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"Had Ta Prohm been diligently maintained from its construction in 1186 to the present day, it would be just a footnote to the larger Angkor Wat temple. But while Ta Prohm lay forgotten and neglected by men, the Cambodian jungle wasted no time in devouring it. 
Silk-cotton and strangler fig trees took root in the loosened stones of the temple, which was built entirely without mortar. Their roots wound through the structure, creating an astonishing merger of nature and architecture.' - Atlas Obscura

I could not have described Ta Phrom better, myself. Built at the height of the Khmer Empire by Jayavarman VII as a Buddhist monastery, Ta Phrom, today is a fascinating and unintentional mix of human talent and beauty of mother nature.
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#taphrom #siemreap #templesofangkor #AngkorThom #cambodia #CambodianLife #cambodiadiaries#visitcambodia #seabackpacker #solotravel #solofemaletravel #beautifuldestinations#traveldeeper #womenwhotravel#wearetravelgirls #buddhism #architecture #bbcworld #beautifulcambodia

"Had Ta Prohm been diligently maintained from its construction in 1186 to the present day, it would be just a footnote to the larger Angkor Wat temple. But while Ta Prohm lay forgotten and neglected by men, the Cambodian jungle wasted no time in devouring it.
Silk-cotton and strangler fig trees took root in the loosened stones of the temple, which was built entirely without mortar. Their roots wound through the structure, creating an astonishing merger of nature and architecture.' - Atlas Obscura

I could not have described Ta Phrom better, myself. Built at the height of the Khmer Empire by Jayavarman VII as a Buddhist monastery, Ta Phrom, today is a fascinating and unintentional mix of human talent and beauty of mother nature.
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#taphrom #siemreap #templesofangkor #AngkorThom #cambodia #CambodianLife #cambodiadiaries #visitcambodia #seabackpacker #solotravel #solofemaletravel #beautifuldestinations #traveldeeper #womenwhotravel #wearetravelgirls #buddhism #architecture #bbcworld #beautifulcambodia

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In Pai we met a civil engineer turned bar owner who talked about the dangers of Thai buildings, especially when made of bamboo. No such thing as building code here, and bamboo doesn’t get stronger with age. Good advice, but didn’t follow it. 3 days later  Donna broke through the floor of our bungalow! Moral of the story? Tread lightly, travelers. Tread lightly. 
#seabackpacker #paithailand #travelblogger #backpackingasia #seaasia #travelthailand #construction #bambooconstruction #naturalbuilding #bungalow #adventureseeker #oops #failarmy #flaca

In Pai we met a civil engineer turned bar owner who talked about the dangers of Thai buildings, especially when made of bamboo. No such thing as building code here, and bamboo doesn’t get stronger with age. Good advice, but didn’t follow it. 3 days later Donna broke through the floor of our bungalow! Moral of the story? Tread lightly, travelers. Tread lightly.
#seabackpacker #paithailand #travelblogger #backpackingasia #seaasia #travelthailand #construction #bambooconstruction #naturalbuilding #bungalow #adventureseeker #oops #failarmy #flaca

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„When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what I am not.“ Can’t wait to see you tonight @vinjo___ 🤗

„When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what I am not.“ Can’t wait to see you tonight @vinjo___ 🤗

ILALIM NG TULAY

Which means UNDER THE BRIDGE…is where you will find this treasure trove of artisan crafts and tacky souvenirs crammed into small stall under Quezon Bridge!  Another awesome place to check out and you guessed it, going with the theme is is also right now Quiapo!

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ILALIM NG TULAY

Which means UNDER THE BRIDGE…is where you will find this treasure trove of artisan crafts and tacky souvenirs crammed into small stall under Quezon Bridge! Another awesome place to check out and you guessed it, going with the theme is is also right now Quiapo!

travelelsewhere #manilahits #perksofpinas #expatabroad #discovermnl #pinoydiscovery #exploreph #gophc #expatliving #movingabroad #americanabroad #natgeoyourshot #girlslovetravel #itsmorefuninph #luzon #seabackpacker #itsphilippines #serialexpat #girlswhotravel #travelcouplesinspiration #girlsthatwander #albay #mayon #trailingspouse #nextstopsmile

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Only $15usd including saline solution after care
✅Service: Ear piercing ✅Technique: tragus ear area studs
✅ Take time: 10 minuts
■ Healing time : 01 month.

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Only $15usd including saline solution after care
✅Service: Ear piercing ✅Technique: tragus ear area studs
✅ Take time: 10 minuts
■ Healing time : 01 month.

Book an oppointmen to Mai Mai Dep salon by email: maimaidephoian@gmail.com

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Over the last couple of days we've been on motorbike madness in the Mekong Delta with @flipsidehostels ! 🛵
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2 days of chaotic traffic, getting gloriously lost on teeny tiny back roads, accidentally going along people's driveways, crazy right angle bridges, jump starting bikes, cute little puppies, cruising down narrow waterways, a lot of rice wine, sugar cane juice and Vietnamese coffees, more driving along roads that aren't really roads and some very numb bums - it really was a mad one! 😜
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Thanks to our guide @jacobjohn.bennett for an absolute blast and Mark from Flipside for setting up our tour at such short notice!
Also a huge thanks to Nikki from @seabackpacker for giving us this opportunity - we had so much fun and can't wait to write about it! ❤
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Stay tuned for our review of Flipside's Mekong Madness Tour 👀

Over the last couple of days we've been on motorbike madness in the Mekong Delta with @flipsidehostels ! 🛵

