weekly photo challenge: reward

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Back in 2006, we worked over 60 hours per week (for 6-months) so we could afford a 4-month trip around Europe. Every time, we travel – the experiences we have are our rewards for all the hard work leading up to make it happen.

One of our earliest memories of that Europe trip was witnessing a Santorini sunset – famous for a reason 🙂

What photo would you share to show reward? See other people’s interpretations here.

Happy weekend everyone!

And as always, feel free to leave us your thoughts.
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28 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: reward

    […] wise monkeys abroad weekly photo challenge: reward […]

    Nurul Lubis said:
    March 4, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    of course, it’s a reward to have a chance to see that beautiful sunset..

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 4, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      One of the best rewards, experiencing such moments while travelling 🙂

    Ben Rowe Aperturef64 said:
    March 4, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Beautiful sunrise, a great reward for getting up early.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 4, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Yes, rising early does pay off with a good sunrise. This however was a sunset as mentioned in the post. It was in Santorini – famous for their sunsets 🙂

    Diana said:
    March 2, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Gorgeous!

    the eternal traveller said:
    March 1, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Gorgeous. I always say I work to pay for the next holiday. Luckily I like my work as well, so that is a bonus.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 2, 2015 at 8:18 am

      We work to travel (clearly)! And it’s the trips that make the best rewards for working 🙂

    Shelley @Travel-Stained said:
    March 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    The best kind of reward!! 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 2, 2015 at 8:18 am

      Isn’t it?!! Hope it’s warming up over there for you. We are beginning to cool down…

    Curt Mekemson said:
    March 1, 2015 at 2:57 am

    A beautiful sunset is always a joy. A beautiful sunset from Santorini is doubly so. 🙂 –Curt

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 2, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Absolutely Curt! We love sunsets everywhere we go…. Hope your weekend was wonderful.

    CrazyChineseFamily said:
    February 28, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Still need to go to Santorini one day. Only managed Rhodes thus far 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 2, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Well, it certainly isn’t too far from you guys now that you are a bit further south in Europe 😉 Maybe this summer??

        CrazyChineseFamily said:
        March 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm

        This summer/ late summer we go three weeks to China and for a few days to Jeju island 🙂

    Just Another Nature Enthusiast said:
    February 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    So lovely that you share your rewards with the rest of us through the stunning and engaging photographic dialogue you create about your travels.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 2, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Those are truly generous words. Thank you! We are so glad to be able to share our moments – it keeps them even more alive for us 🙂

    Mabel Kwong said:
    February 28, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Beautiful sunset, Monkeys. Fireball in a fiery sky. I am sure it was bright and glaring in reality, more so than this photo. 60 hours per week of work? That sounds like a lot, like you have to pull twelve hour working days!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 2, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Mabel – it was pretty much 11 hour days for 5 days a week and then 7 hours on a Saturday! Le was wiped by the end of those 6 months (not to mention the travel time to and from work) and although the reward was totally worth it, we will never be doing that again.

      It was a memorable sunset!

      PS – autumn has finally hit… 😦 Hope you enjoyed your summer as best you could!

        Mabel Kwong said:
        March 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm

        That certainly sounds like a very stressful working time. Six days working weeks, barely any rest at all. I have never worked like that before, and do not intend to. So stressful. My plan of attack to making money is work the jobs that pay a lot 😀

        I miss summer already. Now we have a cold year to look forward too 😦 Summer here was just whisper, let’s hope winter isn’t too cold. Have a good week, Monkeys 🙂

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          March 4, 2015 at 5:33 pm

          Hahah – well Mabel, that job paid well and we needed the money as we were away for that period of time and planning a wedding!! Maybe the better plan of attack is win the lotto 😉

            Mabel Kwong said:
            March 4, 2015 at 10:57 pm

            Well, once someone at work said to me: the odds of winning the lotto are the same if you buy a ticket and if you don’t buy a ticket 😀

            wisemonkeysabroad responded:
            March 7, 2015 at 7:25 am

            HA! Got to be in it to win it 😉

    Mani (A New Life Wandering) said:
    February 28, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Stunning, quite a reward!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

      It certainly was 🙂 Hope you have been well!

    Shikha (whywasteannualleave) said:
    February 28, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I’m really hoping I might make it to Santorini this year and sunsets like this are one of the many reasons! Do you need to hire a car to get around there or is it easy enough by public transport or foot?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      February 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

      We hope you do get to see it, pretty memorable 🙂

      We got around by local buses and on foot! It was pretty straight forward!

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