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Afternoon musings

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I have a sister (a younger one I might add), who on alm
Afternoon musings ____ I have a sister (a younger one I might add), who on almost the very day that we moved out of our lovely London flat to embrace a life of nomadism once more, moved into her very first apartment; an apartment she owns. At 35, the slight ridiculousness of this situation is not entirely lost on me. A life on the road, of eternally seeking new lenscapes, landscapes and exciting experiences is where I feel most at home. In a world that expects conformity, 2.4 children and a mortgage you can't afford, choosing the 'other path' can sometimes be more difficult. But for me, for us, there is no real doubt. I suspect I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be; everywhere and nowhere at all. What do you think? Are you someone who struggles with the notion of settling down when there's so much out there to explore? #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #passionpassport#wearetravelgirls#sheisnotlost#darlingescapes#roamingwomen#dametraveller#whywecreate#travellifestyle#searchwandercollect#agameoftones#chasinglight#peoplescreatives#liveforthestory#makemoments#thehappynow#adventurethatislife#theartofslowliving#livemoremagic#roamnation#forgeyourownpath#naturallyimperfect#awakethelight#themindfulapproach#girlswithgypsysouls#beautifulmatters#seekthesimplicity#makemoments#stillswithstories#thehonestlens
21.09.2018 14:18:21
Walk

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This summer's roadtrip around Latvia gave us so many moments of silen
Walk ___ This summer's roadtrip around Latvia gave us so many moments of silence and solitude in nature. No sirens or shouting out on the streets, no constant hum of humdrum and chatter; a completely different soundtrack to city life. To be honest, it took a while to adjust to the emptiness after nearly a month based back in London. After a coupe of days though, we had fully tuned in and both felt so positively mellow and peaceful. Nature trails left just for us, empty forests walks, and lakeside beauty spots where we were the only souls - it felt like the world was our little secret at times. Go somewhere where others don't go, and you can listen to nothing all day long - and it's absolutely lovely. ___ #TheConstantlyCurious#Latvia#MagneticLatvia#EnjoyLatvia@enjoylatvia ___ #bestofbaltics#thisislatvia#latvija#ilovelatvia#theglobewanderer#roamtheplanet#stayandwander#welltravelled#mytinyatlas#beautifulmatters#visualsoflife#livefolk#sheisnotlost#darlingescapes#wearetravelgirls#ladiesgoneglobal#globelletravels#suitcasetravels#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#radgirlslife#letsgosomewhere#sheexplores#globetrotter#sidewalkerdaily
20.09.2018 19:56:31
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Shutter

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During summer in the Faroe Islands, it stays light until the wee
Shutter ____ During summer in the Faroe Islands, it stays light until the wee small hours. You have to pull the curtains to try and let your body realise that it really really should be thinking about going to bed soon. Although (almost) never-ending light sounds like a positive, we can imagine how it would slowly become an annoyance, an unwelcome spanner in your body's cycle. Actually craving darkness to fall must be an odd sensation... One half of Along Dusty Roads, suffering from lightlag (we made that up), took a solitary walk down to the harbour to savour the silence and singular chance to sit at almost midnight daylight  in near perfect silence. The decision was made to leave the phone and camera at home because it felt like a moment best experienced without technology or distraction. But then, five minutes was all it took to crack; to think that the looking glass reflections in the smooth inky waters of the sea were too perfect to NOT be photographed. Umm-ing and aaah-ing about whether the need to run back to pick up the camera was actually just the bubbling up of an addiction to recording things for posterity, rather than savouring them for oneself, the decision was made. The camera wins again. ____ #TheConstantlyCurious#visitfaroeislands#faroeislands ____ #welivetoexplore#wildernessculture#passionpassport#exploretocreate#exploremore#liveforthestory#thegreatoutdoors#nextstopnature#mynorthadventure#adventureculture#lifeofadventure#getoutstayout#theoutbound#natgeotravel#theglobewanderer#mytinyatlas#seeyououtthere#roamtheplanet#exploreeverything#goneoutdoors#eclectic_shotz#folkscenery#visualsofearth#greatnorthcollective#discoverglobe#earthfocus#thediscoverer
19.09.2018 19:27:35
Foraging

