@dozana_f
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This weekend we'll be tracing the footsteps of King Letsie II and documenting some of the untold stories. We'll be hiking and camping along the way enjoying the village life with the people of Ha-Sekantsi. #travelafrican #traveldiaries #travelenthusiast #travellesotho #mountainkingdom🇱🇸 #kingdominthesky☁️ #hikergirl #malutimountains #lesotho #maseru

@ezettevdm
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One of the many blessing of having a Chinese daughter...THE WONDERFUL CHINESE FOOD we get to eat, AND learn to make! This time it was my favourite...Baozi! A kind of steamed roll filled with mince meat. I can still remember the first time I ate it...it was somewhere in the foothills of Tibet, early in the morning, at a tiny streetvendor. #baozi #chinesefood #chinese #travelafrican #travelblogger #travelartist#streetfood #love #specialtimes#grandkidsarethebest #loveroflife #createmagiceveryday #awesome #lovefood

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@ezettevdm
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Once a day do something that brings you joy! We owe it to ourselves to find something to bring back our JOY! Most of us (adults) hav lost our joy...we have allowed the troubles of this world to steel our joy. We need to get our joy back...let's start by finding just one thing a day, that will give us JOY! PHOTO: Zach helping Oupa (grandpa) making a fire. #joyful_pics #joy #findbeautyineverything #bejoyful #beyourself #travelafrican #travelblogger #artist#loveroflife #abundantlife #createmagiceveryday #creative #chiangmaitrip #thailand#loveiseverywhere

@ezettevdm
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"One who speaks from his experience, speaks with authority." Never think your life's experiences are not important! What you go through on your life's yourney is vitally important to those who cross your path! What you have learned on your yourney can help so many people...never think your life is not important! That you are not important! You are important to so many people, even when they do not realise it! Never shy away from SHARING ! Your power lies in what you have gone through during your very unique life's experiences. You are one of a kind! #youareamazing #youmatter #sharing#yourlifeyourway #youaredoinggreat #yougotthis #youareimportant #lifecouch #lifeblogger #travelafrican #travelblogger #createmagiceveryday

@ezettevdm
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When life gets to hard, REST...don't quit! Don't get discouraged...just take a good old rest! Because tomorrow the sun will shine again, and then you will have whatever you may need to keep going! You got this, take life just one day at a time! #keepgoing #rest #artist #travelafrican #travelblogger #lifequotes #lifecoach #magic #createmagiceveryday #creative #perseverance #mindfulliving #yougotthis #keepinnerpeace#rest #persevere #quit #onedayatatime

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@ezettevdm
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Savouring the moment...live in the NOW! "Beware of destination addiction. A preoccupation with the idea that happiness can be found in the next place, the next job, with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, you will never be happy." So so true! You need to come to the point where you find your peace and joy IN THE PRESENT MOMENT! A friend wrote to me yesterday, saying she realized how much I will miss the grandchildren when we go home. You know what??? I cannot go 'there' now...now I am savouring every moment with them. When I move on, I will be savouring every moment wherever I go, and whatever I do. With children living far away, I I had to LEARN to be content in every situation...that my happiness does not depend on being with my children, grandchildren, or husband...or being in a specific place. My happiness depends solely on ME being content in THE PRESENT MOMENT. Me being thankful for whatever I have NOW! Not always easy, but oh...the only way to really enjoy LIFE, and experience heaven/abundant life NOW! #travelblogger #travelafrican #artbloggers #createmagiceveryday #createbeauty #livenow #alive #makepeace #chiangmaitrip #travelgranny#findbeautyineverything #now#abundance #beconfident #becontent #bethankful

@ezettevdm
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My 2 favourite girls!!! Was such a joy taking these photos...everyone turned out so precious! A mother's love...AND A GRANDMOTHERS LOVE! Love love love makes the world goes round...makes my world go round! #love #girls #loveiseverywhere #photographer #daughter#travelafrican #grannyblogger #createmagiceveryday #createbeauty #loveroflife #bemindfull #lifeisgood #capturemoments #beautifulwomen #beautiful

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@ezettevdm
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And then I had a Chiang Mai Sangria...why? Because I can! Sometimes it is okey to do something just because you can...no explanation, no justification...just because you want to and you can. Enjoy the NOW, enjoy the MOMENT! #yourlifeyourway #youcandoit #enjoyyourself #beyourself #loveroflife #chiangmaithailand #thailand#artist #artbloggers #travelblogger #travelafrican #createmagiceveryday #magical_shotz #lifequotes #lifeblogger

