Melanie Ali (@melanasia) — Proponent of the tricorn hat
"May is the best time to visit the Balkans," they said. Days and days of rain la
"May is the best time to visit the Balkans," they said. Days and days of rain later, "this is highly unusual" (real helpful, people). Despite my seeming cursed streak with weather while traveling, I loved Sarajevo, a cosmopolitan city with a tortured, fascinating history. This city is where Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Judaism, and Islam cohabit. It is the site of the longest siege in modern history, one that look place during my lifetime, the effects of which are still present, whether in bullet-hole riddled facades, Sarajevo "roses" commemorating where mortar shell explosions killed 3+ people, or the passion with which people speak of their history. While there, I had the opportunity to walk the bobsled and luge track built for the 1984 Winter Olympics, now one of the world's most eerie and beautiful abandoned sites. . . . #sarajevo#bih#bosniaandherzegovina#balkans#travelthebalkans#backpacking#graffiti#art#spring#rain#abandonedplaces#winterolympics#olympics#bobsled#luge
19.05.2019 19:35:48
One of my most memorable travel experiences has to be visiting this relatively u
One of my most memorable travel experiences has to be visiting this relatively unknown national park on the Serbo-Bosnian border. Memorable because as I first walked up to my accomodation in the forest, I was the only one there amid sunkissed cabins, hammocks, and friendly stray dogs. Shortly afterward I was joined by an Australian, with whom I became transient hiking and campfire partners (and later, attendees to a Serbian kafana!). Still, we were the only foreign visitors to the park. To reach this iconic viewpoint, we had to rely on the kindness of a Serbian local passing by on the road, who drove us 17 km up the mountain to the trailhead. . . . #serbia#spring#balkans#balkanstravel#unspoiled#travelphotography#viewpoint#tara#drinariver#nationalpark#nature#exploreoutdoors#backpacking#hitchhiking#hiking#trail#picturesqueasfuck
19.05.2019 03:35:12
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California's first mission. 1/21 established to convert the pagans of New Spain.
California's first mission. 1/21 established to convert the pagans of New Spain. Marred by me (feeling like an idiot every time I try and pose for a photo). . . . #sandiego#california#mission#church#stucco#historic#landmark#site#spanishhistory#americanhistory#weekend#spring#roadtrip
02.04.2019 02:20:44
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Train station enclosed by a chain-link fence. One of the remaining structures of
Train station enclosed by a chain-link fence. One of the remaining structures of an early 20th century mining town that became abandoned and fell into disrepair mere years after it was founded. . . . #ghosttown#miningtown#abandonedplaces#history#historicalsite#archaeologicalsite#building#trainstation#rhyolite#nevada#desert#america#roadtrip#travel#travelphotography
02.03.2019 22:17:42
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Got to host two of my favorite guests today.
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#orangetabby #tortoiseshell #
02.03.2019 02:20:00
Walking around, seeing Friends and HP memorabilia like meh, and then OH MY GOD T
28.02.2019 20:06:03
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