Chharabra, a small village situated approximately 8250 feet above sea level, 13 km from Shimla on National Highway 22 (Hindustan-Tibet Road), has summer retreat of President of India, summer residence of Governor of Punjab, a five star luxury hotel, a boarding school, and a helipad even though the population would be less than 500 people (including students of boarding school, staff of the President's Retreat and Governor's house and the hotel). The village is surrounded by evergreen pine forests, and has views of the Himalayas.
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Even the Empyrean Vaults, the highest of Heavens and the lowest Helks of the Abyss could not contain the Valkyrie’s love, whose a’spiraling ability to end refrains upon the point of her own edged soul out-paced even the stop-clocks of all Nethereternity. And thus, by her own delicate hand, sought to destroy the solitary stalking evil so that multitudes might live.. In the picture 📸@neetika_sml ❣
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Speaking of Antwerp (see last post), you must read our story on Hoffy's Deli (𝐩𝐠. 𝟑𝟎), an Antwerp kosher staple that's been serving its locals for 30+ years. They even have their own cookbook - "Hoffy's - The Jewish Kitchen," which is really more than just a regular cookbook; it's a glimpse into the culture of Antwerp. Super interesting read and a breath of fresh air to see a European cookbook among a sea of others we're accustomed to seeing.
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The 4 inhabited islands including their population:
-Santa Cruz: 12,000
-San Cristobal: 6,700
The first three have Airbnb, hostel and hotel options. Floreana has one hotel with 8 rooms and zero internet/cell service/ATMs.
You can fly in and out of 2 islands: San Cristóbal and Santa Cruz (For Santa Cruz you will land on Baltra and take a bus/taxi to the dock, a short ferry to Santa Cruz and then a bus/taxi to the main town). Flying into one and flying out of the other is the best way to maximize your time.
Take USD (Ecuador’s currency) with you. None of the tour companies I worked with accepted CC. There are ATMs on the 3 main islands but they don’t always work. Also, there’s a 6-8% charge for CCs. Carry plenty of .50/1.00 coins to pay for boats that take you to the ferries. As soon as you land in Baltra you’ll need change for the buses and ferry.
Before you check into your flight in Quito (or Guayaquil) you have to check into a separate Galapagos desk to pay for a $20 Transit Control Document. The office was closed so I paid for it at a separate line set up at immigration once I landed. You’ll also pay $100 for the Galápagos National Park entrance fee at immigration.
Buy tours when you get there. Tours online will be much more expensive. The tour offices open early and close late every day. The least expensive day tour I went on started at $110. The most expensive day trip I was quoted was for $210 for Bartolomé Island. Snorkeling in general was around $110 and diving was $150-160.
If you need wifi, Santa Cruz is better than Isabela and San Cristóbal but it’s still slow in the hotels/hostels (try cafes in Santa Cruz).
If you use cell service through a foreign sim card you’ll be able to make calls and maybe use whatsapp. My Ecuadorian sim card worked well for data. You can buy one in Quito or even at the Claro office on the main street of Santa Cruz.
Go to Isabela if you’re looking for the “walk out of your hotel onto a beautiful beach, see wildlife and watch the sun set” experience. It’s a hike to get to beautiful beaches on Santa Cruz and San Cristóbal.
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Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world. There’s something wonderfully beautiful about people watching there, so many colorful and wonderful people going about their lives. And being surrounded by so much art, everywhere!
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Prêt pour un voyage à deux dans moins d'un mois ! De nouveaux souvenir à créer 😍
~Randonné vers le petit veymont~
Today is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. 😬 So I thought I’d entertain you with a small clip of an island paradise 🏝
Isla Contoy is your classic deserted island 💯, sitting on an imaginary line separating the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico.
A national park & nature reserve, the island itself is protected by Park Rangers, and visitors are limited to 200 per day.
On December 17 I embarked on a day trip to Contoy. Our pick up was at 8:45 from our Playa Mujeres resort, where we were taken to a pier for coffee & breakfast. •
Snorkelling is part of this excursion, but weather conditions didn’t allow for it this day. 🤷🏼♀️ So after about an hour of speed boating amidst turquoise waves everyone’s eyes were 😍😍😍 when the dazzling island shoreline appeared.
Once upon the island you were given the option of a guided tour or simply free time. As the island is know to be home to over 150 species of birds of course I was taking that tour.
Alas, today was not my day. We were introduced to the 100s of Frigates soaring about 👍🏼 but few other species. After a quick stop at the marine museum it was time for a cold beer & chilling 🍻
Floating in the shallow waters admiring the palm-fringed beach was indeed heavenly 🤩
Lunch break was a buffet featuring Yucatan-style fish (Tikin xic). A vegan option was available as I had requested ahead of time. Not gonna lie...I pigged out on the tasty guacamole. 😋
Lunch was followed by more free time and I did do some snorkelling right off the beach. 🐠
Off we went then to the next stop, Isla Mujeres where we were given one hour to explore. Not a ton a time, but enough to get a feel for the island.
And just enough to forget which dock you were to return to and visit panic city 😵😩😳 All’s well that ends well...we found the group and made it back to our resort by about 5:30.
