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  • Searching in Slovenia | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    endless stacks of firewood beside the Austrian like wooden houses that dot the extreme hillsides One More Hamlet Colleen Friesen Alas there was no Kekec to be found among the cows with huge brass bells around their necks Cows in the Julian Alps Colleen Friesen And though I looked around every corner of the almost two kilometre boardwalk in Vintgar Gorge all that dazzled me there was the river s water Water that wasn t so much clear as simply liquid light that spilled through a crazy chasm Vintgar Gorge Colleen Friesen We re in Croatia now We have said goodbye to the Slovenian food of gibanica and Lake Bled cream cakes the delicious bowls of jota soup and the plates of Kransjka klobasa sausages Lake Bled Cream Cake Colleen Friesen We will be on the hunt for a new story But like any good albeit honourary Slovene I promise to always have a place in my heart for Kekec Share this Reddit LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Pinterest Like this Like Loading Related Posted in Travel Tagged hiking Photos Slovenia travel 4 Responses Martha September 13 2015 at 8 49 am Permalink WOW I want to go there Love your photos the singing video and tagging along with all your stories It s Sunday morning and I m off to the gym with a song in my heart Reply Colleen Friesen September 13 2015 at 9 57 am Permalink Martha it sounds like you have a Kekec crush going on too Isn t he great It s sort of has a bit of a happy Sound of Music vibe about it all too and yes it just makes me want to go skipping into the Alps or as in your case off to the gym Slovenia was absolutely gorgeous I would recommend it as a destination in a heartbeat We re in Croatia s Plitvice park now Tomorrow we ll be hiking and hopefully the weather will cooperate for some photos Apparently it s quite stunning Reply Catherine September 20 2015 at 1 09 pm Permalink Slovenia looks stunning The Julian mountains remind me of the French Alps and I love the cows with bells Heidi was my favourite book when I was a young girl I wanted to be like her so I am sure that I would love Kekec Reply Colleen Friesen September 20 2015 at 11 22 pm Permalink Hey Catherine we should start a Heidi club I read that book over and over Loved to imagine myself with the moon poring in through that little window at Grandfather s house Kekec is clearly of the same good stock We really loved Slovenia so much in such a compact little country of only two million people Lovely Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name Email 7 232 Spambots Blocked by Simple Comments JavaScript must be turned on to leave a comment Comment Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Get

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  • Croatian Moments | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    little bit of cat heaven Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name Email 7 232 Spambots Blocked by Simple Comments JavaScript must be turned on to leave a comment Comment Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Get Colleen in your Inbox Type in your e mail address in the box below to have Traveling Light delivered directly to your inbox It ll be great Email Address Search Facebook Flickr Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Calendar of Posts September 2015 M T W T F S S Aug Oct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Popular Tag Cloud Comments Blogging Writing and Spring Clean Up 1621 views Posted April 26 2010 SideStix on the Dragon s Den 1388 views Posted November 30 2011 Maasai Sandals 1343 views Posted August 11 2009 Delicious Reasons to Love Olympic Village Vancouver 1308 views Posted October 28 2013 Hell on Wheels 1149 views Posted July 13 2009 aging Arizona art ashram authentic life Books British Columbia cycling cycling trips death food France friends happiness healthy living hiking Hotels India kayaking life living well love memoir Mexico motivation New Mexico packing personal photography Photos Poetry reading recipes simple life South Africa Sunshine Coast travel Traveling Travel writing Vancouver video walking Writing writing advice youtube Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year Thank you so much Laurie Laurie Beeman on Acts of Creation A New Year I really enjoy all your Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year What a beautiful quote from Donna Janke on Acts of Creation A New Year Your post reminded me

