciative, so happy
  • You can just feel the joy
  • We get to share the sun
  • Charge from the sun anytime
  • Loving life

During the summer of 2013, Mike Libecki, Ethan Pringle, Liv Sansoz, and photographer Keith Ladzinski headed for the Tian Shan Mountains. The remote range sits on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China and is home to several nomadic families. The Kyrgyz live and work in the high alpine herding animals during the summer months, then moving their herds back down to lower elevations for the winter.

The group was lured to the region by the massive untouched walls, and while there they were fortunate enough to experience the hospitality and culture of the Kyrgyz people. Mike had visited the area 13 years prior, so the region and its people held a special place in his heart. He brought with him gifts of power, solar panels and lights, thanking each villager for their kindness and generosity by Sharing the Sun.  Read more about  their efforts @ Share The Sun

Map of region :