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Last month we had a wonderful second visit to Latvia. After visi
Foraging ____ Last month we had a wonderful second visit to Latvia. After visiting in the depths of winter in 2017, it was a joy to discover the country in the last throes of a golden summer. Our week-long road trip led us to the coast and the countryside, to outdoor heavy metal shows and idyllic lakeside cabins, and pathways between crumbling Soviet-era relics and  chocolate-box old Latvian villages. A common sight as we drove along quiet roads were locals, parked at the roadside, with a variety of plastic buckets heading to or from the forest. Our curiosity led us to learn that Latvia is a country where mushroom-picking is extremely popular, almost becoming an obsession to some in the summer months (with the best patches a closely guarded secret!). Serendipity meant that, once we learned this fact, we couldn't help noticing the delicious forest mushrooms served in many of our evening dishes. We are now officially interested in mushroom foraging (told you we're cool didn't we?), and we feel like absolute countryside charlatans for not being able to tell a chanterelle from an oyster mushroom, or knowing the ones that will kill us or make us see pixies! #TheConstantlyCurious#Latvia#MagneticLatvia#EnjoyLatvia@enjoylatvia ____ #bestofbaltics#thisislatvia#latvija#ilovelatvia#folkscenery#theglobewanderer#cntraveler#liveeforthestory#finditliveit#roamtheplanet#lonelyplanet#stayandwander#welltravelled#letsgosomewhere#mytinyatlas#beautifulmatters#passionpassport#tlpicks#exploreeverything#exploretocreate#widenyourworld#worldcaptures#getoutstayout#seeyououtthere#visualsoflife#livefolk
18.09.2018 20:02:34
Italian Street Scenes

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Once you visit Italy, it's certain that you'll retu
Italian Street Scenes ____ Once you visit Italy, it's certain that you'll return one day. The southern region of Puglia was our first taste of this part of Europe, and we instantly understood why an Italian adventure captivates so many people - and we've barely scratched the surface. Tell us - if you had a one-way ticket to Italy tomorrow, where would you go? ____ p.s. we've been very quiet on Stories since we left London, but don't worry! It's simply been a time of hanging out in the countryside, doing family things, a bit of travel in Scotland, catching up on work and some personal projects (including learning a new language), plus eating far too much. #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #theprettycities#youmustsee#passionpassport#travelinspiration#cntraveler#finditliveit#traveldeeper#letsgosomewhere#flashesofdelight#pursuepretty#thehappynow#stayandwander#traveltheworld#openmyworld#wanderoften#visualsoflife#roamtheplanet#theglobewanderer#darlingescapes#postcardsfromaroundtheworld#puglia#IlikeItaly#Italymagazine#instagramitalia#suitcasetravels#IamATraveler#welltravelled#welivetoexplore#postcardplaces
17.09.2018 18:18:41
Storm

That time we took a road trip from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert and got
Storm That time we took a road trip from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert and got caught in a sandstorm on the way back, which happily coincided with the moment a train of camels decided to cross the road. The sort of scene that kind of feels like the gods had a word with eachother and said 'yeah, let's just give these two travellers something that seems so far-fetched to be real so they won't even really believe it happened themselves." p.s. If you have any plans to have you own adventure in Morocco soon, then remember to check out our destination guides and advice over on the blog. #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #moroccolives#muchmorocco#moroccotravels#saharadesert#mytinyatlas#passionpassport#letswander#travelawesome#neverstopexploring#welivetoexplore#seetheworld#wonderfulplaces#lifewelltravelled#widenyourworld#exploretocreate#theglobewanderer#flashesofdelight#justgoshoot#wonderlustmorocco #roamtheplanet#travelmorocco#ngtuk#travelstoke#desert#camel#roadtrip#theoutbound#welivetoexplore
14.09.2018 16:54:44
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Walk.

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Although its untapped potential as a road trip destination was what
Walk. ____ Although its untapped potential as a road trip destination was what convinced us to visit the Faroe Islands, the lure of walking in its wild and raw nature is what we were most excited about. We drove around islands so that we could walk them. We took trails where the path was lightly trodden by the soles of few souls. We found peace in the emptiness. Never ever forget that well-being and a sense of self, plus your best ideas, will not always come with something new, innovative, and digital. Instead, it is out there awaiting you in the great beyond, where humanity's conversations and thoughts have forever been lost and found in the breeze. #TheConstantlyCurious#visitfaroeislands#faroeislands ____ #welivetoexplore#wildernessculture#passionpassport#exploretocreate#exploremore#liveforthestory#thegreatoutdoors#nextstopnature#mynorthadventure#adventureculture#lifeofadventure#getoutstayout#theoutbound#natgeotravel#theglobewanderer#mytinyatlas#seeyououtthere#roamtheplanet#exploreeverything#goneoutdoors#eclectic_shotz#folkscenery#visualsofearth#greatnorthcollective#discoverglobe#earthfocus#thediscoverer
12.09.2018 19:12:43
Centraal

