Today Facebook reminded me that it's already been 2 years since I was volunteering with rescue dogs in Mexico, hit me right in the feels! 😶
Has some of the best days of my life there.
Squiggles here (on the picture) used to belong to a drug user, and one day she accidentally ate a large amount of unknown narcotics. Because of this she was constantly shaking, and had a hard time walking straight without falling over.. 😭😢💚 If anyone reading this would like to know more about the place where I was volunteering (LADRA), or maybe even adopt or donate for their cause, you can find them here:
Spent the last couple of weeks in bed being ill and having tons to do at work, so I haven't been paying any attention to Instagram. But since it's Thursday and all, how about a Bulgaria #throwback from a few weeks ago? 😅
The old town of Veliko Tarnovo, also known as the "City of the Tsars". 🧔
Famous for being the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, and one of Europes main centres of culture during the Middle Ages! 👌
One of the more memorable hikes of my life! 😰
Me, a German friend and a crazy-ass yankee went into the Drakensberg Mountains for some hiking.
It was foggy, rainy, and the yank wanted to go off the path. 😏 🙄
So the three of us ended up being lost in the mountains, climbing steep, wet slopes, trying to find our way back to the path. All the time one wrong step away from falling to our deaths! 😅 #throwback#tbt
A baby vulture at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, South Africa. 🇿🇦
Vultures are the forgotten victims of poaching. Rangers know that the quickest way to find poached animals is to look for vultures circling in the sky above the carcasses. So poachers started poisoning the corpses they leave behind, killing vultures and other scavengers in order to escape the rangers. 😭
Out of the worlds 23 vulture species, 16 are considered between "near threatened" and "critically endangered". 😢
People have often pointed out that I hardly ever post pictures of myself, which is simply because I don't really take that many. 😅
There are too many incredible things out there you could be watching instead of a mirror! ☝️ However here's one of those rare selfies of mine to keep you happy for a while folks!
It might not be a very recent one, but it'll have to do!
#Throwback to my cage dive with Great Whites in South Africa.
Coming face to face with one of the worlds top apex predators made me realize just how misunderstood they are. Despite the idea media might give us, they are not agressive, man-eating monsters.
They are quite shy, but also playful and curious, and the reason that they bite stuff is often, well, curiosity! 😂
They are also an extremely crucial part in the ecosystems of the oceans.
Sadly, they are on a rapid decline, and research suggests that about 100 million sharks are killed each year.. Often for their fins! 😭
Most of the time, the fins are just cut off and the shark thrown back into the water to slowly drown! 🤢
If in Asia, please never order shark fin soup or similar products.
Remember, "Fins belong on sharks, not in soup!" ✌️
Guess who just found an old long forgotten Dropbox full of awesome photos? Hint, it's one of the guys in the picture! 😉
Oh yeah and also: Turning your back on one of the New7wonders of the World because llamas. 👌😎