Natasha Amar (@thebohochica) — Travel Writer-Photographer Blogger
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Another one from my summer travels- this one is from the island of Hvar, Croatia
Another one from my summer travels- this one is from the island of Hvar, Croatia where we spent a blissful few days doing nothing but enjoying fantastic beaches and island life, even with a few unexpectedly rainy days. It was here that I was reminded how different vacations are (and rightly should be) from my usual style of traveling, where I'm always working, taking notes, and photos and doing research and on the move. In Hvar, we didn't do any photowalks, I didn't bring my camera to the beach or while exploring around the island, and I have to say Hvar was the perfect place to have a real vacation! Have you been to Hvar? #hvarcroatia#hvar#hvarisland
16.12.2018 19:36:43
When real life looks like a Game of Thrones set (because it is 😉). Another one f
When real life looks like a Game of Thrones set (because it is 😉). Another one from the old town of Dubrovnik from this summer. Now this part of the city is undoubtedly its most crowded area- there are tourists and cruise vacationers, and some might say it isn't the most authentic part of Dubrovnik. While that may be true, this medieval maze is the prettiest, most romantic part of the city. #dubrovnik#dubrovnikcroatia#dubrovnikonmymind#dubrovnikoldtown
12.12.2018 08:30:28
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I'm beginning to do a bit of a recap of my travels from 2018, starting summer. F
I'm beginning to do a bit of a recap of my travels from 2018, starting summer. First up is Dubrovnik, Croatia. This is the view from the wall of Dubrovnik over the old town, a medieval maze of red roofs and cobbled streets home to boutiques and gelaterias and wine bars, but also laundry lines full with white dresses and open windows through which daily life unfolds. Have you been? #dubrovnik#dubrovnikoldtown
10.12.2018 19:08:40
White sand beaches, swaying palms and turquoise waters, anyone? If you’re in the
White sand beaches, swaying palms and turquoise waters, anyone? If you’re in the UAE, come down to the Ripe Market at the Dubai Police Academy this weekend (7th & 8th Dec), take a selfie in dream destinations at Hilton’s selfie wall and get a chance to win a three-night stay at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa @hiltonnortholme. Considering that the Hilton Sale @hiltonhotels saves you upto 25% at amazing properties in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, you really need to take that much-awaited next trip! ;) Swipe to see more photos and check out my stories to see my fun morning! #HiltonSale#WishIWasThere#sponsored
07.12.2018 08:57:07
Look! It's a house on the water! Checking out the fantastic experiences of south
Look! It's a house on the water! Checking out the fantastic experiences of southern Sri Lanka, such as the Madu Ganga river safari was a chance to return to Sri Lanka and see a whole new side to the country. If you still haven't made it to this island paradise that was voted the world's top destination to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet, you're missing out! If you're looking for inspiration, check out my latest post from Sri Lanka, link is in my bio! #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#yallagopro#goprogirl#gopro
05.12.2018 13:03:56
On this trip to Sri Lanka, I had the chance to go whale watching in Mirissa. It
On this trip to Sri Lanka, I had the chance to go whale watching in Mirissa. It was a long long day- the tour and our time on the boat lasted 7 hours!! Rocking away on the Indian Ocean when you've woken up at 5am isn't the best 😞. We caught up on sleep for a large part of the tour and were also rewarded with sightings of the elusive blue whale, so that was successful! On the way back, the light grew softer and I took this photo that I love. Sri Lanka is so beautiful everywhere you look! ❤️ #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan
30.11.2018 20:19:05
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I know winter is almost here (or as much of it we have in Dubai) but my heart is
I know winter is almost here (or as much of it we have in Dubai) but my heart is still in Sri Lanka, the land of beach life and good vibes! Does one's view from the window get any better than this one at @cinnamonhotels Hikka Tranz in the coastal town of Hikkaduwa? By the way, my new post about cool things to do in the South Coast of Sri Lanka, from culture and food to spa and safari is now live- link in my bio or check out my stories! #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan
29.11.2018 13:24:49
Fresh fish anyone?
Still editing photos from the fish market and harbor in Beruw
Fresh fish anyone? Still editing photos from the fish market and harbor in Beruwala in south Sri Lanka and pleasantly surprised by how this one came out on the @gopro@goprome#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#Srilankan#Srilanka#beruwala#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#yallagopro#yallagopro2018
28.11.2018 09:22:46
Fishermen at work in Beruwala, Sri Lanka. 
On our way to the local fish market t
Fishermen at work in Beruwala, Sri Lanka. On our way to the local fish market to buy fish for our special dinner at @cinnamonhotels we stopped at a beach to watch fishermen at work early evening. Everyone was so friendly and eager to show us around! #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#CinnamonTBCawards#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan
27.11.2018 10:33:57
"Hey you! Buy my fish!"
