Since I’ve been home in #australia I’ve had so many #aussie experiences that remind what a unique and fantastic country we live in ... I was down in the south west, just grabbing a morning coffee the other week. As I’m turning the corner, two kangaroos jumped across the road, so I slowly proceeded to let them go across obviously 😂 This week I was taking one of my favourite friends, Molly the dog, for a walk. There were kookaburras laughing everywhere and perched on rooftops ... Since being home, the news has had numerous reports regarding snakes 🐍 Most recently, the snake slithering and balancing along the top of a wire fence caught on camera 😂 Today, my aunt and I were going swimming at one of my favourite coastlines. Whereupon we were told was closed and evacuated only a few hours before because of a tiger shark 🦈Needless to say we’re both Australian, so we still went in for a dip 🏊♀️ I’ve been home two weeks and all these things have really made me feel like I’m home lol 😂 #perth#straya Lucky to be born here 🇦🇺❤️🍀
Today we found America's smallest church! 🙌🏻 almost drove right past it but I'm so glad we stopped! It was the sweetest little church... with twelve chairs and stained glass windows. Right on the side of the road outside of Riceboro, GA. What a find ✨ #roadtripping#georgiaroadtrip@visitgeorgia
sobre conversar com um amigo que acabou de embarcar pra Europa, e se inspirar... 🌀✨
"acordar...e do nada sentir medo, estar em um novo país, com pessoas novas, tudo a cada segundo sendo diferente, tudo tudo novo!
Uma nova chance, uma nova oportunidade... Trabalho novo, casa nova, rotina nova, amigos novos, desafios novos com tudo que se tem direito pra crescer e evoluir.
Antes de chegar.. horas de voo explodindo de ansiedade e aquela espera no aeroporto que não acaba nunca, no meu caso, comendo tudo por todos os lados haha, onde o desconhecido predomina, onde a folha em branco será preenchida, onde sua cabeça é tomada por pensamentos de “como será tudo?”, com literalmente TUDO novo por uns meses... e olhando assim de fora, pode até parecer sensações ruins, fora da sua zona de conforto, mas essa pra mim.. é a MELHOR sensação do mundo... um misto de medo com frio na barriga e o puro sabor do desconhecido." 🌍♥️ Have a nice trip @joseviniciusfreire
Enjoy for me. 😊✌🏾
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”-T.S. Elliot.
The Unpredictability of Traveling
After a late night, 1 hr flight to Kayseri airport from Istanbul, we settled into our bus to Cappadocia. Lights were out on the bus and many of us were asleep. Understandably so , as it was about 1am.
I was suddenly jolted out of my well needed sleep by a loud expletive. Our bus had taken a wrong turn and was trying to back out on a snowy cliff. Picture it. It was in the deep of the night...about 2am, the outside temperature was -1 degree, low visibility, in the middle of no where (or so we thought)and only a lone light ahead. The bus driver kept veering the bus,trying to get it out of the snow.Someone screamed that the bus was going to tilt off the cliff and ran out.My Naija survival instinct kicked in and I also ran out of the bus as well. And that’s when the highlight of the night happened. The occupants of the lone house on the cliff came out to help. The men,with their shovels to clear the snow around the Tires and direct the bus.The ladies of the house called us in for hot cups of Turkish tea and coffee.We had a firsthand experience of the friendliness, kindness and hospitality of Turkish people who would go out of their way to help and that set the tone of our Cappadocia trip. We finally made it to our hotel by 3am but had to be up again by the crack of dawn to make the hot air ballon ride as it’s best experienced at dawn.
So behind those smiles and laughter are groggy eyes but the hot air ballon ride was totally worth all the trouble and horror experienced earlier in the day.
And that’s one of the things I like about traveling. The fact that there would always be a level of unpredictability and that’s when adventure, the great part of traveling occurs.
Comment below on a travel experience that didn’t go quite according to plan.
Сегодня такой насыщенный день✨коротко о главном:
1) Я сегодня проснулась в 5...нет погодите...В ПЯТЬ утра🤭
2) Поехала в гости к Кате, на Букит🌴
3) Подумала о том, что хотела бы там пожить🤔
4) Катя немножко въехала на своём мопеде в машину, никто не пострадал и вообще все обошлось хорошо по сути, зато теперь стало ясно, что у байка нужно менять тормоза. Потом у меня пробило заднее колесо, а ещё мы несколько раз вставали в безумные пробки...😑
5) Передумала пожить на Буките 🙅🏻♀️
6) Пробрались по воде, сквозь скалы к пляжу Блю Поинт, покупались, поцарапались о камни😁
7) Катя показала мне умопомрачительное место🙌🏻! Мы проводили чудеснейший закат, я ударилась башкой пока карабкалась наверх и была абсолютно счастлива в этот момент😊, несмотря на все, что сегодня приключились, не очень хорошего, все же...это не самое страшное 🙄и переодически в жизни любого человека случаются трудности, просто нужно отпускать это, ну случилось и случилось, это опыт и он делает нас сильнее и умнее🤓 жизнь такая и есть, чтоб ты сильно не расслаблялся иногда даёт тебе подзатыльник😄
I don't think I've share this with you before, but I major in Translation and Interpreting. I know, I know -it's got nothing to do with the Silicon Valley position I told you about a few days ago. Crazy!
