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About L’appel Du Vide
There exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. To jump from their safe vantage point into the unknown. This phenomenon is so common in fact, that the french have a term for it: L’appel du Vide – Call of the Void.
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When I visited Carmel by the Sea for a friends wedding in May of 2011, I knew that a drive down Route 1 along the California Coast was going to be on my must do list. Since we flew into San Fran, we had to rent a car anyway for the wedding. We took advantage of this by driving down Route 1 to Big Sur before returning to Carmel. The trip was easy and did not take anywhere near as long as I had feared. It’s eas to stop along the way to take pictures of the rocky cliffs and crashing waves that make up the majority of the … Read More
Wadi Rum is the desert in Jordan south of Petra and north of Aqabba. Through our hostel in Wadi Musa (the town near Petra), we were able to arrange transport on a mini bus to the outskirts of Wadi Rum. However, even though we had pre-purchased our tickets, when we arrived at the bus stop we discovered that there were no more seats. There was also no more floor space, as other travelers had taken those spots as well. Instead, we were given ‘seats’ in the bus driver’s son’s truck. Lets just say his driving left a lot to be … Read More