2 days of chaotic traffic, getting gloriously lost on teeny tiny back roads, accidentally going along people's driveways, crazy right angle bridges, jump starting bikes, cute little puppies, cruising down narrow waterways, a lot of rice wine, sugar cane juice and Vietnamese coffees, more driving along roads that aren't really roads and some very numb bums - it really was a mad one! 😜

Thanks to our guide @jacobjohn.bennett for an absolute blast and Mark from Flipside for setting up our tour at such short notice!
Also a huge thanks to Nikki from @seabackpacker for giving us this opportunity - we had so much fun and can't wait to write about it! ❤

Stay tuned for our review of Flipside's Mekong Madness Tour 👀

Only $40 usd including saline solution after care
✅Service: eyeliner tattooed ✅Technique: eyeliner upper ✅ Take time: 30 minuts
■ Healing time : 3 days ■ To Last : 5 years
》》》》IF YOU TRAVELING IN HOI AN  VIETNAM 
Book an oppointmen to Mai Mai Dep salon by email: maimaidephoian@gmail.com

#holland #hoianoldtown🏯  #travelseasian
#worldtraveler #visithoian #vietnamwonders #roadtripper #travelvietnam #roamtheworld #discovering #wondeful_places #vietnamvisit #backpackerlife #travelwold #travelbucketlist #belgium #beautifulvietnam #seabackpacker #letgovietnam
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Only $40 usd including saline solution after care
✅Service: eyeliner tattooed ✅Technique: eyeliner upper ✅ Take time: 30 minuts
■ Healing time : 3 days ■ To Last : 5 years
》》》》IF YOU TRAVELING IN HOI AN VIETNAM
Book an oppointmen to Mai Mai Dep salon by email: maimaidephoian@gmail.com

#holland #hoianoldtown 🏯 #travelseasian
#worldtraveler #visithoian #vietnamwonders #roadtripper #travelvietnam #roamtheworld #discovering #wondeful_places #vietnamvisit #backpackerlife #travelwold #travelbucketlist #belgium #beautifulvietnam #seabackpacker #letgovietnam
#American #southamericatravel #france #newzealand #travelthewold #travellist #lettravel #israel #australia #discoversweden #england

Unawatuna
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Another beautiful town on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for its coral reef and its palm-lined beaches, just like this one. 🌴
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We would recommend staying a night or two here. There is loads to do and the settings you find along exploring are worth it! 
After sunset, bars come to life where you can lay on beach beds, have a shisha or a drink and relax.
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#unawatuna #sunset #beach #sun 
#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel #natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe 
#beautifuldestinations
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@srilanka @destination_srilanka

Unawatuna
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Another beautiful town on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for its coral reef and its palm-lined beaches, just like this one. 🌴
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We would recommend staying a night or two here. There is loads to do and the settings you find along exploring are worth it!
After sunset, bars come to life where you can lay on beach beds, have a shisha or a drink and relax.
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#unawatuna #sunset #beach #sun
#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel #natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe
#beautifuldestinations
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@srilanka @destination_srilanka

GALLE
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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.
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Is worth a day visit to check out the Fort and the old town. We could definitely see the English influence. It was very charming but is now full of boutique shops for tourists so not quite the Sri Lankan experience we hoped for. .
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel
#natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe 
#beautifuldestinations
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@srilanka

GALLE
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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.
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Is worth a day visit to check out the Fort and the old town. We could definitely see the English influence. It was very charming but is now full of boutique shops for tourists so not quite the Sri Lankan experience we hoped for. .
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel
#natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe
#beautifuldestinations
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@srilanka

Weligama - Surf Day! .
Weligama, translated as sandy village, is a great place to learn to surf, about a two kilometre stretch of shallow sandy beach. One of the best places in south Sri Lanka to discover a connection with the ocean and catch your first wave.
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We took the opportunity to have surfing lessons and then venture out on our own. We LOVED it, many laughs, failed attempts and great achievements. I think we found a new hobby! .
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#weligama #weligamasurfing #surf #sun #beach #srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel #natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe 
#beautifuldestinations
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@srilanka

Weligama - Surf Day! .
Weligama, translated as sandy village, is a great place to learn to surf, about a two kilometre stretch of shallow sandy beach. One of the best places in south Sri Lanka to discover a connection with the ocean and catch your first wave.
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We took the opportunity to have surfing lessons and then venture out on our own. We LOVED it, many laughs, failed attempts and great achievements. I think we found a new hobby! .
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#weligama #weligamasurfing #surf #sun #beach #srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel #natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe
#beautifuldestinations
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@srilanka

Today’s office vibes...

Today’s office vibes...

“Lovers of markets and mayhem should cross the Quezon Bridge over the Pasig River to Quiapo Church, home of the Black Nazarene.”- @lonleyplanet

I love this description of Quiapo Market by #lonleyplanet because it sums the place up so well!  QUIAPO MARKET is my favorite market in #manila (thus far.) It is a wild, wonderful place that makes your head spin while wondering wtaf is going on?!? Less intense then it’s big brother that boarders the place, #divisoria, #Quiapo displays an interesting mod-podge of Filipino culture in a 360 radius, all up for sale. 
If you want a crash course into Manila, make sure Quiapo Market is on your itinerary! 
Stop by the famous #blacknazarene church, then make a loop around the stalls outside selling folk medicine, herbs, carved stones that give magical power and potions curing any illness you can imagine.

Not into a little religious (cough voodoo) magic then move over to the outlying stalls where you can find everything from electronics to bras.  Keep walking to where the overpass of Quezon Bridge turns and you will find tons of handicrafts at Ilalim ng Tulya (which means UNDER THE BRIDGE ). Don’t forget to check out the all steel church and mosques that dot the area, and.....before you head out grab some fresh seafood and produce at Qunita Market & Fish Port.

