I love the colorful streets of Cartagena. There's bold colors literally everywhere.
through europe with a backpack
Enjoy the New Year!
Last year I went on a crazy trip to Utah but somehow never posted any photos! I figured it was better late then never so here we go. Get ready for images from Arches, Canyonlands, Antelope Canyon , Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon. If you haven't visited these parks, you have to do it!
It's been so nice to explore up and down the coast this year. Even if it's a quick drive to the Marin Headlands to see Point Bonita Lighthouse or another hike into Mt. Davidson or even a drive up to Mendocino, I love experiencing the coast. I've been making a point to carry my film camera more often and find it to be a lot of fun. Here's a few images from recent excursions.
Last year I started volunteering with a non-profit called Kids for the Kingdom that partners with indigenous teams around the world doing relief work and community development.
Recently, I flew down to visit one of the teams in El Salvador and it was awesome. Not only was it a fun adventure, but it was also an opportunity to meet people like Carlos, the National Director for the country, and really experience his passion for God and people. I saw firsthand the programs that he is running which include: meals for the hungry, teaching for kids, a single mother's ministry, and more. I also got a better understanding of the issues that many Salvadorians face like extreme poverty and gang violence.
Overall, I felt honored to be invited to El Salvador and I'm so glad I brought my camera—just look at all the great colors and textures!
Lastly, I came to the realization that pupusas and Coca Cola were made for each other :)