Sigh. Why couldn’t it stay Sunday afternoon at Intercontinental, Da Nang forever? There’s something magical about a whole day dedicated to beautiful scenery (and unlimited champagne) that puts you in the mood for Weekend. Just add a few key players from California, UK and Aus (and a few much missed ones from South Africa and USA) and you’ve got the perfect moment of travel.
And because my last two weeks have been filled with starting a new job, learning to teach nine (yes, NINE) new curriculums and dodging my way through streets of scooters that are all out to get me, I have no great words of wisdom to give you. Not that they are ever words of wisdom, but this time I am fresh out of words completely. So, instead, I will shut the what up and share this picture of pretty, pretty Vietnam. This is the beach at the end of my block…now I remember why I moved here!
As if the ocean, mountains and wine farms weren’t enough, here’s just one more reason to love Cape Town. While most cities have botanical gardens, they aren’t exactly like Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Instead of perfectly trimmed bushes and color coded flower beds, you get a massive park of indigenous plants growing as big and beautiful as they can at Kirstenbosch. Here trees, like this one, are free to go wild. Throw in a backdrop of mountains and a few strategic benches, and you’ve got yourself one great garden!
Hope you’re not sick of animal travel photots yet! ‘Cause I got plenty more where this came from.
In my recent trip to the Kruger Park (yes, I am gloating as I write this) I was crazy lucky enough to see animals in action. There were some hectic moments watching a lion kill, and three cheetahs stalk their prey. But I was also lucky enough to see animals in more relaxed situations. This elephant didn’t mind our car a few feet away. He just went about his business, doing what an elephant does.
Taken in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, this travel photo shows a yoga class in action. In this small part of the country a form of ribbon gymnastics called Le Tela (which literally translates to “The Fabric”) is popular. I’d never seen anything like it outside of Cirque de Soleil, but was keen to try (note to readers: I was not as graceful as my friend in the picture!).