If that isn’t a day for all the sense I  really don’t know what is!! #seabackpacker #itsphilippines #serialexpat #girlswhotravel #travelcouplesinspiration #girlsthatwander #albay #mayon #trailingspouse #nextstopsmile #mysmilesnap #smilexoakley #cebupacific #pinoyvagabonds
#travel #wanderlust#pinaswonders #travelgram#pinoyvagabonds #gophilippines#TraversePhilippines  #GetGoPh

“Lovers of markets and mayhem should cross the Quezon Bridge over the Pasig River to Quiapo Church, home of the Black Nazarene.”- @lonleyplanet

I love this description of Quiapo Market by #lonleyplanet because it sums the place up so well! QUIAPO MARKET is my favorite market in #manila (thus far.) It is a wild, wonderful place that makes your head spin while wondering wtaf is going on?!? Less intense then it’s big brother that boarders the place, #divisoria , #Quiapo displays an interesting mod-podge of Filipino culture in a 360 radius, all up for sale.
If you want a crash course into Manila, make sure Quiapo Market is on your itinerary!
Stop by the famous #blacknazarene church, then make a loop around the stalls outside selling folk medicine, herbs, carved stones that give magical power and potions curing any illness you can imagine.

Not into a little religious (cough voodoo) magic then move over to the outlying stalls where you can find everything from electronics to bras. Keep walking to where the overpass of Quezon Bridge turns and you will find tons of handicrafts at Ilalim ng Tulya (which means UNDER THE BRIDGE ). Don’t forget to check out the all steel church and mosques that dot the area, and.....before you head out grab some fresh seafood and produce at Qunita Market & Fish Port.

If that isn’t a day for all the sense I really don’t know what is!! #seabackpacker #itsphilippines #serialexpat #girlswhotravel #travelcouplesinspiration #girlsthatwander #albay #mayon #trailingspouse #nextstopsmile #mysmilesnap #smilexoakley #cebupacific #pinoyvagabonds
#travel #wanderlust #pinaswonders #travelgram #pinoyvagabonds #gophilippines #TraversePhilippines #GetGoPh

It was another gloomy weekend in Hanoi.

We planned to film outside but had to cancel due to the weather. It was cold and rainy on Saturday, but we still wanted to explore. So, we dressed up in our winter clothes and went for a walk.

Always look for the beauty in every momemt. Even when things don't go to plan, you can still find it! ❤️

It was another gloomy weekend in Hanoi.

We planned to film outside but had to cancel due to the weather. It was cold and rainy on Saturday, but we still wanted to explore. So, we dressed up in our winter clothes and went for a walk.

Always look for the beauty in every momemt. Even when things don't go to plan, you can still find it! ❤️

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Obsessed isn’t even the word. Hanoi has been so amazing so far! Can’t wait to explore more after our detour to Ha Long Bay 🇻🇳

Obsessed isn’t even the word. Hanoi has been so amazing so far! Can’t wait to explore more after our detour to Ha Long Bay 🇻🇳

Is this real life? Or are we just floating inside a great big glass of the sweetest lemonade? 
#paithailand #travelblogger #wanderluster #lifeisbeautiful #happythoughts #zen #travelthailand #seasia #asiaadventure #thailand #traveling #travelcouple #travelseasia #adventurecouple #seabackpacker
Matara Lighthouse
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Standing at the Southern most point of Sri Lanka, the Dondra Head Lighthouse built by British in 1889. Sondra lighthouse is one of the highest in South East Asia.
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On our way from Tangalle to Mirissa our driver was kind enough to show us this beautiful site on the most southern point of Sri Lanka. .
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#matara #lighthouse #mirissa #tangalle #mataralighthouse #srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel #natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe 
#beautifuldestinations

Matara Lighthouse
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Standing at the Southern most point of Sri Lanka, the Dondra Head Lighthouse built by British in 1889. Sondra lighthouse is one of the highest in South East Asia.
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On our way from Tangalle to Mirissa our driver was kind enough to show us this beautiful site on the most southern point of Sri Lanka. .
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#matara #lighthouse #mirissa #tangalle #mataralighthouse #srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel #natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe
#beautifuldestinations

Oh dang.....that's one finnneapple

Maybe my hair is soaked from jumping in some waterfalls and I'm pretty beat from hiking all day but how cool is this pineapple that is growing along the trail?....so I'm gunna post this pic anyway!

If instagram was real life then half the world would be my Lodi.....Unfortunately as much as I see millions of people looking beautiful and living large here I see shaming by others.  What’s up with all the hate…really..... BUTwhat may be even more ridiculous is how much pressure we put on ourselves to compete in the real world with these fake profiles and set unrealistic standards that we’ll never meet.  I love the idea of a great idea to GIVE UP  negative thoughts and comments about ourselves for Lent.  Whether you are a Christian or not (even though we’re already 10 days in) how about we focus on self love for the next 30 days!  If we give up those negative thoughts and even more importantly stop expressing them maybe we can learn to love ourselves and spread that love towards others! 
There will never be another you, so chances are there is something divinely special about who you are!  Celebrate it!  Love yo’ self!

#selflove #pineapple #seabackpacker #itsphilippines #serialexpat #girlswhotravel #travelcouplesinspiration #girlsthatwander #albay #mayon #trailingspouse #nextstopsmile #mysmilesnap #smilexoakley #cebupacific #pinoyvagabonds

#travel #wanderlust#pinaswonders #travelgram#pinoyvagabonds #gophilippines#TraversePhilippines #discoverMNL#SinoPinas #travelstoriesph#adventuresaroundasia#travelstoriesworld #teamtravelph#klookstories #GetGoPh

Oh dang.....that's one finnneapple

Maybe my hair is soaked from jumping in some waterfalls and I'm pretty beat from hiking all day but how cool is this pineapple that is growing along the trail?....so I'm gunna post this pic anyway!

