What started as a neighborhood block party over a decade ago is now the largest neighborhood festival in Washington, D.C. spanning eleven blocks and attracting 150,000 people. Despite its size, you’re bound to run into people you know proving it’s still just a neighborhood block party. Live music, a flea market, food from around the world, it’s a festival that deepens D.C. pride.
These are not our cinnamon-y Costco-style #churros , folks! The Spanish have been frying star-piped dough and rolling them in sugar for over a century. (Although historically, the origins of churros are thought to have been brought over from China to Portugal and then into Spain where the iconic ridged shape was created—but I digress). The luxury of this photo was the Spanish-style hot #chocolate we dipped the #xurros into. Rich, creamy with a tempered bitterness of #darkchocolate and just slightly sweet. A visit to La Granja M. Viader @granjaviader in #LaRambla is a must when visiting #Barcelona ! This place has been around since 1870 (over 125 years!!) and you can taste why!
Qadarullah punya mertua tinggalnya di Purwokerto. Kenapa? Soalnya kalo lg gabut tinggal pilih mau main ke air terjun mana terus minta tolong si Tepo untuk nemenin. Selama diperjalanan, sebelum nyampe ke persis dibawah air terjunnya biasanya ada aja angle angle atau spot menarik yg males difoto (mager ngambil kamera didalem tas. Lagi dan lagi, gue mengandalkan hape Tiongkok plus tripod mini. Anyway, ada yg bisa liat penampakan @teponisius? Swipe aja. #hapetiongkokmerajaipasaran
Fall is my absolute favorite season. I love everything about it, from the crunchy leaves to the crisp air to, yes, all the pumpkin spice!
But this year I’ll be missing the best part of autumn at home in Ohio because I’ll be traveling. It bums me out because Ohio is amazing at this time of year.
To make myself feel a bit better, Elliot and I went out to the Holden Arboretum near Cleveland last weekend to do the canopy walk and peep the very first leaves starting to turn yellow. It’s not full-blown fall yet (it was about 80 degrees F this day, which is not fall-like at all!), but it still made me happy.
Now I’m at the airport sipping a pumpkin spice latte and getting ready to head to Europe, where I’m hoping I won’t be the only one excited about autumn!
Who else loves fall and everything that goes along with it? What is one of your must-dos this time of year?
Or like a lot of people say, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Which definitely made sense, I did two aerial flights over this wonderful landscape and was impressed on how similar it looks with the Grand Canyon but still unique, since there is a lot of vegetation in this Canyon.
The Waimea Canyon is a large canyon, approximately ten miles long and up to 3,000 feet deep, located on the western side of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands of the United States. It is unbelievably colorful and definitely way quieter than its competitors.
Yucatán, Mexico. Tag who you'd adventure here with!
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If you’re traveling anywhere in the south of Europe, you’ll likely come across a few cathedrals. This is one of my favorites! 🧡
Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca was finished in 1601 (can you even imagine that⁉️) and is one of Palma’s top sights.
Growing up, my family 👨👩👧👧 and I would go on vacations to Mallorca all the time. It seems that Instagram has only caught on recently and it makes me see this island in a completely new way as I never really appreciated its beauty before. 🧡 It was so fun going back on a mother-daughter trip in early August and revisit some of the places we’ve gone to so many times in years before.
Did you travel when you were younger? Where did you go with your family growing up?
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🇵🇹 Durante a viagem de barco que fizemos entre Lombok e as Flores fizemos snorkel no Manta Point, um dos melhores lugares do mundo para fazer mergulho. Apesar de não ser a época, conseguimos ver 5 mantas, logo no momento que entramos na água. O Parque Nacional de Komodo é extraordinário e um lugar que nos faz sonhar com um planeta como há muito deve ter sido, onde homem e natureza viviam em comunhão perfeita. Hoje também enfrenta os seus desafios, mas o governo Indonésio tem planos para o preservar. No próximo ano os mergulhos estarão interditos neste local.
🇬🇧 During the boat trip between Lombok and Flores we snorkeled at Manta Point, one of the best places in the world to go scuba diving. Although it is not the season, we could see 5 mantas just as we enter the water. The Komodo National Park is extraordinary and a place that makes us dream with a planet as it must have long been, where man and nature lived in perfect communion. Today it also faces its challenges, but the Indonesian government has plans to preserve it. Next year the dives sites will be closed.
The ideal Saturday morning vibe. Sitting down in a cozy corner with a favorite book and tea. But in reality Saturday is always a catch up day for chores, piled laundries, and the list goes on.
Right now I am packing to leave for Rome, trying to fit in 2 weeks in a carry on, and getting the house ready for my family to stay when they come to visit after our trip. We are having a reunion the 10 of us, and roaming Rome for few days before going down on a cruise.