@ezettevdm
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You are responsible for your own happiness...so get out of your comfort zone! Not easy, but oh...so worth it! Today, I once again took an Uber, to go and explore the Old City of Chiang Mai! It was only Me, myself and I... And you know what? I am proud of myself! I did it again, venture out all on my own... and went exploring! That does not come naturally to me! I was always to scared to do anything on my own, and I always blamed Hubby for not wanting to take me places. But then I realised...he was not the one who wanted to go! He is not an explorer, I am! I realised that I was expecting things from him that was unrealistic, and that it was up to me to make my dreams come true! So yeah...I started to do just that, and now we are both happy. Whenever he feels like coming with, he does, otherwise I go on my own, AND...I am just loving it! So yeah, I have grown, and I am so proud of myself... and so thankful! We tend to blame others for not making us happy, but 'that job is mine and mine alone!' I am the only person that can make me happy! And YOU are the only person who can make YOU happy! #makingyourselfhappy#lifequotes #lifecouch #lifeblogger #mindfulliving #getout #startlivingyourlife #startliving #go #justbreathe #createbeauty #createmagiceveryday #bemindfulness #chiangmaitrip #travelblogger #travelafrican #travelartist #photographers #picoftheday #takingpictures #capture #capturemoments

@ezettevdm
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No matter what they tell you, you don't always have to colour between the lines! You can be whatever YOU want to be! GO AND BE YOU! Hahha trying to take a photo of her in that 'crazy' creation of mine, was not easy! She did not like the frills around her neck, so afterwards the dress became a skirt! #beautiful #beyourself #beyourbiggestfan #justbe #lifequotes #lifecouch #artbloggers #travelafrican #grannylove #bemindful #colourfullife #belikeachild #relaxandbreathe #loveiseverywhere #lovecolour #createmagiceveryday #createbeauty #bebold #youaredoinggreat #bethankful

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@ezettevdm
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Be the HERO that you are! Own it! If you are a parent, a teacher, a grandparent, an older sibling, a good friend...then YOU ARE Someone's HERO! Never sell yourself short! You are AWESOME and very important! Your very presences can changes someone day...even their life forever!!! YOU TRULY MATTER! #hero #lifequotes #lifecouch #lifeblogger #liveinthenow #belikeachild #thankfullness #arttravel #artist #travelafrican #travelblogger #travelphotography #grandchildren #mindfulliving #heroes #chiangmaitrip #thailand🇹🇭 #superhero

@ezettevdm
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Our little 'mixed race' African carrying wood for Oupa's (Grandpa's) braai (barbaque). Oh he just loves to help his African Grandpa makes a fire! #travelgranny#loveroflife#enjoytheyourney#be#justamazing #makepeace #bemindfull #lookaroundyou #seethebeauty #peoplearepeople #travelblogger#weareallone #makepeace#letgo#travelafrican#becomeone #enjoytheride #bethankful#artblogger#lifequotes Jip, our eldest son married a Chinese girl, and what a blessing she turned out to be!!! I always confess that she turned into one of my biggest blessings! She turned my whole small little life upside down, made me experience the wonderful world that exists outside the small secluded life that I grew up in! She made me see and experience a whole new world, and I just love it! Twice we went to visit them in China, and it is now the second time that we are visiting them in Thailand. What a blessing to experience and learn about new cultures! To see the world through her eyes! My whole world has exploded since she came into my life! And now we have 2 'so called mixed race' grandchildren, and they are just amazing...they are ours, part of us! I always say having them, makes me now half Chinese also! Oh how we fear and resent people just because they seam different from us. You know what?!? As soon as you get to know someone personally you find out they are deep down just like you! It's just an amazing experience! Through our children, and our travels, we have met so many people from other cultures, and you know what? After a few minutes all those 'outside' differences just falls away! All of a sudden they become 'one of us'...just like us! We are truly all just ONE huge big family!

