Jili & Eoghan

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☞ Escaped the 9-5 paradigm ◕
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🏝"The dance of the palm trees, the oceans calling, the first rays of sun and heaven is here." 🌴☀️🌊 (Michael Dolan) -------------------------------------------- .
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The Philippines has not disappointed us so far. This is just one of the many incredible places around Pagudpud that I took Jili to see on her birthday (09 Sept.) 🎈
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While exploring the countryside around Saud beach in Ilocos Norte Province (up in the far north of North Luzon), we motorbiked out a bumpy track for a few kilometres until we arrived at Abang waterfall at the end of the track. ⠀
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A rusty metal ladder brought us up a cliff face to a plateau at the top of the waterfall and guess what we discovered up here? ⠀
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A hidden gorge with ANOTHER waterfall and turquoise-blue plunge pool at its base, and this one even more beautiful and spellbinding than the lower waterfall.
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Entering this scene was like entering into a fictitious world, and we had to pinch ourselves to make sure that it wasn't some kind of dream or hallucination. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ 🎶What's the most magical hidden waterfall that you ever discovered during your travels? -------------------------------------------- #tourismphilippines #philippines #philippines🇵🇭 #philippineairlines #cebuphilippines airlines #philippine #travelphotographer #travelphotos #islandsofadventure #islandlife #waterfalls #waterfallsofinstagram #choosephilippines #thepharchipelago #philippinesgrandeaur #theisland_philippines #philippine_islands #travel_philippines #waterfall #lonelyplanetphilippines #atlasobscura #lifeontheisland #phil_spots #seepilipinas #abangfalls #pagudpud #ilocosnorte #northluzon #philippinediscoveries #travelstoriesph
Sometimes nature puts on a spectacle without you even having to ask. We were taking an evening stroll along Saud Beach near the coastal town of Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte Province in North Luzon, Philippines⠀
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After wading across a thigh-deep river that bisects the beach and enters the sea here, a quite unexpected and dazzling performance began to unfold over the horizon, beginning only moments after the sun went down.
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Over the next few minutes the sky put forth an intense burst of light in a rare array of mesmerizing sunset hues - a melange of blues, purples, reds, oranges and yellows. Everything was bathed in an orange-purple glow while this burst of energy persisted.
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Alas the show was short-lived, as such an intense and resplendent spectacle could not possibly sustain itself for very long, but we were afforded just enough time to capture the pictures that we wanted and to feast upon the extravaganza through the lens of our own eyes. -------------------------------------------- #tourismphilippines #philippines #philippines🇵🇭 #philippineairlines #cebuairlines #philippine #travelphotographer #travelphotos #islandsofadventure #islandlife #sunset #sunsetbeach #choosephilippines #thepharchipelago #philippinesgrandeaur #theisland_philippines #philippine_islands #travel_philippines #travelstories_ph #fav_skies #lonelyplanetphilippines #excellent_asia #lifeontheisland #phil_spots #seepilipinas #saudbeach #pagudpud #ilocosnorte #northluzon
"Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower" 🌺 😊☀️ (Hans Christian Anderson) -------------------------------------------- .
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🌆Do you remember the scene from The Dark Knight Rises where Batman climbs to freedom out of the pit? That was such an incredible scene. So much suspense. That heart-stopping moment when he makes the critical leap to freedom!
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Well that scene was filmed here, in the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park in Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan, India. You get a brief glimpse of the majestic Mehrangarh fort in the background when Bruce stands up on the rim of the pit.
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We were so delighted to get the chance to visit this iconic location at sunset one evening during our sojourn in Jodhpur. 🏰
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We felt so high on life as we gallivanted through the desert park, navigating our way through thickets of exotic desert shrubs and imagining how elated Batman must have felt to finally re-discover his freedom and feel the wind blow on his face again, after escaping from captivity to find himself surrounded by this stunning, wild desert landscape. 🌵🐪☀️
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Would you have taken that leap of faith to win your freedom, risking death (without the safety rope), like Batman did? Or would you have resigned to a fate of languishing in that pit for the rest of your days? What is your favourite scene from that movie? 🦇🌃 -------------------------------------------- #atlasobscura #lonelyplanet #lonelyplanetindia #culture #culturetrip #rajasthantourism #rajasthan #rajasthandiaries #jodhpur #jodhpurdiaries #india #india_gram #wonderful_places #twobirdsbreakingfree #everydayasia #uniladadventure #unilad #asia #shotsofasia #tripotocommunity #bbctravel #wearetravelgirls #womenwhoexplore #sheisnotlost #dametraveler #matadornetwork #travelblogger #travelwriter --------------------------------------------
Nohsngithiang Falls, also known as seven sisters falls, is perhaps the most iconic waterfall of Cherrapunji in Meghalaya state, northeast India. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
After heavy rains, seven distinct cascades can be observed tumbling 315 metres down sheer limestone cliffs, making these falls only slightly less lofty than the nearby Nohkalikai Falls, and still one of the tallest waterfalls in India. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The seven cascades grow wider and almost merge to form a continuous curtain of falling water after torrential rains.  If you're planning to visit Cherrapunji (which you really ought to), make sure you check out our ultimate guide to visiting Cherrapunji for all the nitty-gritty details. Link in Bio 👍 ------------------------------------------- #travelphotography #lonelyplanetindia #sevensistersfalls #nohsngithiang falls #meghalayadiaries #meghalayatourism #northeastindia #cherrapunji #cherrapunjidiaries #northeastindia #natgeoindia #waterfall #atlasobscura #travelstribe 
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Hey guys, we've just published a brand new video showcasing our experience trekking to and exploring Nagaland's spellbinding Dzükou Valley, one of the last remaining paradises in India.
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The video also includes scenes from our arduous ascent of the iconic Japfu Peak, the second highest mountain in Nagaland. On the second half of the video, you will see glimpses of a lovely naga boy who guided us to Japfu Peak. If anyone you you recognise him then please do tag him here 😊
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These two offbeat adventures are simply unmissable if you're planning a trip to northeast India.
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Guys this is only a preview that you saw here. Make sure you check out the whole video on our YouTube Channel! Just type 'twobirdsbreakingfree' to find us! 🤗 -------------------------------------------- .
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You are looking at a scene that very few Westerners have ever set eyes upon. We spent much of the month of June searching for and documenting the rarely visited living root bridges of Meghalaya. 🌿

