#Throwback Chiang Mai, Elephant Sanctuary
My family can't believe that I came really close to the Elephants. I'm happy that I have some proof photos with me and the 🐘They are so lovely 😍
One of my highlights in 12 weeks of travelling. 📷 @minnouxx (Thaaank you, Madame ✌)
Memories from the best riding day. Approaching Santa Monica, bumping into fellow cyclists from two campsites prior, relating deeply to landscape and vegetation, taking the hills by the horns, anticipating the city of angels.
I was thinking lately about how glossy our lives have become with social media. It's a reel of the best of the best highlights of our life. A perfectly curated life. We see celebrities with toned bodies and perfectly set hair and makeup. But we miss the hours at the gym, the tears, the sweat, the pain. We miss the hours spent with hair and makeup touching up everything so it's just so. We miss the professional photographers, the special lights and the other 50 takes that didn't make the cut. We miss the time spent scrutinizing over the perfect outfit. We miss the early hours and the late nights. The way we curate our lives nowadays often makes our lifestyles look overly glamourous, maybe even "easy". But the reality is that all career paths have hard yards to be put in.
Many people say to me my life must be so easy. Travelling the world, working when I want, where I want. But what they don't see is the nights I work to 4am, the Christmas, new years and birthdays I work through, the continual stress and pressure of never quite knowing where your next dollar is going to come from, the free time I spend watching another training session and doing exams that nobody pays me for. As a contractor my life looks glamourous. My paychecks look high. And my life looks like pina coladas by the beach.
Just because it looks easy or perfect on the surface doesn't make it so. All careers have stresses, pains and low points. Social media can get us down. But just remember that behind every perfectly curated picture is someone who has spent more time researching, planning, working out, editing, studying and preparing than you'll ever know. So enjoy the beauty that is social media but remember life isn't all pina coladas by the beach all the time. .
missing you so much, India 🇮🇳 🧡
I can’t wait to come back for more adventures because 7 months was just not enough for a country which is this beautiful 🌸✨
Which country do you feel really connected to?
It's National Belgium Day! 🇧🇪 HENNA INSPO! This was from last year when I travelled to Antwerp from Eindhoven! What a beautiful station! I stood here for about half an hour admiring all the flourishes and details! Look at that glass roof! Totally translatable into a henna pattern! I was treated to piano background music too!
I had a FANTASTIC time in Antwerp! Unbeknownst to me, I had arrived a day prior to Antwerp City Drops and it was one of THE coolest festivals I have attended! Antwerp was JUMPING!!! Plus, to my delight, there was an array of halal establishments to eat at! I also tried the delights at Bakkerij Charif! I absolutely did NOT bring a custard pastry back to Scotland. I don't know what you're talking about!
After hopping around different cities and countries so much, it was nice to just slow things down in Oludeniz, Turkey. I will certainly miss chilling by the gorgeous beaches, eating delicious Turkish food, and looking up at the stars at night while lazing on a beanbag at the beach with shisha.👌🏽
Besides just relaxing, I also went paragliding for the first time here and we drove 40 mins up a beautiful tall mountain and ran off of it.😬
We went up to 3000 meters and glided over some of the most breathtaking landscapes I have ever seen. My pilot decided to do some tricks for me and the adrenaline rush from the speed and turns was unreal.😱😂
I was also able to fulfill one of my childhood dreams of riding a horse.🤠
Oludeniz has been simply incredible. I was really happy during my time in Turkey and I hope I can see more of this beautiful country in the future.