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  • Balkan Tour | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    our time It broke down as follows Plitvitce Lakes National Park Croatia for two nights Split Croatia for two nights Super Genius Korčula Croatia for two nights Ferry back to Split Croatia for one more night and then Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina for two nights Mostar at Night Colleen Friesen Sarajevo Bosnia Herzegovina for two nights Sveti Stefan Montenegro for two nights then we dropped the car in Dubrovnik Croatia and spent four nights going up and down a million stairs and cobbled alleys War Wounds Colleen Friesen Flew to London for one last night and voila here we are back in Vancouver feeling slightly stunned by all that we absorbed and so much that we couldn t Buza Bar in Dubrovnik Colleen Friesen If you have the tiniest inclination to head to this part of the world do it Sit in a cafe in one of those grenade pocked squares in Sarajevo sip your wine and try to absorb it all I guarantee the Balkans will challenge and expand your view of the world Share this Reddit LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Pinterest Like this Like Loading Related Posted in Authentic Life Travel 6 Responses barb October 2 2015 at 6 39 pm Permalink It s now on the list Glad you are home safe and sound Reply Colleen Friesen October 2 2015 at 9 10 pm Permalink Hey Barb isn t it crazy that in spite of all our traveling the list gets longer instead of shorter Reply Mary October 3 2015 at 4 51 am Permalink Welcome home What a fabulous and enticing piece The pictures are amazing and such a good mix of subject matter tho I too am partial to laundry photos Oh now I want to go seems like such a culturally rich piece of the world And so much history Thanks for this It is now on my must see places to go Where to next my dear Mexico yes Keep those finger tapping at the keys Always wanting more From your big time fan on the East side Reply Colleen Friesen October 3 2015 at 4 45 pm Permalink Right back at you Mary Looks like we re each members of the other s fan club It was a really great trip I feel like I finally understand a little more of the basics of who and what was involved although having said that it still completely boggles my mind Yes Mexico in November Looking forward to being in one place for awhile and getting more writing completed fingers crossed Reply Catherine October 4 2015 at 3 36 am Permalink Thank you for sharing with us this interesting trip full of history I have followed you all the way Although I am still in the depth of rural France I feel that I have been with you Reply Colleen Friesen October 4 2015 at 8 10 am Permalink Thanks for your company on the journey Catherine It was wonderful to be able to share it

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  • Balkan Tour | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    our time It broke down as follows Plitvitce Lakes National Park Croatia for two nights Split Croatia for two nights Super Genius Korčula Croatia for two nights Ferry back to Split Croatia for one more night and then Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina for two nights Mostar at Night Colleen Friesen Sarajevo Bosnia Herzegovina for two nights Sveti Stefan Montenegro for two nights then we dropped the car in Dubrovnik Croatia and spent four nights going up and down a million stairs and cobbled alleys War Wounds Colleen Friesen Flew to London for one last night and voila here we are back in Vancouver feeling slightly stunned by all that we absorbed and so much that we couldn t Buza Bar in Dubrovnik Colleen Friesen If you have the tiniest inclination to head to this part of the world do it Sit in a cafe in one of those grenade pocked squares in Sarajevo sip your wine and try to absorb it all I guarantee the Balkans will challenge and expand your view of the world Share this Reddit LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Pinterest Like this Like Loading Related Posted in Authentic Life Travel 6 Responses barb October 2 2015 at 6 39 pm Permalink It s now on the list Glad you are home safe and sound Reply Colleen Friesen October 2 2015 at 9 10 pm Permalink Hey Barb isn t it crazy that in spite of all our traveling the list gets longer instead of shorter Reply Mary October 3 2015 at 4 51 am Permalink Welcome home What a fabulous and enticing piece The pictures are amazing and such a good mix of subject matter tho I too am partial to laundry photos Oh now I want to go seems like such a culturally rich piece of the world And so much history Thanks for this It is now on my must see places to go Where to next my dear Mexico yes Keep those finger tapping at the keys Always wanting more From your big time fan on the East side Reply Colleen Friesen October 3 2015 at 4 45 pm Permalink Right back at you Mary Looks like we re each members of the other s fan club It was a really great trip I feel like I finally understand a little more of the basics of who and what was involved although having said that it still completely boggles my mind Yes Mexico in November Looking forward to being in one place for awhile and getting more writing completed fingers crossed Reply Catherine October 4 2015 at 3 36 am Permalink Thank you for sharing with us this interesting trip full of history I have followed you all the way Although I am still in the depth of rural France I feel that I have been with you Reply Colleen Friesen October 4 2015 at 8 10 am Permalink Thanks for your company on the journey Catherine It was wonderful to be able to share it