They are hidden away from the world of men, beneath dense tree cover on steep jungle-clad valley slopes. 🌳

On Google images you will mostly find images of two or three highly trafficked living root bridges, but will find very few if any images of the bridges we're showing you. ⠀

Each bridge is unique and beautiful in its own way and is worth appreciating. It's much how the claim "one temple and you've seen them all" is absolutely preposterous. ⠀

It is hard to believe that this bridge consists of nothing but interwoven tree roots from the Ficus Elastica tree, but that is because the gaps between the roots that form the floor have been plugged with earth and rocks, and then covered over with a carpet of fallen leaves.🍂🍄 To visit these secret bridges you will need to hire a local guide, as no map knows the way, nor can you guess their location, nor do many of the inhabitants in the nearby towns even know of these bridges' existence.

Unfortunately we are not yet ready to reveal the exact whereabouts of the phenomenally rare and beautiful offbeat living root bridges of Meghalaya. 😬

We don't want these majestic examples of natural architecture to be spoiled by mass tourism forever. Have you ever felt the same way about a place that you visited? 🤔 -------------------------------------------- .
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Hey folks, are you tired of your home bank greedily stealing your money when you travel? 💵
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Most travellers get hammered by their home bank with exorbitant ATM and foreign transaction fees whenever they go abroad.🏧
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And how annoying is it when your bank freezes your card without your consent when you try to use a foreign ATM, or when your bank sets daily withdrawal limits on your account in certain foreign countries for "security" reasons?😬
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Most bank accounts simply weren't designed to be traveller-friendly.👣
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But now there's a new kid on the block called N26 that makes banking much cheaper, smoother and more efficient. Quite simply, they have revolutionized banking as we know it.💡
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Banking with N26 has already saved me hundreds of Euros in unnecessary banking fees over the past two years and has eliminated so much of the stress and hassle of dealing with my old bank.👍
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By ignoring this opportunity to learn about N26 today and find out how it can improve your financial life, you could be throwing a lot of money down the drain and suffering unnecessarily.💷💶
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Click through the link given in the profile to read our in-depth review of N26, an app-only mobile bank account that almost completely eliminates banking fees for travellers. 📱💰 ------------------------------------------- .
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Living root bridges are a novelty for many people. These living, breathing works of art and natural architecture are as functional as they are beautiful.🌿
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Designed and engineered by the indigenous Khasi people of Meghalaya state, northeast India, living root bridges are a masterful solution to the seasonal problem of crossing fast-flowing torrents during the rainy monsoon.💦
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Many of these bridges are decades or even centuries old - back then the local people had to construct bridges from what they had available and their solution was to train the pliable secondary roots of the Ficus Elastica tree (Indian Rubber Fig) across rivers and nurture them over several years until they gradually developed into functional, reliable bridges. 🌳
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The bridges do not rot, rust or weaken over time like bridges constructed from modern materials like steel, concrete and wood. Quite the opposite in fact - as time ripens they grow thicker, stronger and safer. ⏳
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We were so lucky to get the opportunity to traverse more than 10 of these living root bridges during our recent trip to Meghalaya. 🌨

