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Where is your favourite spot?

Four years ago I travelled to Uyuni Salar flat in Bolivia, the biggest salt area around the world. After spending a few days, I felt as a tiny part of the huge universe... this sensation evoked my fragility and how lucky I was to enjoy this wonderful place.

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  • Jun 1 2013: Hi Jimena,
    Wow, I don't think I have one!
    I consider myself a bit of a nomad, and can find joy just about anywhere. My favorite spots have been moments in time, like a good laugh that felt so good it hurt, or snuggled between my kids on the couch making up songs, or watching the fallen leaves fly and dance about behind my car as I drove over them...
    When I was suffering from PSTD some years ago, I did EMDR therapy. My therapist told me, to 'find my happy place', in case it got too heavy. I told her I had ine, but I actually lied... My happy place wasn't a place at all, it was the knowledge that I felt safe, because I was working on helping me.
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      Jun 2 2013: I definately agree with you Liz. My favorite place is really just a feeling. The feeling i get when I'm around my best friends and my family! I also get this feeling when I'm completely alone too. It's amazing!
  • Jun 3 2013: 44.02012 latitude, and -122.23754 longitude - A place called Hidden Lake in Oregon,United states and the most serene place i have ever been.
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    Jun 3 2013: Any spot with my favourite person
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    Jun 3 2013: When I'm in a book. Books are places.
  • Jun 1 2013: Out away from people with my cattle.
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    Jun 1 2013: My corner of the bed.
  • May 31 2013: Home.
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    May 31 2013: To me, nothing beats a location enjoyed with a personal special someone(s).
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    Jun 5 2013: Marrakech is not bad... especially the country side ... hmmmmm love it !
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    Jun 3 2013: G'day Jimena

    Stanthorpe Queensland Australia, it has 64 seller doors,one boutique brewery & beautiful scenery, I nearly forgot food to die for.

    Love
    Mathew
  • Jun 3 2013: when you spend time with your kind of person....!
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    Jun 2 2013: My favorite spot is the unknown. So many places to explore.

    We studied T.S. Eliot in English class and this was my favorite quote by far.

    "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
  • Jun 2 2013: Been around a bit, and everyone always asks that question ie dont you prefer ... isn't x,y or z better.

    I always answer, I'm happy, right here - right now, because if I'm not, then I'm not seeing the potential of where i am.
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    Jun 2 2013: Wherever I am at the moment! I always feel like a tiny part of the huge universe:>)
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    Jun 1 2013: I just took a walk out of downtown Los Angeles and discovered a walkway that takes one between the northbound and southbound parts of the 110 freeway for about a half mile. It is such a cool feeling to be walking between these whizzing cars, but to have quiet and peace where one is walking.