@ezettevdm
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Make peace with your yourney... that's NEVER EVER going to go as planned! #arttravel #artist #travelafrican #travelblogger #makepeace #enjoytheride #findbeautyineverything #keepinnerpeace #bemindfull #loveiseverywhere #travelblogger #lifecouch So hubby decided to accompany me on my walk yesterday. Because he was with me, I felt safe enough to take a road that I would never have taken on my own. It turned out to be a very poor area, next to the river. I loved every moment...until the road ended and we got to the highway! I wanted to walk back the same way we came, but Hubby decided we need to walk along the highway until we find another road that will take us back to our starting point. At the end his way turned out to be an hour's walk along a very busy highway! I lost it! Hated every moment and were moaning and groaning all the way! Gone was my joy and peace! I was just not willing to make peace with that situation, and blamed him for my discomfort! (Take note: if it was not for him, I would never have walked that 'wonderful' road along the river in the first place!) Well, as I was walking I realisez something...this was just like real life! When things go your way, you are happy, but as soon as things turn out differently, you blame everyone else for your discomfort! Your spouse, your kids, your boss, the government...and on and on it goes! You are the only one who can make yourself happy! By not allowing people and situations to steal your inner peace! Letgo of your own preconceived ideas of how things should turn out. The road that you are taking in THIS LIFE is not always smooth, not always enjoyable! Your only JOB is to find joy and peace in the midst! It is your responsibility to NOT ALLOW people or situations to steal your inner peace! It's very easy to blame, and very hard to keep you peace and joy... and to make peace with your yourney. PS. Sorry Babes, I was an ass...

@ezettevdm
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And then I got wonderfully lost, and stumbled upon a beautiful Temple. Ended up speaking to a Monk who asked me THE QUESTION after I told him I am from South Africa..."But why are you not black?" Hahha, people are all wonderdully the same! #arttravel #lifequotes #lifecouch #loveroflife #lifeblogger #travelafrican #travelblog #expatexplore #loveiseverywhere #beautiful #mindfullife #liveinthenow #travelinggranny #excitement #joyful_pics #adventuretime#magicalmoments #createmagiceveryday Photos taken on my Saterday Morning visit to the Warorot market.

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@african_luxury_travel
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Banyan Tree, Seychelles 🇸🇨 #africa #travel #afrique #voyage

@ezettevdm
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You cannot get lost if you do not care where you are going! Visiting the Warorot market on a Saturday morning! All on my own, between thousands of people. Crazy but such fun. #chiangmaithailand #warorotmarket #travelafrican #travelgranny #travelartists #loveroflife #loveiseverywhere #mindfulness #enjoytheride #enjoythemovement #findyourinnerpeace #lifehappensnow#magicalmoments #createmagiceveryday #magic #loveiseverywhere

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@ezettevdm
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People grow when they are loved well. If you want to help someone heal, love without an agenda...love unconditionally. Love like a child. Love without expecting anything back. #travelblog #thailand🇹🇭 #travelafrican #artist #lifeblogger#lifequotes #lifecouch #chiangmaitrip #grannylove #loveroflife #unconditionallove #createmagiceveryday #bemindful #belikeachild #travelgranny #photography #beautifulwoman #beautiful #charming #relaxandbreathe #justbe

@ezettevdm
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Sometimes you just have to press through and do what you have to do! Just keep going, you are doing great. #loveiseverywhere #grannylove #perseverance #grandpa #artist #artbloggers #babylove #chiangmaitrip #thailand🇹🇭#travelafrican#lifeisbeautiful #lifeblogger #lifecouch #keepgoing #youaredoinggreat

@ezettevdm
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Watching children play...pure bliss! Oh, but having to watch them while they play...hard hard work! #granny #loveiseverywhere #artblogger #travelblogger#visitingthegrandkids #travelafrican #chiangmaithailand #adaytoremember #lovelife#bemindfull #liveinthenow #loveyourself Took Zach to the park, there he met up with all his friends and their Nannies. Guess what? I had to be his Nanny! Oupa only sat watching from afar! I had to watch him, and ran after him for hours! And...they just love the P J Masks I made him. Hahha hard hard work looking after a 2-3 year old boy! Needed a nap afterwards!

