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  • Erica Schultz
    @iamerica4
    "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha

    Taken at The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Sam Ortega
    @stellahsam
    Fisherman, Inle Lake. They're known for their unique rowing style, which calls for them to be standing at the stern with one leg "paddling" as it is wrapped around the oar. #inlelake #myanmar #shanstate #fisherman #rowing #bw #silhoutte #nyaungshwe #sorustic #rusticpathways #SEasia
  • Louis Bryant
    @th3rdpoet
    He was kinda natural with it.

    @samuraislayer
    #rpgapyear @rusticpathways #rpgapyear #sorustic #puravida @gap.lafamilia #costarica #surfing #surf
  • Shonali Banerjee
    @shonalibanerjee
    Amazing how a place you've been to so many times can still surprise you with its magic. Kingdom of Wonder, indeed. #cambodia #seasia #asia #travel #travelgram #travelphotography #wanderlust #instatravel #instapassport #sorustic #rusticpathways
  • Kelly Moynihan
    @knmoynihan
    Watching the sun rise from our campsite in Munnar, India with Hong Kong International School Interim students. #sorustic #incredibleindia #ventureout #traveldeeper
  • Shonali Banerjee
    @shonalibanerjee
    I never would have thought my life was suffering from a distinct lack of freshman boy antics, but I guess I was wrong. Thanks Singapore American School for reminding me why I love my job! #sorustic #rusticpathways #cambodia #seasia #travel #travelgram #wanderlust #instatravel
  • Sydney Paul
    @sydpaul
    because I'm missing the fam & t-minus 180 days until the next rustic trip‼️#sorustic
  • IZXZY
    @isabelle_reed
    Laos was such a great experience with such an amazing group! #WannaFightLaos #SoRustic
  • Meme Bill
    @lifewithoutborders
    Some of my most cherished summer moments are those of shared quiet when we break from mixing concrete, exploring temples, eating curries, playing games, and take some time to sit together in silent contemplation of everything that has led us to this shared moment far from our homes. @rusticpathways #latergram #sorustic2015 #sorustic #rusticpathways #rusticlife #LiveLaughExplore #travel #rpcambodia #cambodia #travelcambodia #waterfall #adventure #adventuretravel
  • Mania
    @_maniaaa_
    Mahatma Ghandi once said: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Maybe that is why I decided to participate in the Rustic Pathways’ programme. It was pretty challenging to choose my destination, because all of the programs they offered seemed wonderful, but finally I spent a week in Laos enjoying the Lao Elephant Retreat and Luang Prabang and a week in Thailand at the Children’s Home. It was a perfect combination of sightseeing, working with elephants and teaching children. To be honest, I was a bit concerned about meeting new people. English is not my first language and although I feel quite comfortable using it, there is still some kind of language barrier. Apparently none of my doubts turned out to be true. I loved my group and we still keep in touch. I spent hours talking to people with the same dreams, plans and expectations. And I’m thankful for being given such a wonderful opportunity. Now, I have two families waiting for me, one in Poland and the other… somewhere in the world :) #rusticpathways #sorustic2015 #sorustic
  • Alyse Young
    @alysetheyoung
    Field walking. #latergram #costarica #rusticpathways #sorustic2015 #sorustic #travel #coffee #photography #canon #nature #adventure #rustic #summer #wanderlust
  • laurend211
    @laurend211
    Photography allows me to share my own unique vision while capturing a part of myself in others. Sometimes I struggle with the idea of constantly being behind my camera, failing to experience what is right in front of me without being trapped behind another lens. There is a beauty in experiencing the incredible places on this Earth without a camera, but there is also a hidden beauty in being able to capture images for others who are not able to walk in my shoes and to see myself in the faces of those I photograph. I photograph special moments of human interaction, adventure, and culture. All of these things bring me joy. In this image, one of my students is standing under a towering arch of the Ben Youssef Madressa in Marrakech, Morocco. I remember her pausing, gazing up, and slowly turning under the elaborate architecture of what used to be an Islamic college, trying to take it all in, just like I did the first time I was there. #SoRustic2015 #sorustic #rusticpathways #latergram #Morocco
  • Emily Burkhard
    @emily_burkhard
    I may have been their teacher for the week, but these kids have taught me more about compassion and happiness than i ever could have taught them #sorustic2015 #bularustic #latergram
  • Kat Woods
    @katwoodsisme
    This is Lenny. Lenny can speak French. Lenny came with us every day to a village that isnt his own to help them out. Lenny spent hours shoveling concrete and carrying buckets of it all across Botecito. Lenny got no service hours. Lenny got nothing out of this. Lenny did it out of the goodness of his heart. I love Lenny. Lenny is a cool kid. We should all strive to be a little more Lenny. #sorustic #rusticpathways #sorustic2015
  • Maria Kuhn
    @mmwkk
    My ambition for discovery (both of myself and the world) manifests itself in the form of a pool. Every time I connect with someone, hold a baby leatherback, pick up a piece of trash off the ground, or defeat a fear, I am sticking a toe in the water, sending out ripples. Rustic helped me jump in. #sorustic2015 #sorustic #rusticpathways @rusticpathways @rusticjasmin
  • Holly
    @hollylippman
    • Vuvale • Fijian for family. This is my incredible brother Simi and my sister Sena. Living with my new family was unforgettable and showed me that home is a feeling, not a place. The thing I will remember years from now is waking up to Simi's smiling face everyday. He always waited at my bedside for me to wake up so he could play with me. Nothing is better than a loud "bula!" and a big hug when you first wake up. #sorustic #sorustic2015 #latergram #rusticpathways @rusticpathways
  • Henry Philpott
    @hankhphilpott
    Thanks you guys for a great trip! 25 days of incredible service throughout Thailand and Laos. We came with nothing and left as family. Photo cred: @besartc
    #sorustic #sorustic2015
  • mal pal
    @mallorybelknap
    "Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset, and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down." -Ryu Murakami

    In watching this sunset, I realized that no matter who you are or where you come from, the beauty of nature offers so much to those who look for it. We get so caught up in our materialistic and social lives that we forget to appreciate the magic that surrounds us every day. Life, like a sunset, is beautiful and fleeting, and if we don't seize every moment, it will be gone before we know it. #sorustic #rusticpathways #latergram #puravida #sorustic2015
  • Tess
    @tesscimino44
    After walking up 400 steps, I met a novice monk who brought out the best in me. Even though our lives seemed so different we shared many of the same experiences. I will always remember our conversation and that "each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." #sorustic #sorustic2015 #rusticpathways @rusticpathways
  • Becca Brandes
    @3beccaboo
    By choosing Rustic Pathways, I took the road less traveled, and then I paved it. I will always remember my service activities and the great friends I did it with. #sorustic2015
  • Becca Brandes
    @3beccaboo
    The great attitude and energy expressed by this student in our group's English class was evident in all the Ticos (Costa Ricans) and will remain with me forever!
  • laurenschmoren
    @laurenschmoren
    Students on Amazing Thailand learn about organic rice farming and assist farmers working in the rice fields in Chiang Dao, Thailand. This is one if the most beautiful places I have ever been. #thailand #paradise #ricefields #travel #travelgram #rusticpathways #sorustic
  • Jessie Aw
    @jessieawh
    After teaching a class at a floating school, this adorable little girl stayed to practice.