Rating 7.5/10 - but others loved it 🤷🏼♀️ KNOW: no sunscreen can be worn on Contoy, or bug repellent. Bugs are BAD! 🤬
COST: tours range from $99USD up plus a port fee of 200 MX pesos
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Что ещё было бы хорошо знать перед поездкой:
Как добраться из Москвы✈
Летим до Мурманска - столицы Арктики, как гласят надписи. Летают все, билеты есть по разным ценам, надо отслеживать. Правда есть один момент 👉 на Териберке часто заметает дорогу. Поэтому, как и случилось у меня, можно запросто пропустить свой рейс, так как просто не будет дороги до Мурманска. Выход какой: брать возвратные билеты, либо оставлять на Мурманск 2-3 дня перед вылетом.
На чём ездить там🚘
Можно снять машину, джип не обязателен, дороги чистят нормально. Но можно вполне с комфортом ездить на такси. Например, отправляясь в Териберку, мы просто вызвали яндекс такси)) И доехали за небывало выгодную цену для новогодних😉 Обратно вообще нас подвезла группа путешественников на джипах, спасибо им😃 Есть группа в ВК "Моя Териберка" - там ищут попутчиков или предлагаю услуги трансфера.
Как поймать крутое полярное сияние?🎆
В основном - никак. На удачу. Сильно заранее прогноз не составить. Для яркого сияния должны сойтись 3 фактора: сильное солнечное излучение, отсутствия облачности и не проспать😂 Подробнее об этом писала пару постов назад👉
Облегчает жизнь приложение, я пользовалась "Аврора" - там на карте видно где сияет плюс есть прогноз его интенсивности. За 3-4 дня хоть что-то да увидите точно👌
Если есть ещё вопросики - задавайте, напишу с радостью😃
А пока, всем спокойной ночи 🌙😘
Zagreb is the 6th stop on our Eastern Europe Interrail trip and the 5th country to be visited 🇭🇷 As the capital of Croatia Zagreb is the cultural, economic and administrative center of this country. The city has a manageable size for a capital to be and offers both cozy cafes and classic museums 🏛️ Despite being the capital city of Croatia Zagreb is often overlooked and deselected by tourists who rather prefer to visit the coastal areas in Croatia 🏖️ However, there is definitely no need to skip this city which has remained at the forefront of history and culture in Croatia since medieval times 😊 With its crooked streets and various museums this city is perfectly made for strolling since most of the attractions are all clustered in both the Upper and Lower Town area. You will definitely find enough things to do to keep yourself busy 🥰
Tajlandia ma ponad 1400 wysp i turyście który przyjeżdża tutaj na krótką chwilę nie jest łatwo zdecydować którą wyspę wybrać.
Według nas Tajlandia nie umywa się do Indonezji czy Filipin, ale już od dawna chcieliśmy odwiedzić Park Narodowy Ang Thong i teraz w końcu nam się udało 💙
Miejsce jest naprawdę piękne ! Snorkeling co prawda do najlepszych nie należy, ale widok z punktów widokowych zachwyca. Warto było wspiąć się na 500 metrów żeby zobaczyć pobliski archipelag z lotu ptaka 😊
Polecacie jakąś tajską wyspę?
Tje sky was unbelievable this morning. As I showed you through a live stream the sky went bloodred. Oh how i wished to have a real camera with the right filters at that moment. But my Huawei gave me a good result. I lije that little boat int the middle. Have a wonderful evening ❤️
[Need to travel🌍]
🇨🇵 Envie de bouger, c'est quand qu'on repart @chloedelcorte ?! Beaucoup trop d'amour sur nos photos ❤️
Des idées de destinations proches mais canons à voir ? Oui je suis encore en examen et je pense déjà à partir...🙄😂 J'en profite pour partager des photos inédites de Berlin ! .
🇬🇧 Want to move, when do we leave Chloé ?! So much love between us ❤️
Ideas of nearby destinations but fun to see? Yes, I'm still under exams and I'm already thinking of leaving ... 🙄😂 In the meantime, these are new memories of Berlin!
24 12915 January, 2020
Again, together with my grandson and my loved ones, we crossed the English Channel by a fast shuttle train in the 50 km Eurotunnel, from Folkestone to Calais (this time it took over 40 minutes) 🇬🇧🚆🇫🇷 .
Breakfast in paradise with @vmartins.daily (probably the most beautiful photo I've ever taken) 😍 I almost never post other people over here but for this shot I just *had* to make an exception 😂 #SeteMilKmNaIndonesia
And my first adventure since moving to Singapore was... A photoshoot in BALI!! I knooow, is this real life?! 😱 Vivi invited @kzsantanaa and I to assist @miroirconsultoriadeimagem with the styling (something I hadn't done since university!), but between outfit changes I couldn't resist playing photographer too 😉
We spent a week shooting at Vivi's resort (!) @sofitelbalinusadua and it is definitely the best hotel I've ever visited. By far! Thanks for inviting me @vmartins.daily, I can't wait to share all the photos!
🇧🇷 Um café da manhã no paraíso com a @vmartins.daily (e provavelmente a foto mais linda que já tirei) 😍 Eu nunca posto fotos de outras pessoas aqui, mas nesse caso tinha que abrir uma exceção! haha
Minha primeira aventura desde que mudamos pra Singapura foi... Uma sessão de fotos em BALI!! Não, eu também não estou acreditando! 😱 A Vivi convidou eu e a @kzsantanaa para ajudar @miroirconsultoriadeimagem com o styling (algo que eu não fazia desde a faculdade!), mas claro que entre uma troca de look e outra eu também brinquei de fotógrafa 😉
Passamos uma semana fotografando no resort da Vivi (!) @sofitelbalinusadua, de looonge o melhor hotel que já visitei. Muito obrigada pelo convite pra um job tão divertido @vmartins.daily, tô louca pra postar todas as fotos!