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Our Rotterdam guide is very nearly almost just about finished, s
Centraal ____ Our Rotterdam guide is very nearly almost just about finished, so we thought we'd show you one of our favourite buildings (and photos) from our second time in the city. As pretty much all of it was destroyed by German bombs in 1940, Rotterdam has few of the beautiful cinematic streets one can find in other grand old European cities. Unencumbered by considerations for historical skylines, aesthetic considerations, or urban planning restrictions, instead dozens of bizarre, bold, and futuristic designs found a willing home in the city as it rebuilt from the rubble. This means that the new Rotterdam, or Rotterdam 2.0, is a mecca for architecture geeks (and not just because of its iconic yellow cube houses). A Dutch Dubai maybe? The reason that the captivating entrance of Centraal Station, completed in 2012, is a favourite of ours is perhaps because it weds elements of the old (the signage and clock are from the previous station) and the modern - rather than sacrificing one upon the altar of the other. ____ #TheConstantlyCurious@rotterdam_info#LoveRotterdam#Rotterdam ____ #super_holland#rotterdamcity#igrotterdam#visitrotterdam#ThisIsHolland#igersrotterdam#Rottergram#theprettycities#forahappymoment#dametraveler#mytinyatlas#theglobewanderer#flashesofdelight#sheisnotlost#darlingescapes#wearetravelgirls#ladiesgoneglobal#globelletravels#suitcasetravels#welltravelled#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#radgirlslife#stayandwander#letsgosomewhere#sheexplores
09.09.2018 14:49:13
The fish man

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1. Look at the size of that fish.

2. You have no idea how h
The fish man ____ 1. Look at the size of that fish. 2. You have no idea how happy we were to get this shot. 3. This scene instantly reminds us something from an old Disney cartoon,  probably set in France, Switzerland or Italy (even though this was taken in Spain), where the main character would work in the fish restaurant (owned by the animated version of this wonderful man in the window) but then find out that he's part Merman or Neptune's son or something, and so gets to work on freeing all the fish (who only talk to him obviously) from the city so that he can return to his home in the sea and rescue it from the evil monsters (who turn out to be scuba divers for an oil company). 4. We need to get out more. 5. Our weekend involves blogging, countryside walks, unpacking (more) boxes, and planning a little Scotland roadtrip route for ourselves - what have you got planned? #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #andaluciaviva#andaluciagrafias#visitandalucia#visitsevilla#ig_sevilla#igerssevilla #suitcasetravels#mytinyatlas#natgeotravel #streettogs#streetphotos#streetlife#streetshots#streetphotographer#streetshot#humaninterestphotography#photographysouls#lifeisbeautiful#lifeincolor#loves_photography#streetlife_award#portraitphotography#peoplephotography#burnmyeye#burnmagazine#exploretocreate#visualsoflife#justgoshoot#agameoftones
07.09.2018 14:06:54
Sunshine Bridge

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The actual name of this yellow bridge in Rotterdam is Luc
Sunshine Bridge ____ The actual name of this yellow bridge in Rotterdam is¬†Luchtsingel, meaning 'air canal', but we much prefer our own name for it! When we visited for our city break a month or so ago, much of our time was spent discovering the interesting modern architecture and structures dotted around Rotterdam (which even led us to one old coffee and cigarette factory about half an hour walk from anywhere just so we could take photos and gawk at its clean lines). Seeking out weird or interesting buildings has definitely become a thing for us in 2018. Does this make us old now? The special thing about this particular bridge however is that it is the "world's first crowdfunded infrastructure project" - where about 8,000 people signed up and paid ‚ā¨25 to have their name on one of the slats - and it joined up three parts of the city centre which had previously been disconnected. A great idea. A great community project. A great design. Take a bow Rotterdam! ____ #TheConstantlyCurious@rotterdam_info#LoveRotterdam#Rotterdam ____ #super_holland#rotterdamcity#igrotterdam#visitrotterdam#ThisIsHolland#igersrotterdam#Rottergram#theprettycities#forahappymoment#dametraveler#mytinyatlas#theglobewanderer#flashesofdelight#sheisnotlost#darlingescapes#wearetravelgirls#ladiesgoneglobal#globelletravels#suitcasetravels#welltravelled#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#radgirlslife#stayandwander#letsgosomewhere#sheexplores
06.09.2018 20:11:10
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You're a wizard, Harry... When I went to university in Edinburgh, Harry Potter h
You're a wizard, Harry... When I went to university in Edinburgh, Harry Potter had definitely not taken over the city. There was the Elephant House, where JK Rowling wrote some of the early novels, but this summer there were large crowds on Potter trails and tours, queues outside wizard shops, and a sense that Potter-mania was definitely a big attraction to Scotland's capital. In the city which was so key for the Age of Enlightenment and which drips with history and culture, it's a bit sad to see it slowly morph into being more known for wizardry. And then we saw lightning bolts on the staircase. #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #theprettycities#youmustsee#passionpassport#travelinspiration#cntraveler#petitejoys#finditliveit#traveldeeper#thetraveltag#letsgosomewhere#flashesofdelight#pursuepretty #stayandwander#traveltheworld#openmyworld#earthspirit#wanderoften#visualsoflife#roamtheplanet#theglobewanderer#postcardsfromaroundtheworld#topedinburghphoto#lovescotland#visitscotland#scotspirit#edinburghstory#thisisedinburgh#scotexplore#seemycity
05.09.2018 17:05:32
Arrivals / Departures