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@ezettevdm
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“You can be angry about the cards you believe you should have been dealt. Or you can play the hell out of the ones you’re holding." - Cheryl Strayed #lifequotes #lifeisbeautiful #travelafrican #travelblogger #liveinthenow #artblogger#arttravel #chiangmaitrip #enjoylife #enjoytheride #bemindful #play #relax #bethankful

@ezettevdm
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I went for my first Thai massage on this trip. #lifequotes #lifeblogger #loveroflife #artblogger #findjoy#loveyourself #beatpeacewithyourself #mindfullness #travelafrican #travelthailand #massagetherapy #chiangmaithailand Oh boy, at one stage, as she was busy massaging my head, I though: "I want to stay here!" Well the 'here' was not about the nice massage parlour in the mountains, but it was all about what I felt at that very moment. Peace...just overwhelming peace and a stillness I cannot explain. Plus I felt so much love and appreciation for the woman that was massaging me! I felt so LOVED! Well that was until she started to work on my shoulders! Oh boy, that was painful! "This is just like ordinary LIFE", I realised! The one moment you are experiencing situations that gives you so must peace and joy, just to have them replaced by other situations that brings you so much pain! That is just ordinary life! But you know what? Even during those painfulI massage patches I still felt at ease, even joyful...and that is the answer to experiencing heaven/abundant life in this eartly realm. Finding peace and joy WITHIN yourself, in your Spirit! Realizing that outward experiences cannot bring you deep inner peace and joy. So when you are going through a painful patch, go and do whatever you have to do to FIND YOUR PEACE AND JOY...to find that abundant river of life that is flowing deep inside your spirit!

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@hausse.africa
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Much like Lagos, Balogun Market is an attack on your senses. And the raw energy of the people there is so infectious. Check out our stories for more sights and sounds.

@ezettevdm
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Your LIFE happens NOW...not in the past, and not in the future! NOW! After traveling for a day and a half, we arrived safely in Bangkok Thailand, are now only 709 km from the kids...having to wait 3 hours before boarding our last flight! Will land in our kids city at 23 h. Sitting...waiting...totally wasted, just devoured a whole packet of Sour Glow Worms. WOW traveling to them makes you realise just how far away from 'home' they really live! (Our home is in South Africa, and our kids lives in Chiang Mai Thailand) It actually is kind of crazy, but once again that is life! Life happens, how we react to all those 'happenings', is our only job. Finding peace and joy in the midst of any situation...not always easy, but definitely worthwhile! To live in the NOW, to find your peace and joy in the MOMENT, is how you experience abundant life...Heaven on Earth. To make peace with your yourney is so important! It's actually the difference between life or death! You see you can either experiencing heaven or hell NOW. #travelafrican #travelblogger #artblogg #artisttraveller #createyourmood #creatingmagic #findyourpassion #findpeaceinyouryourney #thailand🇹🇭

@ezettevdm
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LIFE HAPPENS... So we missed our first, of 4, connection flights to Thailand. We are still at the Port Elizabeth airport, trying to figure this out alongside all the other travelers who also missed their connection flights. #lifeinsporation #travelafrican #travelblogger #artisttraveller #lifehappens#findpeaceinyouryourney #createyourmood #createmagiceveryday Why did it happen??? Did we do anything wrong? Are the devil behind this? Hahhhahhaa...that was what I believed a couple of years back when I was still bound by religion. As soon as things did not turn out as I've planned (believed), I believed it was either due to me not having enough faith, or me not praying enought, or the devil trying to steal my life! Now I've learned that this is just ordinary LIFE HAPPENING! Things happen, and things turn out differently than you hoped for, and planned for. So the only THING you can do when the powpow hits the fan, is to surrender to what is happening! To make peace with your yourney...To make sure you find your peace and joy in the midst of this situation! Yesterday I got the new definition of the word 'Responsibility'...and it goes something like this: The only responsability I have, is the ability to respond to a situation. Will I respond in fear, anger, resentment...or will I respond in peace and joy in the midst of how this will now play out. I am totally out of control in anycase. Things will turn out as they will turn out, whether i agree with it, or not. How I will react to them...that is the only POWER I have. This is just LIFE!

