The best gift in the world next to all things #spalife is traveling. My tribe is off to our 5th African country..Lome, Togo.
1. Egypt/South Africa (parents only)
@tribetravels is at it again.
What African country should we travel to next?
Peace out Accra😘
Conde Nast Traveller inspired day in Galle.
Save before going to Sri Lanka!
1) The Fort Bazaar hotel for breakfast
2) Post no bills shop for post cards
3) Exotic Roots shop for elephant statues
4) Poonie's kitchen for light lunch
5) Calorie Counter for big lunch
6) Pedlars Inn for coffee and next door ice cream (avocado ice cream is the best)
7) Old post office, lighthouse and all the streets for street pictures
I’m sure there’s a way to visit Córdoba that doesn’t involve spending all your time wandering through the rabbit warren of an old city that’s been carefully curated for tourist consumption. I didn’t find it this time.
When I travel I like to visit the parts of the city where real people live. I like to take the subways and eat at the cafes where I’d eat if the universe had shifted before I entered it and I came out the child of a painter in suburban Stockholm or cooking my meals on a hot plate in Shibuya.
But it’s fun, sometimes, to escape into the storybook of a picture-perfect tourist town. I grind my teeth until my jaw locks up at night. If I get to spend a precious nine days not touching my work email, then I’ll damn well spend it pretending that everyone in Spain lives on a cobblestoned street and sleeps for five hours every afternoon until they wake up to listen to Spanish guitar at the footsteps of the Mezquita.
Water calls to me wherever I go. I miss living near the ocean so much! The river was just as compelling as the houses and hanging lanterns in old town. Some things are fascinating in a familiar way, y'know?
The trouble with a tropical paradise is perhaps the tropical rain that sometimes comes with it! Most tropical places I’ve been before it’s only rained a couple of hours before it mostly dried up and was fine again, but yesterday the heavens opened and it was so rainy and stormy ALL DAY LONG! Still. Can’t complain as we’ve been so lucky with the rest of our time, and at least the sunsets after the storm are worth the wait 🙏
Perfect timing. A green building with stairs on the side of the building leading to nowhere, and a door high in the side of the building with no way to get to it. And this green Lamborghini, same color as the building, drives straight into the frame. I felt like I was in the Matrix or something! #expatlife#expatintokyi#tokyitravel#japantravel#thethingsyouseeintokyo
“True friendship, or spiritual friendship, is not disposable. It is not friendship for friendship’s sake. It is not self-seeking for advancement; it involves collaboration for something outside us. We find true friends by being virtuous people who live for truth in community.” -Aimee Byrd, Why Can’t We Be Friends?
Said goodbye to some of the truest friends last night.
3 days until the move.