https://www.duolingo.com/Anneduol1ngo

Goodbye 674 day streak!

Goodbye 674 day streak! We may see each other again in another couple of years. There will be no mourning, regrets or sadness. I just anticipate a sense of freedom because...

Tomorrow I fly to my holiday trekking in the Himalayas, hoping to reach Annapurna Base Camp, 4130 metres. I'm sure many of you will have done this and more, but for me, even attempting it is awesome. In the last 3 years I have had 5 operations, the last just under a year ago. And I have passed my 30 score years and 10 mark and have never done a trek.

My temporary separation from DL has been thought through and a positive decision made not to 'be connected' while on trek. It's possible I may not even take pictures all the time. I plan to live in the moment and enjoy or endure all I experience. At the very least the stars without light pollution and the mountains will be amazing. (So will not going to the gym, for a while anyway!)

I'll catch up with you all in about 3 weeks time.

'Bye for now!

2 months ago

39 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DimitrijeD4
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I wish you best of luck in your endeavor. Life's offering so much to catch up and one should not sacrifice a moment.

Duolingo will be waiting when you come back.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

I doubt many of us have done that Himalaya trek. The closest I have done that trek was vicariously, reading Peter Matthiessen's book "The Snow Leopard". It is a true story from this great writer of his trek through that area. I highly recommend you read it before your trek for additional inspiration and it would make good airplane reading.

Living in the moment is the best way to go. After all, the present moment is all we really have.

Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ. Look for it carved in mani stones.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gary698455

"The snow Leopard" is a great book.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Davey944676

I'm glad you won't be concentrating on taking pictures - they'll never look as good as your memories. Maybe just the occasional snap with people you meet?

Use any available moment just to stop and take in the views with your own eyes, and breathe it all in.

You'll have a great time. I am incredibly jealous of you right now.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yannis216836

I am also past the three score and ten with three major surgeries in the last eighteen months. I wish you well with the trip to Nepal, I was there in 1970 and enjoyed every bit of it. My last real walk was down the Samaria Gorge in Crete two years ago. Once again, best wishes for your adventure.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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have a wonderful trip, safe flights, enjoy every moment!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xHxwk

3 lingots for the bravery!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneduol1ngo

Thanks! Brave or foolish?

Please could people note that this is my last post here prior to flying. I will read your comments however. Thanks to all. Just a bit busy..

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin
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Congrats on your 674-day streak and it will feel nice not to think about your streak every day. Also, the trip sounds amazing! I wish you the best in reaching the Annapurna Base Camp! :-)

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DipenDhakal

I Live in Nepal But I have Never Gone to the Himalayan Region I'm Just 16 so i will do that in the future..... And Best of Luck to You!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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Hello DipenDhakal, that sounds like a wonderful trip to look forward to. I wish you all the best.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NancyMihalich
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You deserve a great trip! I know you can reach your goal! When you reach the top, make a special wish! Bravo!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sher818015

That is fantastic! What a rich life you are leading! I love the idea of seeing the stars without light pollution and have been fortunate to view them in some fairly remote places. I often wish the world could turn off all the lights for just a moment so everyone could experience that amazing sight. Have a lingot.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WinterSoldier.

Ahhh...a Himalayan trek. Have fun for all of us!!!! The nearest I've gotten to a Himalayan trek was planning a break in/ fire escape route on my roof, and retrieving a football someone had chucked onto the roof.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sgorancic

Sretno ... Buena suerte ... Good luck ...

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72
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Take good care of yourself, have fun, and return safely. Best wishes. :)

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Charlie47630

I envy you that adventure, my friend! Being 3 score and 10 myself, I understand QTR (Quality of Time Remaining). I trekked the jungle in the Ecuadorean Amazon Basin, disconnected from the grid. Would love to do it again. Your trip sounds fabulous! Buena suerte, amigo.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlanGarcia13610
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I missed an 8 day streak going for a 20 miles trek in the mountains of Western Guatemala. A very big surprise for me was that the small town meant as our final destination was a town where they speak K'ich'e, a mayan language that I learnt (partially) at University. It was a great experience to test my knowledge (and share) with a little boy and his family. ;)

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dogcatbunnyhiss

that's sad i lost my 60 day streak

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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sorry about that, keep at it, and step by step you'll find you have a new streak.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zane474593

losing 3 years of work i hope you get there someday again!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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no, not really losing the work - what you have learned remains with you, even if the streak is gone! A streak is just a streak, and in Anneduol1ngo's case, giving up the streak is a choice.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dogcatbunnyhiss

Me?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArrigoC
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Disfruta de cada momento

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juskat
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bon voyage! looking forward to hearing about your exciting adventure!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eugen_nw
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Never worry about losing your streak because what you've learned on Duolingo no one will ever be able to take away from you. Have an amazing trip!

You may want to check with the "Duolingo authorities" to see if you can take a documented break because of the circumstances.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose
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Hi Anne, a trek to the Himalayas is definitely worth losing a streak for!! Wow, that's the experience of a life time.

Enjoy every moment of it all and have fun!

God bless!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yvonne856633

Have a wonderful journey. I hope that it is all, and more than you imagine. Your story fills me with hope, on a day when it is difficult to come by.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

You are on your way now and I wish you a safe journey. I am finalizing plans for my 6 month sojourn in Vietnam. WIFI is commonly available but I will somewhat follow you in disconnecting and enjoying the moment. I plan to limit myself to essential use of my computer and take time to peek in here from time to time. Lessons will be 24/7 for me, everyone in Vietnam will be my teachers. I used to carry luggage for all my photo gear but gave that up years ago. Just my camera and I plan just one picture per day of my traveling companions who will change from time to time.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BillRugg-E
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Bon chance

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/prj65
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Hi Anne. I am so happy for you! What an awesome opportunity! I hope you have a wonderful time! If only more duolingo streaks were lost in such a positive and wonderful way! We look forward to your return!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneduol1ngo

I did it! Now in Pokhara awaiting transport to hotel. Would love to post photo of myself at Annapurna Base Camp 4130 metres in Snow minus 10 degrees Celcius. To my mind, at my age, I don't think this would put me at risk. I am so bundled up that only my head is visible. I don't know if my IT skills are sufficient anyway.. Does anyone with authority know if I would seriously be breaking DL rules? What I do not want to do is encourage teenagers to be posting their photos.

I am quite tired. It will probably be a couple of weeks before I get back to my lessons, but now I am in civilisation again I will probably look at the discussions.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Saved_by_Christ
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Wow! What an adventure lies before you! I hope everything goes well and you have a fantastic time. Looking forward to hearing from you in 3 weeks!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RtSPJ02x

What language were you learning? How far did you get?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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can't you see it from next to her name?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarshallLanguage

That must hurt. I just started this website myself. Hope you get it back!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobgirl10

Noooooooooo! Noooo

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lostsoul123

OOF. I feel your pain. Its like playing a game and you accidentally reset it

2 months ago
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