Meet Rusty & Erin.
We met these two at our hostel in Santiago and felt immediately like old friends. They are both from Australia and are also doing a 4-month trip through South America, but are exploring much more of Chile & going further north than we are. Our couple days spent traveling with them really warrants a much longer description which I’ll hopefully get to in the coming days. But for now, here are portraits I took of them right before we said farewell in Valparaiso.
Oh, and they also have a killer blog! Check it out here: http://rustysambaker.tumblr.com/
Comparison will kill you Original: http://ift.tt/1iu9Rus
(Source: Flickr / preappy)
"Our daughter was five months old when I got a scholarship to Johns Hopkins. My wife came with me to Baltimore so that our family could stay together. I will always be thankful for that sacrifice, because I know it was the toughest three years of her life. She didn’t speak a word of English. We lived in a tiny studio— so tiny that many times I did my studying in the bathroom. In Vietnam, she had a job where she was getting phone calls all day long. But in America, the phone never rang. She wasn’t allowed to work because of visa requirements. Vietnamese holidays were regular days in America, so I’d be in class during New Year and we could never be together. Sometimes when I’d come home from school during wintertime, she’d look at me with tears in her eyes and say: ‘Tuan, I want to go home.’ But she still stayed with me. When I finally got my degree, many of my friends asked if I’d look for a job in the US. But I wouldn’t do that to her. She had done enough for me. So I said: ‘We are going home immediately.’ And as soon as we got back to Vietnam, she was like a fish back in the pond."
"They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true."
Some Star Wars posters I made, because why not?
the sky on the subway tonight