If instagram was real life then half the world would be my Lodi.....Unfortunately as much as I see millions of people looking beautiful and living large here I see shaming by others. What’s up with all the hate…really..... BUTwhat may be even more ridiculous is how much pressure we put on ourselves to compete in the real world with these fake profiles and set unrealistic standards that we’ll never meet. I love the idea of a great idea to GIVE UP negative thoughts and comments about ourselves for Lent. Whether you are a Christian or not (even though we’re already 10 days in) how about we focus on self love for the next 30 days! If we give up those negative thoughts and even more importantly stop expressing them maybe we can learn to love ourselves and spread that love towards others!
There will never be another you, so chances are there is something divinely special about who you are! Celebrate it! Love yo’ self!

#selflove #pineapple #seabackpacker #itsphilippines #serialexpat #girlswhotravel #travelcouplesinspiration #girlsthatwander #albay #mayon #trailingspouse #nextstopsmile #mysmilesnap #smilexoakley #cebupacific #pinoyvagabonds

#travel #wanderlust #pinaswonders #travelgram #pinoyvagabonds #gophilippines #TraversePhilippines #discoverMNL #SinoPinas #travelstoriesph #adventuresaroundasia #travelstoriesworld #teamtravelph #klookstories #GetGoPh

Tangalle
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A night in Tangalle was needed after so many adventurous days. All we needed was a break on a beautiful calm beach to start our Sri Lankan coast experience.
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#tangalle #sandytoes #srilankanbeach #beach #sun
#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel #natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe 
#beautifuldestinations

@srilanka @thingstodointangalle

Tangalle
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A night in Tangalle was needed after so many adventurous days. All we needed was a break on a beautiful calm beach to start our Sri Lankan coast experience.
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#tangalle #sandytoes #srilankanbeach #beach #sun
#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel #natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe
#beautifuldestinations

@srilanka @thingstodointangalle

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Yala National Park
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Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka.
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My phone camera couldn't do justice to what we have seen but we felt lucky for witnessing what we did. A leopard hunting, many elephants including a 2 month old with two adult female (we felt it was a sign!) 😆 
We also seen many water buffalos, baby monkey, loads of peacocks, exotic birds, alligators, wild pigs (Pumba!), deers, antílopes, mongooses, storks and lizards.
And the best of all, all in their natural habitat without human intervention which is how it should be. .
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#safari #yalanationalpark #yalasafari
#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #nature #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel #natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe 
#beautifuldestinations
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@srilanka @safariyala @yalanationalpark

Yala National Park
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Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka.
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My phone camera couldn't do justice to what we have seen but we felt lucky for witnessing what we did. A leopard hunting, many elephants including a 2 month old with two adult female (we felt it was a sign!) 😆
We also seen many water buffalos, baby monkey, loads of peacocks, exotic birds, alligators, wild pigs (Pumba!), deers, antílopes, mongooses, storks and lizards.
And the best of all, all in their natural habitat without human intervention which is how it should be. .
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram at @nohigherpurpose_
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#safari #yalanationalpark #yalasafari
#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #nature #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel #natgeotravel #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe
#beautifuldestinations
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@srilanka @safariyala @yalanationalpark

Sunrise @ Yala Safari 🌞
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We know safaris are meant to be all about the animals but we couldn't go without mentioning how gifted we felt for witnessing this beautiful sunrise in the beginning of our safari adventure.
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Travel with us by following us on Instagram on @nohigherpurpose_
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#yalasafari #yala #sunrise #safari
#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel

@srilanka @destination_srilanka @safariyala

Sunrise @ Yala Safari 🌞
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We know safaris are meant to be all about the animals but we couldn't go without mentioning how gifted we felt for witnessing this beautiful sunrise in the beginning of our safari adventure.
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Travel with us by following us on Instagram on @nohigherpurpose_
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#yalasafari #yala #sunrise #safari
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Nine Arches Bridge
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The Nine Arch Bridge also called the Bridge in the Sky. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. And part of what is considered the most scenic train ride in the world.
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We jumped out of bed 6 o'clock to try and get a good glimpse of this beautiful bridge before it got packed with tourists. There is also a train between 6.30-7am which only adds to the experience. A 100% must see.
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Join us on our journey by following us on Instagram on @nohigherpurpose_
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@srilanka @destination_srilanka

Nine Arches Bridge
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The Nine Arch Bridge also called the Bridge in the Sky. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. And part of what is considered the most scenic train ride in the world.
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We jumped out of bed 6 o'clock to try and get a good glimpse of this beautiful bridge before it got packed with tourists. There is also a train between 6.30-7am which only adds to the experience. A 100% must see.
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Join us on our journey by following us on Instagram on @nohigherpurpose_
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#ninearchbridge #train #trainride #ella
#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel

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Diyaluma Falls
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Diyaluma Falls is 220 m high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world.
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As alluring as it's name may suggest Diyaluma Falls is an adventure in itself. A hidden waterfall that isn't the easiest to find. After going off the beaten track through crop fields, people's gardens and a little jungle you can be welcomed to the top with three natural pools of crystal clear water to swim in. Truly amazing!
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram on @nohigherpurpose_ .
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#diyalumafalls #waterfall 
#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel

