— А пока? Что бы вы хотели делать?
— Ни о чем не думать. И как можно дольше.
3912618 February, 2020
My bedroom is like my security blanket on the road. While the views outside my windows are constantly changing and every day there’s a new challenge, this room is one thing that stays familiar. That stays comfortable. That stays consistent. I know at the end of the day when I crawl into bed, I can relax (and snuggle with kitties ☺️). And even those of us who choose to live this somewhat crazy, entirely unpredictable lifestyle still need a certain level of stability in order to not completely lose our minds. 💛
Until 3 yr ago, the monkeys who play in this cave had no experience with humans. At all 😳. The river otters are similarly shy, heads poking up from the water like lemurs, playing and squeaking in a pack of about ten. They run into the ocean from the river at sunset ALL TOGETHER 😍. I’m not making it up; I filmed them from afar (twice!)
These animals are protected in Lampi National Park in Myanmar. At this point, I’m convinced it’s probably one of the least visited national parks in the world. @waaleresort tiptoed in, LITERALLY, they did not cut A SINGLE TREE to build here! Everything is built from reclaimed wood from old homes and even a monastery. YOU CAN EVEN DRINK THE WATER FROM THE TAP because they have a reverse osmosis filtration system. ZERO single use plastic (of course).
...AND soft sheets, a warm shower, and a nightly four course dinner with locally sourced dishes. Did I mention it’s gorgeously designed? And that they donate a sizable portion of their profits to a local village, and are spearheading the fight to STOP illegal fishing in the National Park.
I realize I probably sound like I’m describing a fictional place, BUT THIS IS WHAT RESPONSIBLE TOURISM LOOKS LIKE! (And it’s luxurious, trust me 🙃)
If this little adventure sounds up your alley, all I have to say is GO. YES, it’s a journey. It’s part of it. And let them know I sent you 😉! After experiencing nature in this pure of a state, I really just want someone else to affirm it is real — it’s been a daydream for me.
TELL ME: Have you stayed in an eco luxury accommodation before?!
Kenzie calls this the family squish 😋 another great day in Costa Rica. We went to 3 beaches- Playa Blanca, Playa Negra, and Playa San Juanillo. Each beach was different and each had its own specialty. Once we get back I’ll do a Costa Rica Beach round up of every beach we went to and what we liked about each one, from snorkeling to sea shell searching 🌊🐚🌴
Have you been to Costa Rica?
The village of "Gypsies of the sea". A people who live mainly from fishing. Previously nomadic for generations, before the 2004 tsunami that struck southern Thailand.
Le village des « Gitans de la mer ». Un peuple qui vit essentiellement de la pêche. Autrefois nomades depuis des générations, avant le tsunami de 2004 qui a frappé le sud de la Thaïlande.
Yogyakarta, or Jogja, as it’s often lovingly called, is more than just a home to majestic temples and palaces, wild nature, breathtaking waterfalls, magic caves and small hidden beaches with stunning ocean views.
Yogyakarta is actually often called as Yogyakarta Special Region in Indonesia. The reason for this is because the city still uses the monarchy system to govern its people. The region is ruled by sultan, who with the rest of the royal family resides in Kraton. Yogyakarta is the only city in Indonesia that still uses the monarchy system. The people don’t have to vote for their governor because a person from the royal family will automatically rule them.
Fun fact: the current sultan has 5 daughters and no male descendants. Everyone wonders who will be the next sultan, because never in the history of Yogyakarta has a woman performed this function! 💭👸
🅳🅾 🆆🅷🅰🆃 🆈🅾🆄 🅻🅾🆅🅴, 🆆🅸🆃🅷 🆂🅾🅼🅴🅾🅽🅴 🆈🅾🆄 🅻🅾🆅🅴, 🅰🅽🅳 🅳🅾 🅸🆃 🆂🅾🅾🅽! Do you take the time on your adventures to STOP and taste the gelato? I can promise you, that we DO! As many times as we please.
Always make sure you are enjoying yourselves and have FUN!
FUN makes everything worth it. Do you agree?
Growing up I’d always be up early, Mum and Dad would both leave before the sun came up for work so I’d get dropped off every school day and my aunt and uncles. From as young as I can remember they’ve always been there taking care of me and supporting me at everything I do! I’m very fortunate to have great parents and even more lucky to have an incredible extended family. Here’s to you Aunty Jo and Uncle Rob, thanks for everything 💙
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I miss Texas! It’s only been a few weeks but the weather in #pittsburgh is so rough 🙈 we get sun for maybe an hour and then the clouds come. Oh god the clouds 😩 AND it’s freakin freezing out there! It’s cold and dark and wet. So much dampness! Why so rain!? 😭😭
TAKE ME BACK TO TEXAS YALLLL🇨🇱 I want the sun, the warmth, the food, and southern hospitality 🤠❤️
People experiencing the dark side of winter, do you feel me!? 😤🥶🤒🌧❄️.
Ok, so this one REALLY is a cliché - but when in Morocco...
2681722 August, 2019
A second sunrise. Trying to work out which one of these is best. Thought I’d try the judgment of my peers😉This one’s at about 5:45pm. Taken at 30s, f14, ISO100.
2882018 July, 2019
Berber villagers. Still heading to the Atlas Mountains.
3821724 October, 2018
Sorting out my photos in Lightroom, and thought I might post a couple more from our stop in the Algarve last month. Hope you like them. It’s paradise for landscape photographers. This one’s of the Benagil caves, taken from sea. In case anyone’s interested, the best time of day to photograph the caves is late morning, when the sun is nearly overhead, creating the “spotlight” effect you can see in this photo.
4352815 September, 2018
And a third one for good measure. Maybe I should cull a couple. Can’t decide which one is best.🤨
524297 September, 2018
Plenty to ponder in our time in Bosnia - but first up we just enjoyed the pools at Kravica waterfalls. Took about 30 shots on long exposure, but this hand-held snap taken just as we were crossing the bridge (or more accurately, walking the plank) was the pick of them. Big thanks to the very obliging local boys who provided the perfect foreground subject.