Last of the romantics | Stare gradevine tjeraju na zudnju za zivotom u nekom proslom vremenu, a razigranost maste to i dopusta
Posted at: 2019-06-02 13:18:52
One of the best things to do when traveling is to not make any plans, especially long term. You’ll meet people along the way, love or hate a place and want to stay longer or leave, or suddenly feel like you need to put your stomping boots on and dance the night away with other backpackers. @sophie___nicholas (📸 & #lilsis) who I met in Imsouane and I have some fun plans coming up. We spontaneously decided to change our plans around a bit (surprise surprise!). Adventures coming RIGHT UP!
Posted at: 2019-05-31 14:23:51
I’ve been relaxing in my apartment with a view of the sea, eating delicious food and falling asleep to the sounds of the waves directly outside of my window. Taghazout is more built up than Imsouane, with more cafes to choose from and camels that saunter down the beach. I’m surprised to see quite a bit of construction here, which i feel like takes away from it a little bit but i think that’s because I was in Imsouane for so long, which is super secluded and not so touristy. I’ve been writing, journaling, and teaching English, enjoying staying put in my own space (which I reeeeallly needed esp when my anxious mind wanders and needs a quiet space to meditate). It’s so nice to be able to go to sleep whenever I want lmao. I’m LOVING being by the ocean 24/7, it’s so open and beautiful and amazing to be able to breathe in the salty and FRESH air 💗 📸 @sophie___nicholas
I’ve just finished a few weeks doing a WorkAway at this awesome surf hostel in Imsouane, Morocco; @afersurf. For those of you that don’t know, WorkAway is this cool company that connects you with hostels/businesses/farms/families abroad that are looking for a volunteer to come and work at their place in exchange for food/accommodation/ whatever else they want to provide. I lived in this awesome sociable hostel near the sea and was able to help them with their blog and social media in exchange for food and accommodation. It’s an amazing way to extend your travel time and save money, as well as become a part of a family and truly get to know the area of where you’re living. I’ve done a few WorkAway-type jobs abroad (not all of them have been through this company, some by word of mouth): this hostel in Morocco, a hostel in Pai, Thailand, a guesthouse in the Thar Desert in India, a hostel on Ko Phangan, Thailand, promoting for a jungle rave in Otres, Cambodia. Each and every time has been incredible and I’m so thankful to have had these experiences that have allowed me to continuously travel.
I visited Paradise Valley yesterday in Morocco. While it was beautiful, it was a bit of a let down- the water levels were low and there were quite a few tourists there. There are apparently more secluded pools the further along you walk, which of course I did not know 😂 it was still really fun swimming in the water and trying not to touch the bottom because the fish would nibble your feet 😅
Spending the next week in another surf town here in Morocco in my own apartment where my bed has a front seat view of the sea 💗
Posted at: 2019-04-30 14:01:34
Oh yeah, NY RBF in full swing 😛😏🤘 Wuddup guys, I’ve been hibernating for a bit writing a lot and getting some stuff done before my next country at the end of this week! I’ve been focusing on self care these past few days (gym, wine, sleep, coffee, writing, resting and GOOD FOOD). Northeast India was amazing but there comes a point where I need to physically and mentally slow down so I can focus on myself for a bit (and not move locations every two days). Traveling like that is amazing but it’s damn exhausting. There comes a point where I love me a good shower and bed 😂🤘 Please check out my most recent blog posts, lots of travel stories and my Northeast India itinerary/ guide is coming out soon!
Thank you for an incredible month, Morocco! I started in Casablanca and visited Rabat, explored breathtaking mosques and ruins, ate too much bread and watched locals smoke cigarettes and sip on espressos, experienced the entire month of Ramadan, watched a beautiful sunset in Essouaria, worked in a surf town in Imsouane for a few weeks, lived in an apartment in Taghazout with a view of the sea for a week, and shopped in the markets of Marrakech. I fell asleep to the sounds of the ocean and woke up to the shining sun, wandered to secluded rock pools and swam in the sea, ate amazing food and too much amaloo, and spent most of my days completely outside with my soul sister 💗
To be completely honest, as a solo female traveler I would recommend you stick to the coastal cities. Marrakech was overwhelming and there were times I was scared- some guy was shouting at me, cursing, not letting me pass him when I didn’t want to eat at his food stand. Other men made horrendous gestures, grabbing their crotches and thrusting their hips at the air, men making disgusting sexual noises with their tongues... I’ve been traveling for over 3 years and this was one of the worst I’ve seen. But it didn’t ruin Morocco for me, I would just be very wary when going into the Médina. The coastal towns are MUCH MORE relaxed and laid back.
I met 📸 @sophie___nicholas along my journey and we stuck together like sisters. Last minute plans led us to explore Portugal for the next week, where we’ll be running around drinking sangria, trying not to care about the amount of food we’re consuming lmao and chilling in a beautiful European city in summer.