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@nubiantravellers
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Mr Shikuku in his traditional #maasai attire which traditionally together with the neck and head beads represent age, clan and also personal style. It’s official Mr Shikuku has style. 📸 by @spiritedpursuit. #tourist #traveldiaries #travelafrican #travelphotography #africanbeauty #pray #god #heaven #traveldiary #travelaroundtheworld #melanin #melaninpoppin #blackgirltravel #blackgirltravelmovement #blackgirlslay #blackgirltraveltoo #africatrip #tripafrica #nursetravel #wanderlust #travelblogger #melaninjourney #blackfacesindopeplaces #nubiantravellers

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@nubiantravellers
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Lee Litumbe or better know for her Instagram page @spiritedpursuit is what we would call a Nubian traveller. Originally from Cameroon she is a self taught photographer and has learnt to adapt and thrive in her environment from a young age. With her travels starting in the #usa, #southafrica and #india you will be drawn to her well curated travel blogs. Visit her page for more. #tourist #traveldiaries #travelafrican #travelphotography #africanbeauty #pray #god #heaven #traveldiary #travelaroundtheworld #melanin #melaninpoppin #blackgirltravel #blackgirltravelmovement #blackgirlslay #blackgirltraveltoo #africatrip #tripafrica #nursetravel #wanderlust #travelblogger #melaninjourney #blackfacesindopeplaces #nubiantravellers

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@nubiantravellers
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With the mission statement of this channel being to exhibit the beauty of Nubian travelers. This amazing 📸 by @spiritedpursuit seemed more than appropriate. The subject being Ole Shikuku located in the beautiful #watamu in #kenya. Watamu is currently home to the #bajuni descendants of the #kikuyu tribe. #tourist #traveldiaries #travelafrican #travelphotography #africanbeauty #pray #god #heaven #traveldiary #travelaroundtheworld #melanin #melaninpoppin #blackgirltravel #blackgirltravelmovement #blackgirlslay #blackgirltraveltoo #africatrip #tripafrica #nursetravel #wanderlust #travelblogger #melaninjourney #blackfacesindopeplaces #nubiantravellers

@bame_m
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K I G A L I G E N O C I D E M E M O R I A L. . Over the weekend I had the privilege to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. My first interaction with the genocide was through the movie #hotelrwanda which I believe is most of our experience. However, I could have never been prepared for the experience that is walking through the memories, and hearing from survivors, and just realizing the extent of the gross pain that the people of Rwanda have experienced. . People lost their entire families remaining as the sole survivors, children and babies were brutally murdered, or forced to watch their parents mutilated. It’s not a pretty history but so important to remember to ensure we never allow it to happen again. . The beauty in this story is that Rwanda is developing at a rapid rate just just 24 years later, with unity and the sense of community being key pillars that are advancing that growth. I am honoured and forever changed by this experience and grateful to the Rwandese for sharing their pain, forgiveness and growth with me. . . . #rwanda #kigali #kigaligenocidememorial #genocidememorial #visitrwanda #rwandalicious #genocide

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@ezettevdm
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WOW so true! What must we DO to be free from problems?!? #lifecouch#loveroflife#arttraveler #createmagiceveryday #changyourmind#bemindfull #artist #photographer #travelafrican "When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the side of the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to be free from problems, we must transform our mind." Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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@ezettevdm
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Find your peace in the midst ...of any situation. #lifeinsporation #artblogg #createyourmood #magicmoments #expatexploretravel #peaceonearth #peaceandjoy #restoremysoul #travelafrican #travelblogger Photo taken in Stockholm, Sweden.

@ezettevdm
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Find your own fix! I had my morning fix! A quick photoshoot at a little Church next to the Shopping centre were the bus stopped for 45 minutes. Our last stop in Norway before heading into Sweden. #loveyou#norway#expattexplore #travelafrican#lifeinsporation #lovecouch #artblogger#travelblogger #createyourlife #createmagiceveryday #lifehappensnow #expatexploretravel Oh boy, first it was all the different whites and greys of the Church and the tree stumps, and then it was the orange, reds and yellows of a house close by. Just so beautiful walking and running taking pictures all over the place, in the litte time we had. Even the colours of all the graves were just beautiful, and I felt such joy as I was walking between them, just once again realising that there is no such thing as death! That all those people are still alive and part of all of us! Jip, their bodies are gone, but oh....their spirits are alive and well and part of THE ONE SPIRIT OF LOVE, that we all are!

@ezettevdm
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Travelling is teaching me so much about ordinary LIFE! About living in the NOW. #lifeblogger #artisttraveller #lifeisayourney #takingthenextstep #gowiththeflow #expattexplore #scandanaviaexplorer #relaxandbreath #bestillandknow #travelafrican #travelisart #justbe #daytoremember😍 #lundsweden Just arrived in Copenhagen Denmark, traveling from Lund Sweden. Trying to get to you Hotel, without knowing much about a country, can be tough! But we eventually made it by having to take two trains, one bus, and asking many strangers for help(most could not speak English!). We have planned this trip to a T, because that was what we had to do in order to get our visas....and as we were boarding that first flight, this 4 weeks trip around Europe looked really very scary! How are we going to get to all those places? Will we be able to cope? But you know what? It is actually quite easy because we only do what we have to do NOW....today...this very minute! We do not worry about tomorrow. We focus only on the next bus we have to take, or the next meal we have to buy...and that makes this trip really so easy! Life is exactly the same! Just focus on your next step, do what you can do right now...and your LIFE will unfold to become a wonderful yourney.