@srilanka @destination_srilanka

Diyaluma Falls
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Diyaluma Falls is 220 m high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world.
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As alluring as it's name may suggest Diyaluma Falls is an adventure in itself. A hidden waterfall that isn't the easiest to find. After going off the beaten track through crop fields, people's gardens and a little jungle you can be welcomed to the top with three natural pools of crystal clear water to swim in. Truly amazing!
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Join us on our journey and follow us on Instagram on @nohigherpurpose_ .
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#diyalumafalls #waterfall
#srilanka #culture #nohigherpurpose #backpacking #southeastasia #travel #seabackpacker #life #adventure #discover #herewego #explore #journey #culturetrip #awesomeworld #travellingthroughtheworld #travellingcouple #travelgay #lgbt #budgettravel

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I’d Rather Be Here Now

My dad bought a bumper sticker years ago and put it on the door of our pop up camper. I always remember seeing it while camping in the white mountains (one of my favorite places in the world @camp.calumet). “I’d rather be here now.” Six months in, & I am feeling extremely lucky to be based in Manila.  I’ve had a lot of time to focus on personal growth and better understand who I am and what I want out of life.  I hear all the time, do what makes you happy, but the truth is happiness isn’t constant, and many times that thing that makes you happy can change.  Being an expat has many advantages, like days like this picture where I am SO PRESENT and so happy to be in the here and now! 
But of course there are struggles too.  We’ve moved often in the last few years and  with big changes comes the process of turning a strange land into a home, and strangers into friends. I’ve had great experiences this year but also times when I feel incredibly lonely, frustrated and confused. 
Manila is one of those cities that people scrunch there noses at.  It’s dirty, congested and the ugly  overshadowed stepbrother when compared to the beautiful nature surrounding it- but every day I am finding new reasons to be happy to be here now. 
So maybe instead of thinking about the future, or contuniusly pushing for tne next best thing we should take some time and work on being fully present.  Take our situations and realize that we have a lot to be happy about here and now,  look at every one of life’s blessings and be grateful for them in the moment- because if living in Manila has taught me one thing it is that anyone, in any situation, can be grateful for what they got!

Be here now, and be happy about it! 
Bye Siargo and hello  Manila!

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I’d Rather Be Here Now

My dad bought a bumper sticker years ago and put it on the door of our pop up camper. I always remember seeing it while camping in the white mountains (one of my favorite places in the world @camp.calumet). “I’d rather be here now.” Six months in, & I am feeling extremely lucky to be based in Manila. I’ve had a lot of time to focus on personal growth and better understand who I am and what I want out of life. I hear all the time, do what makes you happy, but the truth is happiness isn’t constant, and many times that thing that makes you happy can change. Being an expat has many advantages, like days like this picture where I am SO PRESENT and so happy to be in the here and now!
But of course there are struggles too. We’ve moved often in the last few years and with big changes comes the process of turning a strange land into a home, and strangers into friends. I’ve had great experiences this year but also times when I feel incredibly lonely, frustrated and confused.
Manila is one of those cities that people scrunch there noses at. It’s dirty, congested and the ugly overshadowed stepbrother when compared to the beautiful nature surrounding it- but every day I am finding new reasons to be happy to be here now.
So maybe instead of thinking about the future, or contuniusly pushing for tne next best thing we should take some time and work on being fully present. Take our situations and realize that we have a lot to be happy about here and now, look at every one of life’s blessings and be grateful for them in the moment- because if living in Manila has taught me one thing it is that anyone, in any situation, can be grateful for what they got!

Be here now, and be happy about it!
Bye Siargo and hello Manila!

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How can I not have a smile on my face?!?!? My life is incredible and I'm about to embark on a three month journey to Asia!!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." Mahatma Gandhi

Time to make waves and clean up our polluted water!

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Only $50usd ✅Service: Lip liner tattooed ✅Technique: tattooing ✅ Take time: 30 minuts
■ The last : Up 4 - 5 years  A lip tattoo can reduce “lipstick bleed,” and give definition to the lip line.  With a colored lip tattoo, lip scars disappear, you no need using  pencils for several years.  Book an oppointmen to Mai Mai Dep salon by email: maimaidephoian@gmail.com

Only $50usd ✅Service: Lip liner tattooed ✅Technique: tattooing ✅ Take time: 30 minuts
■ The last : Up 4 - 5 years A lip tattoo can reduce “lipstick bleed,” and give definition to the lip line. With a colored lip tattoo, lip scars disappear, you no need using pencils for several years. Book an oppointmen to Mai Mai Dep salon by email: maimaidephoian@gmail.com