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  • Balkan Tour | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    of our time It broke down as follows Plitvitce Lakes National Park Croatia for two nights Split Croatia for two nights Super Genius Korčula Croatia for two nights Ferry back to Split Croatia for one more night and then Mostar Bosnia Herzegovina for two nights Mostar at Night Colleen Friesen Sarajevo Bosnia Herzegovina for two nights Sveti Stefan Montenegro for two nights then we dropped the car in Dubrovnik Croatia and spent four nights going up and down a million stairs and cobbled alleys War Wounds Colleen Friesen Flew to London for one last night and voila here we are back in Vancouver feeling slightly stunned by all that we absorbed and so much that we couldn t Buza Bar in Dubrovnik Colleen Friesen If you have the tiniest inclination to head to this part of the world do it Sit in a cafe in one of those grenade pocked squares in Sarajevo sip your wine and try to absorb it all I guarantee the Balkans will challenge and expand your view of the world Share this Reddit LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Pinterest Like this Like Loading Related Posted in Authentic Life Travel 6 Responses barb October 2 2015 at 6 39 pm Permalink It s now on the list Glad you are home safe and sound Reply Colleen Friesen October 2 2015 at 9 10 pm Permalink Hey Barb isn t it crazy that in spite of all our traveling the list gets longer instead of shorter Reply Mary October 3 2015 at 4 51 am Permalink Welcome home What a fabulous and enticing piece The pictures are amazing and such a good mix of subject matter tho I too am partial to laundry photos Oh now I want to go seems like such a culturally rich piece of the world And so much history Thanks for this It is now on my must see places to go Where to next my dear Mexico yes Keep those finger tapping at the keys Always wanting more From your big time fan on the East side Reply Colleen Friesen October 3 2015 at 4 45 pm Permalink Right back at you Mary Looks like we re each members of the other s fan club It was a really great trip I feel like I finally understand a little more of the basics of who and what was involved although having said that it still completely boggles my mind Yes Mexico in November Looking forward to being in one place for awhile and getting more writing completed fingers crossed Reply Catherine October 4 2015 at 3 36 am Permalink Thank you for sharing with us this interesting trip full of history I have followed you all the way Although I am still in the depth of rural France I feel that I have been with you Reply Colleen Friesen October 4 2015 at 8 10 am Permalink Thanks for your company on the journey Catherine It was wonderful to be able to share

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  • Mexico Writing Retreat | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    the meantime I ll be an armchair traveller not that I m doodling my time away in an armchair as I really enjoy the gym swimming and walking Actually do my best thinking when walking I m sure you ll gain valuable insights fabulous ideas and meet wonderful people on your walks in Mexico Bon voyage Reply Colleen Friesen October 28 2015 at 12 38 pm Permalink It s funny Martha I feel like I ve been home for quite awhile but I realize that s not technically true I promise that you will love Kevin s margaritas He really is the master of the mixer Enjoy your walks I completely agree with you that my best thinking comes while walking it seems to shake things loose Have a fine time whenever you go to Phoenix and let me know how you like those cocktails Reply Laurie October 28 2015 at 1 28 pm Permalink Congrats on pushing yourself out the door and into a totally unknown environment I admire you very much for your sense of adventure and willingness to leave the familiar It s inspiring enough so that I may begin planning an adventure of my own somewhere new Reply Colleen Friesen October 28 2015 at 5 56 pm Permalink Oh Laurie Considering you already dive into everything with gusto I can t possibly imagine what further adventures you might come up with Still I m glad you found this post inspiring I guess this means I should start packing Reply Elinor Warkentin CTA Cosmic Travel Agent October 28 2015 at 4 05 pm Permalink I think I d like to run away to a little casita oops I mean rent a little casita to study the art of video making and teach myself how to make cool videos like you do Of course I would have to find a margarita maker to be my main subject And I probably wouldn t get it right the first time so I would have to drink the margaritas Oh boy Even imaginary life is hard elixir ps You can always come back home Changing our minds is not a sin Wasting good margaritas maybe but not changing our minds Reply Colleen Friesen October 28 2015 at 6 08 pm Permalink You re right Elinor Imaginary life just like real life can definitely be a struggle which is a very good reason to pay strict attention to that video please also note that Kevin was using a very large bottle of tequila a key point And yes we had to test many margaritas before we had it all down pat I like your take on changing our minds nice to keep all the options open Reply Elinor Warkentin CTA Cosmic Travel Agent October 28 2015 at 6 23 pm Permalink Options give us room to breathe I think our self confidence increases when we see multiple options Even if some are ridiculous the more options we see the less we feel

