Peep the ‘fro 👀
Learning to love my hair again.
It may be kinky, tough to work with and I’ll be damned if I don’t admit that sometimes I just want to cut it off all over again, haha. But it’s also a part of who I am and I wouldn’t want it any other way 🙃
Bahian Vibes 🇧🇷 ════════════════════
Evening Glow ✨
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Got mad 💗 for cotton candy walls & disco styles
Being out at sea stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings joy to the soul ✨
/ Weekend /
Wishing everyone a wonderful Friday! ✨ ———
World Cup has just started (anyone else watching??) and Spain’s playing tonight so we’re hitting the town hehe. Nothing better than that ‘World Cup’ atmosphere, u know what I mean? We’re supporting 🇪🇸 of course, seeing as how we’re practically Canarians now (or I like to believe we are), 🇧🇪 , 🇧🇷 and all African nations lol. Not much of an avid football fan, but I love me some World Cup ⚽️ (like most girls? Idk 😐). Who are you supporting??
/ Explore /
Found the cutest spot in Masca today! After a long & winding road (getting to Masca is no joke 😭) and sweating through a long walk (walking around Masca is no joke 😂) we stumbled upon the lovely Casa Riquelme ———
Perched on the edge of one of the many mountains surrounding Masca, we were taken aback by the authenticity & aura of this place - and don’t get me started on the scenery 😮
Definitely a good place to stop by if you’re ever on your way to the small picturesque village of Masca 💞
Today’s Agenda: Cava, sun and giggles
Working in a sunny country has its perks 🤗
We like to take longer lunch breaks on Wednesdays to decompress and ‘cut’ the week in half. I was also thinking of starting yoga in order to relieve stress & be more ‘in tune’ with my surroundings 🤔
What do you do to stay zen & motivated during the week?? I would love to know! 💞
/ Remembering Congo /
Zongo falls, gushing out of a 65 meter cliff and crashing down through the jungle canopy with a fierce and shattering noice.
The sun, big and bright above our heads.
Our Seli Safari friend, shouting at the falls, daring them to drench us in water while we were taking this picture (He was absolutely amazing 😂)...a beautiful and powerful moment in time that I will never forget 💕
/ Young, Wild & Free /
Be crazy. Be stupid. Be silly. Be weird. Be whatever because life is too short to be anything but happy ✨
🍷+☀️+🌸 = smiles & good vibes
Feels good to be back 💕
• BLISS •
The wind, a refreshing breeze slightly stroking your face
The sky, a blue so pigmented it almost seems painted
The palm trees, their leaves swaying ever so slightly in the wind
The sound of the ocean nearby, a calming melody to your ears
And you, in the middle of all this beauty, soaking it in, at peace with yourself and everything around you
| Positive Vibes |
A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realise how blessed you are for what you have✨
Had the best time @ Seli Safari Zongo - the perfect place to fully immerse yourself in nature and wander through the beauty that is the Bas-Congo 🤩
Even if for a day, simply catching a glimpse of what this country has to offer is a wonderful & unforgettable experience in itself 💕
| The Beauty Of Nature |
Taking a moment to stop and admire the beauty of our surroundings made me feel like a tiny part of a massive universe. This feeling of awe - a mixture of both fear & wonder - humbled me in the face of nature’s grandness. ———
Standing in the midst of those waterfalls, with the sun lightly stroking my face & the laughter of my loved ones resonating throughout the forest is something I will cherish forever 💞
Ridin’ through Congo with my woes...🎶
You ever been on a dune/beach buggy? You ever been riding on one through the Congolese woodlands? Hehe, well I finally have! I’ve got to admit, I hate (or rather don’t) drive, but this was something else 🤩
If ever you drop by Mbuela Lodge (about 2 hours away from Kinshasa) you haveee to try the buggy. One word for it: Awesome
| Explore. Dream. Discover |
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations...
I might look carefree on this pic but eiishhh! I was on the edge of a 65m deep waterfall and lemme tell you, those rocks I was standing on were slippery as hell 😂. I must admit though, it was frightening but ohhh so thrilling at the same time 🤩
Did you know that DRC is the world’s second biggest green lung after the Amazon? If put in place correctly, it could provide enough water to its inhabitants and for its neighboring countries! Sadly, its expansive rainforests and biodiversity are under threat (mineral extraction, timber removal etc). Idk, I guess it’s something to think about considering the Congo Basin rainforest plays a critical role in regulating the global climate...
If anyone has been to Congo and thought about this as well, I would love to know what you think!