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I am going to Africa on a #safari holiday with #africanadventurespecialists www.africanadventure.co.ke I will be back with a different story. Likely, #jungle related. “To Africa...To Explore" For #reservations and #bookings 📩[email protected] ☎️/what's App +254 724 572 575 #travel #adventure #bigfive #africansafari #travelafrican #memoriesaremadeoftheseexperiences

@ezettevdm
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Do not look back. #artblogger#travelblogger #travelafrican #lifeisbeautiful #lifeinsporation #lifeisayourney #mindfulness #createyourlife #createyourownmagic#epinalfrance#lifeinyou #youarethelightoftheworld#followthelight As we were walking through a beautiful park towards the station, I looked back...and then I started to think: "With what I know now, we should have done some things differently" But you know what??? The decisions we made were made on the light (the knowledge and wisdom) we had when we had to make them! Remember the light inside of you, that gives you whatever you need (wisdom and knowledge) for your next step only? You know the saying "hindsight is 20/20 vision (perfect vision)"? We put ourselves under so much condemnation when we believe the lie that we have made wrong choices. It is not true! We will always try to make the right choice whenever we have to make a choice. No one in his right mind will deliberately makes a wrong descision! So we have to stop putting ourselves under condemnation when we look back on descisions we have made in the past. When we look back, we only look back in order to see how we have grown! Life is GROWTH, it is forever changing... therefore you are growing, and changing and expanding! (Not your waistline, I hope, hhahha).

@ezettevdm
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Made it to Abu Dhabi. It has been a long long night, in a very full airplane! So this time we did not get an empty seat between us. We always book our seats at the back of the plane with an empty seat between us... sometimes it works, sometimes it dont. #travelblogger#expatexploretravel #lifexouch#artblogg#expattexplore #travelafrican #excitedtobehere#lovetravel #lovelife#makepeacewithyourself #findjoyinthenow Must admit we look better than we feel, hahhha...we are trying to feel excited, but sorry to say but Abu Dhabi airport just does not do it for me! Dutyfree shops bore me. So jip, the ups and downs of traveling. Questions like "Why are we doing this? Why don't we just stay home like normal people?" are popping up. Until I see the first beautiful building full of beautiful flowers in a strange city, or taste something I've never tasted before, or did something I've never even dreamed of doing; like ziplining in the Alps, airballooning in Egypt, horseriding next to the red sea as the sun was going down! Connecting with the locals! Just to name a few!!! Oh and then the best about these trips oversees are the awesome people we meet along the way!!! People who become dear friends! Is it worth it??? Heck yeah!!! Definitely!!!

@ezettevdm
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And we sit...and wait.. #artblogger #lifeinsporation #lifeblogger #lovelife#travelafrican #createyourownhappiness #makepeacewithyouryourney #bemindfull #lovelife #expattexplore #yourneywithme Haha and then after 14 months of looking forward to this yourney, our first flight out of PE (our home town) is delayed by an hour (or so they say!). Well we are going to sit and wait for the next 22 hours, at airports, in planes, in trains, and busses, until we arrive at our fist hotel in Strasbourg France late tomorrow night. So who cares where we sit? Will we make our connection flight? You know what? Our whole lives are actually a walk by faith. Faith that things are going to turn out for the best... whether they will turn out the way we HOPE, or the way we want them to... that is totally another question...because normally they don't! So to come to that point, where you start to live your life by faith...that things are always going to turn out for the best... that is the key to experiencing peace and joy in the midst of any situation. I started to think, "But what if...what if we do not make the connection flight?", and then I decided not to go there. To just go and get a coffee, and to just enjoy this moment... because in this moment all our needs are met, and whatever is going to happen next... that will also be good, because LIFE is a yourney, and LIFE always happens in the NOW!

