Benjamin Smith (@bms3167) โ€” kids#1  ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
#canadian  ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
#australian  ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
#nomad  โ›๏ธ
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#eatplants๐ŸŒฑ 
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๐Ÿ“ Melbourne ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
123 days. Last sunrise of my trip. Back to Australia. Back to see my kids. Back
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123 days. Last sunrise of my trip. Back to Australia. Back to see my kids. Back to organise further adventures. Back to focus on knowledge, health, fitness and finance. I'm grateful. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
04.10.2018 00:18:19
They say there are 20,000 temples on the island of Bali - after you visit, you r
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They say there are 20,000 temples on the island of Bali - after you visit, you realise that estimate isn't as far fetched as it sounds. Yesterday, I visited the Gunung Kawi temple in central Bali, hidden in a quiet ravine and surrounded by rice fields. Gunung Kawiย is an 11th-century temple andย funerary complexย that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan River. It comprises 10ย candi (shrines) that are carved into some 7m (23ย ft) high sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face.ย It's my favourite temple, so far, but I still have to visit 19,990 to make sure... ๐Ÿ˜‹
30.09.2018 10:35:26
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I'm in Amed, after a 2.5 hr ride on a ๐Ÿ›ต in the โ˜€. Ocean is calm, warm and clear.
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I'm in Amed, after a 2.5 hr ride on a ๐Ÿ›ต in the โ˜€. Ocean is calm, warm and clear. Sun has set behind Mount Agung - time for a quick dip before dinner... ๐Ÿ  ๐Ÿก๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ€
25.09.2018 09:48:33
So, I'm in Bali... and if you don't know that, time to follow my stories! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Libb
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So, I'm in Bali... and if you don't know that, time to follow my stories! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Libby, the campervan, sold sooner than expected and that gave me the chance to stop in Bali on the way back to Aus (yes, horrible outcome ๐Ÿ˜‹). I'm here to see the sites, learn more about the Balinese culture, experience the "relaxed lifestyle" that this region is famous for and make some connections with fellow nomads, of which there are many. ๐Ÿ›ต๐ŸŒŠโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ #explorebali
19.09.2018 11:41:27
Guayaquil waterfront by night
#malecon2000 #visitecuador ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ
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Guayaquil waterfront by night #malecon2000#visitecuador ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ...more
02.09.2018 02:52:26
This! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ
#craterlake #visitecuador ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ
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This! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ #craterlake#visitecuador ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ...more
31.08.2018 23:52:53
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I have thought about and spoken about this place for 40 years: the mission stati
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I have thought about and spoken about this place for 40 years: the mission station at Dos Rรญos. Back then, when you left the compound into the rainforest, you were likely to encounter the Huaorani, an isolated tribe known for their violence.ย It was the Huaorani who famously murdered five missionaries Jan 8, 1956. The Huaorani still live close by but today the city of Tena has expanded significantly and there is now a school on the property.... and a "fancy new bridge". The house where we stayed appears to have been abandoned years ago - fair assumption that the current residents simply took advantage of an empty house. Walking through the local rainforest and playing in the Napo River all those years ago left an incredible imprint on my mind and I'm thankful that I was able to come back to refresh my love of the Amazon rainforest.
30.08.2018 03:18:30
The Devil's Cauldron - El Pailon del Diablo
#upcloseandpersonal
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The Devil's Cauldron - El Pailon del Diablo #upcloseandpersonal...more
26.08.2018 04:09:39
Baรฑos de Agua Santa (known simply as Baรฑos) in the shadow of the volcano Tungura
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Baรฑos de Agua Santa (known simply as Baรฑos) in the shadow of the volcano Tungurahua, which is also the name of the province, has become one of the must-stops on a visit to Ecuador. From a small town with hotsprings, it's evolved into the "adventure sports" capital of Ecuador. Frankly, some of those activities are beyond my comfort zone (nope, ain't jumping off a bridge into a deep canyon with a rubber band tied to my ankles) but still ventured out, including a visit to the Instagram-famous Casa de รrbol clifftop swing and the incredible and aptly named Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) waterfall. Hasta luego, Baรฑos ๐Ÿ˜Ž
26.08.2018 03:58:42
When the Spanish arrived, they brought their religion, Catholicism. That influen
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When the Spanish arrived, they brought their religion, Catholicism. That influence is still very prevalent today. So important was their faith, that cathedrals were regularly added, within blocks of each other, each with its unique focus. There are 52 cathedrals in Cuenca, the biggest of which is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. This cathedral is also referred to as the new cathedral, as it was built in 1885. Across the central park, Park Abdon Calderรณn, is the original main cathedral built in 1557.
18.08.2018 04:28:47
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I'm in Cuenca, short for Santa Ana de los Cuatro Rรญos de Cuenca (cuatro rรญos ref
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I'm in Cuenca, short for Santa Ana de los Cuatro Rรญos de Cuenca (cuatro rรญos refers to the four rivers that converge here). The Spanish established a colony here in 1557. They followed the Inca empire which conquered the Caรฑari locals in 1470. The Caรฑari were thought to have arrived in 500AD but archaeologists estimate the first settlement in the area was over 7000 years ago. So, there's a bit of history here!
18.08.2018 04:07:57
Art imitates life
#birdsofecuador
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Art imitates life #birdsofecuador...more
16.08.2018 05:01:41
Hasta luego, Ayampe. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ€๐ŸŒ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸฅŸโ˜•๐Ÿบโ›…๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ #backonthebus
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Hasta luego, Ayampe. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ€๐ŸŒ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸฅŸโ˜•๐Ÿบโ›…๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ #backonthebus...more
14.08.2018 13:48:11
I went snorkelling today...
๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿข + ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ
#salangoecuador๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ
#needsteadicam 
#those
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I went snorkelling today... ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿข + ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ #salangoecuador๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ#needsteadicam#thosewhalesarehuuuuge
14.08.2018 02:17:04
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The flowers of Guayaquil ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿต๏ธ
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The flowers of Guayaquil ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿต๏ธ...more
10.08.2018 03:10:52
Before >>swipe>> after. Grey gloomy day here so thought I would attempt to edit
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Before >>swipe>> after. Grey gloomy day here so thought I would attempt to edit some life into this pic. The rocks in the distance are called La Tortuga and La Iguana. #amateureditor#pacificocean
10.08.2018 02:56:37
Years before I was born, my father supervised the construction of this seminary.
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Years before I was born, my father supervised the construction of this seminary. My parents would go onto to be directors and professors here for 20 years. After I was born in Canada, we returned to Guayaquil and lived up these stairs. These grounds were my playground and I climbed the mango trees in search of my favourite fruit. Across the street was a vacant block where we played fรบtbol - it's now a church, the same church my father pastored when it was still using the seminary chapel. So surreal to be back here again. #mystory#missionarykid
08.08.2018 17:56:10
Rediscovering the city of my youth
#missionarykid #laspeรฑas #gringocomeshome #vi
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08.08.2018 17:45:40
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