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On this World Environment day, the only thing I have to say is that, if we collectively work towards a cleaner earth, we can do it. Our planet is dying, and we along with it, but it is possible to cure even the greatest sickness. It is possible to rejuvenate and replenish the depleted stocks of our sick oceans, rivers, forest and mountains to what they were before, alive and thriving.

When I was there in 2018. At that time Manila Bay was as depicted in the image below. I was appalled by the sheer volume of unsightly garbage and detritus that was floating on the water in the bay while a perfect sunset was unfolding on the horizon in the backdrop of this bittersweet scene.

But this was all to soon change.

Only recently, thousands of volunteers decided to pick up the trash at the Baywalk in Manila as part of the 30th International Coastal Cleanup. 40 tons of garbage were removed from Manila Bay during the cleanup drive and the results are just breathtaking. Just google it and see it for yourself! -------------------------------------------- #travel #traveling #Manila # manilabay #worldenvironmentday #worldenvironmentday2019 #manilabaycleanup #manilabaysunset #phillipines #earthday #climatechange #keepearthclean #environment #environmentalist #manilabaycleanuprun2018 #philippinesgram #tourismphilippines #philippinestravel #sunsets #ocean #sheisnotlost #twobirdsbreakingfree •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Sail off into your sunset....The sun sets over the Arabian Sea seen from the beaches of Goa. This legendary sunset was witnessed from the Colva beach where we spent a few days before heading to Hampi. -------------------------------------------- #travel #traveling #twobirdsbreakingfree #sunsets #sunsetsherbert 
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Fate whispered to her
"You cannot withstand the storm"
And she whispered back
"I am the storm"

Where in the world might this be? If you guesssed the east coast of Taiwan, you’d be correct.

The eastern coastline of Taiwan is punctuated with many lovely shingle beaches that exhibit delightful and colourful pebbles of all shapes, textures and sizes.

I love to walk along these beaches on the lookout for that unusual, difficult-to-identify stone that stands out from all the others, or that piece of beach glass smoothed by the wave action.
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Have you ever taken a university lecture or attended an opera performance in an amphitheatre like this?

There are few rice terraces in the world that can rival those of Batad in terms of architectural and aesthetic brilliance.

These rice terraces were hewn from the steep hill slope by the hand of man and what a project it must have been. Was it a labour of love or a labour of practicality?Were they attempting to create a work of art or was that just incidental?

Do you think the original creators ever anticipated that tourists from all the over world would one day come to marvel at their handiwork, thus allowing some of the villagers to find an alternative means of subsistence that doesn’t involve growing rice?

These rice terraces are found in Batad, a remote village that’s still only accessible on foot, in the Cordillera mountain range of North Luzon in the Philippines and yes, they are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some scientists now believe they are only 300-400 years of age, contrary to the long-assumed age of 2,000 years. -------------------------------------------- .
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" See that line where the sky meets the sea it calls me and no one knows how far it goes.." 🌊🌦✨(Moana) -------------------------------------------- .
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"She wore her freedom like some girls wear a little black dress" (J.W) -------------------------------------------- 👂👁STORIES FROM THAT PART OF THE WORLD THAT IS RELATIVELY UNCHARTED, UNTOUCHED, UNTRODDEN AND UNEXPLORED 🙏 -------------------------------------------- .
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Sarnath, about 10 kms north-east of Varanasi India is the place where Buddha first taught the ‘Dharma’ after attaining enlightenment at Bodhgaya.

He delivered his first ever sermon to his five disciples and the spot where he preached his first sermon is marked with the magnificent Dharmekh Stupa in the picture which has carvings that date back to the 5th century AD.

Sarnath is the birthplace of Buddhism, a famous Buddhist site today. The great Indian King Ashoka was a passionate Buddhist follower, he spread Buddha's message of love and compassion throughout his vast empire and built magnificent stupas and structures in Sarnath.

Due to King Ashoka’s efforts Buddhism flourished and in the 3rd century AD, Sarnath had become one of the great centres of Buddhism. When the Chinese scholar Hsuan Tsang (Xuanzang) visited Sarnath in the 7th century, he found 30 monasteries and 3000 monks living at Sarnath.

In 1836, this place was rediscovered and excavated. Within the sarnath complex several monasteries and other stupas were unearthed that fell into ruin when Buddhism went into decline.

Sarnath is one of the four holy places associated with the life of Lord Buddha and lies near the confluence of the ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. -------------------------------------------- .
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The city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan is full of beautiful facades and complimentary colour pairs.

We spent three entire afternoons getting lost in the labyrinth of narrow alleys and blue houses, just to find the absolute best images and hidden gems.

We searched every nook and cranny of the city, went down every side-lane, leaving no stone unturned, until we finally found this beautiful rare yellow door to eternal sunshine ☀️🚪 -------------------------------------------- .
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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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"I must be a mermaid, I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living." 🌊🌸Anais Nin -------------------------------------------- .
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You and I, we're like fireworks and symphonies exploding in the sky ✨💥
With you, I'm alive
Like all the missing pieces of my heart, they finally collide
So stop time right here in the moonlight 🌙
'Cause I don't ever wanna close my eyes.... 🌹 -------------------------------------------- .
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The Boudhanath stupa is one of the most The Boudhanath stupa is one of the most important landmarks in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

At 36 metres tall, it’s the largest stupa in the Kathmandu valley and one of the largest stupas in South Asia.

Every day thousands of monks and devotees of Tibetan Buddhism come here as pilgrims to circumambulate the stupa and spin the prayer wheels that are installed around its perimeter, all while muttering mantras and counting rosary beads. There’s a large Tibetan community living in the vicinity of the monument.

The stupa is hemmed in all around its perimeter by high-end cafés, guesthouses and small shops selling religious souvenirs and playing delightful melodious Tibetan music that continuously repeats: “Om Mani Padme Hum”. It’s a fantastic spot for photography if you like to shoot people, or even if you just enjoy people watching. There is an entrance fee but it’s easy to avoid by entering the area via any of the unguarded narrow side alleyways.

A small flight of steps brings you up to a raised platform surrounding the central part of the stupa, seen here in the image. We hadn’t seen these lurid orange and green coloured prayer flags before we came to Nepal.

The watchful eyes on the stupa spire are the all-seeing, omniscient peepers of the Buddha - you’re under surveillance. 😁 --------------------------------------------
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