Ella Rock 🏞️
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Very popular hike offering dramatic views from the mountain's peak. Stunning views to Little Adam's Peak and Ella Gap. .
As many say, this is a hike which you are guaranteed to get lost without a guide but we love a challenge and although we did get a little lost.. 🤸 we made it to the top just fine. It was more fun and adventurous to do it alone than following a local. The climb to the top took us an hour give or take, the view from the summit is incredible and there are 3 different view points to explore.
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Soon you can read more about this experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk 
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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Ella Rock 🏞️
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Very popular hike offering dramatic views from the mountain's peak. Stunning views to Little Adam's Peak and Ella Gap. .
As many say, this is a hike which you are guaranteed to get lost without a guide but we love a challenge and although we did get a little lost.. 🤸 we made it to the top just fine. It was more fun and adventurous to do it alone than following a local. The climb to the top took us an hour give or take, the view from the summit is incredible and there are 3 different view points to explore.
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Soon you can read more about this experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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#ellarock #ella #hiking #mountaintop
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Honey Bee Garden Cooking Class
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Sri Lankan cooking class just made with love from beginning to end. 4 different delicious vegan curries + sambal + rice + pappadums.
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Ruwini is a house wife and carries generations of cooking experience, she was amazing. Everything was fresh and most spices she grew in her garden and prepared herself. Even the coconut milk we made it from scratch. And we got to eat our own dishes at the end. One of our favourites so far! Loved it 🥥🌶️🥬❤️
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Soon you can read more about this experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk 
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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#honeybeegarden #cookingclass #srilankancooking #srilankanfood
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Honey Bee Garden Cooking Class
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Sri Lankan cooking class just made with love from beginning to end. 4 different delicious vegan curries + sambal + rice + pappadums.
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Ruwini is a house wife and carries generations of cooking experience, she was amazing. Everything was fresh and most spices she grew in her garden and prepared herself. Even the coconut milk we made it from scratch. And we got to eat our own dishes at the end. One of our favourites so far! Loved it 🥥🌶️🥬❤️
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Soon you can read more about this experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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#honeybeegarden #cookingclass #srilankancooking #srilankanfood
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Lover's Leap Fall
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The whole world loves forbidden love stories. Especially if they leap off a 30m high precipice in the name of their love. The legend says a prince and his beloved embraced for one last time, held hands and jumped off the mountain. History does not record their names, but since that fateful escapade, the waterfall nearby is called Lover's Leap. To this day, every drop of water that cascades down the sloping rocks to the pool below is an eulogy to their underlying love. .
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The day before we went Lover's Leap was actually dry with no water so we were not very hopeful but there was a little rain overnight which made us a little more excited. 🤸 We got to see the fall in action even if not in it's full glory. BUT it was worth it anyway no doubt. After watching the fall from the bottom we adventured climbing alone to the top... and we found some interesting things on the way. But oh my, when we finally got there was so so so worth it. ❤️
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Soon you can read more about this experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk 
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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#loversleap #nuwaraeliya #waterfall
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Lover's Leap Fall
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The whole world loves forbidden love stories. Especially if they leap off a 30m high precipice in the name of their love. The legend says a prince and his beloved embraced for one last time, held hands and jumped off the mountain. History does not record their names, but since that fateful escapade, the waterfall nearby is called Lover's Leap. To this day, every drop of water that cascades down the sloping rocks to the pool below is an eulogy to their underlying love. .
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The day before we went Lover's Leap was actually dry with no water so we were not very hopeful but there was a little rain overnight which made us a little more excited. 🤸 We got to see the fall in action even if not in it's full glory. BUT it was worth it anyway no doubt. After watching the fall from the bottom we adventured climbing alone to the top... and we found some interesting things on the way. But oh my, when we finally got there was so so so worth it. ❤️
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Soon you can read more about this experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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#loversleap #nuwaraeliya #waterfall
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Kain tayo!

Was so excited to find Shaka in Siargao! We ate at this yummy restaurant in Bohol too. Siargao has some great #eats from simple freshly cooked dishes while island hopping to intracate international treats!

One of our favorite filipino dishes is Kinilaw-which is a filipino take on Ceviche. In Siagrao there is an entire restaurant devoted to the dish! 
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Kain tayo!

Was so excited to find Shaka in Siargao! We ate at this yummy restaurant in Bohol too. Siargao has some great #eats from simple freshly cooked dishes while island hopping to intracate international treats!

One of our favorite filipino dishes is Kinilaw-which is a filipino take on Ceviche. In Siagrao there is an entire restaurant devoted to the dish!
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Tea Tea Tea.. Fields!
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Pedro Estate Tea Factory is where you can see the base of where many famous teas originate from. It is only 3.5km east of  Nuwara Eliya and it offers a 20-30min guided factory tour, originally build in 1885 so packed with cool 19th century machinery. .
This was a nice little activity we did to understand more about tea and all the processes it goes under from picking to packaging. The tour was ok, we felt it could have been made more interesting but the best part was having a nice cup of this natural fresh tea by the balcony of the cafe overlooking some of the beautiful tea fields of Nuware Eliya ❤️ You can't go wrong when having this beautiful view!
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Soon you can read more about our experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk 
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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Tea Tea Tea.. Fields!
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Pedro Estate Tea Factory is where you can see the base of where many famous teas originate from. It is only 3.5km east of Nuwara Eliya and it offers a 20-30min guided factory tour, originally build in 1885 so packed with cool 19th century machinery. .
This was a nice little activity we did to understand more about tea and all the processes it goes under from picking to packaging. The tour was ok, we felt it could have been made more interesting but the best part was having a nice cup of this natural fresh tea by the balcony of the cafe overlooking some of the beautiful tea fields of Nuware Eliya ❤️ You can't go wrong when having this beautiful view!
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Soon you can read more about our experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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#nuwaraeliya #teafields #teaestate #pedroestatefactory #teaplantation
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Adams Peak
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Adam’s Peak or the Sri Pada "sacred footprint" is a 2,243m (7,359 ft) mountain and important pilgrim site in the central Sri Lanka. Buddhists believe the impression on the summit is the footprint of lord Buddha himself. Though it takes hours to reach the peak by foot, devotees of many religions climb the mountain daily to invoke blessings. The climb is traditionally done overnight so the peak can be reached for sunrise.
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This was a mental and physical challenge not for the faint hearted. Our hike was during pilmgrage season, which means we had company of local devotees such as mothers and fathers carrying their own children and elderly women barefooted.
When we reached the summit we realised we were part of something much bigger than we ever expected.
This was our first hike of such intensity but we felt deeply rewarded.
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Soon you can read more about our Adams Peak experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk 
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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Adams Peak
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Adam’s Peak or the Sri Pada "sacred footprint" is a 2,243m (7,359 ft) mountain and important pilgrim site in the central Sri Lanka. Buddhists believe the impression on the summit is the footprint of lord Buddha himself. Though it takes hours to reach the peak by foot, devotees of many religions climb the mountain daily to invoke blessings. The climb is traditionally done overnight so the peak can be reached for sunrise.
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This was a mental and physical challenge not for the faint hearted. Our hike was during pilmgrage season, which means we had company of local devotees such as mothers and fathers carrying their own children and elderly women barefooted.
When we reached the summit we realised we were part of something much bigger than we ever expected.
This was our first hike of such intensity but we felt deeply rewarded.
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Soon you can read more about our Adams Peak experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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One thing that really stinks about moving is having to say goodbye to the amazing women you meet along the way.  But…with all situations, the good comes with the bad and what I feel really LUCKY  about it that I  have found women that support, motivate and inspire me world wide! I  Love celebrating International Women’s Day every year because it reminds me of how lucky I am to be surrounded by so many amazing women in my life! 
Thank you to all the women in my life that make me push to be the best version of myself! 
We are still on our path to #balanceforbetter but when we surround ourselves with  Strong, Power, Women to lean on it’s easy to ROCK On’. Happy International Women’s Day  #perksofpinas #expatabroad  #discovermnl #pinoydiscovery #exploreph #gophc #expatliving #movingabroad #americanabroad #natgeoyourshot #girlslovetravel #itsmorefuninph #luzon  #seabackpacker #itsphilippines #serialexpat #girlswhotravel #travelcouplesinspiration #girlsthatwander #albay #mayon #trailingspouse #nextstopsmile #mysmilesnap #smilexoakley #cebupacific #pinoyvagabonds