My husband and I travel really good together, he is indeed the best travel partner @bobob_everyman.We make plans but we go with the flow and like to take our time to absorbs things, sometime people watching is the best activity. But this time around I will be travelling for a few days without him, with the big family. I-am anxious and excited because I miss my family and it’s Rome come on! In the same time though, I am anxious as travelling with a big group is 🤯, if you know what I mean. We will see how it goes, at least some part is taken care by the cruise. Follow the stories to join the fun.
Hope your Saturday is beautiful wherever you are! #fellowmag#momentlikethis#morninglikethis#decorinspo#chiaroscuro#stilllife#foodandtravel#motktravel#isabellagardnermuseum#vzcomade#theartofslowliving#wheninboston
perched on top of a hill in the city of bandarban is the shimmering buddha dhatu jadi, the largest buddhist temple in bangladesh. popularly known as the bandarban golden temple, its distinguishable arakanese-style golden stupa could be seen from various lookout points around the city. only buddhists are allowed inside the main stupa (a rule which i personally disagree with as religious places should be open to all without discrimination), which houses four gilded images of the buddha gifted by the government of myanmar, with each facing an ordinal direction.
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt” ~ John Muir
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The Chaouwara tannery is one of the three tanneries of #Fez . Built in the 11th century, it is the largest #tannery in the city. It offers a unique window into the pungent, natural process of producing world-class leather using methods that have changed little since medieval times.
El #BahiaPalace in #Marrakesh was commissioned by the Grand Visier Ahmed ben Moussa between 1894 and 1900. Craftsmen were brought from Fez to work on this monumental task which took approximately fifteen years to complete. Its salons host intricate marquetry and zouak (painted wood) cedar ceilings that do not fail to impress.
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lush greenery of the chittagong hill tracts, the only extensively hilly area in bangladesh and the homeland of many predominantly buddhist tribal groups.
the region was the hotbed of a two-decade-long political and armed conflict between the government of bangladesh and the tribal insurgents from 1977 to 1997. although peace and stability have since returned, a travel permit is still required for foreign visitors (separate permit for each of the three districts) with the additional requirement for a full-time guide to accompany you for the entire duration that you are travelling within the hill tracts, which make visiting the region a pretty costly affair.
#Koutoubia minaret in #Marrakesh is a point of reference for international architecture. The 12th-century 70m-high tower is the prototype for Seville’s Giralda and Rabat’s Le Tour Hassan, and it’s a monumental cheat sheet of Moorish ornament: scalloped keystone arches, jagged merlons (crenellations) and mathematically pleasing proportions. The #minaret was sheathed in Marrakshi pink plaster, but experts opted to preserve its exposed stone in its 1990s restoration.
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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.
~~~ Bran Castle ~~~
_______________________________________________________ If you are searching for some good-looking vampires, I’m sorry to disappoint you but you won’t find any at the Bran Castle.
Probably you wouldn’t found any also during the Middle Ages, when a less-charming guy from Wallachia called Vlad III became famous as “the devil” for his peculiar passion: the impalement of his enemies in his lovely backyard.
What this story has in common with Bran Castle? Nothing. Because, historically, Vlad III “the Impaler” likely never stepped a foot inside this castle. However, in the fictional universe of Bram Stoker, he became Dracula. A probably good-looking vampire who liked to impress young ladies with its property (aka the Bran Castle) and the fact that instead of the a good vintage wine he liked to drink a good vintage blood.
I know that many people remain disappointed to discover that the one “real” Dracula had nothing to do with this castle. However, I think the castle is nice to visit anyway! For example, did you know it was built in 1212 by the Teutonic Knights? And that it was used as a defensive stronghold against the Ottomans?? I think there’s much more to know about it!
Have you ever been disappointed by a place you visited?
Dresden, Germany 🇩🇪. Walking around the lovely @visit.dresden ❤. This German city is amazing every season! I would recommend going either during the summer to enjoy the beer gardens along the Elbe or during winter time to visit the incredible winter markets! Have you been to Dresden? ☀️ #sponsored#dresden#visitdresden
ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏ ᴛɪᴘ ✷ you can find this lovely bridge on Taschenberg street, in the heart of Dresden's Old Town 🌁.
Prague, Czech Republic 🇨🇿. Located in the middle of the city, Vrtbovská zahrada or Vrtba Garden in English, is one of the most beautiful Baroque gardens in Prague and a true hidden gem 🌿. Its unique architectural design will leave you in awe 😍.
ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏ ᴛɪᴘ ✷ Vrtba Garden isn't open all year round. It is only open to the public from 10AM until 6PM from April to the end of October. There is an entrance fee of 80 CZK (or 70 CZK for students) 💸
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