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No trip to Thailand is complete without seeing one of these beautiful creatures.
No trip to Thailand is complete without seeing one of these beautiful creatures. The elephant comes down from Mon Village to the River Kwai every morning for a wash and a feed... dare I ask, who loves elephants as much as me? 🐘 #thailand#wandersmiles#amazingthailand#trekkup#igthailand#riverkwai#elephant🐘#elephantlove#riverkwaijunglerafts#kanchanaburi#thailandtravel#adventurethatislife#travelawesome#adventure_culture#mylife#dubaitravelblogger#sonya6300#femaletravelblogger#livetotravel
20.02.2019 18:32:49
Pure serenity as the sun goes down on the River Kwai was the perfect end to a he
Pure serenity as the sun goes down on the River Kwai was the perfect end to a hectic day! 🇹🇭 QUESTION... Can you guess our mode of transport we got to arrive at the floating hotel? SWIPE LEFT to find out! 🇹🇭 #thailand#wandersmiles#amazingthailand#trekkup#igthailand#riverkwai#riverkwaijunglerafts#kanchanaburi#thailandtravel#adventurethatislife#adventure_culture#optoutside#adventureseeker#dubaitravelblogger#goprolife#goprothailand#sonya6300#femaletravelblogger#livetotravel
19.02.2019 13:32:38
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Taking a ride on the Death Railway, we jumped on the carriage where half was res
Taking a ride on the Death Railway, we jumped on the carriage where half was reserved for monks. They’re forbidden from touching or coming close to women’s bodies, as it is believed that a woman’s body is contrary to a monk’s vows. He was happy for me to take photos though as he nodded in agreement. 🇹🇭 WHAT IS THE DEATH RAILWAY? During World War Two the Japanese forced prisoners of war and labourers to build a 415km railway from Thailand to Myanmar (then Burma). Tens of thousands died during the construction and it became known as the "death railway". 🇹🇭 SWIPE LEFT to see the Death Train ride over the River Kwai 👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼 #kanchanaburi#wandersmiles#deathrailway#visitthailand#riverkwai#dubaitravelblogger#trekkup#ig_thailand#sonya6300#thailandtravel#buddhistmonk#thailife#southeastasia#amazingthailand#thailandadventures#discoverthailand#travelhappy#culturetravel#destinationasia#wandering
17.02.2019 14:54:29
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is sensory overload with the smells of the food c
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is sensory overload with the smells of the food cooking on the boats and the noises from the locals shouting above the sound of the motor boats. The market is a busy tourist trap but it’s a great place to experience so best to get there early! 🇹🇭 WHERE IS IT? Located in the Damnoen Saduak District in Ratchaburi Province about 100 kilometres southwest of Bangkok. 🇹🇭 #damnoensaduak#wandersmiles#visitthailand#floatingmarket#trekkup#ig_thailand#thaitraveling#travelblogger#sonya6300#thailady#travelholic#travelhappy#lifeisanadventure#thaifood#femaletravelblogger
13.02.2019 19:14:04
As we cycled through Bangkok, I wasn’t quite prepared for the strange culinary s
As we cycled through Bangkok, I wasn’t quite prepared for the strange culinary sights at Khlong Toei Market, Bangkok's largest wet market situated in one of cities poorest neighbourhoods. Wriggling eels, string bags of live frogs, baskets of jumping insects, skins of pigs faces, de-furred rats....I saw animal parts that I didn't know were even edible (didn’t want to gross you out with those shots)... oh and there was some weird and wonderful fruits too! 🐔 #bangkok#wandersmiles#trekkup@trekkup#khlongtoei#bangkokmarket#visitthailand#igbangkok#dubaitravelblogger#sonya6300#thailandtravel#curioustraveler#locallife#thaifoods#thailife
12.02.2019 19:44:30
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Rovaniemi is just like a giant snow-filled playground but I learnt that 'Snow An
Rovaniemi is just like a giant snow-filled playground but I learnt that 'Snow Angels' are really tricky to do when it's that deep. Although, face planting in the snow is way more fun! ❄️ #rovaniemi#wandersmiles#trekkup@trekkup#snowfun#ig_finland#travelhappy#adventureislife#onlyinlapland#finnishlapland#arcticcircle#discoverfinland#optoutside#natgeoadventure#sonyalpha#travelblogger#outsideisbetter#naturelovers#ourfinland#snow❄️#dubaitravelblogger
06.02.2019 20:00:19
When you do actually see the sun in Rovaniemi in winter, the sky lights up with
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When you do actually see the sun in Rovaniemi in winter, the sky lights up with the enchanting pinky hues of 'kaamos'... magical and epic are two words to describe this view! What words would you use? ❄️ WHAT IS KAAMOS Kaamos is a Finnish word for polar night and is the period of darkness north of the Arctic Circle when the sun does not rise over the horizon making the night lasts more than 24 hours. ❄️ #wandersmiles#visitrovaniemi#trekkup@trekkup#kaamos#polarnight#ig_finland#adventureaddict#onlyinlapland#finnishlapland#arcticcircle#discoverfinland#optoutside#natgeowild#sonyalpha#travelblogger#naturelovers#ourfinland#adventureislife#laplandlove#lappilove#dubaitravelblogger#thisisfinlandofficial#suomi100
04.02.2019 19:21:15
Zipping through the Arctic wilderness was like a scene from Narnia but I’m guess
Zipping through the Arctic wilderness was like a scene from Narnia but I’m guessing they didn’t have snowmobiles!? ❄️ Blog on Rovaniemi up - link in bio! ❄️ #wandersmiles#visitrovaniemi#trekkup@trekkup#snowmobiles#ig_finland#adventureislife#onlyinlapland#finnishlapland#arcticcircle#discoverfinland#optoutside#sonyalpha#dubaitravelblogger#naturelovers#ourfinland#finland_photolovers
