Another incredible captureby one of our foolish travel girls🙋🏼...🔥🔥 Credit to: @@luluescapes⠀!
Living a dream in Santorini⠀
Photo by Charlotte @luluescapes⠀
Traveller Tip From Charlotte ↠ Santorini is such a unique and dreamy destination. I had been wanting to visit this volcanic island for years and my dream finally cam true in October. Despite all the photos I had seen on social media, it was even prettier in real life and I couldn’t believe my eyes. The contrast between the deep blue Aegean Sea and the whitewashed buildings is absolutely stunning! It’s incredible to see how the towns are built on the cliffs above an underwater caldera. I don’t think there’s anywhere else like this in the world. Oia is the most popular and picturesque town of the island which means the small streets get really busy with tourists… If you want to take some nice photos without anyone in them then you’ll have to get up early to explore the town - that is before 9am when all the crowds are around…⠀
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During our last two days of honeymoon, Alex and I visited Santiago. When the plane was landing in Santiago and as I was looking out the window and seeing Andes mountains, memories of my trip to Peru ten years ago came back. Santiago is a big city surrounded by massive mountains. It’s a modern city with some old colonial buildings. We visited Pre-Colombian Art Museum and National Historic Museum. We also visited Castillo Hidalgo where got a stunning view of the city.
We could not leave with a visit to the Basilica to visit Mexico’s mother. .
Did you know? ...
The Basilica in Mexico City is the most visited Catholic Shrine in the world. Receiving over 20 million visitors yearly. Compare that to the almost 9 million that live in the Capital and total 20 million in the nearby urban areas. 😮
If you thought LA & NY traffic was bad ... you haven’t seen CDMX 🙄
Japan is one of our favorite places to visit. It really hits the mark on all the things we look for in a great trip.
After doing quite a bit of traveling in the past five years, we’ve come to discover what we like and what we don’t like. Culture shock, history, food, and lots of shopping for Outtara. Just to name a few.
Traveling to us is about exploring different cultures that are different from home.
So we’d say culture shock is what we’re always aiming for.
Adolfo really enjoys history. He appreciates how Japan respects their history and culture. They have a lot of historical places they have been able to preserved very well through time. Like the Hiroshima Castle. It was built in 1590, but it was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945 and it was rebuild in 1958 for the world to visit as a part of their history.
We also love shopping for authentic Japanese goodies that I can bring back home to enjoy with family and friends. Such as sake, snacks, and lots of lucky cats are always a must! 🐱
Everyone in Japan is extremely friendly and respectful of one another. It’s the cleanest country we have ever visited. Their toilets are unbelievable. It can do almost everything side from have a conversation with you.
Most of all we are sushi L♥️VERs and where else can you have authentic sushi than Japan! A thirteen hour flight is never too long for the best fish in the world!
In 30 days we will reunite. Let the countdown begin.
Take me back to the Kimpton Seafire Resort, Grand Cayman!
I can’t believe it’s been two weeks already since our visit. This East Coast cold weather’s got me missing paradise. 🏝
This resort was by far one of the best resorts I have been to. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with the warmest smiles and a glass of sparkling rose wine.
I’ve been to so many hotels & resorts with excellent service but there was something exceptional about the service @seafireresort Everyone was just so attentive, happy, and willing to help. This definitely enhanced my overall experience.
Not only was the weather PERFECT, the beach was right in front of the resort. No long walks or car rides. Just a few minutes walking distance from my room and I’m laying in the sun. I’m not a beach person but when the water is crystal clear, I was in the there like a fish!
When I’m not laying in the sun or swimming under the clear water, I loved spending time in my suite. With a comfy day bed on a beautiful glass balcony overlooking the ocean, it‘s just as relaxing as being on the beach. Fun fact about me: my favorite color is magenta. The suite was modern with accents of magenta which just made my stay that much more exciting. 🤗
So all in all. I CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK!
Thank you @kimpton@seafireresort for one of the most memorable weekends.
14 1043 days ago
What is it about authentic Italian gelato that is so satisfying but always leaves you wanting more?
Gelato is one of my FAVORITE Desserts. Probably because it always takes me back to beautiful Italy.
On our weekend getaway to the Cayman Islands, we found this authentic Italian gelato spot. @gelato&co We just had to stop in for a taste. OM...to the G! Am I glad we stopped in. It was one of the BEST Gelatos I ever had.
