Beauty is in symmetry. We’re loving the industrial vibes too. 🏢 Ironically this shot was taken not in a building but in a Chinese pagoda in Singapore. Sometimes the best shots come out of the most unexpected places, something one our favorite travel couples @deeristravelling recently said 😘. It really resonated with us and inspired this post! Tag an insta account that really inspires your vision, we are always looking for new creatives to connect with.
Singapore is amazing so don’t get us wrong when we say it can do better. Singapore invests billions of dollars in producing and curating the top leading thinkers in art, science, business, and design. The whole city design is a testimony to it’s ability to meld aesthetic with sustainable modern function. Yet behind the guild is a flawed system in terms of lack of basic human rights. Singapore imports and exploits the cheapest labor from India to build and sustain its buildings, does not give the LGBT community rights, and tightly controls the media so crowds can not form peaceful protests just to name a few violations. What do you think about Singapore’a ability to produce such a modern “forward” thinking facade yet denies it’s people basic democratic freedoms? Do you think the system is flawed or that it works?
There’s only one thing we love more than traveling in Singapore. Can you guess what it is?! 🐶 @singaporeguidebook
When love turns to art in Singapore 💐
Singapore is ugly. Don’t go there. 👎🏽 . SAID NO ONE EVER! 🙅♀️ . Now a more realistic piece of advice is Singapore is god damn expensive don’t go there unless your a crazy rich person. Though we don’t advise not going, we highly advise saving at least 1,000 for one person for one week if you plan on not making meals and paying for accommodation. But if you’re anyone like us we are alll about saving a dime when we are traveling. Our advice: don’t pay for accommodation get on Couch Surfing and find a host. Don’t eat out (a lot) and if you need to go to a local Hawker Stall. Definitely don’t go out to drink, a beer is a steep $18 and that’s a draft beer guys. Go public for all your outings like the parks and Gardens by the Bay. Granted there will be some things you’ll want to do that will cost like the Cloud Dome pictures above. Lastly take public transportation, but a metro card and fill it up. It’s quick, easy, and cheap! Have you ever been to Singapore? Do you think the cost is worth it?
Singapore is unreal. It’s the cleanest city in the world. I personally love the no spitting, gum chewing, or littering laws that are seriously enforced. This city is sparkling clean and green. 🌲✨Even the public bathrooms in the parks are beautiful. I actually want to use the toilets in Singapore’s public restrooms! Public transportation is also gorgeous abundant and reliable. The government puts a huge tax on cars and you must buy a new car every 10 years. As a result most people are deterred from buying a car! Less cars less emissions = less air pollution! Yas! But for a city so modern I felt one thing was seriously missing. Where are the no plastic bags and straw laws? As one of the greenest and “foreword thinking” cities in the world, why haven’t they taken the lead to push more businesses towards sustainable options? Wouldn’t you love to see an entire country like Singapore ban plastic bags and straws for good? I would!
Even the libraries in Singapore are cool! 🇸🇬 B and I escaped the Singapore heat today and found a Library to do a little work and some much needed pleasure reading. 📚 And of course take some really cool photos! 📸 What did you guys do today? 😊
Did you know by 2030 over 70% of the workforce industry will be online, remote? Yep, more and more companies are turning to alternative desks for their employees. ⠀ ⠀ What does that mean? Well, there will be a greater abundance of jobs available online to freelancers! This is great as more people will have the freedom to work where they choose! ⠀ ⠀ Do you work online yet? If not, what job would you want to do as a remote worker by 2030? ⠀ ⠀
We’re in Singapore but we’re caught up with some dope content from this incredible city. Our first night downtown we took over 2,000 photos just going shutter crazy 📸 There is so much to do and see we find ourselves exploring a lot. ⠀ ⠀ Any tips or suggestions on things to shoot and see in Singapore?
Elephant Waterfall, Dalat, Vietnam. Elephant waterfall is an epic cascade of white water that plummets a base of sharp and jagged rocks. After a precarious rock scramble to the base we were able to snap this shot. The sheer amount of water passing us during the shot was defning and we got soaked from all the mist and splash. Thank God for waterproof gear! We loved every second. 😊 Doesn't nature's power amaze you?
Fishing Village in Mui Ne, Vietnam. Looks good, smells fishy - but in a good way. 🐟 All that fresh seafood makes our mouths water. The best thing to do in Mui Ne is wake up early to watch the fisherman haul huge tangled nets of their fresh catch onto the shore. Squid, snails, fish, lobster, shrimp, and more in buckets and buckets of water on the beach for sale. We can't imagine any other kind of supermarket that would beat the quality and views, can you?
Chinese Taoism is deeply imbedded in Vietnamese Buddhist culture. Visiting a temple wonders your senses, from the unique architecture to the intricate art that cover the inside and out. ⠀ ⠀ Vietnamese Buddhism is unique in the fact that it combines Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian traditions. The Vietnamese find a balance to make them all compatible. ☸️⠀ ⠀ To them, Buddhism is much more than a religion, it’s a lifestyle. They intertwine their beliefs into everyday life and it’s amazing watching It come to fruition on the road.⠀ ⠀ What do you take from your religion or beliefs that you immerse into your everyday lifestyle?⠀
We're in heaven in Dalat. The weather is gorgeous (brisk and foggy), the mountain air is fresh, the waterfalls are epic, the city is not too small but not too big, the abundance of flowers and fresh strawberries is amazing, everything about Dalat is perfect. We would settle in Dalat over Ho Chi Mihn any day. 🍓🌻 Dalat surprised us in so many ways. We don't want to leave!😍 Where have you traveled to that you had no expectations for that you completely fell in love with?
