Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.
The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv, for its unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries."
In the Pak Ou Caves, south of Luang Prabang.
Welcome to your wildest dreams, nature lover, because they have come to life in the flesh. Enjoy the amazing views all around you as you reach the highest peak Cima della Tofana di Mezzo. At the arrival terrace you will be surrounded by one of the most beautiful views of the Dolomites. Image by @adrienleyronas #getyourguide
Small town girl with big city dreams #ny #tbt
Deadvlei, Namibia’s most iconic landscape, is one of the most photographed spots in Southern Africa. The direct translation from Afrikaans is “Dead Marsh” but it’s been a fair few years since this place has been marsh-like. Drought & dunes have led to a lifeless valley of acacia tree skeletons surrounded by towering sandy slopes. It’s a lot to take in when you’re wandering round and words definitely don’t do it justice 🇳🇦👌🏻
#NamibiaFirst #DeadVlei #TravellersEdition
She'd found it on her hollibobs. Tucked under a bit of sand and seaweed. Some kind of watch, or compass? All these numbers, dials and dingly dangly bits. It was heavy, like a padlock. And it ticked, from like seven in the morning until seven in the evening? Then it would stop. Tickety tock. Tickety tock. Actually pretty annoying, to be honest. She showed it to her grandad, who said it was probably Soviet. From the war, maybe. Her trendy mate who worked for Asos said she should 'do a Kayne' and put a chain on it, or whatever. She took it in to her local antique dealer for a quick sale, holding it in her pocket. It ticked, maybe like it was saying no, or something? She changed her mind and left.
Craving sunnier days and trips away, while sitting at my desk working. Image taken in Marrakech.
The last post of these incredible rock formations. The Remarkable Ricks are definitely worth visiting. You can walk over them in a way that is rare these days. Really exploring and appreciating the scale of these formations. Fabulous colours too with the waves crashing below. GG #remarkablerocks #kangarooisland
The Remarkable Rocks. Beautiful, nature made Henry Moore sculptures. I love the curl on the left, hard to believe these incredible shapes are made by wind and rain. GG #remarkablerocks #kangarooisland
The incredible weather worn rock formations at Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island. High on a promontory above the Southern Ocean, like enormous Henry Moore sculptures. The orange lichen will ultimately create soil, who’d have thought that possible on something so barren. GG #remarkablerocks #henrymoore
Kuang Xi Falls, south of Luang Prabang.
HBD TO MY #1
you are a gem, my bff and true love! cheers to another year of your life - it’s gonna be the best one yet! love you! ✨
HOW YOU DUNE?! 😉 🇳🇦
Whatta way to kick off our first few weeks in Southern Africa! From abandoned Ghost Towns & the tallest dunes in the world to the shores of the mighty Zambezi river & the wetlands of Bwabwata National Park. Quite frankly, this Namibian adventure has been one of the most enjoyable trips I've had over the past few years. A huge PANDU UNENE (the only bit of Okavango dialect we can remember!) to @GondwanaLodges
for being such legends and helping this happen AND of course a shout out to these two for carrying my bags 🤗
Next stop for the @ThreeWheelsCo
team is Botswana! 🇧🇼
credit to this chap for the consistent puns 👌🏻
#KiltedAdventure #Namibiafirst #GondwanaLodges
For sale: Kitchen Cafe, never used. That's what she'd wanted to write, sitting there, feeling a bit sorry for herself. Then she looked around the cafe, and nostalgia swept over her. Roger and his politically incorrect rants over his tea, three sugars. The kids eating brownies on their way home from school. Even the kids that egged the window on Halloween, little buggers. She laughed hysterically reliving the moment a Yorkiepoo got his head stuck in the chair. And the fireman that got him out, hunky. Margaret stopping by after getting her hair fixed, curlers in. She got up, popped the kettle on and put the sign to 'open'. Just because she couldn't do latte art to save her life, didn't mean she wouldn't save the Kitchen Cafe.
Life on the Street, Saigon.
THEY SAID WE WOULDN’T SEE ANY BUT WE DID! 🐘🐘🐘🐘
Munching on biltong and then this lot show up! I can die a happy man 🇳🇦👌🏻
Side note, apparently this time of year is rubbish for elephants as they’re all chilling in Botswana. BUT NOT THIS LOT! 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘
#NamushashaRiverLodge #TravellersEdition #NamibiaFirst
Couldn't quite handle Big Daddy ☀️
The highest dune in Sossusvlei is aptly named "Big Daddy" and I initially thought "Bagpipes on top... easy peasy!" Hot damn I was wrong. Midday sun, woollen sock and shoes that were slowly collecting buckets of sand. Got to this point, reassessed my life choices and thought “yup that'll do!”😱
#GondwanaLodges #Sossusvlei #NamibDesert
Growing up, they'd been thick as thieves. Inseparable. All four of them spent every weekend in the den. Made from sticks and old bin bags, it was almost water tight. No girls allowed hung on the door. Girls smelled and wore funny clothes, they'd say. They even slept in it once, without telling their parents. The local policeman woke them up. Whoops. They were trouble. At uni, they got in to something called Bitcoin. Years later, they made a small fortune. First item of business? Buy a new club house.
There is something truly amazing about seeing an animal in its own habitat in the wild. I know for some this photo will be a bit of an Aussie cliche. But I was enchanted. GG #koalabear #greatoceanroad
Today I had one of the best coffees in a long time from @filament_roastery
who roast their beans in-house. Thank you for taking me out of the city centre, to this tucked away gem, @danielbk