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exploring & capturing wild places

outdoor-inspired musings by josephine anselin

josephine anselin

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I’m Josephine, a freelance writer and eternal wanderer with a passion for exploring new places, learning from nature, and protecting our planet.

Through my stories, I hope to spark curiosity around the outdoors and to inspire meaningful connections with the natural world.

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stories and reflections from time spent outside

Impassable | Cycling Across Flores, Indonesia

Impassable | Cycling Across Flores, Indonesia

Maybe we should’ve listened to Adi’s warning. Instead, we thanked the guesthouse owner for the information, finished our fried rice breakfast, and then started cycling to Riung—a small fishing village on the northern coast of Flores—via the supposedly impassable road....

Connecting With The Elements Of Nature

Connecting With The Elements Of Nature

By better understanding the elements, their symbolism, and how they manifest in our body, we can nurture our connection with nature. Fire The fire element, often credited as coming directly from the sun, represents light, heat, energy, and the power of...

Sumba: Untouched And Mysterious

Sumba: Untouched And Mysterious

Tradition, nature, and a touch of magic. These are the words that come to mind when I think back to my recent trip to the island of Sumba.   Lying at the eastern end of Indonesia’s chain of islands, Sumba stands out for its rugged beauty and unique...

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