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We had 2 extended layovers in Lima that sandwiched our time in Cusco. Both times were sweet, brief ones with just enough time to hire a skillful private driver and hit up the main city attractions. We got to explore a handful of sights such as the Convento de San Francisco (known for their intricate tile works and catacombs), Centro De Lima (Main Square), Miraflore (city by the sea), and the Magic Water Circuit.

Above all, my favorite moment in Lima was watching market vendors open their food stalls for the day. Our first layover got us into the city at 6am, just in time to see, smell, and experience the morning rush at the market. Sights of freshly caught seafood, freshly butchered meats, and tubs of spices made me quite envious of the connection Peruvians have with their food.

While we did not get a chance to taste Peru’s infamous ceviche or try a pisco sour, we will definitely do so next time we find ourselves here!

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Magic is not hard to find in the desert. In fact, any living organism able to survive desert hardships should be applauded with a standing ovation. But finding color in the desert- now that is an extreme rarity! With dusty yellow mountains as far as the eye can see, artist Ugo Rondinone broke the Sierra scape with seven of his own abstract Magic Mountains. The magic in this contrast is like water to the parched tongue. We might not have known how much we needed it, but these vibrant colors represent a reformed connection between us and the many dusty miles ahead.

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Arizona Hot Springs is a magical place 45 minutes away from the heart of Vegas. This hike is, by far, my favorite retreat this area has to offer. Whether you choose to hike to the hot springs or arrive via the Colorado river, the journey itself is a cleansing one. While it is a popular hike, there are still plenty of unexplored pockets around every bend.

Phil and I hiked this route twice before committing to a tent-less night alongside other wild souls. We spotted all the constellations we knew (all 2 of them) while sitting fireside among good company. The best part was being able to greet the mountains at the first break of dawn.

We really hope that the wind blows you this way on your next adventure. You will surely fall in love with this place!

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Twenty fifteen was a beautiful year. For the first time in a long time, I actually succeeded at keeping my resolution(s) a priority.

As determined near the end of last year, I resolved to create monthly goals that would challenge me mentally, physically, and spiritually. I choose instagram as a visual journal to account for my progress under #2015suresolutions. For friends who have braved through every yoga, food, and workout picture- I thank you for your encouragement and love. Though my audience was a humbling handful of wonderful people, I loved that you were able to journey with me. Thank you for being on the other side! Life would be so dull without you!

I hope 2015 gave you much progress and hope. Cheers to the new year!

2015 Su Resolutions

January: daily meditation; yoga everyday

February: limit processed food intake to 200 calories everyday

March: begin training for a half marathon in September

April: gelato everyday in Italy

May: practice compassion everyday

June: buy an alarm clock; no phone in the bedroom

July: do not purchase anything new that is not considered a necessity

August: stop using ‘sorry’ as a filler word

September: run my entire first half marathon

October: improvement in time on my 2nd half marathon

November: stop fretting the numbers & feedback on social media

December: live beautifully, discretely. enjoy moments without documenting them

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part three of three

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Istanbul  •  Part 1  •  Part II

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I drew the most joy from Venice during my early morning runs. Passing by rows of sleeping gondolas while hearing the San Marco Campanile chime made me feel like I had the whole city to myself. This place starts its daily hustle fairly early bringing in boat loads of visitors from every corner. While Venice is clearly a huge tourist trap, it is definitely one worth experiencing.

Thank you for reliving all 4 parts of this adventure with Kinjal and me! I did make a conscious effort on this trip to disassociate myself from the camera and truly enjoy the moment.  I also gave myself no guilt in my carb cravings or gelato binges. It was hard to let go of old habits at first- but then it became so freeing. L’amore tutto intorno!

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