One thing that really stinks about moving is having to say goodbye to the amazing women you meet along the way. But…with all situations, the good comes with the bad and what I feel really LUCKY about it that I have found women that support, motivate and inspire me world wide! I Love celebrating International Women’s Day every year because it reminds me of how lucky I am to be surrounded by so many amazing women in my life!
Thank you to all the women in my life that make me push to be the best version of myself!
We are still on our path to #balanceforbetter but when we surround ourselves with Strong, Power, Women to lean on it’s easy to ROCK On’. Happy International Women’s Day #perksofpinas #expatabroad #discovermnl #pinoydiscovery #exploreph #gophc #expatliving #movingabroad #americanabroad #natgeoyourshot #girlslovetravel #itsmorefuninph #luzon #seabackpacker #itsphilippines #serialexpat #girlswhotravel #travelcouplesinspiration #girlsthatwander #albay #mayon #trailingspouse #nextstopsmile #mysmilesnap #smilexoakley #cebupacific #pinoyvagabonds

Polonnaruwa
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Second only to Anuradhapura in the ancient history of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa served as the island’s capital from the 11th to 13th centuries, a relatively brief but glorious epoch that witnessed a flowering of Buddhist arts and architecture.
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We loved riding our bikes around Polonnaruwa and wonder what we would stumble across next. Was so much fun and it was amazing to learn more about this medieval capital of Sri Lanka
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Soon you can read more about this experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk 
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Polonnaruwa
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Second only to Anuradhapura in the ancient history of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa served as the island’s capital from the 11th to 13th centuries, a relatively brief but glorious epoch that witnessed a flowering of Buddhist arts and architecture.
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We loved riding our bikes around Polonnaruwa and wonder what we would stumble across next. Was so much fun and it was amazing to learn more about this medieval capital of Sri Lanka
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Soon you can read more about this experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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"Pro" tip: Magpupungko may be closed for renovations but if you head a few meters further down the shore...hop an inviting fence and head to the ocean you'll have the place all to yourself, aside from a local fisher men!

#siargao #siargaoisland #surigao #travelph #musttravelph #comeseeph #itsmorefuninthephilippines #traversephilippines #exploreph #goproph #pinasmuna #phil_spots #girlslovetravel #itsmorefuninph #luzon  #seabackpacker #travelcheap #serialexpat #girlswhotravel #travelcouplesinspiration #girlsthatwander #albay #mayon #trailingspouse #nextstopsmile #mysmilesnap #smilexoakley #cebupacific #pinoyvagabonds

"Pro" tip: Magpupungko may be closed for renovations but if you head a few meters further down the shore...hop an inviting fence and head to the ocean you'll have the place all to yourself, aside from a local fisher men!

#siargao #siargaoisland #surigao #travelph #musttravelph #comeseeph #itsmorefuninthephilippines #traversephilippines #exploreph #goproph #pinasmuna #phil_spots #girlslovetravel #itsmorefuninph #luzon #seabackpacker #travelcheap #serialexpat #girlswhotravel #travelcouplesinspiration #girlsthatwander #albay #mayon #trailingspouse #nextstopsmile #mysmilesnap #smilexoakley #cebupacific #pinoyvagabonds