Such a great evening walking around a local fish market
"Hey you! Buy my fish!" Such a great evening walking around a local fish market with @cinnamonhotels. After a long time, I experienced people actually wanting to be photographed, inviting my camera and me into everyday scenes. That made it so easy for me to take portraits, something that I usually take my time so as not to appear intrusive. The Sri Lankans are some of the nicest and friendliest people in the world and that's one of many many reasons I'd go back a third time in a heartbeat. Watch this space for more photos from the fish market. #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#CinnamonTBCawards#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan
25.11.2018 20:48:16
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How my face lights up in places that make me happy: You know how some places hav
How my face lights up in places that make me happy: You know how some places have that vibe? The fortified city of Galle in Sri Lanka is one of those places and was built under colonial rule by the Portuguese in the 16th century, and later expanded by the Dutch. Today, you can visit the Galle Fort and wander around its quaint streets, churches, crumbling honey-hued facades, cute boutiques, and pretty courtyards, gelato in hand (because gelato makes everything better). So glad I got to return here with @cinnamonhotels after I first visited over 5 years ago and fell in love. Pretty sure I'll be back again because it's just one of those places. Have you been to Sri Lanka? Would you want to go? #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#Srilankan#Srilanka#galle#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#gallesrilanka
22.11.2018 18:43:21
Yala National Park in Sri Lanka was my first ever safari experience in Asia and
Yala National Park in Sri Lanka was my first ever safari experience in Asia and it was fantastic! Staying at @cinnamonhotels Cinnamon Wild Yala was a true highlight- sleeping in luxurious jungle chalets with wildlife freely roaming around the resort- now that was a first for me! This is @dontforget2move admiring the wild coastline at Yala Beach, where massive waves from the Indian Ocean crash into the coast. #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan
18.11.2018 19:50:16
Your time here is limited, your plans uncertain no matter how determined you may
Your time here is limited, your plans uncertain no matter how determined you maybe. I truly believe this: we have got only today, only the present to try to be the best version of ourselves, to show gratitude and kindness to others, to tell the people we love that we're thinking of them, to make the time to do the things that really matter, to stand still, or to walk in the direction that's right for us. Me? I try everyday to remember this, to live by it, but I make mistakes and life reminds me when I forget. Tell me, are you living fully today? This incredible location is in Tangalle Sri Lanka. #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan
12.11.2018 20:08:41
Happiness can be found in the smallest, most ordinary of things- like sweet coco
Happiness can be found in the smallest, most ordinary of things- like sweet coconut water on an especially beautiful Sri Lankan beach! I'd forgotten how spectacular the beaches in Sri Lanka are until we got to this one at @anantaratangalle. 👌 Special thanks to @marykalymnou for helping me to better my pose game 😉😘 #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#CinnamonTBCawards#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan#tangalle#tangallebeach
09.11.2018 20:39:31
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Village scenes while cruising the Madu Ganga river in southern Sri Lanka: A boat
Village scenes while cruising the Madu Ganga river in southern Sri Lanka: A boat ride in the wetland of Madu Ganga in southern Sri Lanka is a fantastic chance to experience the serenity of the area's mangrove forest that's home to a variety of plant and aquatic life. You get to peek into slow rural life here in Sri Lanka and meet the friendly locals who are engaged in fishing and making spices. #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#CinnamonTBCawards#Srilankan#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan
08.11.2018 11:01:30
There's a calmness about the landscape in Sri Lanka, this special energy that ma
There's a calmness about the landscape in Sri Lanka, this special energy that makes you feel relaxed and at ease, just like the people. It was so great to be back with @cinnamonhotels and I can't wait to share more photos! #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan
05.11.2018 20:18:28
I first visited Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage City in Sri Lanka in 2012. Though
I first visited Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage City in Sri Lanka in 2012. Though it was just for a couple of hours on my way back to Colombo after having traveled around Sri Lanka, I remember that afternoon very clearly, even the names of the streets I loved within the old town. Six years later, I was happy to be back with @cinnamonhotels and happy to find that Galle was still as amazing. This old port city with its crumbling facades and Dutch colonial buildings, cute cafes, impressive churches and intriguing street scenes is a joy to wander around in. Of course, my most favorite part is here by the lighthouse, looking even more beautiful under dramatic cloudy skies! #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#CinnamonTBCawards#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan
03.11.2018 08:59:05
People of Sri Lanka: When I think of places, my memories of them are colored by
People of Sri Lanka: When I think of places, my memories of them are colored by my interactions with their people. I last visited Sri Lanka 6 years ago and the one thing I'd always say when anyone asked me how Sri Lanka was as a place to visit, I'd always talk about the lovely smiles you encounter all over the country. I'm happy to report that these smiles are still intact and the people are warm, friendly and welcoming as ever. Sri Lanka is one of those places where the locals come up to talk to you, even if you're feeling shy, not always because they want to sell you something but just to know where you're from and what you think about their beautiful country. Here are all the smiles I met on this fantastic trip with @cinnamonhotels and @srilankanairlinesofficial and I hope these portraits show you what I've been saying since my first visit- the Sri Lankans are some of the nicest, kindest people in this region, and that is one of many many reasons why you should visit Sri Lanka. #sponsored#TBCasia#CinnamonHotels#CinnamonTBCawards#Srilankan#Srilanka#InspiringMoments#PTBA#srilankanairlines#flysrilankan#iFlySriLankan
29.10.2018 18:19:16
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