Mountain views 🌄
Spending the weekend hiking some of the Australian alps in Victoria’s high country was an unforgettable experience! After a sighting of snow, a few near death experiences & heaps of cuts and bruises later, I got to see a spectacular sunset at the top of the Cathedral track 👌🏽🙌🏽
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. I spent a lot of my time 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 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.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow- Melody Beattie..
It’s the long weekend Canada 🎉. We have an extra day to spend with loved ones, get our chores done (I need this after spending last weekend in #NOLA#neworleans) time to relax and of course show gratitude. I’m grateful for my body healing and allowing me the chance to show up for myself and others..
What are you grateful for? Comment 👇🏽..
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