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After a wonderful week of road tripping in Latvia,
Arrivals / Departures ____ After a wonderful week of road tripping in Latvia, we've just returned to London and to our little flat. With boxes piled up, random memories scattered along the floor, bags of clothes to give away, it does feel like the end of a big chapter in both our lives. The diarist Samuel Johnson once said that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life". We are both glad that we've lived and worked in London in our 20s and (whisper it) 30s, and we do enjoy many sides of living here, but we would be lying if we said that it will ever felt like a proper home for the either of us - or that it ever could be. Instead, it has always had the fit of something temporary. We are ready to leave, and we are not ready to leave. But the clock is ticking, and we have many boxes left to pack... p.s. if you subscribe to our monthly newsletter 'The Constantly Curious', the latest volume was sent out this afternoon (make sure to check your spam or 'updates' folders in case it ended up there). #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #faroeislands#welivetoexplore#passionpassport#exploretocreate#exploremore#liveforthestory#mynorthadventure#adventureculture#lifeofadventure#theglobewanderer#mytinyatlas#seeyououtthere#roamtheplanet#exploreeverything#eclectic_shotz#folkscenery#discoverglobe#thediscoverer#youmustsee#finditliveit#traveldeeper#letsgosomewhere#flashesofdelight#stayandwander#traveltheworld#openmyworld#wanderoften #visualsoflife #suitcasetravels
31.08.2018 14:25:22
Girona | So much more than just another Game of Thrones location.

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Remembe
Girona | So much more than just another Game of Thrones location. ____ Remember a couple of weeks ago when we answered a bunch of your questions? Well, we finally got around to doing the other half this evening. Which is not the only reason that we jumped on stories today...want to know what we're being all coy about? Go take a look for yourselves - it's rather exciting! Thanks so much for all your questions, we actually rather enjoyed doing it. ____ In other news, after some much needed time in our own bed, we're off on another adventure tomorrow, back to a country we loved when we visited the first time last year - Latvia! After seeing this Baltic country when it was, well, pretty 'baltic', we're excited to check it out in the sunshine on a week-long road trip along the coast. We got a pretty solid itinerary sorted, but if there's anywhere you'd say we simply can't miss, be sure to let us know in the comments. #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #Girona#theprettycities#youmustsee#passionpassport#travelinspiration#finditliveit#traveldeeper#thetraveltag#letsgosomewhere#flashesofdelight#stayandwander#traveltheworld#openmyworld#wanderoften#roamtheplanet#theglobewanderer#postcardsfromaroundtheworld#costabrava#IamATraveler #Natgeoyourshot#welltravelled #welivetoexplore#postcardplaces#topeuropephoto#theculturetrip#loves_europe#widenyourworld#tourtheplanet#letsgoeverywhere
22.08.2018 20:02:11
Kalsoy

