I dropped off Instagram for awhile and to be honest, it felt good. But as I reflect on last year, I realize there is so much I’d like to share. I did a solo trip to Cuba, went to Morocco and Spain with my husband in July and then we rang in the New Year with a week long trip to Iceland. Three epic adventures and thousands of photos later, I am excited to share images from our travels. I’m incredibly grateful to have experienced so much in such a short period of time.
A belated Happy New Year to all of you!
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A lil to when we stayed at the @HiltonMoorea aka one of the most beautiful resorts in the world ❤️ 🌴☀️🐠
Wake up and attack the day because you never know what friends you’ll make early in the morning ☀️
For the past few days we have been exploring the Old Town of Cartagena, oohing and ahhing at the Spanish architecture. It’s been a huge experience learning about this coastal melting pot that takes influences from its African, Caribbean, Indigenous, and Spanish communities.
An amazing experience learning all about these orphan baby kangaroos (also refered to as 'joeys') a lot of Kangaroos get killed on the roads and elsewhere in Australia and often have young in their pouches. If you ever come across a dead kangaroo or are involved in an accident with a kangaroo you should check their pouches for young and call the police/local rescue. There are not a lot of places like this in Australia unfortunately which means a lot of orphans do not make it.
We visited a home/Sanctuary of a couple who rescue orphened Joey's and raise them and release them back into the wild! They keep them safe and raise them properly till they are fully grown and ready to go into the wild. Grey Kangaroos are vegetarian which makes it easier for their release. The couple have rescued and raised over 200 orphaned Joey's over the last 15 years! If you are interested in learning about orphaned Joe's and Grey Kangaroos I'd deffinetly recommend going to visit this sanctuary! .
DID YOU KNOW: A baby Kangaroo can survive for up to two days in it's mother's pouch if she has passed away? Pretty crazy! .
Tiles were first introduced to Portugal by the Moors around the 13th century. These are from the museum in Sao Jorge Castle The ancient bastion still has its ramparts and towers plus peacocks around the moat.