See the rest of the slideshow, here. Wishing you all an inspiring and adventurous 2013!
(Oh, and I have a new post up at the Equals Record this week, about the bittersweet nature of falling in love with a city that happens to be thousands of miles from home. You can find it here - thank you so much for reading!)
Images: Gene Blevins - Reuters; Qais Usyan - AFP/Getty Images; Narciso Contreras - AP; Frank Franklin II - AP; Michael Nagle - Getty Images.