Well, here's the thing: I was never that interested in the subject but I just happened to be good at languages in high school (best grades in laguages and I got ZEROS in Maths LOL). I just went along because it looked like the logical option for me but I never really liked my major.
However, as years pass by I'm more and more grateful because this major has allowed me to communicate with people under all sorts of circumstances. Back in 2009 not that many people spoke Chinese and yet I was able to get by traveling solo across the country, being a vegeterian and all, simply because I had studied Japanese and their writing systems are very similar! I wasn't able to engage in deep conversation but hey, I managed to eat meat-free dishes!
THANK YOUR HOST...
For those of us traveling the world, we are left with unique impressions of places we’ve seen:
That cappuccino in Venice;
The thousand year egg in Shanghai;
The NYE fireworks in RIo.
But the USA has the most gorgeous vistas: gorgeous sunsets; incredible mountains, rivers, and lakes.
The terrain is in sharp contrast to the manicured hills of Switzerland, and they’d never been tamed.
The buffalo and bison still roam, the rivers ware away the banks, and you meander through Turner’s paintings; you are only a visitor, but a welcome one.
Thank you, Mother Nature, I’ll be back soon.
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I was blown away by the Salar de Uyuni (groan 🤦🏼♀️)! One of the highlights of the Salar de Uyuni 4x4 Tour is the opportunity to experiment with forced-perspective photography. FYI it is a lot harder to get the perfect shot than you think! #salardeuyuni#saltflats#bolivia#rambleher
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There was no electricity in Galle’s old fort town because they were changing a transmitter. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get the Crunchy Cashew from Dairy King, but luckily their ice creams were still frozen when we arrived. I knew the ice cream would be great, but I wasn’t expecting such an adorable pink facade or such a funny and kind proprietor. He told us that he decided to sell ice cream because he wanted to do something that would make people happy. It made me happy and helped me cool off from what was otherwise a sweltering day. || 1st Fact: deciding where to eat when travelling is one of the most important decisions one must make. 2nd fact: every single photo of me on IG (as rare as those are) is a photo taken by @khzen ! 📷 @khzen (but editing is mine...I have to disclose that in case the editing is not good).
Ocean Air ☁️Salty Hair 🌊
Scientists claim that people who live in warmer climates are happier ☀️ Most of my life I dreamed of living near the ocean 🌴 Now that I live in Miami, I don’t have much time to spend there so I end up at the beach only a few times a year, however I do feel much happier being in a warm climate with an ocean at my doorstep...there is definitely something about those never ending sun rays ✨ What do you guys think? And would you move to a place that could make you happier? 🤔
Galle Fort was full of special secrets. At first it didn’t appear to be much, but as soon as we started to peek into, and chat with proprietors of, shops, restaurants, galleries and other establishments we discovered hidden courtyards, unique goodies, wonderful stories and special souls. I especially love elderly people and old doors. In this expansive antique shop we met the most special old soul (and found old doors), so it’s one of my favourite discoveries in the old city. #ihavethisthingwithdoors#oldsouls
There’s nothing we après-ciate more than some fresh powder // ❄️⛷
"Adventure may hurt, but monotony will kill you."
And on the days we weren’t hiking we climbed 10billion stairs to visit Buddha 🙏🏼 He always says ‘each morning we are born again’ so here’s hoping tomorrow I am reborn with legs of steel after this crazy active week 💪🏼😴
when bae (aka @wayneivarson) literally has you floating in the clouds ❤️
📍 Murano, Italy⠀
Have you ever been in a place so colorful? Venice might be one of the world's most visited touristic place but don't hold you up from visiting! Me and my sister visited this iconic place, Murano, in summer and boy was it hot and crowded – we learned our lesson and that is to always avoid peak season!⠀
Any travel advice for those who want to visit popular destinations?⠀
When you travel reservationless and realize it's a holiday weekend 🤷🏻♀️ Walmart it is! We finally left Florida yesterday and spent the night right above the border in St. Mary's, GA. We fell asleep to the hum of a fellow RVers generator and actually slept pretty well. We'll be in Savannah on Monday, and until then plan on creeping up the coast. It's only a two hour drive to Savannah from here & we get to make 2 days out of it! Excited to see what the Georgia coast has to offer ✨🚍✨
Italské domy vám i v zimě dají pocit, že je o dvacet stupňů víc. Slunečnou sobotu! 🌞😎