Pidurangala Rock - Sirigiya
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Sigiriya Rock is the number one tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and the main reason most tourists travel to Sigiriya. But it was another adventure that captivated us. Pidurangala Rock, a little less overpriced than the famous Sirigiya Rock. At a tenth of the price!
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Pidurangala Rock is almost as high as its famous neighbour and provides an unbeatable view onto its sibling as well as the surrounding area, which beats every postcard image you've ever seen! We totally recommend Pidurangala wether you are on a budget or not ❤️
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Soon you can read more about our Sirigiya experience in our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk 
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Pidurangala Rock - Sirigiya
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Sigiriya Rock is the number one tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and the main reason most tourists travel to Sigiriya. But it was another adventure that captivated us. Pidurangala Rock, a little less overpriced than the famous Sirigiya Rock. At a tenth of the price!
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Pidurangala Rock is almost as high as its famous neighbour and provides an unbeatable view onto its sibling as well as the surrounding area, which beats every postcard image you've ever seen! We totally recommend Pidurangala wether you are on a budget or not ❤️
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Soon you can read more about our Sirigiya experience in our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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This stunning sunrise over Angkor Wat was well worth the getting up in the middle of the night at 4 am, lots of moskito bites and the 2 hours wait 😍🌅.
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▶️Ps.: I know the best TukTuk driver ever. Please contact me and I'll help you 😉
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#angkorwatsunrise #angkorsunrise #ankorwat #angkorwat #angkor #angkorpark #angkortemples #angkortemple #templesofangkor #angkorwattemple #angkorwattour #angkorarchaeologicalpark #angkorwatcambodia #cambodiatravel #travelcambodia #cambodiatrip #seabackpacker #seatravel #backpackingcambodia #southeastasia #southeastasiatrip #igerscambodia #ilovecambodia #cambodiatourism #southeastasiatravel #backpacking #instatravel #nomadgirls #wearebravegirls #girlswhotravel
We have recently arrived in Cambodia to visit the stunning Angkor archaeological park 🕵🏻‍♀️ (and to finally chill at the beach) 🌞✌🏻 Ps.: it's not cold here (viciously hot, 35° celsius🌡🔥), but you've got to cover your knees and shoulders due to religious respect🙏🏻.
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▶️Pps.: I know the best TukTuk driver ever. Please contact me and I'll be happy to help 😉
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#ankorwat #angkorwat #angkor #angkorpark #angkortemples #angkortemple #templesofangkor #angkorwattemple #angkorwattour #angkorarchaeologicalpark #angkorwatcambodia #cambodiatravel #travelcambodia #cambodiatrip #seabackpacker #seatravel #backpackingcambodia #southeastasia #southeastasiatrip #igerscambodia #ilovecambodia #cambodiatourism #southeastasiatravel #backpacking  #instapassport #instatravel #travelgram #nomadgirls #wearebravegirls #girlswhotravel

We have recently arrived in Cambodia to visit the stunning Angkor archaeological park 🕵🏻‍♀️ (and to finally chill at the beach) 🌞✌🏻 Ps.: it's not cold here (viciously hot, 35° celsius🌡🔥), but you've got to cover your knees and shoulders due to religious respect🙏🏻.
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▶️Pps.: I know the best TukTuk driver ever. Please contact me and I'll be happy to help 😉
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#ankorwat #angkorwat #angkor #angkorpark #angkortemples #angkortemple #templesofangkor #angkorwattemple #angkorwattour #angkorarchaeologicalpark #angkorwatcambodia #cambodiatravel #travelcambodia #cambodiatrip #seabackpacker #seatravel #backpackingcambodia #southeastasia #southeastasiatrip #igerscambodia #ilovecambodia #cambodiatourism #southeastasiatravel #backpacking #instapassport #instatravel #travelgram #nomadgirls #wearebravegirls #girlswhotravel

Dambulla Royal Cave Temples
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Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka dating back to the first century BCE. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images and all statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life.
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Prehistoric Sri Lankans would have lived in these cave complexes before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka as there are burial sites with human skeletons about 2700 years old in this area.
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One of us have an unexplainable love for caves so it goes without saying that it has been one of our favourites sites so far, it is truly a mesmerising site and it takes you places you've never imagined yourself being in. Is truly remarkable and beautiful beyond words. So much to take in is almost overwhelming with culture, history and beauty. And to top it off as you step outside you have mountain views, pond with lotus flowers, cheeky monkeys and a beautiful Bo tree.
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Soon you can read more about our Dambulla Caves experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk 
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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Dambulla Royal Cave Temples
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Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka dating back to the first century BCE. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock. Inside the caves, the ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images and all statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life.
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Prehistoric Sri Lankans would have lived in these cave complexes before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka as there are burial sites with human skeletons about 2700 years old in this area.
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One of us have an unexplainable love for caves so it goes without saying that it has been one of our favourites sites so far, it is truly a mesmerising site and it takes you places you've never imagined yourself being in. Is truly remarkable and beautiful beyond words. So much to take in is almost overwhelming with culture, history and beauty. And to top it off as you step outside you have mountain views, pond with lotus flowers, cheeky monkeys and a beautiful Bo tree.
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Soon you can read more about our Dambulla Caves experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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Mountain View
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Best place to stay in Kandy. Gorgeous, clean and cozy, amazing view from the huge balcony that goes across all rooms entrances. Not to mention the host, Karu. Being the most friendly and kind Sri Lankan we came across so far! We are very happy to have stumbled across this hidden gem away from the chaotic Kandy. We aimed for one night but ended up staying two.
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Day trips around Kandy and other famous sites are also available upon request from the lovely Karu at a reasonable price. If you want a guide for a day as a breather from trying to do everything on your own you couldn't find a better person to do it with. With him we had a very local experience. We couldn't recommend this place more ❤️.
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Soon you can read more about our Kandy experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk 
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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Mountain View
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Best place to stay in Kandy. Gorgeous, clean and cozy, amazing view from the huge balcony that goes across all rooms entrances. Not to mention the host, Karu. Being the most friendly and kind Sri Lankan we came across so far! We are very happy to have stumbled across this hidden gem away from the chaotic Kandy. We aimed for one night but ended up staying two.
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Day trips around Kandy and other famous sites are also available upon request from the lovely Karu at a reasonable price. If you want a guide for a day as a breather from trying to do everything on your own you couldn't find a better person to do it with. With him we had a very local experience. We couldn't recommend this place more ❤️.
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Soon you can read more about our Kandy experience on our blog http://www.nohigherpurpose.co.uk
So subscribe and stay tuned for our latest news and posts!
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