Still on Cloud Nine from Tuesday's Daydream Collection launch. ☁️💜
If you love vibrant accessories with a romantic, whimsical flair,🦄 our new Daydream collection is perfect for you.
I found calm in my soul after returning from my South American travels. 🌸 This collection was inspired by the calming of my restless soul and the daydreams I had when returning home about the many places I visited. ☺️☺️☺️😊
Bhutan 🇧🇹 recap p2. Green Happiness. 🌲⛰💚 One of my favorite things about Bhutan was the fact that it’s clean & green. To know that a decent amount of the installed daily fee for tourist goes to maintaining the countries free health care, free education and preserving the natural environmental, makes it all the worth while.
Bhutan has strict rules on using their natural surroundings and 70% of the forest and landscape remains untouched by humanity. And you can really see and feel this. Clean air, no trash lying around anywhere, not as much construction work going on, no traffic jams (or traffic lights for that matter!) and endless mountain and valley views. This make the immense stupa’s, temples and fortresses that are impressive by itself, come off even better in such a rich and green environment.
If you always associate #gaudi with Barcelona you may be surprised to learn his designs are all over the north of Spain.
This one is in #Comillas on the coast.
Fascinating building to wander around and the town itself is pretty cool too. 😊
People always think (that includes my parents) when I go traveling that I go 1 year on holidays. That is not true. Traveling is work. You organize, plan, manage, learn, create, influence, connect. Traveling requires you to adapt to cultures, to face your biggest fears, to deal with challenging situations, to open your heart & mind to this beautiful world. You meet yourself. And this is a lot of work.
But In this world we need $$$. And you need money to travel. I had so many people asking me how the hell do I afford this long-term travel life - that is why I wrote down all my secrets for you! I hope it helps you ♥️🌎 be bold. be open. be you. 🤔What is your experience fellow travelers?
Check out my newest article on blusandia.com 🤘🏼link in bio
Traveled solo to Dubai for two days. The first day I was very sick and could barely get out of bed. The second day I was determined to see as much as I could! First stop, Dubai Frame, the biggest picture frame in the world.
This place honestly took me by surprise. There were no crowds and inside of the frame was incredible. They lead you into a museum showing old Dubai, take you to the top where there are disappearing floors so you’re literally standing on glass (check out my Dubai story), then on the way down they show you what Dubai will be like in 50 years.
okay, let’s clarify what I did in Japan and how I went there ❤️ 🇯🇵
I came to Japan because I had a conference. It was named the Second International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life. I made an oral presentation there about feminist view on meaningful life. So my first days in Japan I spent in Waseda University meeting researchers from all over the world ❤️ And just being very happy to see student life like in anime and doramas 😄
Then I traveled to Kyoto and spend 2 wonderful days exploring this old city ❤️ I’ve never thought that I will love Japanese traditional shrines and temples so much ❤️ (photo from there, btw)
On Friday night I came back to Tokyo because of the typhoon and the whole Saturday spend in my capsule hotel surviving the biggest typhoon in last 60 years.
And then I spent almost 3 more amazing days in Tokyo exploring it and falling in love with it ❤️
Yes, I was traveling alone and I think it’s the best way to open new country and culture ❤️
I tried all Japanese. I stayed in traditional Japanese hotels and slept on tatami floor, I was also stayed in capsule hotel that we don’t have so much here and I love this a lot ❤️ I didn’t eat sushi so much in Japan because there are so many other traditional dishes that we don’t have here and they were so delicious that I need a life to try all of them 😍 I met so many amazing people who supporting me, showing me around and just were so kind that I cannot describe all my feelings to them ❤️ Thank you!
Na facebooku zrobiłam już podsumowanie wyprawy, więc żeby sie nie powtarzać, to tutaj tylko podziękuję Wam za wsparcie i za to ze mogłam dla Was robić relację.
Z podsumowań (bo tak mnie jakos naszło): - od 5 lat mieszkam za granicą - od 10 lat urządzam sobie frywolne eskapady po świecie (ponad 50 krajów ale już straciłam rachubę) - od 17 lat jeżdżę stopem - i od zawsze jestem hipisem. Nie wiem, nie pytajcie jak to działa. Szczerze mówiąc, kiedyś myślałam, że w tym wieku już przestanę hipisować. Tymczasem okazuje się, że czuję to jeszcze silniej niż kiedykolwiek i sęk w tym, że czułam to zanim jeszcze potrafiłam to nazwać. Kiedy byłam mała to myślałam, że to jakaś fanaberia a teraz już wiem, że to jestem po prostu JA i muszę sie wreszcie zaakceptować. Pytanie tylko... kto jeszcze musi mnie taką zaakceptować? No ale żeby nie zaczynać skomplikowanych tematow, to napiszę Wam teraz kawał 😃
Wiecie co mówi hipis gdy puka komus do drzwi?
