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A rare picture of me (albeit from a long way away 😂). This was from our walk today along the Valley of the Rocks. It was stunning; we walked along the cliff edge, up hills (apparently it was only one but it felt like a lot more!) and through the forest, filled with autumnal colours.
The walk starts in the picturesque village of Lynton, once *the* place to go for your summer holidays. Honestly, 10 trains A DAY used to run from London to Lynton in the summer months.
I also want to give a shout out to @blacks_online who provided me with my fabulous @thenorthface Quest DryVent jacket to try out on this trip. Not surprisingly, given that it’s England, the weather has been very changeable! This lightweight jacket has been brilliant at keeping me dry and warm.
Tomorrow is my last day 😢, time for one more yoga session, one more walk, one more delicious lunch and then the train home.
EN: That awkward moment when you find out the meaning of a foreign song. Link in the insta bio to watch full video
ES: Ese momento incómodo cuando descubres el significado de una canción extranjera. Enlace en la bio de insta para ver el video completo
what an incredibly unique way to spend a morning/early afternoon near #antigua . today i met maximón, aka san simón, the mayan saint/god who represents both light and darkness. to get to the town of san andreas de itzapa, i had to take a chicken bus. what a unique and fantastic adventure #offthebeatenpath ! and the ride up here was scenic. the hills of #guatemala are beautiful! #travellikealocal#centralamerica
Facebook reminded me today that I interviews the team over at @joinsherpa a while back. When i was in Paris I finally got around to using this rad little balloon men they sent me🎈 I’m not getting paid to say this & I’ve told countless people about this app during my travels. I’ve used it myself to make life easier - so do yourself a favour & check out the link in my bio!
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Between 1975-1979, Pol Pot & the Khmer Rouge killed between 1.4 and 2.2 million civilians. Visiting the Killing Fields is a harrowing experience, but one that lets the victims' stories live on. Read all about it in my latest post (link in bio)
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” -Anita Desai
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'Killing Tree against which executioners beat children' : today's post is a rather hard pill to swallow but important nonetheless. A lesson in how Phnom Penh taught me how to be a responsible tourist. Link in bio 🇰🇭
Cathedral and Bell Tower | Vilnius, Lithuania⠀
The Cathedral Square Plaza in the centre of Vilnius is a meeting place for people young and old. They gather in and around the square to chat, eat and people watch as the world meanders by. Here you can also find the Stebuklas, a tile most famous for its magical, wish-granting properties.⠀
We got back from our Salkantay trek late last night. Five days of walking up mountains, altitude sickness, 5 am starts and ten hour hikes, sandflies, rain, sore knees and blistered feet. But also laughing until we cried, steaming cups of coca tea, glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains, and at the end of it all Machu Picchu. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Although we only had two weeks in Myanmar, and therefore not long enough to get properly off the beaten path, we opted instead to do a 3-day trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake, which would offer us glimpses of rural life in Myanmar, away from civilisation, and other tourists.
We trekked through farming communities and hilltribe villages (we even stayed at the homes of local families overnight) and learned about local plants, flowers, customs and beliefs.
The yellow patches you see in the photo are fields of sesame. Along with chillies, mandarins and green tea, sesame grew in abundance everywhere we walked 😊
📍Kampong Phluk Floating Village, Tonle Sap Lake
We ended today with a boat ride through this floating village. The villagers live in houses on stilts in the lake, using small fishing boats to get around. This simple way of life was beautiful and eye opening to see how much these people rely on nature to build their lives 🏠🛶🏞 #backpackvirgins
Namaste 🙏 That's how they greet each other here. It means "I bow to the divine in you". We see it as a very mystic salute. But once you are here, in the midst of all this chaos, packed with contraddictions and divesity, noises and smells, colours and glances, where confusion reigns over everything, and everything seems so inconceivable and beautiful at the same time, it really is the only and most spontaneous way to greet what surrounds you. #indiantales#mastergratitude @inspire.ecoparticipation
I was trying to pose like Esther but it came out a little more like MJ 😂
I always find it amusing watching people take photos. Everyone has their go to pose and angle. I obviously like jumping, but when I face the camera I always have a huge 😆 smile. What are your go-tos?
There are numerous waterfalls in Milford Sound. Some big, some small, some high, some low and some that come and go
Fairy falls is one of those semi-permanent waterfalls. Dancing down the cliffs when the rain falls and disappearing on dry days with a touch of magic ✨
We were at the whiskey and watches walk last night at the @northparkcenter in Dallas organized by @modluxdallas We saw a lot of luxe watches. Loved this customizable @tiffanyandco watch. The design options include ten dial colors, different strap options and you can even monogram it! Makes for one luxe Christmas gift, doesn’t it?! What’s on your Christmas wishlist - travel or presents? .