I'm gonna be 100% honest and raw, even if it loses me followers. I didn't really like traveling to romania that much. the people were not that friendly, other than the students, I was called the N word and a g***y (after being grabbed inappropriately), and I was constantly stared at outside the student areas, and definitely not in a good way. and I'm gonna be even rawer: I spent a lot of my time here hanging out with other backpackers and drinking to get away from that discomfort 😕
did i have a bad experience that is specific to me? maybe. are all romanian people like this? absolutely not. the people i met personally were lovely; these were mostly episodes with strangers. are there political, cultural, and socioeconomic conditions that can explain some of these attitudes? yes, of course. but that doesn't invalidate any of my concerns about this while traveling.
racism and microaggressions for poc, especially woc, abroad aren't just things to "get over." and it's not the same as when a white person travels and gets asked to take tons of pictures without consent or is grabbed in public or stared at. the same things happen to us, but only bc we are NOT the "ideal" westerner to people in other countries; I'm seen as inferior because of my race. and if this is how I am treated at times, I cannot imagine what black travelers deal with 😮
“Donde termina el arco iris,
en tu alma o en el horizonte.” 😎
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Ok you guys out there...you taking notes? ✍🏼
This is how it’s done when you’re a flight attendant. @ashlynrwebb recently got engaged in Paris!!! On a LAYOVER! How sweet is that. So glad her boyfriend didn’t get bumped 😳. Congratulations to the happy couple! Check out my story where I’ll be posting a few hi-lights of their special day. ❤️👉🏽💍
The photos I keep posting at the moment have all been taken during my stay in Greece. All the introductions have been made, so let’s turn to stories and impressions 📝
We lived on a peninsula called Sithonia, which is about 450 kilometers from the strikingly beautiful Meteora where we decided to go. The Meteors are high cliffs with monasteries built right on their edges. The atmosphere of this place is absolutely unique but I’ll tell more about it in further posts as this one is dedicated to the lovely hotel where we decided to stay for the night. We arrived in Kalampaca (which is a small town at the foot of the cliffs) in the evening and had previously booked a room at Archontiko Mesohori. It is a very nice place with friendly staff who are always ready to help. The atmosphere is absolutely unique, and the rooms are very good - with cosy fireplaces and even a kitchen. Doubtlessly, the most impressive thing about the hotel is the landscape surrounding it: the daunting darkness at night with majestic cliffs that seem to be hanging in the air and the birds breaking the tangible silence with their songs; the bright rays of the warm morning sun that make the landscape look less frightening in the daylight than at night and two times more amazing. The only disadvantage that comes to mind is the fact that it was quite cold in the room and a bit uncomfortable to sleep because of that. Maybe it’s just because of the weather that was extremely rainy when we came that made the rooms feel so chilly, but some additional warmth would definitely do us good. All in all, it was a wise decision to stay there for the night because the drive from Sithonia took us about 6 hours, and we were able to have a rest after the long journey and go to see the monasteries the next day after a good night’s sleep 😴
“Il Salento pizzica ma il Gargano mozzica!” 🌲☀️🌊
Dopo un soggiorno così rilassante all’ @hotel_falcone_vieste , è difficile pensare che domani sarò a Roma per un altro allenamento con la nazionale! 🇮🇹 Grazie #Vieste , riesci sempre ad emozionarmi!
A must visit place if in the locality.
Cheap entrance fee, that includes a bus that takes you to several points in the park.
Sculptured gardens and a number of extremely beautiful buildings, with some stunning picturesque points of view.
Eating and drinking places exist within this Royal Park.
Orchid gardens as well as some excellently maintained floral arrangements.
You could easily spend a half day just strolling around and wonder at the scenery.
Car parking facilities are huge - so there should be no trouble in finding a spot. 🇹🇭 🙏
Throwback. I start releasing my photos for travel and photo lovers as I’m finally getting to know how to use this haha. インスタの使い方がようやくわかってきて旅好き写真好きと繋がってきたので、ストックにある写真を少しずつ載せていこうと思います🌏 #papuanewguinea#パプアニューギニア
Hitting the road in just four days. I’ve enjoyed my time in Budapest, but it’s time to move on to the next adventure. We’ll be living in Romania, the Transylvania region to be specific, and I’m looking forward to getting back to some things I haven’t done in a long time.
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Now Discovering Henningsvær, Norway with @seffis.
Located around 30 minutes east of Svolvaer in Norway, this picturesque fishing village offers the most well-preserved architecture of traditional Norwegian villages, quirky cafes and restaurants, the Hus Gallery, and a burgeoning adventure scene. #thediscoverer#nowdiscovering