Another extraordinary film by April Beresford for http://www.karinasextraordinarylife.com
Now 50 days on the road, couchsurfing throughout our entire journey, here is a short video about our very first adventure in the United States. The footage begins with an account of our initial brush with US customs officer at the Canada-US border, followed by shots of us exploring an abandoned home on our way to Ithaca, New York. After being welcomed by our hosts in Ithaca we are shown around the local community. Relaxing beneath a waterfall we learn of an amazing opportunity our host has arranged; we are invited to observe a local artist in his glassblowing studio. Check out this video to see molten glass form into beautiful artwork!
Music by: Wheatus
~ An Extraordinary Story by April Beresford ~
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The hardest part is over. I can finally sink into the soggy part of the passenger seat and just breath. April is taking first shift. Maybe I will catch a nap. Sleep has been in short supply for over a month.
iheartNY.comSign, NY USA – Karina Noriega
Williamsville Village Hall, NY, USA – Karina Noriega
AllAmerican, NY, USA – Karina Noriega
First US Picninc, Somewhere in NY, USA – Karina Noriega
Amherst Municipal, NY, USA – Karina Noriega
IglooHouse in NY, USA – Karina Norieg
Queenstons-Lewiston, CANADA-USA – Karina Noriega
Wide.MennoniteFarm, NY USA – Karina Noriega
Welcome to Karina’s Extraordinary Life
I’m so, so, so excited to launch this blog in conjunction with my latest global adventure. It has been an unbelievable learning curve for me as I slowly developed the skills necessary to create what you see here on your screen. Don’t be surprised if you continue to see changes and improvements as I introduce myself into the travel blogging community as well as becoming a social media buff 🙂 (Please share with me if you have suggestion or have noticed anything within the site that is not working.)
So the long and short of it all starts today. I traded my job, home and a possibly successful career as a neuroscientist for the unknown, unstable, unexplored, unsung, uncertain and unpredictable. The last few months have complete evaporated. I swear I just made the decision to spend the first stage of this voyage living out of my truck while traveling across North America. Now the blast off date has come and gone.
My home for the next 4 months, the unstoppable Tank- Karina Noriega
Posted in Adventure, Roadtrip, Travel, Travel tips/hacks
- Tagged blog, Border crossing, Canada, Couchsurfing, Ithaca, New York, Travel, Travel Girls, USA
It started like any other day, waking up in a strange world full of opportunity and discovery with no plans or expectations. What it became, a 2 day expedition; just me, my backpack and a shiny new rented Honda I recently learned to ride, into places seemingly unseen by any foreigner or wanderer.
Past the rice paddies, rivers and waterfalls. Past countless villages inhabited by more than 20 different Ethnic tribes, through the NPA; massive jungles tangled high into the mountains of Northern Laos, following exhilarating hair pin bends that swayed my body in a rhythmic motion over the hills and through the valleys. For hours, with the road at my command I went in and out of paths big and small meeting villagers along the way. Continue reading
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- Tagged Backpacking, Border crossing, China, Golden Triangle, Luang Nam Tha, motorcycle, Muang Sign, Solo, South East Asia, Thai Lu, Tribes