Patricia Russo ✈️@patbailey

Travel Writer • Creative • Yogic Branding
Are you living @TheHellYesLife?
Queen of all things Hell Yes
Citizen of the World | Currently: SF
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| Dear San Francisco, I love you.
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"Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." - Ray Bradbury
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Stuffing my eyes with wonder, every single day, and living as if it could all be over in 10 seconds. Are you?
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I'm settling into my home away from home for the next few days at my very favorite swanky hotel in San Francisco, @theclift!
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And, I'm working on a city guide for @thefittraveller; I'll be sharing all of my very favorite things about this city by the Bay.
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It feels so good to be home, thank you San Francisco for the warm welcome!
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📍San Francisco, CA | #clifthotel #mysanfrancisco #alwayssf #sheisnotlost #darlingescapes
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Clift Hotel
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| Reunited
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Of course I miss my family and friends when I'm away from home for months, but I also missed this.
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Reunited and it feels so good...starting with this "kit" for now but cannot wait for CX and MTB in the coming weeks.
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What do you miss the most when you are away from home?
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📍Sausalito, CA | #cycling #cyclingshots #cyclinglife #sausalito
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#travel #bikelife #bike #rideordie #ride #riding #girlswhoride #iamtb #tlpicks #passionpassport #femmetravel #bianchi #ootdshare #travelblogger #home #fitness #fitgirl #wearetravelgirls #sheisnotlost #commuterbike #commute #mysanfrancisco #alwayssf
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Sausalito, California
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| Home
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I'm home! Back in San Francisco with fresh eyes, a happy heart, and stories to tell.
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My travels this year began in April and took me literally around the world. I visited 11 countries and countless cities, and 7 of the countries were brand-new to me. It has been one of the most incredible years of my life!
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I'm home for one week before a special holiday trip with my family, and I'm spending some QT in this city that I love!
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Tell me where home is for you...
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📍San Francisco, CA | #mysanfrancisco #alwayssf #sanfrancisco
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Golden Gate Bridge
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| Glass...
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Glass houses, glass ceilings, glasses half full or half empty...
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In this case, glass view from the top of the second tallest tower in the world, the Canton Tower in Guangzhou China. Impressive indeed, and the last stop of our 72-hour adventure in this city once known as "the New York City of China." (Check out the "BTS" highlight on my bio for the views from the top!)
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I have three more adventures left in 2017, and what an incredible year it has been! Can you guess where I'm heading to next?
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📍Guangzhou, China | 📷: @msbellagraham | #flychinasouthern #thefittraveller #guangzhou #china #sheisnotlost
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Canton Tower Gaungzhou China
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| China
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"Those of us with water in our personalities don't pick where we'll flow to. All we can do is flow where the landscape of our lives carries us." - Arthur Golden
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Did anyone else find themselves in a place they weren't ever expecting to be this year? Where was it and what did you think?
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📍Guangzhou, China | 📷: @anne_elizabeth | #flychinasouthern #thefittraveller #china #guangzhou
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Chen Clan Ancestral Hall
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| Storytellers
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"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." - Anaïs Nin
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It was an absolute dream and big honor to explore Thailand and China with fellow writers. Capturing the story comes first for each of us, putting it into our own precious and thoughtful words comes second, and sharing it with the world is our ultimate goal. Each of us in our own way, tellers of the story of life, and adventure, and travel.
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I'm so proud to be part of this sisterhood, to be a writer, and to be traveling the world.
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Please click on the photo and choose one of my travel mates to peep here on IG. Go to their account and give them some love! What goes around comes around...
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I love you.
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📍Guangzhou, China | #flychinasouthern #thefittraveller #guangzhou #china #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls
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Guangzhou, China
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| Dim Sum
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You cannot visit China without experiencing real Dim Sum.
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And, I don't know many people who don't love Chinese food...
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One of the many feasts we were treated to in Guangzhou during my 72-Hour adventure.
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What is your favorite Chinese dish?
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📍Guangzhou, China | #flychinasouthern #thefittraveller #guangzhou #china
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Guangzhou, China
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| Reflection
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"Your perception of me is a reflection of you; my reaction to you is an awareness of me."
