🇭🇷 SAVE if you plan to visit Dubrovnik!
This famous walled city is growing in popularity, and in the summer it is insane crowded. 🔥 It's also insane hot. 🥵 Just know that
Even though it's crowded, and every place jacked up their prices, is it still worth visiting? 🤷🏽♀️ Absolutely!!
What to do with 1-2 days in this "Game of Thrones" and UNESCO heritage city? 👇🏼
🌎 Walk the city walls for epic views (pictured)
🌎 Explore the narrow city streets and alleys, and walk the main "Stradun" for live music
🌎 Take the chairlift above the city for an incredible view!
🌎 Rent a kayak and explore the nearby caves, and swim in the salty Adriatic
🌎 Take a boat to Lokrum Island and see the peacocks 🦚
🌎 Take part in a historical walking tour (learning about the city during the war in the '90's is really interesting)
🌎 Relax on one of many nearby beaches!
Croatia is such a gem 💎. This country has loads to see, and outside of this particular city it is not crowded or "touristy". If you haven't been, get yourself there! 😎
Like a breeze! That's what blogger life often looks like.🏵 Today I want to provide you some insight on what it means to be a #TravelBlogger .
In a week as a travel content creator, I do the tasks of a
◇ SEO Strategist
◇ Travel Writer
◇ Keyword and Topic research
◇ Guest Posting
◇ Research opportunities such as advertisers and promotional inquiries
◇ Social Media Manager
◇ Email Marketer
◇ Human Resources when interviewing freelancers
◇ Education via trainings and webinars
◇ Create own products
What’s the most unique landscape you’ve ever come across?
I’ve been lucky enough to see some pretty cool places in my life but one of the most incredible that stands out to me is Arizona. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined the beauty this state holds.
The vastness of landscapes was really miraculous to see. From cactus covered deserts, to red rock formations to completely flat lands, Arizona continued to amaze me.
Horseshoe Bend, being one of the most amazing! This incredible place started forming over 20 million years ago and today it’s a landscape like no other. The vibrant cliff walls are made from Navajo Sandstone and about 1000 ft below runs the beautiful blueish-green Colorado River. It’s one of those places you have to see with your own eyes to really take in all of its miraculous beauty.
I suppose Mother Nature really took her time creating this masterpiece and it truly shows. Share with me one of your favorite landscapes.
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Meet my girl Jessica 🦛✨.
The year 2000 kicked off with devastating floods in Mozambique and South Africa, causing a baby hippo to be swept downstream. She was found by Tonie and Shirley Joubert, a couple that lived on the banks of the Blyde River; Only a few hours old, the umbilical ford still attached to her, weak and traumatized. She urgently needed to be fed and taken care of. Thanks to Tonies experience as a ranger, the couple dared to take on the task of nursing the baby hippo back to health. They took her in, called her Jessica and became deeply connected.
Over the years, with undivided love and attention, Jessica has grown into a large but gentle creature. Today, she’s an 18 year old full sized, healthy, happy and most importantly free!!! hippo who lives wild and comes and goes as she pleases. She still checks in at her human parents’ river house from time to time, to socialize with them and to chug tea straight from the bottle! Hell yeah girl! 🤙🏼
What makes her special and unique is the fact that she’s a wild animal that interacts with humans in a rather different way than nature has intended. Because while not looking the part, hippos are one of the most dangerous and feared animals in Africa, with many accounts of hippos attacking and killing people who invade their space and disrupt their routines. Jessica is an incredible exception to this rule, and her story amassed world fame when National Geographic and Animal Planet made a documentary about her. She’s stolen the heart of people all around the world, mine included! 🤍
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Sail away with me 🌊☀️
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I had the oddest experience last night...
Some backstory is necessary here: I lived with my grandma basically my whole life. Even after I got older and moved out, I wound up moving back in when her health started to decline.
Gma was a real trip. I have so many hilarious stories, but when you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and someone who’d had countless strokes, especially someone as stubborn and independent 😅 as she was, there were eventually more difficult days than good or even fine days.
Something that happened consistently (like at least once per week, if not more), was that she’d wake me up in the middle of the night by yelling my name... with a big bellowing yell so I could hear her from my room in the basement 🙈
Side note: she never pronounced my name ‘correctly’ — it’s said ai-dree-in, but she always said ai-drin, I suspect because she was from the south. (Interestingly, neither of my grandmas said my name like the rest of the world: my nana called me ‘Andrea’ in her thick Maltese accent!)
Some nights gma would yell because her Alzheimer’s brain thought it was lunchtime at 3am and wanted me to make her something to eat. Some nights she had slipped off her chair or bed or gotten stuck. Some nights she a bathroom accident. Some nights she took a bad fall (those nights, I’d wake up without her yelling, because I’d hear the thud).
Gma has been gone for a little over two years now.
But last night, at 2:20am, I was woken from a dead sleep to her yelling my name. AAAAAAAA-DRIIIIIIIIN 😳
It wasn’t a dream. I remember I was dreaming when I woke up to the sound of her yelling from the floor above me (I’m on the top floor of my building). I thought maybe Toby🐶 made a weird noise?..but no, he was sound asleep.
When I woke up to that yell I was instantly wide awake and instantly my stomach was in knots, the exact same way I used to feel when I didn’t know if gma had fallen or had another stroke or who knows what.
Even with a pit in my stomach, I knew it wasn’t real. But I was so alert from the weird adrenaline rush, I tried and failed big time at going back to sleep.
So I decided to get up and start my day... and make lunch at 3am 💛
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Szabadsàg az, amikor megteheted, hogy ne csinàlj igazán semmit. 🕊
Ez most csak egy ilyen Balcsis - biciklis hétvége volt.🌾🚲
Discovering hidden gems in my own country!❤ #romania
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Just like Tinie, I go Cannes cause I can 🌞
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Do you like mysterious and interesting places?
This is the old water park in Hue which cost around 3 million dollars and opened in 2004 before construction was completed. This place has been planned to build according to the model of eco-tourism and entertainment area. The total area of the park is up to 49.9 hectares divided into many different areas. One of the most unique attractions when visiting the park is the giant dragon symbol winding on the roof of the building. The dragon statue on the building is an impressive highlight of the park, and it is also an area that appears on many photos taken in Hue 🙈💚
via @janinasell ✨✨
📍Abandoned Water Park, Hue, Vietnam / Hồ Thủy Tiên, Huế, Việt Nam
Stay safe, stay positive, stay strong and don't forget to stay good memories 🤗
🎓I believe in self-education.
If something eludes your attention or knowledge, it can well be excused due to overflow of information. Or it can not be excused due to the same reason.
♻️Till this very day I quote one of the lecture guests from @condenastcollegelondon course I attended: he mentioned that the access to mind-blowing volume of info is a blessing and a curse. All can be revealed, discovered and checked: one can be fueled with facts and notions rocket-like. But at the same time there’s no excuse to make mistakes here: all information is at your hand, thus if something slips through your fingers, it’s the laziness/inattentiveness/indifference talking.
⁉️But I trip over the same ground I preach. When media hysterically lures you in the system of beliefs rather than the system of proofs, it’s hard to remain critical. However, the more I read the headlines and passionate speeches, the more I wake up to the thought: facts don’t care about feelings.
🔕We in Russia, as a society that once throned sentiments over progress, have been restricted in any form of expression for almost a century. Still dealing with the consequences today.
That’s why it’s increasingly harder for me to keep up with the Western contemporary Marxist tendencies. As with every utopia, it’s not what it seems to be. But 100 years ago we did not have Internet, this blessing and curse of information. Now the choice is yours.🃏
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