I'm happy to say that @alienchrisblog and I will spend more than 1 month traveling around Greece this summer! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here's a photo from last year from Santorini 😍 I'm so excited to explore more of Greece! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today's shoutout via #swedishnomad goes to @ourwanderthirst ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Keep tagging your photos with my hashtag and I will check your photos and you get the chance for a shoutout too! 🙌😃
First thing’s first — the Alhambra is an absurd architectural wonder. The detail that goes beyond what the eye can immediately understand is astounding. But it’s been doubly interesting to learn more about the peoples who inhabited this building before history’s well-known Isabel and Ferdinand came marching in 1492. They were Muslim rulers, but Christians and Jews both flourished and contributed to society. This, Al-Andalus as it was known, was the schoolhouse of Europe where language, math, and science were seen as valuable aspects of society. It wasn’t utopia, but it was a comparative marvel for the time period. Contrary to my initial, uneducated assumption that Isabel and Ferdinand were the heroes of the story, they actually come out looking pretty terrible. First they threw Jews out and decimated their old quarter before turning to ethnic cleansing of the Muslim population. They then plummeted the region into the Dark Ages with their Inquisition and pillaging the Americas to fund wars. Cultural diversity and the sciences were no longer seen as important contributors of society. This ideology lasted through Franco’s reign, who saw himself as a continuation of their fundamentalist catholic rule. Even today the far-right of Spain identifies with the emblem of Isabel and Ferdinand. History truly is written by the winners.
All that said, it’s been wonderful to spend this time in Granada to see it as it once was — a diverse, lively, artistic community unlike anything else in the world. The flamenco, the Albayzin, the tapas, THE SUN! — you can’t beat it. I look forward to reading more about this corner of Andalucía and I thank the granadinos for putting up with my multiple uses of “¿Cómo?” as I tried to make heads and tails of their lightening-speed Spanish. Hasta luego.
5 NIGHTS IN CAPPADOCIA
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Photo credit: @saltinourhair one of my favorite travel couple who have been to this amazing place in Turkey! 🙌
After an intense 24h trip from Asia to North America, that's how San Francisco welcomed me to the United States. Comment '🔥' if you would love to soak up those warm sun rays like this random dude down there in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.
“That does it," said Jace. "I'm going to get you a dictionary for Christmas this year."
"Why?" Isabelle said.
"So you can look up 'fun.' I'm not sure you know what it means.” - Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes
We spent the night on the small island of Taquile on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. This beautiful family took us in and they will forever be a part of our hearts. At around 5 pm after all the tours had left, we had the entire island to ourselves. We hiked the old inca ruins and explored without another tourist in sight.
Throw back to last May when I went to Tangier to enjoy the cool breeze, the crashing waves, and the tranquility of this beautiful scene.
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We’re currently exploring Nepal for the next month! We spent yesterday in Kathmandu and today have travelled to Pokhara before beginning the Annapurna Circuit this weekend. So happy to be in this glorious country of peace and love ✨🇳🇵 #ROAMtravels#Nepal
Not sure on what to do in #merida ? Try Centro cultural Olimpo, the cultural center sponsored by the city. There's activities during the week but theater 🎭 and cinema happens on weekends. Find it right on main square, corner of 61 and 62 street. Closed on Monday.
Dinner by the lake 🙌🏼 This is the kind of luxury we offer at La Maipú, our first project. Fresh Trout cooked on our iron grill. We spent the last few months crafting our guests experiences, stay tuned if you are planning a trip to Patagonia later this year, we are opening in October and we’ll start taking bookings in March. We can’t wait to finally open and start sharing these incredible meals with our guests. #patagonia#argentina#f52grams#outdoors#sustainabletourism#ecohotel#adventure#adventuretime
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That’s it, guys. Last post from the past. On Monday we’ll leave for a year! No plans, just the open road. Expect lots of photos and stories from India in the next weeks... For now, check out more street shots from Santo Domingo in my profile link...