The climb of Lion Rock at Sigiriya includes lots of rough, narrow steps and tight walkways, but the view makes it well worth it. @heyitsjessvalentine 'If you are travelling to Sri Lanka you can not miss hiking the 1200 steps to the top of Sigiriya Rock 😍 One of our favourite spots we visited on our adventure.' #BeIntrepid
(Taken in Sri Lanka | link in bio)
At a distance the jagged frost-bitten mountains of Svalbard might appear barren, but when you look closer there’s tiny flowers blooming among the tundra. Also shared this image because it reminds me of Toblerone 🏔🍫😋 #notanad
Not really a #TenYearChallenge but here is my contribution. I had to make it a multi-post because the split screen didn't really work.
The first photo is from June 2009, when my brother and I went to Japan for the first time thanks to a $400 flight deal. It was my first time doing an independent trip, because before my only overseas travel had been two class trips to Europe and a solo trip to Hong Kong.
The second photo is a selfie from March 2017 when I went to Japan for my brother's wedding. I took my parents on a day trip to Hiroshima because my mom isn't big on travel, and I told her that it was the one place she absolutely had to go to.
MYANMAR | INLE LAKE
The famous fisherman of Inle Lake... who don't actually fish anymore because these nets are inefficient. Instead they just hang out on the lake all day doing acrobatic poses for tourists' tips. Kinda cheapens the experience for the wannabe explorer in me, but I guess that's the trade-off for the conveniences of modern tourism. #myanmar#beintrepid
#LocalsKnow that many ancient remains sit amidst the bustling metropolis of Mexico City 🏙️ El Templo Mayor, whose ruins we can see here, was the main temple in #Tenochtitlan (now CDMX!) from roughly the years 1325 to 1521.
Soak in this view yourself when you join @mxcurbanadventures on tour! 🇲🇽 Details can be found at the link in our bio.
Photo via @cristiangarlo
The Church of St. Anne in Vilnius, Lithuania, was built for Anna, Grand Duchess of Lithuania, and wife to Vytautas the Great. The church was burned down in 1419 and then rebuilt in brick on the orders of the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Alexander I Jagiellon.
According to legend Napoleon Bonaparte was a big fan and after seeing it we can understand why. Seeing the church in January it was cold but benefit is there was no on else around. .
The kids in West Africa are so curious about us. It's true that this part of the world doesn't see many tourists. Kids here yell out to us on the streets, ”Yovo”, which translates to- You! White! We watched a voodoo ceremony a few days ago in Abomey, #Benin and these kids wanted us to take their photo. In true African style, serious faces are needed here 🤣. We’re on the way to #Cotonou, the capital city to try and make visa arrangements for ongoing travels... let’s see how we go! ✌️ #kidsinafrica#travelafrica#visiteverycountry
Officially have been to all 7 continents and I definitely saved the best for last.
Antarctica was a dream come true!
Had an amazing cruise on the Ocean Atlantic which took us safely through the treacherous Drake Passage to arrive in Yankee Harbor the first day.
The first excursion in the zodiacs was mind blowing to start the trip with beautiful glaciers, penguins, seals and more.