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We are mirrors; projecting, bouncing, reflecting, absorbing...no matter where you are in any given moment know this, we are mirrors.
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We show each other every second, who we really are. Have you ever seen love reflected back at you so pure and so delicious that it almost made you cry? Yah, me too...on the daily with the students I have the honor of teaching in @thehellyeslife academy. It is my biggest honor in this life to do this work with them; my heart work, dharma, must.
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Shine on, loves. Shine on.
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📍Guangzhou, China | #flychinasouthern #thefittraveller #guangzhou #china
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Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
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| Stop
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"Busy is a decision." - Debbie Millman, Tribe of Mentors
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When was the last time you said you were busy? When you started an email reply with, "I'm sorry this is late, I'm so busy...," or when your answer to something was, "I'm too busy?"
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Busy is a decision. It's a decision that takes us away from listening to our hearts, from taking time to love ourselves and others, it causes time to spin on instead of stand still.
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What if busy wasn't an option. Stop. Push pause. Look in every direction, inside of you and all around you, and see what you might be missing by being so busy.
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Pushing pause in Xiaozhou Cun Village...
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📍Guangzhou, China | #flychinasouthern #thefittraveller #guangzhou #XiaoZhouVillage #china
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Guangzhou, China
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| Make a Wish
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The tradition of Chinese Wishing Trees began hundreds of years ago in Lam Tsuen, Hong Kong to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and it is very common to find Wishing Trees all over China today.
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This one blended in with the art district of Xiaozhou Cun Village, just outside of Guangzhou. This "small island" village is full of artists' studios, boutiques, cafes and local treasures. (Tap the Story Highlight labeled "BTS" in my bio to see more of this village.)
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If you have a limited amount of time to explore a city or destination, hiring a local guide to guide you is paramount. With only 72 hours in Guangzhou, it was super important to lean on our guide to explore off-the-beaten-path, meaningful places like this village.
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Make a wish! You don't have to tell me what it is in the comments below, but if you do make one, leave a red heart below and let's send it out into the Universe together!
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I love you.
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📍Xiaozhou Cun Village, China | #china #flychinasouthern #thefittraveller #travel
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Guangzhou, China
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| #FlyChinaSouthern
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VIP check-in, access to the sky lounge with snacks and showers and cozy seating with WiFi, leg room for days, fully reclining seat, five course meal, wine and cheese service, snacks any time, hot towels, movies on demand, slippers and an amenities kit...and the list goes on, and on...
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Flying Business Class anywhere is a real treat, and especially on @china_southern airlines. I was recently invited to try out the direct flight to Guangzhou China from SFO, and stay with a 72-hour visa to explore this thriving city. (Check out the Story Highlights in my bio for the behind-the-scenes on my flight.)
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I'll be sharing posts from my 72-hour adventure in China here next.
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Is China on your list? Or have you visited China before? If so, tell me what you loved.
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📍Guangzhou, China | 📷: @cheycheyfromthebay | #thefittraveller #guangzhou #china
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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
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| The Rain Came
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The rain came
suddenly
and I let it
carry me
into its
darkness
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Until
I realized
it was
little drops
of light
and hope
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A baptism -
inviting
my heart
to open
like never
before
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If and when the rain comes, I hope you can find the light in it.
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My heart is deeply saddened today to learn of a friend's passing but I know she is dancing in the rain now.
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This obscure temple in Thailand was one of my favorites to visit. The "Gate of Time" entry covered with Bodhi roots was a dramatic and incredibly beautiful welcome and we watched the sun set like it does in Thailand, with a sorbet-colored sky over the ancient ruins of this former monastery. I felt it, all of it, so deeply.
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We dance, float, and walk on after this life...I know this. And love continues, only love. We leave behind any pain here for us to learn from, and it is only love after this.
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What do you think happens to us after this life?
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📍Ayutthaya, Thailand | 📷: @cheycheyfromthebay | Poem from my @readthesewords poetry book. Link in bio to order. | #sheisnotlost #thailandinsider #flychinasouthern #ayutthaya #thailand
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Wat Phra Ram
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