Who is still out there exploring? You don’t have to get on a plane to do it! Bt dubs - I’m not 😂 but I will get out of the house eventually and take a drive or do something! But I’m not gonna lie... leaving the house gives me major anxiety. I’m still trying to figure out how to do it in a way that makes me feel comfortable. I think if I was alone during lockdown I would be more willing to take on new adventures but because I’m on lockdown with my grandparents I need to be more responsible.
Last year I was on a plane almost every month and I miss visiting new places! The pic above is from Edinburgh, which is a beautiful and severely underrated travel destination! I spent hours just walking down random streets finding places to eat/drink. Also, the friendliest people ever! Perfect for solo travel or with a group of frIends. You have to check it out!
Right now I’m just waiting for the day we get our act together so this virus goes away.In the meantime, I’m doing my best to enjoy the time at home and thinking about my next steps. Hope you are all using this time wisely!
Comment below - do you feel comfortable taking a trip right now?
This is the largest and the best-preserved Portuguese bastion in Goa and was built in 1609-12, to control the entry into the river Mandovi as a guard against invasions from the Dutch and the Marathas. The walls of this fort are 5 meters high and 1.3 meters wide. Little surprise is that, the only fort that was not conquered by any invaders during the 450 year long rule of the Portuguese empire.
“Agua” in Portuguese means water, thus the fort derived its name “Aguada” to denote a place where water is accumulated. A freshwater spring – from where the fort derives it’s name – within the fort provided water supply to the ships that called there. Ringed by thick battlements, the heart of the fort was protected by two hundred cannons and a deep dry moat, which one still has to cross to get inside.
Major attraction in GOA
✓ Dona Paula
✓ Anjuna Beach
✓ Baga Beach
✓ Basilica of Bom Jesus
✓ Dudhsagar Fall
✓ Calangute Beach
✓ Candolim Beach
What are your favourite moments for which you are grateful? 🤗
I never used to be one who lived in the moment. My mind was always somewhere else. Frankly, I never felt comfortable being in the moment, no matter who I was with. But now I am realizing the value of a moment.
I do believe it’s these moments that make life all the more worthwhile
ℙ𝕙𝕠𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕚𝕡 🔆
So close to the tourist bustle of Split and Trogir, yet still untouched by mass tourism, Kaštela offer plenty of cultural and heritage sites, boasting charm of ancient fishermen's settlements and piece and quiet of authentic Dalmatian stone villages.
Kaštela actually consists of seven smaller places called Stafilic, Novi, Stari, Luksic, Kambelovac, Gomilica and Sucurac. This beautiful beach is in Kastel Stafilic 😀
"We are Guyana’s First online furniture store. All items are imported from USA 🇺🇸 where you can find out main showroom in Fort Launderdale, Our showroom has been in existence for 3 years here in Guyana. Zayna Furniture can be found 249 Oronoque and Forshaw Queenstown opposite rio night club" -@zaynafurnitureguyana
👣 #beyondcroatia ｜ #split
— the city of rebellion: overthrowing the regime by building houses on top of the palace
A bit off topic but found and selected almost 1TB of my old photos recently. Still have plenty of hidden gems from forgotten corners of planet Earth and have many untold stories. This one was taken in Ethiopia when we supported semi nomad communities in Borena state after the great drought of East Africa in 2012.
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Know more about Kadamakkudy ⬇️
Kadamakkudy Islands is basically a cluster of fourteen islands 🏝️
Pokkali paddy farming is done on largescale at Pizhala which is a must visit 🙌
Very calm, peaceful and rushfree ,this place is an excellent spot for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts 📸
Also guaranteed for cycling lovers too as it's traffic free 🚲
Views from the top of El Penon in Guatape, Antioquia. I don’t do good with high altitudes, and had multiple panic attacks while I was in Colombia cause I couldn’t breathe properly. Also going up those 675 steps literally killed me but after you get to the top, the view and the breeze is so worth it!!
Can’t wait to enjoy moments like this again in the future someday 💙
193 4366 August, 2020
Some facts you maybe don't know about Milan's cathedral:
1. It took six centuries to complete
2. Over 78 lead architects were consulted for its development but the architect of the original design in unknown
3. It houses the first baptistery in Christianity to have an octagonal construction
Want to hear my solo travel horror stories? 🤫
I’ve been super busy with both my jobs this month. Stepping into a leadership role on a yacht and maintaining a travel coaching business on the side has barely given me any time for myself 😅 .
