PANDA PANDA PANDA
Did you even go to Chengdu if you didn't see a panda? @gudewelt and I thought not so we took the trip to visit some. Truth be told I was a little skeptical. My first thought was, surely there are better places for a research centers than in densely populated city with notoriously bad air quality... Anyway, we arrived and managed to swindle some student tickets, bargain, and then went in search of some fur. They are a very cute animal, can't deny that. And they do make a great poster animal for wildlife conservation and endangered species. We also enjoyed not being the objects of all attention for an afternoon as the locals found the Giant Pandas far more interesting than the hairy foreigners. It's hard not to come away with a smile on your face, but also it does have more of a zoo feel than a research center. Overall, the day of the panda was great fun and I'm glad we made the trip.
1. Helpful sign.
2. Warning, the only thing stopping Rene jumping the fence.
3. Call me a monster, but I want to know what it tastes like.
5. Found one!
6. And another!
7. This is the view you get most of the time 📱
8. Love a gift shop.
9. New cycling attire?
10. Good way to finish the day, terrible beer though.
The place that inspired me to create this blog... Palawan Phillipines! It’s only fitting that this will be my first post. Palawan province was voted as best island to visit in the world two years in a row by readers of Travel and Leisure. If you are into beautiful scenery and not wasting it sitting at the hotel, you’ll wonder why nobody is talking about this place
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Week Fifty Three: New Zealand 🇳🇿
✘ Today marks three whole weeks living in NZ. It’s been a crazy ride trying to settle in and get all that life admin 🙋🏻♀️sorted. It takes so much to get a flat, a job and all that stuff when you move to a new country 🌎. We’ve applied for our working holiday visas here so we can explore for a year 💁🏻♀️ Jack’s already started his new job and I’ve started my first major social media management freelance job #DigitalNomad dreams ☁️ and all that... I’m hopefully gonna be getting a full time job in social media here again too 🤞 We’re so excited for what’s to come...
✘ I’m gonna be doing a whole ton of throwback posts from the last year in 16 countries! I must have over 30k photos to go through now! 📷 In the next few months we’re gonna be exploring this amazing country and beyond... ❤️ Have you ever been to NZ? I’m so eager to get that backpack 🎒 on again... missing South America more than anything. 🌎 #Auckland#NewZealand#piesliesandthighs 🥧
✘ www.piesliesandthighs.com 👩🏻💻
"In the middle of the noisy and busy beautiful #izmir#bazar there are more than 20 synagogues that are haven of peace", says Sara Pardo a descendant of sepharadic Jews and that speaks ladino, the medieval Spanish. Crazy. It has been a very emotional day discovering the most beautiful Jewish traditions of levant, the care and the love for this land. Photo number 3 you can see a raised platform (bimah) for the person leading the service, shaped as a boat "the boat that brought us from Spain" says Sara. Check also the names in the walls: Pardo, Leon, Amado, Benmayor... #turkey
Hoi An is just fab. Everywhere we stop is my new favourite place but I think Hoi An really is my new favourite place! 😂
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Five tiny islands are anchored in the bay. The two largest are Chinaman’s Hat and Coconut Island. Coconut Island is owned by the State of Hawaii and is home to a University of Hawaii research center. But it is perhaps better known for its role in the long-standing television series, “Gilligan’s Island.”
A view from the finale of our 7 day Kundalini Yoga Sacred Soul Journey in Santorini, Greece 🇬🇷
On our last day, I lead our group on a 10 kilometer vision quest along the volcanic caldera to the small village of Oia. .
Oia and the Main Street is the top attraction of the island. This quaint winding cobble stone alley is lined with boutiques, restaurants, cafes and Greek Orthodox Churches. Travelers worldwide come here to see its glorious sunsets.
It’s spectacular views high up on the volcanic caldera over looking the deep blue sea 🌊 🌊🌊 and whitewashed buildings with blue roofs was the picture perfect place to end our journey together. .
As an American, Greek Yoga teacher, it’s been my life-long dream to host a Sacred Soul Journey Yoga Retreat right here on this island. It was a magical experience for all! .
Join me here next October and take a Sacred Journey into your Soul. The magic is inside of you just waiting to be awakened. PM me for early bird 🦅 specials. Sat nam 🙏🏼💙🇬🇷
📌 Thean Hou Temple | Malaysia 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴 Visiting the well-known Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur during the weekends.
A definite insta-worthy spot
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Hello again, hope you're all having a great weekend! @georgetheexplorer back with another post from Orkney. As a wildlife photographer, I’m quite prone to ‘excitement squeals’ upon spotting an animal. Let me tell you - as my friends can attest to - there were many on this day. In a secluded bay on Rousay, a group of grey seals happily fished away just 15m from the shoreline. An incredible experience. #visitorkney#loveorkney
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We’re loving the vintage vibes of the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds, north
England🎥. A grade-II listed building, the cinema has been a staple of the city's landscape since November 1914 and remains the only gas-lit cinema in the United Kingdom.
Whether you’re all about art-house cinema, love supporting independent films or a sucker for a block buster, this unique venue is perfect for getting cosy and munching on some delicious buttery popcorn 🍿. Thanks to @katya_jackson for this great pic 📷
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patiently waiting on whatever comes around the | bend
we definitely took a few bends and turns on our trip | both physically and mentally | excited to get back into a routine and spring into action everything i’ve learned along the way
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Is this place even real? ✨
Photo by @tomashavel
Place: Lofoten Islands
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