We drove our rental car on to a little ferry and crossed the water to th
Kalsoy We drove our rental car on to a little ferry and crossed the water to the sparsely populated island of Kalsoy. A hike along the old sheep trail led us upwards to a lighthouse and vertiginous grassy ledges; we were lucky that day as the notorious bluster of the Faroese winds was but a light breeze. The grey sea yawned out before us and the sound of birds echoed. With only handful of other souls around us, we ate our packed lunches overlooking the water, contemplating how the emptiness of nature can fill one's heart with joy. #TheConstantlyCurious#visitfaroeislands#faroeislands ____ #welivetoexplore#wildernessculture#passionpassport#exploretocreate#exploremore#liveforthestory#thegreatoutdoors#nextstopnature#mynorthadventure #adventureculture#lifeofadventure#getoutstayout#theoutbound#natgeotravel#theglobewanderer#mytinyatlas#seeyououtthere#roamtheplanet#exploreeverything#goneoutdoors#eclectic_shotz#folkscenery#visualsofearth#greatnorthcollective#discoverglobe#earthfocus #thediscoverer
21.08.2018 19:07:32
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Perfume. "Where each scent is so personal and intrinsically linked to our own me
Perfume. "Where each scent is so personal and intrinsically linked to our own memories and experiences, capturing, combining, and concocting these desired feelings or fleeting moments in time within a single fragrance is surely no small task. And, as our guide told us earlier in the morning, with a single litre of French rose ‚Äėessence‚Äô requiring at least a ton of handpicked petals (and the cost being as eye-watering as the smell is sweet), a perfume‚Äôs creation cannot simply be left to whimsical chance." On a recent trip in the south of France, we joined a perfume making class at Fragonard in Grasse, the world's perfume capital. You can read all about the experience in our latest post on the blog - the link's in the bio! ____ #TheConstantlyCurious#DestinationCulture#CultureTrip#Fragonard#FragonardParfumer#Grasse@francefr@OTPaysdeGrasse ____ #ThePrettyCities#youmustsee#passionpassport#cntraveler#petitejoys#finditliveit#traveldeeper#letsgosomewhere#flashesofdelight#thehappynow#stayandwander#traveltheworld#openmyworld#wanderoften#visualsoflife#roamtheplanet#theglobewanderer#darlingescapes#postcardsfromaroundtheworld#hello_france#bbctravel#guardiancities#suitcasetravels#welltravelled
20.08.2018 20:15:44
Dancing Queen

Every summer in Rotterdam, thousands take to the streets for a hu
Dancing Queen Every summer in Rotterdam, thousands take to the streets for a huge parade to celebrate the cultural heritage and diversity of this remarkably international city. With incredible outfits, perfect sunshine, and pulsating soundtrack of local steel-drum bands, it was easy for us to get caught up in the carnival spirit (note to self - at some point in the future we need to be IN a street parade, not just photographing it from the sides!) Out of all the photos we took that afternoon however, this moment of a queen adjusting her crown through the angel wings stands outs as one of our favourites. #TheConstantlyCurious @rotterdam_info#RotterdamUnlimited#LoveRotterdam#zomercarnaval#Rotterdam ____ #ThisIsHolland#igersrotterdam#Rottergram#Festivallife#Carnival#cntraveler#passionpassport#flahesofdelight#justgoshoot#visualoflife #streetphotographyincolors#streetphotography_color#ig_streetphotography#ig_street#street_photography#streetphotographerscommunity#ourstreets#burnmagazine#LensCultureStreets#streetmagazine#wonderfulplaces#lifewelltravelled#bbctravel#lonelyplanet
19.08.2018 18:20:16
A game of shadows

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Wandering around Palais des Papes in Avignon, one can f
A game of shadows ____ Wandering around Palais des Papes in Avignon, one can feel history in the shadows. Popes and antipopes reigned here, French revolutionaries took up residence and looted the heads of statues, sieges and massacres occurred within its walls. prisoners and the military both called it home. From the seat of power in Western Christianity in the 14th century, it is now one of France's most visited cultural attractions. The history and controversy lies silent, but when you find a corner to yourself and close your eyes, you can still hear it whispering in the darkness. #TheConstantlyCurious ____ @avignontourisme@france.fr#Avignon#AvignonTourisme#DestinationCulture#CultureTrip#TopAvignonPhoto#palaisdespapes#topfrancephoto#hello_france#theprettycities#forahappymoment#dametraveler#mytinyatlas#theglobewanderer#flashesofdelight#sheisnotlost#darlingescapes#wearetravelgirls#ladiesgoneglobal#globelletravels#suitcasetravels#welltravelled#womenwhoexplore#shewhowanders#femmetravel#stayandwander#letsgosomewhere#sheexplores#travelandlife#wanderoften
16.08.2018 15:47:04
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find o
‚ÄúThousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.‚ÄĚ John Muir. We could all do with spending a little more time in the wilderness... ____ #TheConstantlyCurious ____ #VentureBeyond#MyJasper¬†#ExploreCanada#ExploreAlberta#adventureculture#passionpassport#TravelAlberta#exploretocreate#travelstoke#lifeofadventure#lonelyplanet#welivetoexplore#getoutstayout#theoutbound#natgeotravel#theglobewanderer#mytinyatlas#stayandwander#seeyououtthere#roamtheplanet#exploreeverything#goneoutdoors#eclectic_shotz#folkscenery#visualsofearth#discoverearth#greatnorthcollective#discoverglobe#earthfocus
15.08.2018 19:57:14
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