1. "I am just a guy from a village." Before going to university Josh had to move from a small village called "Collingbourne Kingston", in the south west of England, to the big city Birmingham. "I thought that it was normal to commute 45 minutes from and to school, but since I live on campus I can't think of doing it again." Josh has done volunteer work in Ghana (2016) and Nepal (2017) and when he is showing me his Instagram I also see that he has been to many more counties last year! "Yeah! I am still in contact with 6 other people from the voluntary since we are from all over the place, we try to meet everybody at there home country. And furthermore, I am just looking everywhere to connect with people and try to find a place where I can do my part of the study where I have to go abroad"
How we met: Josh posted he came to Amsterdam in the @yestheory
Facebook group. I did send him a DM on @instagram
to meet up. •
#meetingpeople #strangers #amsterdam #newpeople #strangerfriends #1000friends #1kfriends #daans1kfriends #seekdiscomfort #meetme
The best birthday ever! Awesome Birthday Gift and Best Birthday Buddies I got in this city... . . .
Na naam jaanu mai na pata tera
Fir bhi ye teri sachi muskaan dil pe chhaap chhod gyi
Aankhon me bachpan aur haathon me zindagi jeene ka zariye uthaye hue gubbaara lelo didi bolte hue jo mere sath do kadam chale
Bas unhi nanhe kadmo k sath ka shukriya krne chand pal ki muskan tujhe lauta di, aankhon ki chamak tujhe lauta di
Teri chanchal si awaz me nikla happy birthday didi kuch yun meetha lga
K aaj is din ko manane k liye cake ki bhi jarurat na pdi
Jaanti hu is ek pal se teri roz ki zindagi to nai badal sakti
Par dil se koshish rahegi ki ek din aisa bhi aye jab apne desh ka har bachcha gubbaara khareedne k liye didi bhaiya awaz lgayega na k bechne k liye... #happiestbirthday #smilingkids #sharingiscaring #bachpan #sunset #anotherstart #dusk #dusktilldawn #happynewyear #strangerfriends #childhood #gubbare #colourfulballoons #happyhappy
Strangers among friends 📵 #absorbedbylight
"While their bodies are physically present, their minds are elsewhere."
I met a cabin crew who are Taiwanese. We made friends since he asked me to take pics for him with opera house.😂 It was his second time to fly to sydney and he would stay here for 2 nights. Then, I became a tour guide for him to visit Sydney CBD and led him to have fun in #pancakeontherocks
that is a fantastic restaurant I highly recommend to everyone.👏👏Actually, I planned to hang around but finally met a nice friend out of expectation and we definitely talked a lot with each other. 🥳It might be much easy to share something with a strange friend bcuz our life will not overlap and have different interpersonal network. 😝
I think, meeting ppl with different stories and backgrounds is really appreciated. Get out of our comfort zone and embrace the world. 🌎
#sydney #strangerfriends #hangout #meetwithoutplan
#amazingday #embrace #inspiration #lifestyle #taiwanese
#cantonese #christmastree #sydxmas #tagsforlife
Day 2 - 4/4 - Sedona - Last hike of the day up Cathedral Rock. Only a mile ✔️ but was a climb of 551 ft elevation. It was literally straight up and down. This was definitely a highlight of my trip and I was happy to have met Mike and Amy along the way. Sometimes you meet strangers and you feel like you’ve known them way longer. The sense of humor and photo skills were on point. Super thankful to have met these amazing people. I wouldn’t have these photos without them. *That heart is for you mom! @beachbikecruise
- You can thank Mike for that.
#everythinghappensforareason #strangerfriends #cathedralrock #sedona #arizona #cliffs #photoop #hike #beautifulhike
When you joke about going out in costume and your friends are so awesome they actually show up in full regalia, you dust off “Barb” and head out the door! #strangerthings #strangerfriends
(Someone thought I was Shirley Temple, and another thought I was Chucky. 😑)
"The chickadees love marijuana seeds", the little old lady mentioned as we walked along the trail, as if her pronunciation was a journal entry.
This memory has forever stayed with me because there is much more to it than just observing nature. At that moment, her statement influenced how I thought about the links between the wildlife around us like a game of connect-the-dots. Today, and ever since, I can see that she was learning something new - she was refreshing her mind.