Sash (@sashspot) — To see things I haven't seen, and travel places I haven't been.
Home: Australia 🇦🇺
Current country: Canada 🇨🇦
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Can confirm that long grass provides a nice cushion for sleeping. Can also confi
Can confirm that long grass provides a nice cushion for sleeping. Can also confirm that sleeping near three partying cruise ships proves challenging. I can also confirm that Starbucks' Baconator is delicious. Thank you Joe for consoling me with beef jerky and the bacon and egg sanga after seeing me get emotional because I was missing my lady. In addition, I'll be embarking on the Juan De Fuca Marine Trail tomorrow and may be off the social media airwaves for 2-3 days. Don't fret. I hope to meet a bear and ride it for some fast kilometres through some wilderness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #canada#victoriabc#freecamping#longgrass#starbucks#baconator#hitchhiking#ontheroadagain#vancouverisland
23.06.2019 01:32:40
What am I? An Instagram floral page now?

It can't be helped when an explosion o
What am I? An Instagram floral page now? It can't be helped when an explosion of colour is arranged in such a way that it just catches your eye. These beauties can be found in downtown Victoria near the Parliament Building and at the Fisherman's Wharf. Beautiful. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #canada#britishcolumbia#vancouverisland#victoriabccanada#victoriabc#flower#flowers#floral#florals#floralart#beautifulflowers#beautifulnature#travel#adventurer#solotravel#gardens
22.06.2019 03:42:08
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I find the first days in a new country to be the hardest, but it was made much e
I find the first days in a new country to be the hardest, but it was made much easier thanks to the wonderful and warming hospitality of @rachwongrw . The amount of appreciation I have can only be measured in Ritters Chocolate (@rittersport ) The next leg of the journey brings me to Vancouver Island, and the first stop after crossing some beautiful Pacific Ocean is British Columbia's capital city, Victoria. A warm summer day was perfect to see a High School Graduation outside the Parliament Building that overlooked the Inner Harbour. Some young mates were jamming (and were absolutely loving it) which brought some positive vibes around the harbour and a further walk around the coast brought you to the cute, colourful and charming floating houses of Fisherman's Wharf. Continuing along the coast will bring you to Ogden Point Breakwater, a almost 1km long walk out to sea, which provides a perfect view of a triple cruise ship berth. And what awaited those willing to make this short ocean pilgrimage? Mark! Mark the Oyster Man, who was spending the whole day cooking British Columbia oysters with garlic and butter (which is bought), and was handing them out for free. What. A. Legend. (And they were god damn delicious). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Canada#explorecanada#hellobc#britishcolumbia#travel#travellife#solotravel#solotraveller#adventure#canadaswonderland#igerscanada#ohcanada#igcanada#snapshot_canada#tourcanada#enjoycanada#vancouverisland#victoriabccanada#oysters#fishermanswharf#ogdenpointbreakwater#blessed#gratitude
22.06.2019 03:28:53
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, which is why
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, which is why we call it "the present". 🎁 - Bill Keane Some street art around Vancouver, reminding us that even though the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan brings an urgency to move fast and to be somewhere else, that sometimes the place to be is in the present moment, to slow down a bit and see the life around you that you otherwise would've missed in the haste. 1. Blue Tree - GHIA Collective 2./3. The Present is a Gift - Drew Young and Jay Senetchko 4. Golden Futuristic - @sketchbork (Will Phillips) 5. Girl and Lions - Oxana Gaida 6./7. Flowers and Leaves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #canada#vancouver#streetart#urbanart#urbanartwork#art#natureart#artphilosophy#mural#murals#streetmural#artists#muralfestival#gratitude#philosophy#present#gift#flower#floralphotography#naturephotography
21.06.2019 05:20:19
Where's Madelaine?: Vancouver Airport Edition!

