What does it mean if someone says they're Chinese or that they speak Chinese? It turns out it depends on who's saying it, who they're speaking to, and the context.
I've only seen glimpses into China's culture after visiting Taiwan and Hong Kong. I haven't even been to the mainland yet (planned for late 2019 😊), but even just from afar, I couldn't help but notice the complex relationships between Taiwan, HK, and mainland China. This was striking to me because Americans (🙋🏻♀️) are generally ignorant to these distinctions.
@hooshd, has spent many years in the region and he gets into why this is so complex in our most recent blog post. I love the way he broke it down and there is so much more to explore in this topic. Definitely check it out if you're interested in this kind of thing. ❤️ Link in bio.
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До Нового Года ещё огого (эгеге и игого!), но с приходом декабря моя лента, будто по команде, запестрила ёлками, снежинками всех калибров кистей из PicsArt и неизменными раскладками на тему “Home alone”. Я лично вспоминаю о том, что было бы неплохо нарядить квартиру, числа 29-го... В этой связи у меня к вам два вопроса:
🎅🏻Вас ещё не тошнит от новогодних фоток в инстаграме?
🏝Вас ещё не тошнит от Занзибара в моей ленте? Может, мне тоже пора уже переключиться в «режим праздника»?
🎄Когда вы наряжаете квартиру?
В итоге получилось 3 вопроса... Ну да ладно.
From Budapest to West Sweden. A few years ago I went to the very top of Sweden to a place called Kiruna to do a charity sled but I’d never actually experienced Sweden properly as in -25c temperatures you don’t really “experience” much! So I was super excited to spend 4 days in West Sweden, starting off in Marstrand. Marstrand is a small fishing town on the coast about 45 minutes outside of Gothenburg and is pretty much everything you could ask for in a cute Swedish town. Whilst it rained whilst we were there it almost doesn’t matter in a place like this. It adds to its charm.
[New Blog Post] Santorini is a beautiful location, there is a reason it is a destination that everyone talks about and recommends, but it is massively over hyped. 🤦🏼♀️ I’ve been to busy destinations, but if there is one place that tourists are ruining, it is Santorini.
I wanted to check it off my bucket list having seen so much about the island so booked to go. We spent three and a half days in Santorini as part 2 of our honeymoon after visiting Athens. I’d read a lot about the island before booking it, but here are 7 things no one tells you about Santorini!
Link in bio ⬆️ if you want to read what I wrote about the sunset! 🌅
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Cabin Tip - How cool is this video! Have a song of the trip, then every time you hear it you will remember the vacation! It was a great lyric playing when we got on the slopes 😍 "and you came my way on a winter's day" (This was Axwell A Ingrossi - Sun is Shining)
Right now our family is visiting our home in Canada and we are missing Rio Dulce more and more with every day. Our business partner, Luis has been overseeing the Boatique construction while we are gone. He has kept us very updated with the progress and every day we can see his soul being poured into our dream. Yesterday he sent us a video of him, his pastor and his pastor’s wife praying over the marina. We are beyond blessed to have someone care so deeply about our dream. The people of Rio Dulce have been amazing through this entire process and we are beyond excited to give back to Guatemala with our business🌿
"Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars"
- J. K. Rowling
Sunsets (and sunrises, for that matter) have the power to calm the soul, to make people reflect and wonder. Like a cloudless night sky, it makes you feel small, insignificant in the immensity of the universe around us.
Do you guys think we are alone in the universe? I think not. Anyhow, maybe we will never know.
Hello! I’m currently in the queue to order carbonara and I am trying to think of a witty caption to go with this selfie. What do you call a fake noodle? AN IMPASTA! 🍝 🧀
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I’ve been finishing up my guide for the Cotswolds, and I can’t wait for y’all to see it! I’ve included details about this adorable shop @cutterbrooksshop (picture from my recent visit). The shop is full of perfectly curated treasures (they have an excellent selection of table linens). It is owned by the super chic @amandacbrooks . She moved to England from NYC and has the farmhouse of my dreams.
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One of my favorite temples in Egypt 😍. Is Egypt on your bucket list?! It's a unique country to visit and you can't leave it without feeling something has changed inside of you. 💫 ~Dandara Temple, Egypt 🇪🇬~
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A great way to catch some beautiful city views of Atlanta is from Piedmont Park. Piedmont Park is a fun place to walk and explore. You can get in several miles walking around the park. I love that it has many trees by the lake and swinging benches. The park is well maintained and there are always lots of events happening. I got to attend some summer festivals and also to take some cool pictures around the park. A must-visit while in Atlanta. Note: The park is adjacent to the beautiful botanical garden. It’s well worth a visit.
Photo by: @myrahjay
This 426 meter-high (1,398 ft) rock is a symbol of Gibraltar. That's why Gibraltar is often called The Rock. It is home to the macaques, and some of them don't look very friendly // Tahle 426 m vysoká skála je poznávacím znamením Gibraltaru. Proto se Gibraltar často přezdívá The Rock. Nahoře žijí tlupy makaků bezocasých a někteří nevypadají zrovna přátelsky. #gibraltarrock#england#evaontheroad
I finally made it to Georgetown during my recent visit to DC and I think I have a new favorite neighborhood. Can I move in to one of the 18th century homes...please!!?? #tuesdaytravels
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Las últimas semanas en Tokyo son un auténtico regalo para la vista 💛
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The 'Palacio de Cristal' is a conservatory located in Madrid's Buen Retiro Park, constructed in 1887. We got there after a walk through the park from the Peurta de Alcala.
We recommend visiting Madrid if you like city trips.
Stockholm was one of the places I visited this year. I was truly amazed by this beautiful city!!! It has so many things to do and to see! .
Have you ever been to Stockholm?
You have more info in the link in my bio.
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My blood type is champagne+
Hygge is a Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) doesn’t require learning “how to”, adopting it as a lifestyle or buying anything. It’s not a thing and anyone telling you different either doesn’t understand it or is literally trying to sell you something that has nothing to do with the concept. You can’t buy a ‘hygge living room’ and there’s no ‘hygge foods’ to eat.
Danes created hygge because they were trying to survive boredom, cold, dark and sameness and the undefinable feeling of Hygge was a way for them to find moments to celebrate or acknowledge and to break up the day, months or years. With so many cold, dark, days, the simple act of a candle glowing with a cup of coffee in the morning or a home cooked evening meal with friends can make a huge difference to one’s spirit, and I think it is amazing ✨
Living ur best life!!! Last holiday of the year!! Life is all about making memories with the people that make u truly happy 🧡 I’m walking into 2019 with a clear heart - I’ve let it go!! You learn that life’s too short for pent up anger 🧡 I only want to be around positive happy people 🧡 Love what u have and ur rich with life 🧡