M I C R O G A P | A new term used to describe a short adventure break, even just a day or a night out. 😍 When we set out on a Lake District hike to celebrate microgapping back in March I felt slightly sceptical of this new term and whether it was really needed. I was going along just to meet some new people. However, in recent weeks I feel like we've really come to embrace it. 💚
The trips into the Yorkshire Dales we've made, especially Kettlewell and the stop at the pub at Starbotton for a pint (awesome pint called Buttertubs) and chips have felt like we've been on actual holiday. 🌄
I felt refreshed after them, not at all like I was midway through my working week. I'm pretty sure it made a difference to my overall motivation and feeling like I can handle things, which was an amazing feeling. 🏕
Our wildcamping trip from last weekend (read all about it on my blog now #linkinbio) was a dream. It truly felt like we were on holiday and away from everyday life while in actual fact we left the house at 3pm on Saturday and were home by midday on Sunday, after a leisurely full English breakfast in the sun in Glenridding after the 6 mile hike down. .
It's official, I am converted 100% to this microgapping thing. #myMicrogap#visitEngland .
Gifted - this lovely @weirdfishltd Beyonce fleece was kindly sent my way and I was glad to have it on this camp. It helped keep me cosy when we pitched up (yep, was still pretty chilly for July). I've worn it on the streets of Cambridge, punting, on the beach in Norfolk and now on the top of a Lake District fell! That is around day to day use too. I've been eyeing it up in another colour too tbh! The Tempest Pro 300 was gifted from @vango_outdoor and (apart from the fact I slightly bent one of the poles after some over exuberant tightening) I was pretty impressed. I didnt struggle with the weight and there was so much room for me, my lanky 6ft+ man as well as our spaniel @adventurewithflorence (yep, I'm that person who has an account for their doggo - mainly because there's too many photos for here anyway...). I will be using it a few more times before writing up my review so keep an eye on my blog www.hannahoutside.com 💙
T I R E D
Monday I woke up feeling bright, fresh and ready for anything. I was surprised by this but have concluded I was still on a complete high from this trip. Tuesday, i still felt good and Wednesday was alright. Thursday is now here and I've woken feeling drained, headachy and not wanting to get up again. Seriously craving a trip outdoors again now. I can't believe the life last weekend breathed into me. .
On the other side of this post I was nervous about carrying such a large pack. I was sure it would exhaust me carrying all that weight. However, this Osprey pack (not sponsored) was the dream. The support it provided made the trip and the weight pretty damn easy, helping to make the hike even more enjoyable.
I’ve always found that being on a trek in the mountains teaches me a lesson about my personal physical and mental endurance that’s incomparable to anything else. The mountains keep me humble; they teach me about courage and about willpower. I find myself here and among the unpredictable weather, the 200-meter trailside cliffs that drop vertically into dust and rock and gushing rivers, the paths that barely exist, and the lack of oxygen which makes me question my own sanity. But there’s something ingrained in the fear, in the anxiety that comes with these difficult treks, that gives me life. That makes me fall in love with the mountains, that makes me keep coming back time and time again.
I’m currently going through old travel photos. I took this one in Kyrgyzstan last July, at 4,000 meters on the Ala-Kul Trek. Prior to this photo, a brief hail storm had whipped through the mountains, bringing rocks of ice and numbing temperatures that chilled my bones. As I trekked onwards, a lightning storm flashed rods of electric fire in the distance that made me nearly break down in tears from fear. And just after I snapped this photo, I walked across a 100-meter patch of ice only as wide as one foot. There was a 200 meter drop on one side and a wall of ice on the other. Every single step was a matter of life or death. I then descended down a massive landslide, where I proceeded to trek several hours and into the night before reaching my guesthouse.
I’ll share a few fun travel stories and photos here until I leave again in a few weeks 🙂✨
Для меня Греция, пожалуй, одно из лучших мест, где можно понаблюдать за красотой заката и насладиться этим волшебным временем дня 🌅
Без сомнения, закат волнует чувства каждого: взрыв цветов, ярко окрашивающий небо всевозможными оттенками и тонами, акварельные облака, плавный переход от дня к ночи.... А если к этой картине еще добавить зеркальную морскую гладь, которая продолжает живописный рисунок неба далеко в бесконечность....
Именно такой магический закат я наблюдала в Греции. Это пейзаж, который должен увидеть каждый, своими глазами ☀
yOgUrT!! I will be posting more of this series very soon both on here and on my website, so stay tuned! Vancouver was very fun and I brought back lots of donuts and maple syrup (@yeasol_song and I showed the border patrol officer our chips when he asked what we are bringing back to the states from our trip lol)
Being able to help others is one of the main reasons I got started in this business. ⠀
Today, I got a call from an old mentor of mine, my dance teacher growing up. I’ve shown her in the past what I do with my business, but haven’t talked about it much ever since. She just got this amazing professorship position at a Top-10 Dance University...and now has to choose retirement options from their amazing benefit plan! ⠀
In going through her mental index of who could help her through the complex mess of HR paperwork she decided to call ME! I was honored and so excited to help her so she could make an educated decision about her future! And bonus - I’m getting to help someone who I truly love and care about. ⠀
I get to change lives every day. I love this work! #bethechangement
Appreciating Mama Earth and all she has to offer us 💗 this spectacular sunset was in Vermont, as people gathered to watch the vibrant colors as if they were cascading from the clouds and across the sky. In the USA for the next month before I head back to Europe!! 😍