🌷 Tem uma flor gigante passando na sua Timeline pra avisar que a primavera está chegando! 🤣⠀ ⠀
Vocês eu não sei, mas o inverno não vai deixar nenhuma saudade. Muito calor, poucas chuvas e desastres naturais acontecendo no Brasil, o que é lamentável. Em Buenos Aires passei uns perrengues com frio e pra todo lugar que saia, tinha que colocar um casaco. 🏔 😎⠀ ⠀
Agora a meta é curtir devagar essa estação que promete ser mais leve. Eu fiquei com dor no pescoço nesse dia de tão alta que era.
Quem levariam pra ver essa flor gigante de pertinho? 🌎 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Who says science isnt fun? Says the lonely planet magazine. The great Madagascar experiment began some 165 million years ago when it was ripped from Africa and sent floating off into the newly formed indian ocean. Isolated, the island’s plants and animals evolved, creating thousands of dumfounding species that Maddie calls its own. The remaining forests still teem with this outlandish life and encounters with it cant help but make you giggle with delight. Thats the pure, unforgettable fantasy of Madagascar.
Today I am tasting 2 bars from the country where lies Parc National de I’Isalo. And following along with the 🐧 tribe, keeping the cheer strong. .
The first one is the Honey Crystal 63 %Dark chocolate from @madecasse . I had tried this bar long ago and it was good to re-taste it again. It has the typical subtle tarteness that fruity but the fun part is the honey crystals that can help you put on your Captain Crunch pants on. 😉😉 This is the kind of bar that SHOULD be paired with a peated scotch!
The second bar is the 60% Melk bar from @fjaakchocolate made with cacao from Akenssons Befojo Estate. This was sent to me by Pashmina of @barandcocoa , she says its one of her favorites. Thanks Pashmina.
The first thing I smell is the milk. Like what comes from a creamy brie or a camembert. 🤤🤤. As I tasted it I get a lot of the same cheesy flavor that flip flops with the fruity flavors. The complexity of this bar makes you wanna go for a hike, deep into the lush cloud forests of Parc de Ranomafana to swap looks with lemurs 😂😂! (Definitely delighted to have a backup of this one )
It is kind of funny to do an entire Italt photo set and not share any non-gelato food photos. I wanted to share a favorite dish, but in all honesty I had two weeks of divine meals. However, this pasta dish from Sardina PastaBar in Palermo is near the top. Beetroot pasta, scampi, burrata, and lemon. Simple and the kind of dish I want three of!
finally i can publicly share the photos of my visit to the world's largest refugee camp in kutupalong, bangladesh!
i'd been putting this entry on hold until i'd safely left bangladesh lest i jeopardize my exit from the country at the immigration checkpoint. as i'd visited the camp without any permit (which i later learnt is a requirement), and even though the ngos had been gracious in receiving me and showing me around, somehow i was spotted by the government officials who then requested for my travel documents (which i didn't want to give) and visiting permit (which i didn't have). after being held for some hard questioning ("are you a journalist?" 😅) for 30 mins, i was eventually let go and told to come back with the necessary permit. phew, that was intense!
now let's talk about this camp. a generous bangladesh hosts more than 1.3 million rohingya refugees who fled the persecution in myanmar within its borders, a humanitarian move that is clearly putting a lot of strain on the existing infrastructure and resources of this densely populated country of 165 million. and out of these 1.3 million refugees, more than half a million are housed right here in kutupalong.
the camp is supported by various ngos and seven international entities (western governments and japan). i was led to camp d5 (said to be the safest to visit), and there i saw clinics, food distribution centres, makeshift stalls, and of course, endless rows of huts resided by the refugees. rationing is in place, and each refugee will get a digitized ration card containing tk 700 (usd 8) every month for the purchase of food and supplies.
My attempts at a #accidentallywesanderson capture. Tian Jing is a boutique hotel & cafe in the Chinatown district of KL that reflects its rich Chinese community heritage. Read that in the 1850s, a bunch of Chinese miners accidentally founded KL whilst searching for tin.
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On Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu can be seen from the distance. Island hopping is quite easy using the Jesselton Point Jetty & getting your boat tickets to the islands. There’s really no need to purchase a tour. You get to do things on your own schedule. An island return trip is 23 ringgits.
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Pulau Manukan is deemed the most popular of the islands in Sabah. There’s some restaurants on land, some beach houses, & convenience store. The snorkelling here was actually quite good but the crowds can be a bit much. Nothing like arms & legs frailing everywhere make you not want to swim.
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Sapi is one of the pulau in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in Sabah & the second smallest of the islands. The water visibility was very clear for snorkelling & it can be done from the beach.
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Flew into Sabah, Malaysia to visit Borneo. Borneo consists of Brunei, Indonesia, & Malaysia. Sabah has its own immigration upon arrival which was wild to me since I did fly in from KL. I love islands so hence my first time in these parts to check out the beaches & islands here.
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The Petronas Twin Towers during the day with an eerie presence of the haze.
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A bit of KL’s skyline including the beautiful Masjid Jamek & KL Tower. Taken from the River of Life, the government’s attempt to revive Gombak River area.
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KL is currently taken over by this haze coming from the rainforest fires in Indonesia. So there’s a thick smokey layer blocking the sun. Not great for breathing. I ventured around KL’s independence square to admire the colonial buildings surrounding it. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is the stunner built in the Moorish-style & it’s clock tower was supposed to modeled after the Big Ben.
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The futuristic look and feel of Bukit Bintang, the most happening area of KL.
So guys, how was your summer and where did you travel during it? 🏖 This year we barely touched the beach, we were mostly at city destinations between Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France (we visited 15 destinations between big cities and little villages)😍 We were at the beach just for a couple of days in Senigallia, Italy and that was everything 😅
__________ 💡Travel tip: If you are ever in Germany and you wanna do a castle hopping trip in Cochem, I can advice you to drive for 20 mins till you reach Belstein, which is a little village full of these colorful and characteristic houses👌🏼 .
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