I was so blessed to watch the world's most beautiful sunset at Oia. It is spectacular. It is dazzling. It is splendid. It is unforgettable. I want to pile up all the beautiful words to describe the scenery, but I don't think simple words can fully describe the great feeling I had inside.
I understand that some may argue that it is crowded to see the same sunset that you can see from Thera or other spots on the island. Yes, it is super crowded. Pretty much all the stairs and empty spaces are occupied when it approaches sunset. But you get to wait and count down for the moment when the sun sets below the sea level with people from all over the world. Everyone around you is as excited and thrilled as you. People clapped when the sun finally disappears. It is a totally different experience. I enjoyed it as much as watching sunset somewhere quietly by myself🧡💜
I’ll say I’m a Gryfindor but I don’t know what exactly that is.
Dune Buggy’ing in Huacachina!
SO much fun, but definitely the bumpiest ride of my life 😂 We did sandboarding too and some of the dunes are literally the size of mountains and that is no exaggeration. Literally f***ing massive, but the best adventure going head first down them 🤙🏼
And here is the market when the train is passing through! As you can see from my stories, the market was pretty busy, with a fair few tourists. But I was able to capture this photo, and no people were photoshopped out (because I swear, I don't even know how to do that!).
So the train comes through the market, and the market is the end of the line, so the train waits there at the station for about 15 minutes before departing again. If you walk along the railway line away from the train, there will be a LOT less tourists. Then just wait for the train to pass by again as it is leaving the market. The trick to getting a picture like this is to follow the train as it is driving away (and not be in the tracks as it is coming towards you!!) and you will get nobody in your picture if you are at the far end of the market, away from the hoards of people!
gateway vibes ✌🏽 even if u are carrying a professional camera, the hussla’s still wna take a quick click for u
// winter vibes in spring // 🏔
Ever seen Lago di Braies frozen? There are so many photos of this lake during the summer with the cute boats that I actually had no idea it would totally freeze over. Probably dumb of me to not thing that a lake in Northern Italy wouldn’t freeze over but I’m pretty clueless when it comes to winter weather. .
Aw much as I would have loved to see the lake unfrozen and with boats I’m glad I got to see it like this. Instagram is flooded with the summer pics so I bring to you, frozen Lago di Braies. .
This is a road trip I’ll never forget not only because the location was so beautiful but because I nearly died and probably had like 3 mini panic attacks. .
Have you been to a place that was quite different from what Instagram portrayed it to be? .
✨A white bed of tulips✨
So much peace and harmony, that’s what white tulips makes me feel.
Tell me which is your favorite tulip color and how does it make you feel! 🌷
No tulips were harm during this shooting, and the farmers were asked for permission ☺️
ℚ𝕠𝕥𝔻: 𝓦𝓱𝓪𝓽'𝓼 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓯𝓪𝓿𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓮 𝓓𝓲𝓼𝓷𝓮𝔂 𝓶𝓸𝓿𝓲𝓮? Who are your favorite Disney characters? What tropes does Disney use that you enjoy (or are not a fan of)? Have you read the original - if so, how does it compare?
𝔸𝕠𝕥𝔻: As a kid, I loved all Disney movies, but my absolute favorites were The Little Mermaid and Alice in Wonderland. I just loved oceans and mermaids and found Ariel to be stunning with her red hair. As for Alice, it was my favorite book and I loved the idea of stumbling into a whimsical world. I also liked the shrinking/small person big world trope (also loved Thumbelina, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and The Borrowers). ·
However, as I grew older my favorites changed to Aladdin and Hercules (maybe when I was about 10?). I loved the humor, the sidekicks, and visuals. They both made me want to travel more. Plus, Jasmine's refusal to be forced to marry was 🙌. I love rebellious female protagonists who fight for their values, regardless of how her peers see her. I'm also a fan of the trope when royalty falls for someone who is financially poor, but opens their eyes to new things. And then Mulan came out, and seeing a MC who somewhat resembled my Asian features was so important to me. I rewatched it back-to-back countless times.
Later on, The Little Mermaid's storyline bothered me because she gave up so much for instalove. 🙈 It just seemed the opposite of empowering. ·
I read the originals of Alice, Hercules, The Little Mermaid with the last two being much more tragic and dark than the Disney adaptations. Plus, Disney took major liberties with Greek mythology. But eh. I enjoy the Disney versions as something completely separate. ·
Anyway, my favorite characters are usually side ones or companions. Genie, Mushu, Flynn Rider. Though I also love Merida's, Anna's, Rapunzel's and Jasmine's personalities, too. 💕
So good I had it thrice 😂🙌🏻 For real, we had 3 waffles in Belgium today. First: had one right off this square in Bruges. Then did a walking tour, brewery tour, and another waffle. Then we headed to a tiny town called Kortrjik for yet another waffle and discovered a precious little carnival 😍 It’s been 7 years since I was in Bruges and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Apparently everyone else thinks so too, it was PACKED with tourists today #heleneinbelgium
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Another gem just outside Padova, the medieval town of Montagnana and its perfectly preserved wall, built in the 11th century.
One year ago I checked this one off my #bucketlist! I’ve wanted to see Machu Picchu since I did a book report on the Incans back in middle school and I finally was able to make it happen.
What’s on your bucket list?
Sometimes I feel discouraged from visiting places that we’ve all seen thousands of times in photos. But then I show up and it’s amazing and I understand exactly why it’s so popular. Playing hopscotch across this pond, feeding 25 pound koi fish instantly became one of my favorite Bali afternoons 🌿☀️ What are some places that have made you feel like this?
The infamous train street in Hanoi 🚂 Local families hung out on their stoops, café owners beckoned foreigners to sit down for a cuppa, and everyone anticipated the next train. A few times a day the tracks are cleared for the train to roll by. It's become quite the tourist hotspot for this reason, but you can get the tracks to yourself if you avoid peak times 🛤 #VisitVietnam#HanoiVietnam#TrainStreetHanoi#DameTraveler