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  • Mexico Writing Retreat | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    the meantime I ll be an armchair traveller not that I m doodling my time away in an armchair as I really enjoy the gym swimming and walking Actually do my best thinking when walking I m sure you ll gain valuable insights fabulous ideas and meet wonderful people on your walks in Mexico Bon voyage Reply Colleen Friesen October 28 2015 at 12 38 pm Permalink It s funny Martha I feel like I ve been home for quite awhile but I realize that s not technically true I promise that you will love Kevin s margaritas He really is the master of the mixer Enjoy your walks I completely agree with you that my best thinking comes while walking it seems to shake things loose Have a fine time whenever you go to Phoenix and let me know how you like those cocktails Reply Laurie October 28 2015 at 1 28 pm Permalink Congrats on pushing yourself out the door and into a totally unknown environment I admire you very much for your sense of adventure and willingness to leave the familiar It s inspiring enough so that I may begin planning an adventure of my own somewhere new Reply Colleen Friesen October 28 2015 at 5 56 pm Permalink Oh Laurie Considering you already dive into everything with gusto I can t possibly imagine what further adventures you might come up with Still I m glad you found this post inspiring I guess this means I should start packing Reply Elinor Warkentin CTA Cosmic Travel Agent October 28 2015 at 4 05 pm Permalink I think I d like to run away to a little casita oops I mean rent a little casita to study the art of video making and teach myself how to make cool videos like you do Of course I would have to find a margarita maker to be my main subject And I probably wouldn t get it right the first time so I would have to drink the margaritas Oh boy Even imaginary life is hard elixir ps You can always come back home Changing our minds is not a sin Wasting good margaritas maybe but not changing our minds Reply Colleen Friesen October 28 2015 at 6 08 pm Permalink You re right Elinor Imaginary life just like real life can definitely be a struggle which is a very good reason to pay strict attention to that video please also note that Kevin was using a very large bottle of tequila a key point And yes we had to test many margaritas before we had it all down pat I like your take on changing our minds nice to keep all the options open Reply Elinor Warkentin CTA Cosmic Travel Agent October 28 2015 at 6 23 pm Permalink Options give us room to breathe I think our self confidence increases when we see multiple options Even if some are ridiculous the more options we see the less we feel

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  • Mexico Writing Retreat | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    I ll be an armchair traveller not that I m doodling my time away in an armchair as I really enjoy the gym swimming and walking Actually do my best thinking when walking I m sure you ll gain valuable insights fabulous ideas and meet wonderful people on your walks in Mexico Bon voyage Reply Colleen Friesen October 28 2015 at 12 38 pm Permalink It s funny Martha I feel like I ve been home for quite awhile but I realize that s not technically true I promise that you will love Kevin s margaritas He really is the master of the mixer Enjoy your walks I completely agree with you that my best thinking comes while walking it seems to shake things loose Have a fine time whenever you go to Phoenix and let me know how you like those cocktails Reply Laurie October 28 2015 at 1 28 pm Permalink Congrats on pushing yourself out the door and into a totally unknown environment I admire you very much for your sense of adventure and willingness to leave the familiar It s inspiring enough so that I may begin planning an adventure of my own somewhere new Reply Colleen Friesen October 28 2015 at 5 56 pm Permalink Oh Laurie Considering you already dive into everything with gusto I can t possibly imagine what further adventures you might come up with Still I m glad you found this post inspiring I guess this means I should start packing Reply Elinor Warkentin CTA Cosmic Travel Agent October 28 2015 at 4 05 pm Permalink I think I d like to run away to a little casita oops I mean rent a little casita to study the art of video making and teach myself how to make cool videos like you do Of course I would have to find a margarita maker to be my main subject And I probably wouldn t get it right the first time so I would have to drink the margaritas Oh boy Even imaginary life is hard elixir ps You can always come back home Changing our minds is not a sin Wasting good margaritas maybe but not changing our minds Reply Colleen Friesen October 28 2015 at 6 08 pm Permalink You re right Elinor Imaginary life just like real life can definitely be a struggle which is a very good reason to pay strict attention to that video please also note that Kevin was using a very large bottle of tequila a key point And yes we had to test many margaritas before we had it all down pat I like your take on changing our minds nice to keep all the options open Reply Elinor Warkentin CTA Cosmic Travel Agent October 28 2015 at 6 23 pm Permalink Options give us room to breathe I think our self confidence increases when we see multiple options Even if some are ridiculous the more options we see the less we feel like victims

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