Now Discovering the Bavarian Alps in Germany with @kilianschoenberger.
The Bavarian Alps composes of several mountain ranges of the Northern Limestone Alps in the German state of Bavaria. The highest peak in the Bavarian Alps and in Germany as a whole is the Zugspitze. It lies in the western part of the Wetterstein range and has a high Alpine character. #thediscoverer#nowdiscovering
Watching a different kind of traffic go by.... It's not called the Lagoon city for nothing.
The floating city of Venice, was built on 118 islands in the middle of the Venetian Lagoon at the head of the Adriatic Sea in Northern Italy. For travelers who have visited Venice and for those who have yet to go, Venice remains a beautiful mystery. It seems impossible for such a grand city to be floating in a lagoon of water, reeds and marshland. This is a place you must see to believe. .
One of my favourite cities to date, Venice oozes charm an character at every corner you turn. I could sit and watch the gondolas go by all day.
✦ ƒᥱᥲʀ ¡ꚃ ᥲ ƒʀɪᥱꪀԀ ⍵ℏℴ ‘ꚃ mɪꚃuꪀԀᥱʀꚃƚℴ ℴ Ԁ. ✦ john mayer
this particular lyric has always resonated with me. we are (ironically) scared of fear, even tho it’s one of the mandatory precursors to personal growth.
this photo is one of my all-time favs from my solo trip to dubrovnik this time last year. i arrived at night time, jet-lagged & aloof. after i got settled into my airbnb, i experienced a grave moment of self-doubt.
thoughts: i’m in a foreign country alone, the scroogelike TSA lady took my pepper spray. i’d taken many measures to protect myself (i.e. hrs of prior research), but i still felt supremely uncomfortable. i felt the fear - i’m only human. .
this feeling quickly passed (in the mean time i double-locked the door & placed a rickety chair against the doorknob like they do in the movies). fear is part of the growth process. we mistaken fear as the enemy, and we shut out people, places & opportunities because of it.
in order to avoid fear, we trick ourselves into being frozen in place - not making changes, not taking risks, not having adventures. i’ll be the first to say that travel (solo or not) is not always smooth sailing 😉 but the feeling of resiliency, self-sufficiency and independence that follow do make it so worth while. .
take it from the damsel who was once stranded overnight in an Italian train station, was mugged//had my purse stolen in Rome, & also was awake during a robbery of my family’s hotel room in Cassis, France (but these are stories for another day). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
have you traveled alone? what fears have you overcome? tell me all the things! (ps: two days til my vlogcast goes live!)
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Every year, half of vacation takes place in🇩🇪 my favorite country.
This year exploring #Bavaria result...#speachless
Being born and raised in the country side, Bavaria brings me back to my roots.
I wish I had more appreciation for the country side as a child and forget about big city dreams... because I never fully adapted to the big city life style!
PS: Ludwig ll my favorite king.
Did you know? A midair collision of two planes in the mid-fifties led to the creation of the FAA. (Which I am continually calling the FFA, much to my eternal embarrassment.) It happened over the Grand Canyon. Everyone onboard perished. Pieces of the wreckage still remain today.