Back in Bath for the first time since moving away last year. Nothing much has changed. I still know this city like the back of my hand and of course I’ve never stopped dreaming of living here again one day...
"Each neighborhood of the city appeared to be made of a different substance, each seemed to have a different air pressure, a different psychic weight: the bright lights and shuttered shops, the housing projects and luxury hotels, the fire escapes and city parks."
—Teju Cole, Open City
Meeting the locals at Boulders Beach, South Africa. Amazing to see these African penguins in their natural habitat. 🐧
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Another day. Another Monday. What was this day about? I couldn’t get out of bed, as the duvet covers were too cozy. Leisurely, I make my way into the kitchen, brew two cups of coffee, both for myself, find my book and immerse in the literary world of Patti Smith. “What a way to start the week!”, I think, giggling softly at my unhurried Monday morning. I open my laptop and dive into my schoolwork, completing tests and quizzes on American history. I remember that I promised my mom I would take my passport photos today, so I play a blues playlist, get ready — crisp black shirt, rings, old grey-green pants, notebook, sheet music for my lesson later — and get outside. Another cold day, and many more to come.
It’s evening. I come home from music school, my cheeks are red from the cold air. My father got home after spending 6 days in Scotland, and as he presents me a mug and a small souvenir statue that he bought for me, I make some green tea, continuing to listen to his travel stories. Why didn’t I go with him? Was it my sense of responsibility holding me back? Was I scared of not being able to hike in Scotland for many hours straight? “Think about it in the shower”, my inner voice says to me. I imagine traveling around the UK with a friend. I imagine how I would order coffee, what I would read on a train to, let’s say, Brighton, what coat I would wear. Maybe someday; maybe someday, I hope.
photo from London— I was a wearing a dress I bought earlier that week, having a pre-theatre dinner in a small french restaurant in Soho, and about to walk to Trafalgar Studios to see Orlando Bloom perform in “Killer Joe”. It was sunny.
We beat the rain by 15 minutes in order to see this beach during the day. I mean again how is this real life!? Travel to me has always felt like a real life Disneyland. It’s amazing how you can get on a plane and be transported into a whole new world that is bustling with people just living their lives more or less the same as you but in a totally different culture and language. A common thread I’ve found is love and a universal obsession with small babies. People are freaking out over Birdie Bay just like they did when C was her age traveling through New Zealand. It makes travel so much more fun so those of you contemplating to travel with small ones or not....DO IT 💯 Life opens up with them around. 🌎 #travelerinitaly
NY en época navideña es mágica. Todas las vidrieras se iluminan, las plazas se convierten en mercados, abren las pistas de patinaje sobre hielo, en cada tienda suenan los clásicos navideño y simplemente se puede sentir otra energía en las calles.
Este es un resumen de lo que no podés dejar de hacer si vas a New York en Navidad (deslizá para ver las fotos!):
🎄Visitar el emblemático árbol de Navidad del Rockefeller Center.
🎄 Recorrer la 5ta avenida y sorprenderse con las vidrieras navideñas.
🎄 Visitar algún mercado navideño. Los más conocidos en Manhattan son: el de Bryant Park, Union Square y Columbus Circle.
🎄 Visitar el Central Park, sobre todo el día después de una nevada! Todo se tiñe de blanco, y la gente hasta sale a hacer ski 🏂
🎄 Visitar Dyker Heights. Si estás en NY en Diciembre no te podes perder de visitar este barrio en Brooklyn donde los dueños de las casas se toman la navidad muy en serio y decoran las fachadas con miles de luces, muñecos, y hasta nieve artificial!.
➡️Si quieren saber más sobre estas actividades,les dejo algunos posts en stories☺️
New York City during the holiday season is magical ✨ the christmas lights, the snow, the ice-skating… everything is just like in the movies! If you're visiting NY during Christmas, these are the things you can't miss: 🎄Visit the emblematic Christmas tree at Rockefeller center. 🎄 Walk 5th Ave and discover the best holiday window displays. 🎄Visit a Christmas markets. The most popular in Manhattan are the ones at: Bryant Park, Union Square and Colombus Circle. 🎄Visit Central Park, specially a day after snow! Everything is covered in white and people even ski 🏂. 🎄 Visit Dyker Heights. If you're visiting NY in December you can't miss this neighborhood in Brooklyn where the houses are covered in Christmas decorations, lights and even artificial snow! .
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Viajar es la mejor manera de perderse y encontrarse al mismo tiempo.
I love me some fall❤️ “Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.” - Emily Brontë
The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.🌍✈😍
#Saliesdebearn in beautiful #Bearn, #France with Rachel Grant! 😍🤗
👗: 1 Ultimate Travel Dress = 20 Outfits
🗺: Béarn, France
Working on a Spain trip for a new client and I sent her this picture I took of the Alhambra on my last trip. She said everything about Spain seems so unreal and she can’t believe she’ll soon be in these magical places. There’s nothing like the anticipation of a trip to a new, faraway location.
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