Bridge Over Troubled Water

I can’t believe it’s December already. It’s been an interesting and challenging year so far. Our travels have taken us to culturally diverse countries, isolated locations, and stunning landscapes. It’s been a conscious effort to escape the noise, the realities of life, the things that get me down, and find comfort in the serenity of nature. Thankfully, nature never disappoints. Those rough spots and uncertainties of the future are quickly forgotten on a hike up a mountain or a quiet walk along a deserted trail. Nature is like a ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water‘ always leading you safely to the other side.

Tabeaksan, South Korea.

When you’re weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes

Soyang Dam, South Korea.

I will dry them all
I’m on your side

Seoul, South Korea.

When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found

Seoul, South Korea.

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Suncheonman Bay National Garden, South Korea.

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street

Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve, South Korea.

When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
I’ll take your part

Seoul, South Korea.

When darkness comes
And pain is all around

Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Sail on, silvergirl
Sail on by

Hustai National Park, Mongolia.

Your time has come to shine

Orkhon Valley, Mongolia.

All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine

Orkhon Valley, Mongolia.

If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind

Sereoksan National Park, South Korea.

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

Sokcho City, South Korea.

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

– Paul Simon 

I’m taking a break from blogging and this will be last post for this year. Here’s wishing all of you a joyous holiday season and an exciting new year — filled with interesting experiences. Hope to see you again on the other side of 2017!

36 responses to “Bridge Over Troubled Water

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  2. I love this song! Bridge Over Troubled Water was what I listened to growing up. Slow and soothing 🙂 Lovely travel photos from over the years. Looking back, it seems like you have travelled and seen much – and that your knee is coping very well with the travels. It has been a great year following your blog. Enjoy the rest of the year and see you next year for more posts 🙂

    • Hey Mabel! A friend of mine used to sing this song and that’s how I first heard of it. 🙂 2017 had some highs and lows in terms of travels and life in general. I’m so glad we sailed through. The knee is doing fine as long as I am cautious. 🙂 Hope 2018 is a bright start for all your dreams. xo

  3. Lovely photos. What a great way to sum up the year! You have yourself a well deserved break and perhaps collect some more memories to share with us next year! Merry Xmas and a very Happy New Year to you and Basil.

  4. What a beautiful recap for 2017. I so would love to add Mongoli and Korea to my list but I will have to visit next time around. In the meantime, I have your lovely images to keep me dreaming. I did manage to make my way to North Vietnam but went to SaPa instead of Halong Bay (given I live on the water, the mountains called to me). Looking forward to hanging out with you in 2018. Enjoy your break

  5. Wonderful photos and accompaniment by Paul Simon.. one of my favorite songs from the teenage years! It is very true that nature can heal almost all.. and I too seek it to escape the noise of the city, people and stress. Looks like you had a wonderfully full year of travel.

    Peta

    • Hi Peta! The past few months have been so chaotic and our travels have taken a toll on me. In 2018, I hope to slow things down. And remind myself that every time I’m tempted to plan a trip! Here’s wishing you a wonderful New Year! 🙂

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