Most people who visit the state will only get the chance to see two or three of these bridges - the most accessible, marketed and famous ones found in the villages of Nongriat and Riwai.
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But the vast majority of the more than 50 living root bridges In Meghalaya are hidden away in secluded jungle-cloaked valleys and are unknown to the outside world. ⠀
Most require treacherous trekking to reach. Trekking to and traversing these bridges is what I would definitely consider as intrepid travel. 👣
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Your heart is pounding in your chest as you hesitantly inch your way across this platform of roots that’s full of gaps big enough for your whole leg to fall through if your concentration lapses for so much as a split second.
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100 feet below is a roaring river in full spate, on its way to the plains of Bangladesh.... -------------------------------------------- .
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Meghalaya in northeast India is THE place to go if you love chasing both secret and not-so-secret waterfalls like us. ⠀
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Annual rainfall levels in some parts of the state have broken world records. ☔️
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We were overjoyed when this stunning view of Umkawang Falls near Mawphlang village suddenly opened up before us one balmy summer's day a few weeks back. 🌦
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Our planet harbours many treasures within its innumerable hilly folds and uninhabited sylvan valleys. ⠀
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The common is everywhere and it will find us whether we look for it or not. ⠀
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But we spend our lives pursuing the rare, the ethereal, and to discover such things we have to make special efforts. ⠀
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Unearthly, divine things will not find us if we remain at home in bed or walk the same hackneyed paths each and every day. ✨
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Sometimes we have to survive great perils, face uncertainties and overcome daunting obstacles to uncover these rarities on our travels. But it's always worth it in the end. 🌄
"Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." ( or trek to that secluded waterfall) 😊👣 -------------------------------------------- #natgeotravel #sheisnotlost #femmetravel #girlsgoneglobal #umkawangfalls #meghalaya #meghalayatourism #meghalayadiaries #indiatravelgram #incredibleindia #mawphlang #waterfallsofinstagram #waterfallphotography #northeastindia #travelnortheastindia #atlasobscura #natgeoyourshot #travelblogger #adventureisoutthere #passionpassport ##mytinyatlas #postcardsfromtheworld #letsgoeverywhere ##roamtheplanet #letsgosomewhere #travelwriter #doyoutravel #travelinladies #twobirdsbreakingfree #travelwithshenaz •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Our 29-day trip through the Buddhist stronghold of western Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India exceeded our expectations. 
This shot was taken in the Dirang valley outside the Kalachakra Gompa, a 500 + year-old Buddhist monastery and one of the oldest in the state. 
Jili is admiring this row of four ageing, whitewashed, weather-beaten stupas. There’s an undeniable charm that exudes from age-old buildings, monuments and other structures, don’t you think? 
Have you visited northeast India yet? This is the place to be for the true adventure travellers that want to experience unspoilt nature, fascinating culture and an incredibly diverse array of ethnic groups. 
You really ought to visit these places before the tourism infrastructure is established, before amenities are in place for travellers and when travel is still challenging. Be a pioneer. Be the first. 
This is the true spirit of adventure and the early bird catches the worm. By the time a million other tourists have been to a place the treasures have all been looted leaving nothing left for you. 
So I say to you go now, before mass tourism transforms places that were once appealing and interesting into westernised, commercialized theme parks. You won’t regret it! 📿🌄 🌲 -------------------------------------------- .
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