Temporarily reunited after an et
Where's Madelaine?: Vancouver Airport Edition! Temporarily reunited after an eternity (one week). First things first, petting a cat, and then a walk to the local grocer to get some wholesome Canadian produce to combat the guilt of eating Tim Horton's Tim Bits, and a whole lot of Thai food, and the Popeye's candy sticks, and a whole loaf of Persian flatbread....with tzatziki, and the Sweet Chilli Heat Doritos............and the Half Baked Ben & Jerry's. And the wine! If only we had room for the salad......whoops. @madelainemarguerite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #canada#vancouver#welcomehome#welcomeback#cats#happiness#saladsofinstagram#saladart#bloated#worthit
20.06.2019 06:42:47
It still amazes me how many beautiful things exist, if you take the time to real
It still amazes me how many beautiful things exist, if you take the time to really look. The way nature creates so many unique designs and patterns with colour and shape combinations astounds me. All these were from walking down the street, to be found popping their heads from the sidewalk, or sitting in the middle of a roundabout, or overlooking a cafe, or hiding under a tree or bush. Sometimes you could even find some cozy accomodation tucked away if you looked hard enough. Well done nature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #canada#vancouver#canadaplants#canadianflowers#flower#flowers#flowerphotography#botanical#botanicalseries#leaves#nature#mothernature#fromthegarden#naturephotography#colourful_shots#teamflower#beautifulflowers
17.06.2019 23:17:57
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The Main Street Car Free Festival 2019 was in full force today with Vancouver lo
The Main Street Car Free Festival 2019 was in full force today with Vancouver locals sharing their food, music, lifestyles, culture and love with each other. Stretching 21 blocks on Main Street, you can see how the city, and Street, come alive with DJ's playing absolute bangers from the likes of @backstreetboys and @direalshaggy The street was also the home to the aromatic atmosphere of local fresh vegetables and unique food stores such as @ilovechickpea 's chickpea only menu, and @buddhafullprovisions#doubledeckerbus . I also walked into my first ever cannabis "dispensary" which was not how I expected. It was like an Apple Store, for weed! A white, spacious aesthetic, with a variety of different strains being showcased behind glass, where you can smell the bud and read about the exact percentages of THC and CBD in each strain. Oh, and there was a smoking pipe encased in crystal. CRYSTAL! I'm definitely not in Australia anymore, that's for sure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Canada#vancouver#explorecanada#hellobc#britishcolumbia#travel#travellife#solotravel#solotraveller#adventure#canadaswonderland#igerscanada#ohcanada#igcanada#snapshot_canada#tourcanada#enjoycanada#carfreeday#market#carfreefestival#mainstreetcarfreeday#backstreetboys#cannabis
17.06.2019 05:44:30
At the first peak of the Stawamus Chief with some fair dinkum Aussies, that put
At the first peak of the Stawamus Chief with some fair dinkum Aussies, that put in the hard yakka and were rewarded with these views. It's not the worst view for a lunch stop, I guess. Also, my first CHIPMUNK sighting. #hyped The climb was purely up, over a bajillion steps that shouldn't have passed the regulation check, but with knees weak and legs heavy (plus a highly elevated pulse), we pressed on and sought the shadows of nice boulders and towering trees along the way. @alt_esc@_nataliefree@it_me_harrison and @georginahartt . . . . . . . . . . . #Canada#explorecanada#hellobc#britishcolumbia#travel#travellife#solotravel#solotraveller#adventure#canadaswonderland#igerscanada#ohcanada#igcanada#snapshot_canada#tourcanada#enjoycanada#mountains#nature#natureart#naturephotography#squamish#stawamuschief#squirrel#mothernature#hikingadventures#hiking#roamtheplanet
16.06.2019 07:08:03
Road tripping with a bunch of fairdinkum Aussies to Squamish for the day to clim
Road tripping with a bunch of fairdinkum Aussies to Squamish for the day to climb the Stawamus Chief, a gigantic granitic dome that overlooks the town of Squamish. The drive there was absolutely beautiful, starting with an iconic run over the Lion's Gate Bridge, and being spoilt by majestic ice tipped mountains and giant spans of water. Also an actual YELLOW SCHOOL BUS! 🚌 @alt_esc@_nataliefree@it_me_harrison and @georginahartt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #canada#vancouver#lionsgatebridge#roadtrip#squamish#thechief#stawamuschief#magicschoolbus#schoolbus#travel#travellife#adventure#teamaustralia
16.06.2019 06:31:47
If there is one fantastic way to see Vancouver and Stanley Park, it's by bike.
If there is one fantastic way to see Vancouver and Stanley Park, it's by bike. What a fantastic ride through town and around the circumference of Stanley Park. 1. Lush nature with a love heart tree. I hope they made it. #scott&becky4ever 2. The beast overlooking a park and swish buildings on the way to Stanley. 3. The Lost Lagoon with many a goose getting their feeds on. 4. A mammoth freighter that was too big to even fit into the shot limboing under the Lions Gate Bridge. 5. Grey boats upon reflective waters. 6. The Sylvia Hotel showing off her beautiful leafy facade. 7. The Lonely Island. 8. My first ever squirrel sighting and he is a super sneaky one. 9. Up and close with a RACCOON! He didn't care. I cared a lot! 10. Goosey chicks getting their adventure pace on as Mumma Goosey has her hawk eye on them, and Papa Goosey is having a leisurely stroll behind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #canada#canadagoose#canada_gram#canadatravel#vancouver#vancouverbc#bike#biking#stanleypark#stanleyparkvancouver#forrest#lovetree#park#lagoon#lostlagoon#lionsgatebridge#goose#geese#raccoon#squirrel#sylviahotel#joyride#adventure#travel#travelphotography#discovervancouver