B and I are so lucky to travel with each other. Recently, both of us were thinking about how we miss our friends, family, and amazing people we have met these past 6+ months. When you travel around from city to city, country to country, it can be hard to develop strong, lasting relationships with the people you meet. ✈️ 🚌 🚊 Without one another we would feel so alone and far away from those we love. We feel that we could solo travel if we had to, but love having each other to lean on whenever we need. 👫 Do you think you could solo travel for an extended period of time, and how would you deal with lonliness and separation from loved ones?
Have you experienced Angkor Wat?⠀ ⠀ Angkor is a highlight of our SE Asia trip. You can sense Angkor's ancient wisdom, wonder, and spirituality as you explore its ruins. It's magical.⠀ ⠀ Until you encounter the hoard - Crowds of Thousands of tourists who quickly ruin the ambiance.⠀ ⠀ Here's our advice to avoid the hoards and to make your trip personal and peaceful: ⠀ ⠀ -Grab your ticket the day before you go to avoid the crazy ticket lines at 5AM and get to the sacred ground with little more sleep 😴⠀ ⠀ -Get the 3-day pass. Angkor is a huge complex. Catch sunrise at multiple temples, avoid the crowds, and the intense heat. ⠀ ⠀ -Don't follow the path well traveled. See the smaller temples first and the big ones last. Do the circuit in reverse.⠀ ⠀ How do you feel about huge crowds of tourists?⠀
Have you almost died while traveling? We did! Read on! Welcome to Mt. Ijen! One of the largest volcanic sulfur mines in the world located in Indonesia. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful places Brenden and I almost died. 💀 We hiked down the caldera at 3 am for the famous Ijen Blue Flames - hot blue fire made from the combustion of sulfur gas. Sounds epic right? We wanted it on film. 📷 But to capture it, you must explore the sulphuric mines and pray that it's hot enough that evening for the gas to transform into fire. 🔥 On our trip not only did we NOT see any blue flames, Ijen almost killed us while we were walking around the mines. While walking between the vents, the wind suddenly shifted. All of a sudden we were surrounded by toxic stinky yellow sulfur gas. We were both coughing so hard from the toxic gas we were on the verge of puking, our eyes burning red, we could not see, and we could not breathe despite having gas masks on. We could not find the way out of the cloud. We were suffocating and we were blind. We were going to die. ☠️ We frantically ran with blurred vision and limited breath. Thank god, after a few attempts we ran in the right direction to fresh air. We sat for an HOUR coughing and recovering. We reflected on mother nature. Mother nature is a beautiful badass that has the power to CRUSH us at any moment. Though she is powerful she is also vulnerable to us. Nature deserves our love and respect. Let's take care of our planet so we can protect our resources and enjoy its beauty for years to come! Have you had a near-death experience before on a trip?
My knight and his mighty steed taking us on adventures through Vietnam.🐴⠀ ⠀ We never thought we would ride motorbikes in Asia after seeing the horrendous, scary, and ugly traffic in Bangkok. For months in Asia we opted for taxis and public transportation instead of learning how to ride a bike. 🚕⠀ ⠀ Funny thing I was the most adamant about not riding and yet was the first to realize after almost being stranded on the road at the White Temple in Chaing Rai, that we needed to learn how to ride a bike. I rather have bike transportation than no transportation at all! ⠀ ⠀ I am not kidding you, we waited for over an hour after closing for a taxi to finally drive by and pick us up!⠀ ⠀ After some heavy convincing, Brenden agreed to give it a go. I could only imagine the weight on his shoulders not knowing how to drive a bike, in a foreign country that drives on the left, with no insurance, with his life and my life at risk when he took us out on the road for the first time. Scary! ⠀ ⠀ Fast forward 4 months later and we are addicted to motorbikes. We love the freedom of our own transportation. Plus bikes are much much much cheaper than always hailing a taxi. Brenden is slowly working his way up to driving bigger bikes with manual engines. 🏍️⠀ ⠀ Do I see us as a motorcycle couple in the future? Maybe! 🤷♀️⠀ ⠀ Have you ever convinced your partner to try something they don't want to do, for them to fall in love with it later? ❤️⠀ ⠀
If we told you sand dunes were in Vietnam would you believe it? 🇲🇦⠀ ⠀ The coast of Mui Né looks so much like coastal California with windy weather, jagged coastlines, choppy waves, kite surfers, sand dunes, and long beaches, we honestly don't feel like we are in Vietnam right now.⠀ ⠀ At the moment, Mui Né feels good because it feels familiar. We love traveling and exploring new destinations, but from time to time we feel ungrounded and unsettled from all the moving. So when we stumble on places that kinda feel like home, we cherish the moment. ❤️⠀ ⠀ Do you ever crave something familiar when you travel for extended periods of time?⠀ ⠀