02.02.2019 09:22:10
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The huskies were going crazy to get get going and our Husky Musher with icicles
The huskies were going crazy to get get going and our Husky Musher with icicles hanging off his beard gave us instructions on how to control the dogs, how to break and steer them in the right direction. Honestly, I was a bit petrified thinking they might go off-piste! After all that, it was surprisingly easy and loved the experience. Who has tried it? ❄️ Blog on Rovaniemi up - link in bio! ❄️ #wandersmiles#visitrovaniemi#trekkup@trekkup#huskyphotography#huskygram#huskysledding#ig_finland#adventureislife#onlyinlapland#finnishlapland#arcticcircle#discoverfinland#optoutside#natgeowild#sonyalpha#travelblogger#naturelovers#ourfinland#adventureislife
28.01.2019 14:52:12
After a chilly and fun ride in the reindeer sleigh, time to get warm by the fire
After a chilly and fun ride in the reindeer sleigh, time to get warm by the fire with a hot drink in the snow-covered lavvu. Still no luck with Aurora Borealis, loving the blue hour instead! 💙 WHAT IS A LAVVU? The Lavvu is a temporary dwelling used by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia. Its simple design enables the Sami to move quickly with their semi-domesticated reindeer herds at short notice. It resembles the Native American Tipi but it's not a Tipi! The Lavvu is endures the fierce winds of the Arctic wilderness with its more stable structure. 💙 #rovaniemi#wandersmiles#trekkup@trekkup#lavvu#bluehour#visitrovaniemi#laplandfinland#articcircle#greettheworld#adventureeverywhere#onlyinlapland#visualslayers#sonyalpha#travelblogger#womenwhowander#optoutside#stayandwander#discoverearth#beautifuldestinations#wandermore
26.01.2019 05:39:51
My first encounter with a reindeer... not sure he took to me by the look on his
My first encounter with a reindeer... not sure he took to me by the look on his face! 🦌🦌🦌 FUN FACTS ABOUT REINDEER 1) They’re the only mammals that can see ultraviolet light to help prevent snow blindness. 2) There are no wild reindeer in Finnish Lapland, only Sámi people legally have the right to own them. 3) Males and females grow antlers 4) Reindeer have two coat layers: an undercoat of fine, soft wool that stays right next to their skin, and a top layer of long, hollow guard hairs. The air trapped inside the guard hairs holds in body heat to keep the animal warm against wind and cold. Stroking them would move the air and make them cold so no petting these beautiful animals! ❄️ #lapland#wandersmiles#trekkup#rovaniemi#visitrovaniemi#reindeer#adventureisoutthere#wildlifephotography#exploreverything#winterwonderland#optoutside#ig_lapland#wildvisuals#sápmi#visitlapland#sonyalpha#travelblogger#femaltravelblogger#womenwhoexplore#travelgirl#travelholic#travelculture
24.01.2019 09:08:11
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On the edge of the salt plains of the Danakil Depression you'll find the Salt Mo
On the edge of the salt plains of the Danakil Depression you'll find the Salt Mountains. Explore the enclosing caves and walkways with angular shapes of solid salt crystals towering up to 30m high. Just another extraordinary creation by Mother Nature! ———————————- #ethiopia#wandersmiles#trekkup#saltmountains#danakildepression#visitethiopia#afarregion#exploredeeper#visualsoflife#mothernaturerocks#roamtheearth#letsgoeverywhere#landscapephotography#womenwhowander#femaletravelbloggers#sonyalpha6300
20.01.2019 13:15:36
Splashing around in the water watching the sky changing colour across the Danaki
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Splashing around in the water watching the sky changing colour across the Danakil salt plains and thinking, can someone please press pause right now? ———————— #ethiopia🇪🇹#wandersmiles#saltplains#danakildepression#travelawesome#adventurethatislife#adventurehappy#optoutside#sunsetview#femaletravelinspo#meettheworld#visualsoflife#borntotravel#traveldeeper#bealpha
14.01.2019 13:33:30
Climb up the rock in the middle of the salt plains in the Danakil Depression, wa
Climb up the rock in the middle of the salt plains in the Danakil Depression, watch the never-ending horizon and wait for the sunset to start. I can safely say I was in my happy place! ▫️ The salt flats located in Lake Afar, which forms part of the depression, stretch some 60,000 square meters and go up to 300 feet below sea level. ▫️ #ethiopia🇪🇹#wandersmiles#trekkup#africanadventures#saltplains#visitethiopia#danakildepression#saltflats#sonya6300#femaletravelblogger#neverstopexploring#roamtheplanet#travelhappy#optoutside#letsgoeverywhere#eastafrica#natgeoadventure
12.01.2019 15:55:29
Exploring the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia was in my top 3 trips of 2018, my o
Exploring the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia was in my top 3 trips of 2018, my others were Djibouti and Uzbekistan. And 2019 is all about doing more of what I love! Sometimes I feel like a very rich girl... in experiences, not money! Does travelling make you feel like you have won the lottery? #wandersmiles#ertaale#trekkup#travelhappy#adventureanywhere#visitethiopia#letsgoeverywhere#openmyworld#meettheworld#optoutside#thewomenwhowander#roamtheplanet#travellover#femaletraveler#adventureseeker#livetotravel#sonya6300#femaletravelblogger#womenwhohike
10.01.2019 15:09:34
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