I won’t be posting a new blog this week, but what I will be doing is opening up my email list for people who are interested in hearing some of my solo travel, yachting and dating horror stories.
I like to share the good, the bad and the ugly. Much like dating, yachting and solo traveling also has many ups and downs. I like to be open and honest with my audience by being vulnerable and authentic 🙏🏼 .
So if you want to hear some of these stories, then you’ll need to subscribe to my email list, where you will receive a weekly story sent straight to your email 🤣 .
Some of this stuff just can’t be published on my website, and frankly, I want to save the JUICY details for my community who are wondering what kind of experiences I’ve had as a solo female traveler in all three areas of my life 😜 .
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…Однажды слезая с горы на Майорке, мы с @a_alfyorova столкнулись с удивленными взглядами взбирающейся наверх группы, один член которой сочувствующе спросил: «Вы в этих кроссовках забрались наверх и не умерли?». Мы застенчиво посмеялись, но, проснувшись на следующий день с лодыжками размером с колено, решили, что что-то делаем не так…
За этой историей скрывается 2-3 года горных походов без подходящей обуви, научившие меня, что на войне все средства хороши 🤷🏻♀️
Для начала разберемся, что необходимо для наших ног в горах. Поддержка голеностопа, амортизация шоков, устойчивое положение стопы на любых подъемах и спусках, защита от ударов и отсутствие скольжения. Хотите получить истинное наслаждение от похода? Выбирайте обувь, отвечающую этим требованиям!
🦶 Для поддержки голеностопа можно использовать эластичные бандажи. Это особенно критично для людей со слабыми лодыжками; для остальных – приятное дополнение
💥 Для амортизации шоков достаточно выбрать обувь, предназначенную для бега / долгих прогулок – она позволит дольше оставаться на маршруте.
Подбор правильного размера обеспечит достаточную поддержку на спусках и подъемах: обувь не должна быть больше или меньше. Только идеально сидящие, проверенные годами (разношенные) ботинки!
🏀 Для лучшего эффекта советую выбирать обувь с усиленным носком (например, кроссовки для баскетбола, волейбола, бега на длинные дистанции и т.п.). Это также поможет вашей стопе, если на нее решит упасть камень
⛸️ В идеале никакие кроссовки не должны скользить, но даже самая незначительная неустойчивость в горах может оказаться опасной. Не надевайте старые кроссовки со стертой подошвой – вы будете лететь вниз с каждого спуска со скоростью света 💨
🏔️ Итого: оптимальным решением при отсутствии горных ботинок станут проверенные временем кроссовки с рельефной подошвой и усиленным носком. Для поддержки голеностопа и большей защиты рекомендую под носок надеть бандажи для лодыжек
Не бойтесь гор и пробуйте разные варианты 💚
12 2157 August, 2020
[PART 2]: Money, corn, and police...
Let me explain how all these fit together when we got pulled over by the police in Mexico....
Amanda had just grabbed her elote (Mexican version of corn on the cob), we got money we needed from the ATM, and we jumped in the car to drive a few blocks to our hostel. Before we realized our headlights weren’t on, we see the flashing blue lights behind us.
Immediately, I remembered a story a fellow traveler told me and his bad experience with the police in Mexico (bribery, extortion). It was obvious from the first few minutes in our encounter, ours wasn’t going to be much different.
1️⃣ They asked for Ben to step out of the car (even though he wasn’t the one that was driving) and he did absolutely nothing that was suspicious.
2️⃣ They were asking us to pay (cash only) and no paper trail or ticket of any sort. As Ben was having the conversation with these two officers (through google translate), the price kept changing as he kept challenging the officers.
3️⃣ I had a SIM card and checked what the average traffic stop like this would cost while sitting in the back seat. They were asking for WAY more than what my quick research showed.
In the midst of all this, Amanda asked me to hold her corn. In a moment of panic, I THREW THE CORN OUT THE WINDOW and HIT THE OFFICER WITH IT.
OKAY, I’m kidding!! Haha but I realized the original story with the corn was probably not going to be as funny to the readers of this caption. Really, I just sat in the back of the car, panicked, holding this corn for way too long. When we finally pulled away, I asked if she wanted her corn back, and we all just burst into laughter because we desperately needed some comic relief.
In the end, after what seemed like forever, the cops agreed to $40 USD and the cops returned her license.
THOUGHTS: What would you have done in this situation? Share below!
*sidenote* This situation shouldn’t deter anyone from traveling because if I’ve learned anything from my time abroad, MOST PEOPLE ARE GOOD. Just like anywhere in the world, every place has some bad apples.