I was a bit hesitant to try a new flavor. My safe go to flavors are usually pistachio and mango but when the woman recommended the Kroc Choc: Hazelnut, Almond Brittle, & Chocolate Chip, I decided to go for it. I was so happy I did. Every spoon full was beyond satisfying! I was sad when it ended. My new mission in life now is to find more locations of Gelato & Co. lolz 🤣
If you’re a Gelato lover too double tap.
We don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s Day b/c we or I (Outtara) always felt it was just a sillly marketing gimmick to sky rocket the prices of roses and give you a purpose to eat a box of chocolates. .
However now that I am married. I have had an epiphany this Valentine’s Day. Adolfo (Mr. RumblingChopsticks) is not just my husband, he’s my best friend and everything I could ever wish for in a partner. And now that I’ve found him. I wouldn’t want to live life with anyone else. .
Most couples start out in love and over the moon for each other and as time passes we get caught up in everyday life. One good excuse over another. Life gets busier and the excuses become more and more valid. We soon forget all the things we did for one another when we first fell in love. It’s no wonder that we fall out of love. Then one day, we look at each other not knowing who this person is on the other end of the table. .
So Valentine’s Day is a simple reminder to appreciate those you love in your life. To not forget. To remember why you said “I do” in the first place. Showing love is not only for February 14th. Valentines is a simple reminder to continue the love and appreciation for the rest of the 364 days of the year. .
Love is simple. Appreciate and love each other as you were when falling in love and you will never fall out of love.
Happy Valentines Day to my one true L♥️VE! My Forever Valentine.
31 1501:31 PM Feb 14, 2019
To the Land of SMILES 😁 Here we come!
In 40 days, let the countdown begin. .
Did you know that because Thailand is a Buddhist country. There are an overwhelming amount of Buddha’s and Temples. This is Phuket’s Big Buddha. It sits on top of one of the highest hills in Phuket. This is the Thailand’s fourth tallest Buddha. .
We find this Buddha to be truly remarkable because it was built with a beautiful Burmese white jade Marble acquired all through donations. 100 million baht that is. Which is equivalent to about $33,000,000.00 USD. That in itself is truly amazing.
What’s your favorite land mark?
21 1151:02 PM Feb 12, 2019
One of our favorite things to do on our travels is shopping for souvenirs. We have found so much joy using things on a daily basis that we acquired from our travels. Every use brings back so much happiness from our trips. One of our favorite finds was truffle oil from Florence, Italy. Nothing like a dash of truffle oil for that finishing touch on a pasta dish. Takes us back to Italy with every bite. 😋😋😋
What’s your favorite souvenir from your trips? .
19 1781:54 PM Feb 10, 2019
Our first big trip of the year is booked. In a few short weeks we’ll be heading off to one of our favorite destinations, JAPAN! 🤗 .
We’re really looking forward to the Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) this time around. We’ve been to Japan several times but we’ve never been fortunate enough to see the Cherry Blossoms at full bloom. Their beauty only peaks for two weeks.
Cherry Blossoms are very symbolic to Japan. It’s the Japanese philosophy of life. That life is short and fragile. While we are here let’s make it beautiful and enjoy it.
Japan has some of the best food in the world. We can’t wait to go to all of our favorite spots. Pick up all of our favorite goodies to take back home. 🤤
This trip is going to be very special for us. Not only are we celebrating our one year wedding anniversary but we’ll also be traveling with one of our favorite couples and best friends. It’s going to be their first time to Asia. This is going to be so much fun to see them experience everything for the first time. 🥰🥰
What are some of your favorite cities in Japan?
16 1321:07 PM Feb 8, 2019
Last night in Paradise. 😭 We ran away from the cold this weekend and into the warm beautiful Cayman Islands.
We never really traveled during the winter. And now we’re slapping ourself, what took us so long to realize this lolz.
We aren’t big beach people but after coming to the Cayman Islands, we quickly realize that not all beaches are the same. The beaches here are so CLEAN. The sand is so SOFT. The water is so CLEAR, we can see our feet at the bottom. We’ve enjoyed the beaches so much that these non beach people have spent almost their entire day on the beach everyday so far.
Our new Annual Tradition is to leave the East Coast COLD 🥶 in exchange for the warm Caribbean weather.
What’s your favorite destination to escape the cold ?