We love this! Fun on the bus on the way to the swamps. #Repost : Drawing New Orleans y’all! On our way to a swamp tour. Hoping those gators aren’t sleeping. UPDATE: dropped my pen in the swamp... 📷: @hermherman
The Creole Queen riverboat features outer decks with authentically patterned wrought iron trims inviting guests to stroll back in time as they settle into the mood of a bygone era. The interiors are richly appointed with plush Victorian style draperies, soft period lighting, wooden parquet dance floors, and Louisiana Cypress bars accented with brass railing for a warm and welcoming setting. | 📷: @serendipitous_fool
Philadelphia of the Decapolis.
These were a loosely knit league of ten Greco-Roman, autonomous city-states formed on the eastern bounds of the Roman Empire in the southeastern Levant (Palestine) around 63 BC.
1.Philadelphia, modern-day Amman, the capital of Jordan.
2.Gerasa (Jerash) in Jordan.
3.Scythopolis (Beth-Shean) in Israel (Only city west of the Jordan River).
4.Hippos (Al Huson) in Israel occupied Golan Heights.
5.Gadara (Umm Qais) in Jordan.
6.Pella in Jordan.
7.Capitolias (Beit Ras) in Jordan.
8.Canatha (Qanawat) in Syria.
9.Raphana in Jordan.
10.Damascus, the capital of modern Syria. (These cities are in the writings of Pliny the Elder.There are other primary sources that list different variations of the cities of the Decapolis.) Rabbath Ammon. Philadelphia. Or Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Call it whatever you may. Today, Amman is the economic, political and cultural centre of Jordan. And perhaps amongst the most liberal and westernized Arab cities.
Occupied since the Neolithic period and gone through the Hellenistic, Roman and Islamic era, it is doused in rich history.
Originally built on seven hills, downtown Amman is a sight to behold.
I got message this morning saying “votre depart est proche”. As far as my French goes, it didn’t sound good. I decided to stock up some food in case I need to hide myself in a bunker.🤣😜 I don’t want to leave this beautiful island! #seychelles#africa#indianocean#beachlover
Hoisting fresh prayer flags (lung-ta or “wind horses”) | Darlag, Qinghai Province, Tibet | This was such a surreal experience (due in part to charging up a mountain at over 11,000 feet above sea level and the ensuing lightheadedness). But it was also surreal because girls were allowed on the mountain during the ceremony—hoisting prayer flags is traditionally a male-only activity. Being there, with the 52 girls of Golok Sengcham Drukmo, and participating in this sacred practice was a once in a lifetime experience.
Tiny people & massive canyons 🌲
Siete mai stati al Bryce Canyon in Utah? Credo sia uno dei miei parchi preferiti, forse anche più bello del Grand Canyon.
Have you ever been to Bryce Canyon, Utah? I think it’s one of my favorite parks, maybe even better than the Grand Canyon.
One of the greatest gifts about travel is that it makes you realize how good you have it in your homeland. Oh America, I am craving you!
🇺🇸 Una de los mejores regalos de viajar, es que te hace dar cuenta de las cosas buenas que el país donde vives te ofrece. Ahh Estados Unidos ya me haces falta!
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– Las Alcobas (Mexico City, Mexico) –
Polanco is an upscale, walkable neighborhood with gourmet restaurants, name-brand shops and high-end galleries. Set in a 1950s residential building, the 35-room Las Alcobas hotel is located on the main Avenida Presidente Masaryk.
Its wraparound terrace (pictured) provided a view of the downtown high-rises. The property also offers two first-rate restaurants, including Dulce Patria, where well-known chef Martha Ortiz offers a constantly changing menu of refined Mexican cuisine.
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Today was our first full day of touring as a group - the day started with an awesome food tour in Hanoi followed by a visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda - the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi.
It was a misty day and the small island that pagoda is perched on just seemed to float into nothingness.
Captured with the #Sony#a7riii and #venuslaowa15mm f/2.0 FE mount lens
Shop-hopping at Jemaa el-Fna, the main square of Marrakesh ✨
I think we should invite as much color in our life as we can. Life can be bleak sometimes. Color matters ❤️ #simplymorocco#nomadicluster
This was the house of an artist in Kyoto. It was very obviously influenced by Western and Korean architecture, and yet it's somehow still entirely Japanese, something that is true of nearly everything imported into Japan 🌿
Paris is one of my favourite cities. Paris is best viewed by walking the streets. To spend your time in the metro or in a car does a real disservice of seeing the real Paris. Now don’t get me wrong the metro and cars are a savior when you’ve been walking a long time, but just make sure you spend more time walking and seeing.
I know there is a beach down there but like in an Alex Garland novel until I break through the trees I have no idea of quite what I will find. Grandfather Beach as it has been named for foreigners is located near the tip of a peninsula about a three hour (much longer when I’m driving...) motorbike haul from the town of Dawei in Burma. First glimpse is a jaw dropping, try to stay on the bike, forget to breathe experience. An incredible crescent of white sand stretches far out into the fading distance. Not a soul is in sight so I gun the engine and manoeuvre the motorbike across some tree branches onto the sand. It’s either going to be a very long walk or an exhilarating bike ride to reach the far end. Unsurprisingly I choose the latter and with the wind whipping my hair ride next to the lapping water. It is difficult to explain the feeling of complete freedom this gives. An act of teenage rebellion woven with a midlife crisis crosses my mind as I hurtle along the deserted sand. At the end of the beach is an estuary with petrified trees twisted into demonic shapes. I sit there for a while before climbing back on the bike and zipping up and down the sand another couple of times like some kind of demented Hells Angel. A few hours of swimming and just gazing and then a non-stop ride back to Dawei. I arrive late, tired and rather saddle sore in the inky blackness of the night, but my god it has been well worth it to discover such an incredible unspoilt and perfectly empty place. I recall a book once read, a movie once watched and for that brief moment it does feel as though I’ve found - The Beach. #theworldisbigandiwanttoseeit Double T❤P some love
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😍 Could stay there forever. I am in love with this place.
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Aokigahara (aka sadly known as "SUICIDE FOREST"). for the lost ones, they tie ribbons just in case if they decided not to do it they still know where to go back. hurtful reality but true. this post is to show awareness that life is precious & you should never give up! 🇯🇵 #OhanaFomorca2018
P.S. as we were walking the trail to the ice cave, you'll get this eerie feeling that the forest is somehow alive! 🌲
I was just asked about my favorite things to do in Dubai for tourists and my answer still remains the same- to go visit the old town and Bur Dubai Creek, to sit in cozy courtyard cafes and pop into art galleries in Bastakiya and watch seagulls and wooden Abra boats cross the creek to the markets of Deira. New Dubai is all around you but old Dubai needs to be found in little corners like this. Totally worth it 😊
Always a good time to whip out @tumitravel's voyageur halle leather backpack that doubles up as a chic accessory for exploring the city. Also tried and true, its multitude of interior pockets will never let you down. 😎👊🏻 #perfectingthejourney#TUMISG