***HEALTHY MAKE FUTURE*** Tense times in East China right now...thinking of everyone on lockdown in Hubei province. It's especially hard because this has happened over Chinese New Year. Everyone stay safe & healthy 😷
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3 months to go.👰🏻💍🤵🏻
Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it.
Venetian Islands Revamp Traditions to Counter Depopulation #bloggerlife#bloggerslife#bloggersofinstagram#bloglife#tblogger#thattravelblog#travelbloggers#travelblogging#travellifestyle#travelpreneur
by Colleen Barry from The Associated Press, January 28, 2020 VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venetian island of Burano’s charms are rooted in its fishing legacy: the colorful fishermen's cottages, the traditional butter cookies that kept fishermen going at sea and the delicate lace hand-stitched by their women. But as the island’s population dwindles, like that of Venice itself a 40-minute boat ride away, so do the numbers of skilled artisans who keep the traditions and economy alive. To counter the trend, Venezia Nativa, an association of entrepreneurs on Burano and two neighboring islands, is trying to breathe fresh life into old trades to attract new residents and persuade young islanders to stay. Domenico Rossi, 49, is a crab fisherman, like his ancestors back to the glory days of the Venetian Republic. But that way of life is dying. When Rossi was a boy, about 100 fishermen plied the northern Venetian lagoon for soft-shell crabs. Now, he's the youngest of the 20 still operating, and he figures in a couple of decades there will be none left. "Once we disappear, Venice disappears,’’ the Burano native said. Still, he has forbidden his 18-year-old son to take up the trade, seeking to…
🗺 - Finima Nature Park, Bonny
📖 - This is a natural pari in Bonny Island, Rivers State, covering approximately 1000 Ha.
It was established by the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas Limited with the aim of conserving nature and biodiversity in the region.
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I used to be afraid of colour, of velvet, of slits, of showing legs, of cowl necks and bloody hell - look at me now.
Sometimes you just need to try something and figure out if it’s for you or not. Stop spending so much time wondering what if. There’s only so many days we have on this planet so go out there and try things that are out of your norm and your comfort zone. That’s where all the growth happens.
PS I need to wear this dress again so someone throw me a party that I can turn up to glam pls. Thanks in advance. Love ya 💛 happy Thursday!
Nestled in a tropical paradise (with a natural cenote!) less than an hour from Mérida is the stunning Chablé Hotel & Spa.
While points and miles won’t get you anywhere here unfortunately, stopping in even for a spa treatment is worth it to access the grounds that are straight out of an architecture magazine. (Swipe for the last video to see how happy I was to be there.)
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Have you ever heard the story of the butterfly? Read below if you haven’t, it is worth the read peoples.
“A man spent hours watching a butterfly struggling to emerge from its cocoon. It managed to make a small hole, but its body was too large to get through it. After a long struggle, it appeared to be exhausted and remained absolutely still.
The man decided to help the butterfly and, with a pair of scissors, he cut open the cocoon, thus releasing the butterfly. However, the butterfly’s body was very small and wrinkled and its wings were all crumpled.
The man continued to watch, hoping that, at any moment, the butterfly would open its wings and fly away. Nothing happened; in fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its brief life dragging around its shrunken body and shrivelled wings, incapable of flight.
What the man – out of kindness and his eagerness to help – had failed to understand: The restricting cocoon and the struggle required by the butterfly to get through the opening was a way of forcing the fluid from the body into the wings so that it would be ready for flight once that was achieved. It is the Nature’s way of training the butterfly and of strengthening its wings.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
And sometimes, a little extra effort is precisely what prepares us for the next obstacle to be faced. Anyone who refuses to make that effort, or gets the wrong sort of help, is left unprepared to fight the next battle and never manages to fly off to their destiny.”
📍Katara Cultural Village
For those who are struggling right now, may you find comfort in the thought that the struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow. 🙏🏻