The Best Instagram Travel Accounts To Follow.

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Hello beautiful! 🙂

I hope you are doing well.

Thought I’d share a couple of my favourite Instagram travel accounts with you today.

I find these girls so inspiring and I absolutely love their pictures. Such an adventurous bunch! 🙂

1. @slj_gone_walkabout

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2. @leahliyah

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3. @helloemilie

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4. @theworldupcloser

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5. @worldwanderlust

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And of course not forgetting yours truly…

6. @diana_ratemo

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Always be kind.

Dee.

My Favourite Landscapes.

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I have quite a soft spot for nature and landscapes. There’s something really calming about waterfalls, mountains, the sea. And I’ve always dreamt of building a home so close to some of these features.

Today, I’m gonna share with you a couple of my favourite landscapes at the moment:

1. Naivasha, Kenya.

Read more about this here.

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2. St. Petersburg, Russia.

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3. Dombay, Russia.

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4. Thika, Kenya.

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5. Mombasa, Kenya.

Read more about this here.

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Always be kind.

Dee .

Top 5 Things To Do In Moscow.

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Hey there! 🙂

Hope you’re doing great!

Today, I’m gonna share with you the top 5 places I think you need to visit if you’re ever in Moscow.

Here we go:

1.The Red Square.

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Read more about this here.

2. Alexander Gardens.

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3. Arkhangelskoye Palace.

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Read more about this here.

4. Gorky Park.

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Read more about this here.

5. Moscow Metro.

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Read more about this here.

Always be kind.

Dee.

Top 5 Things To Do In Dombay.

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This post brings back so many good memories.

Like the first time I went skiing and nailed it like a pro! 😀

Here are the top 5 things I think you shouldn’t miss while visiting Dombay:

1. Skiing.

Read more about this here.

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2. Snow boarding.

3. Go see some bears.

These are in a park a couple of metres away from the town. They are caged though. 😦

4. Horse riding.

Read more about this here.

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5. Admire the landscape.

Read more about this here.

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Always be kind,

Dee.

Top 5 Places I Visited In 2015.

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I remember the days I used to take hours just to write one post and then publish it.

It’s much easier now. A lot easier.

Mostly because I don’t stress myself as much anymore. I used to think the post had to be “perfect” before it went out to my readers. And that used to lead to me deleting stories I’d already typed out, taking down a bunch of photos I’d already uploaded… and I’d be left with almost nothing to share. All in the name of polishing the blog post to perfection.

Well, not any more, loves. Not any more.

I love sharing every little bit of my travels. And that’s what I’ll keep on doing.

Hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I love writing it! 🙂

To wind up 2015, I decided to share with you the top 5 places I visited during the year. In my opinion of course. 🙂

1. Dombay, Russia.

Read more about this here.

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2. Naivasha, Kenya.

Read more about this here.

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3. Thika, Kenya.

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4. St. Petersburg, Russia.

Read more about this here.

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5. Moscow, Russia.

Read more about this here.

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Always be kind,

Dee.

Top 5 Things To Do In St. Petersburg.

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Hey ya loves! 🙂

To wrap up the posts on my trip to St. Petersburg, I thought it would be great to let you in on what I consider to be the top 5 things you need to do while visiting the city.

Enjoy! 🙂

1. Check out the Hermitage Museum.

Read more about this here.

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2. Go for a Sunset Cruise.

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3. Visit The Peterhof Palace.

Read more about this here.

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4. Admire the Ancient Architecture.

Read more about this here.

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5. Enjoy the Evening like a Local.

Read more about this here.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Top 5 Things To Do In Volgograd.

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Having lived in Volgograd for slightly more than 5 years now, I feel like I’m in a pretty good position to recommend 5 of the best things to do in this city. 🙂

Here we go:

1. Hike the Mamaev Kurgan.

These are the most popular historic grounds in the city, built to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad. The hike needs you to be fit though, because it’s a hill. 🙂

Read more about this here.

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2. Enjoy a Volga Cruise.

Let me introduce you to the longest river in Europe, Yes, the Volga River. There are a number of cruises offered for a very small price.

Read more bout this here.

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3. Visit the Panoramic Museum.

If you’re into 3D art, you’ll definitely love this one. The museum was also built in commemoration of The Battle of Stalingrad.

Read more about this here.

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4. Barbeque on the shores of Volga.

On the other side of the river are sandy beaches where a good number of people choose to spend their weekends and holidays. Everything is allowed over there. No rules. No restrictions.

Read more about this here.

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5. Visit the city’s recreational parks.

One of the things I fell in love with in Volgograd…the gorgeous, well-thought-of, beautifully sculptured parks. I wrote a post about one of them not so long ago.

Read more about this here.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Solo Travel: Pros & Cons.

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I’ve been on the road travelling solo for a couple of days now and it’s safe to say that this is quickly becoming my favourite way to see new places.

Let’s get straight to the pros then, shall we?

1. Total freedom.

No compromise. I really love the fact that I can change my mind/itinerary as many times in a day as I want and not have to worry about inconveniencing a travel partner.

2. More interaction with locals and others with similar interests.

Hence cultural exchange. It comes automatically. You become more approachable to others and since you’re alone, you sorta have to initiate conversations as well to ask for directions, recommendations etc.

3. You make more friends.

Most of the people you’ll come into contact with are definitely sailing in the same boat as you are and similar interests are a great base to friendships.

4. An opportunity to spoil yourself.

Who doesn’t love travel? Invest in yourself every once in a while. Go someplace nice and treat yourself to whatever you want. The kind of fulfilment you’ll get is worth so much more than what you could ever get from somebody else.

5. Personal growth.

When you’re on the road, alone, you automatically find yourself reflecting on life. The kind of paths you want to take. What impact you want to make to society. What your purpose is in life. This is a journey of self discovery and at the end of each trip you’ll have learnt so much about what makes you happy and what exactly you should be pursuing and dedicating your time to.

Now, onto the cons:

1. The blues.

There are going to be days (minutes rather) when you’ll wish that you were home at the comfort of more familiar streets and people. But that soon goes away as you begin to realise that those are the same reasons you decided to leave and look for adventure in the first place.

2. Pervs take advantage.

I hate this part.

3. You pay more.

For accommodation, activities and pretty much everything else. You see, when you have a travel partner there’s the “split-costs” option that allows both of you to get more for less.  Also, people in the service industry love groups. They see groups and see more profit. They see a solo traveller and see, well, not so much. And no one gives discounts to “not so much”. 😦

4. Exhaustion.

I love to walk. Especially when I’m alone. And I love seeing as many places in a day as I can. So when you put these two together, you have yourself a girl who struggles to get out of bed on by every fourth day in a new location! Like literally. On these days I’m almost always just having my meals in bed and watching movies. 🙂

5. I can’t think of any more cons.

I guess it’s just that good! 🙂

Always be kind.

Dee.