Yep, I’ll be latergramming Brighton for a while, because its street art was just too good not to capture.
Tomorrow I leave for Germany, where I’ll be visiting my aunt and uncle for the first time in a while. I’m excited to catch up with family.
As a sidenote, I mentioned something in my stories that I thought I’d mention here, too.
Basically — Instagram is great and all, but it sure leaves a lot out. It’s a shame we only get each other’s realities in bite-sized pieces like this.
Polished photos lack context and can skew what someone’s reality actually looks like.
I wrote about the reality of moving abroad that I haven’t been able to show on Instagram. I’d love to hear if you’ve had a similar experience!
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I love San Cristobal most at sunset when the street lights come on and the town transitions from beautiful warm skies to beautifully lit streets beneath starry skies. This town is soooooo cute! 😍
Temperatures DROP real quick at night, and I forgot an extra jacket. So, I bought a cute little blanket to keep Bambi and I warm. (🐶 is in the mochila 🎒)
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I am totally spamming all day long but it’s 11:23 PM and I’m going through my photos and am in love with the Paris feels so I cannot help it.
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Truth of the day: our English isn’t very good but it’s much better than your German
Today was my last day in Amsterdam and the last day of my travels abroad. I stayed in bed because I just wanted to relax. I woke up around 11am and two of my roommates asked me what I was doing today; they asked me if I wanted to go to the beach with them. Well why not?
We took the train to the beach. Definitely not as beautiful as the ones I saw in Australia but definitely no sea creatures that can kill me, or crocs!! On the way back, the street was blocked off. We wondered why.. turns out they block out the street for the fans who are heading to the stadium for the champions league today. We watched the hundreds of fans marching and cheering in excitement towards centraal station. They won btw, 3-0; woohoo !
On our walk back to the hostel, we randomly went into a live sex show. The 3 of us squeezed into a small room and paid €2 for 1 minute of live sex watching. We were all disappointed with the show we were given. Haha. But it definitely was an experience (no photos were taken for obvious reasons...) PRIVACY ! Plus it said no photography 😂
Once we got back to the hostel, I made my way to a fountain pen store that @willwm informed me about. Of course, I had to buy a pen.. or two.. and $68 later I left the store. I take my fountain pens seriously.
I roamed the streets a bit before having dinner at my favorite ramen place for the last time. I’ll miss that most.. before I went back into my hostel, I sat on the bench outside of it and just enjoyed the view for the last time as the sun was setting.
My night ended with my magical packing skills and a wonderful conversation with my new friends (who I went to the beach with)
They’re from Germany and offered me a place to stay whenever I go visit. I guess I’ll brush up on my German (learn it in general...) before I go 😀 or we can meet again in New York 😁
Until tomorrows long adventure... back home . . .
Sad that I had to leave Florence but also really excited to visit a new country, Greece!
The first day in Greece was a little stressful as I wasn’t really feeling the vibe of the town I chose in the island of Zakynthos. There was also a huge cliff that collapsed at the popular Shipwreck beach 5 days ago, so unfortunately it was closed. After looking into flights and accommodations elsewhere, I decided last minute to book a flight to Paros and I’m so glad I did! It’s so peaceful and relaxing here, and after sleeping a total of 6 hours in the last 2 days, its exactly what I need😊
Anyone else ever been to Paros and have recommendations?
Rijeka and Opatija were both a pleasant surprise.
Just a few hours west of Zagreb, the two coastal towns are almost completely barren of tourists and give you a glimpse of what it’s like to live in a local Croatian town.
The food here was incredible (swipe for some photos)- I had some of the best seafood and pasta since I last lived in Italy in 2011. But that all makes sense: call it the wonders of the Adriatic Sea!
I encourage a visit to Rijeka, Opatija, and the rest of Istria if you’re ever in Croatia! 🇭🇷
About 12 months ago i stumbled across an article online about a colombian monk living in the Qadisha Valley. I was intrigued and determined that I wanted to meet him one day. Today was my day…… after hiking for 45 min down the cliffside of the valley we made it to the monastery which was built in the late 13th century. After catching our breath we waited patiently to see if Father Dario would come say hi… after a small wait Father Dario appeared. He sat with us and we talked, laugh and he told many jokes. (Father Dario Escobar, who is 84 years young is a maronite monk from colombia who took up residence in the mountainside 18 years ago.)
Now Discovering Bali, Indonesia with @brendanbannister.
The Indonesian island of Bali offers much more than meets the eye. Waterfalls, for one, have been the island's hidden gems that aren't frequented as often by tourists. #thediscoverer#nowdiscovering