- Przepraszam, ma Pan szklankę wody, bo jestem tak głodny, że nie mam gdzie spać 🙂
Więc żeby nie być takim hipisem i nie pukać znajomym do drzwi (chociaż czasami pukam - dzięki, ze otwieracie) to muszę podejmować sie pracy od czasu do czasu. I teraz już chyba nadszedł ten moment, kiedy znowu muszę sobie jakąś znaleźć, a że jestem wygodnym hipisem (to przychodzi z wiekiem) to nie będę już robić czegokolwiek, tylko chcę pracować w zawodzie. A że mam ich kilka to może sobie coś wybiorę. W kazdym razie zmierzam do tego, że nawet taki hipis jak ja musi od czasu do czasu pojsc do pracy, by zarobić na kolejne wojaże! 😃 Także pozdrawiam wszystkich serdecznie i nie bierzcie moich postow tak calkiem serio ✌️ Photo credit: @alex182photography
Sunset mountain climbers
Can I just give a HUGE virtual high five to the lovely @evelynei for these shots? 😍
I’ve never met a more adventurous bunch. Seriously...chasing sunset for the #Gram . •
Here I was in a full on length sundress and converse clasping a glass cup, avoiding dropping my camera and inconveniently photobombing this engagement photoshoot all while not dying and mooning the entire Capadoccia Valley. •
I hate hiking. Honestly. But yet I’ve found myself climbing mushroom cap mountains in Turkey Volcanos in Nicaragua 🤣. But it’s these moments that bring so much joy to my little heart. Trying new things is actually pretty great.
What are some fears you’ve conquered? ✈️
Two months of travel, 9288km, 10 cities, 7 trains rides, 1 mental break down and more incredible moments than I can count ❤️
My first impressions of Moscow’s Red Square AND the fact that this arrival marks the completion of my TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS JOURNEY!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺😁😁😁
This trip is literally a dream come true and how it came to be honestly shocks me. THANK YOU to everyone who has been a part of making this possible, thank you to the incredible source that continues to safely and graciously guide me on this journey and lastly a thank you to myself for being brave enough to say YES to this.
The Trans Siberian Express is one of the worlds most epic train journeys and I can now say I have done it. I still have two weeks left and my most favourite Russian city to visit (St Petersburg) so we are not quite done yet but today was a big finale to a part of the journey.
Thank you thank you thank you thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Travelling with a wine fanatic has meant lots of sampling and learning and brushing up on my own wine knowledge. Lucky for me the @airbnb in Florence had COUNTLESS wine books 🤓 between that and the four bottles we drank in one night, I can happily say I remember nothing and I feel mighty smug about it 😌
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𝕐𝕠𝕦 𝕕𝕠𝕟'𝕥 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕖 𝕣𝕚𝕔𝕙 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕣𝕒𝕧𝕖𝕝 𝕨𝕖𝕝𝕝 - 𝔼𝕦𝕘𝕖𝕟𝕖 𝔽𝕠𝕕𝕠𝕣
It's not necessarily about how much money you have, but how you spend it 💰
What do you think? 🤔
Travelling can be expensive and you'll find that lots of top things to do are hard to fit within a backpacker budget. However, there are ways around this!
While travelling I found that there's so much to do for 𝔽ℝ𝔼𝔼 (or cheap) in most cities 👍
When I was in Seoul I came across @seoulglobalculturalcenter
which offered several workshops for you to experience Korean culture. From dance classes, craft to the Hanbok experience you see here 💃🕺
Normally you'll see tourists roaming the streets and visiting attractions dressed in this traditional attire. These are rentals, which can set you back around £15 for 3-4 hours. That's a hell of a lot if your daily budget is just £30
Instead I got to wear this lovely Hanbok dress and have a mini photoshoot for 𝔽ℝ𝔼𝔼 📸
Every penny saved, is a penny earned right? Hehe
That’s a wrap! Yesterday I met up with @jacksonhpeters to film my first video #vanlife tour of Rosebud! In the relatively short time I’ve been keeping active with this Instagram, I’ve gotten tons of requests for interviews from some pretty legitimate and popular media channels. It’s a bit overwhelming! But he said I’m a natural on camera, so perhaps I’ll feel a bit less vulnerable once the final version goes live!
While I’m a very seasoned traveler, I’m new to blogging and content creation. Despite my “loud” personality, I’ve always flown under the radar with my creative pursuits. Journals, writing, photography, painting - all forms of creative documentation I’ve kept very personal and for my own enjoyment alone. While it’s imperative to keep sacred what’s “yours”, I’ve realized that mentality no longer aligns with my goals or who I wish to become.
I fell in love with Lebanon when we first met two years ago. I fell in love with its people, with it’s beauty, with it’s energy. I wasn’t sure that feeling would hold, perhaps it was only a passing romance. Yet here I am again and here the feeing remains, unchanged by time. There is something I can never exactly put my finger on about Lebanon that fills me with this sense of awe. It must be true what the Lebanese say, and then God created Lebanon. Habibe ❤️
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Stories make us feel more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving ✨
Yesterday I learned of Homer’s story of the temple of Poseidon, one of the most famous writers of Ancient Greece. Story shared by my Greek host, below:
Once upon a time, the kingdom of Athens was terrorized by a Minotaur. Every year, the people of Athens would sacrifice boys and girls to this monster which lived in the caves of Crete. Until one day the prince of Athens, Theseus, had enough. He told his father, Aegis, that he would kill the Minotaur and free the people of Athens. Aegis knew he could not convince his son otherwise, and told him he would pray and wait at the temple of Poseidon, the sea god, for his arrival. Aegis asked his son that if he was successful, to raise the white sails on his return home so he could see from the temple that he was alive and well. .
In Crete, Theseus met the beautiful princess, who was impassioned by his tale. She helped him defeat the Minotaur in his labyrinth to free his people. Theseus fell in love with the princess, and hurriedly returned home to have his father meet the bride to be. He was so in love, he forgot to change the sails from black to white. As the ship approached the harbor, Aegis saw the black sails and was stricken with grief that his son had died. He threw himself into the sea, forever named after him as the tears of the mourning father are said to be the source of the Aegis Sea 🌊
Do you like mythology? Which are your favorite stories?