15.06.2019 01:25:46
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Feeling incredibly blessed to have been in this room in Vancouver. Invited over
Feeling incredibly blessed to have been in this room in Vancouver. Invited over to hang, eat some absolutely delicious home made burgers (with crumbed mushrooms #legit), soak in the energy of some true basketball fans, and watch the Toronto Raptors defeat the Golden State Warriors 114 to 110 in the NBA finals. As you can see, the ladies are organising important group travel plans ahead of time for Christmas, and the guys are helping by watching the game. @rachwongrw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #canada#vancouver#basketball#nba#torontoraptors#nbafinals#burgers#travel#solotravel#friends#hype#grateful#gratitude
14.06.2019 07:36:09
Are you kidding me right now British Columbia? What am I even looking at? And th
Are you kidding me right now British Columbia? What am I even looking at? And this is just from the plane ride in. To say that I am excited to explore this country would be such a grand understand. I can, not, wait. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Canada#explorecanada#hellobc#britishcolumbia#travel#travellife#solotravel#solotraveller#adventure#canadaswonderland#igerscanada#ohcanada#igcanada#snapshot_canada#tourcanada#enjoycanada#mountains#nature#natureart#naturephotography
13.06.2019 07:57:49
What does an 18 hour layover look like at the Beijing International Airport? Thi
What does an 18 hour layover look like at the Beijing International Airport? This! Waiting. Sleeping. Looking at traditional architecture. Walking laps of the airport. Waiting. Sleeping. Vending machine noodles (which were legit). Reading. Using as much of your left over yen on half the vending machine drink selection (the lychee drink was super legit). And waiting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #beijing#china#beijingairport#waiting#sleeping#airportlife#reading#highfidelity#travel#adventure#boredom#ramen#noodles#lychee#nectarine#tea#vendingmachine#patience#zen#aeroplanes
13.06.2019 04:18:55
Off to the land where maple is the staple: Canada 🇨🇦 P.S. forgive the terrible a
Off to the land where maple is the staple: Canada 🇨🇦 P.S. forgive the terrible attempt at a maple leaf hand! @tashdjurovic@larissajanchek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #canada#bonvoyage#aurevoir#travel#adventure#flying#airport#sydneyterminal#australia#ontheroadagain
11.06.2019 09:03:19
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I couldn't have imagined a better plot twist in my wildest dreams. My partner in
I couldn't have imagined a better plot twist in my wildest dreams. My partner in crime to do this life thing with. I'll see you in Canada, mon amour. @madelainemarguerite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #monamour#partnerincrime#nextstopcanada
10.06.2019 06:44:23
You know you're loved when you get two cakes made for you. A decadent, flourless
You know you're loved when you get two cakes made for you. A decadent, flourless chocolate cake from The @ejk8888 and @jazzyjfletcher Bakery and a carrot cake with cream cheese icing from The @larissajanchek Bakery. Happy Birthday wild thing. We are so happy you were able to spend your birthday down under. We love you to bits. @madelainemarguerite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #happybirthday#birthday#cake#chocolatecake#carrotcake#bakery#celebration#love#birthdaygirl#sugar#sugaroverload#sydney#australia
09.06.2019 12:55:43
The final form!

A challenging piece as this greenstone housed cracks, was too f
The final form! A challenging piece as this greenstone housed cracks, was too fragile to be drilled and was uneven on each side. A huge shoutout to @davisdesignstudio for constructing this beautiful design that encases the greenstone securely, but also allowed for the stone to be seen in all its glory. Thank you so much Jill. You're a mother flippin' legend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #greenstone#greenstones#jade#necklace#jewelry#jewelery#silver#milfordsound#beautifuljewelry#beautifuljewellery#newzealand#sydneyaustralia
08.06.2019 23:10:21
Throwback to this Gertrude's Saddle moment. This hike gave me so much.

It allow
Throwback to this Gertrude's Saddle moment. This hike gave me so much. It allowed me to feel incredibly alive. After a challenging and dangerous climb, you feel a deep sense of accomplishment and appreciation for terrain that had been naturally carved out for you. There were no boardroom meetings discussing the design and safety precautions when these mountains formed, and they don't care if you enjoy the ride or not. It's these "at your own risk" decisions that create curiosity and breeds exhilaration upon execution. Hikes like these provide an opportunity to learn about yourself and to see what you are made of and a greater understanding of who you are when situations get inevitably rough. When I stood here, peering through the valley all the way to Milford Sound in the background, with the contrasting miniature humans in the foreground (@sasha.french0six and Nick), you are so mesmerised that my mind would often say "what am I even looking at right now?" It feels otherworldly, unlike anything I've seen and experienced before. Words struggle to describe the feelings I experienced within my body and mind when you trek such landscapes. You are not the same person you were when you started, and you are continuously reborn anew. Without sounding greedy, I hope that I experience more of these moments in the future. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #newzealand#purenewzealand#milfordsound#gertrudesaddle#gertrudessaddle#hiking#trekking#mountain#mountains#adventure#adventurers#adventures#awesome_earth#gratitude#grateful#natureart#naturephotography#roamtheplanet@roamtheplanet@purenewzealand
08.06.2019 01:59:13
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