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I've found "The Key" to having an exciting life! AT LONG LAST we are buzy packing for our next adventure, our trip to Scandanavia! Jip, after more than a year, (I've booked this tour more than 14 months ago), we are finally getting ready to get on the plane tomorrow! 14 long months of excitement, of looking forward to this adventure, have finally came to and end! #lifecouch#travelblogger#expatexploretravel #travelafrican #artblogger#makeyourlifeexciting #enjoyyouryourney#mindfullliving#expattexplore #bookthattour#createyourlife #createyourmood #createyourownhappiness AND that my Friend is the key that will make your life exciting! Always, but always have something to look forward to! Always!!! Why??? Because as you know, life is not always easy. There will always be tough times where you will really need 'something' to get you through that day! Oh and having something to look forward to always helps! It does not have to be traveling, it can be anything that makes YOU excited. So that when you feel discouraged, sad, tired, fedup, in pain, lost, alone... whatever, that you can just escape that feeling by turning your attention to what lies ahead...that ONE thing that always makes you excited!!! Well, it always works for me, so just try it!

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To be embraced by friendship! #lifeinsporation #lifeblogger #loveyou #liveyourpassion #travelafrican #artblogger#mindfulliving #createyourmood #createyourownmagic #friendshipquotes #friends I am so blessed to be loved by many, to be surrounded by love...and to experience real friendship. Just want to say thank you for YOUR friendship...thank you for each and everyone out there for being part of my life. I see my friends as a huge bunch of flowers, all different... different colours, different shapes and sizes, some are large, some are small, some are outgoing, some are reserved...some even have thorns, and some are even leaves. But oh boy TOGETHER ALL OF YOU make up the most amazing, beautiful bunch of people....my people! Thank you for being so uniquely YOU!

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A little detour is always a must! #lifeisayourney #travelartist#lifeblogger#travelafrican#createyourmood #createmagiceveryday #findbeautyineverything #findadetour #newbethesda#bathurstbrewery #theowlhouse#fransboekkooi #abbotsbury#tothiertoepadstal#lovethekaroo #goplaces And then as we were driving away from the Guest Farm hubby asked: "Would you like to go to New Bethesda?" Yes yes yes!!! Only 29 km from the farm is a little town called New Bethesda, that's been put on the map due to THE OWLHOUSE...(a very interesting story, just Google: The OWLHOUSE New Bethesda South Africa, to find out more about this amazing artist, and her house that's now a monument!) We've been to New Bethesda and The OWLHOUSE last year, so this time we just parked the car, put on my walking shoes, and started to walk. This town is so small there are only dirt roads. We met many friendly locals as we walked, and ended up at the local brewery. I even met a famous artist and visited his studio. Our detoir to New Bethesda ended in just 'a quick stop' at a farmstall just outside of town. Well that quick stop became a LONG stop when I saw "Afval" on the menue! A local dish that I grew up while Hubby ate curry and rice instead, Haha city boy! Well we got home after 5, but who cares. Life is a yourney that needs to be lived! Make the best of every trip and every moment! Look for the beautiful along your everyday path, and if you cannot find any, then create it!

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And then for "Just a few dollars more" we decided on a Farmstay! I grew up in a Karoo Farm, about 60 km from this one. Oh my goodness, all the beautiful memories just kept flooding over my soul! #lifeinsporation#karoofarm#abbotsbury#graafreinette #lifeblogger #artblogger #travelartist #travelafrican #findyourpassion #findbeauty #makeyourownmagic #findbeautyineverything #startenjoyinglifenow#createyourmood #dowhatmakesyouhappy It was -5 degrees when we woke up! Seeing the yellow lawn and the frozen birdbath...smelling the hay as we walked passed the sheep...hearing the birds wings as they flew passed me. Going walking as the sun was setting with Angus the farm dog. One of my favourite things to do on our farm was always going for walks with our dogs as the son was setting. Staying in a farmhouse that felt so much like home, having home cooked meals brought and served to us in our own flatlet. Heaters burning, electric blankets on high...all just magical! Meeting new people...that is what makes travel so interesting! Herman talking with the young farmer for hours! Meeting the other guests, and listening to all their stories! We were away for 2 days/1 night, but to me it feels like weeks! I am refreshed, my soul is restored...filling up the tank, just getting back to my roots...it was just an priceless experience!

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Going on a trip through memory lane. #artblogger #lifeblogger#travelafrican #livenow#createyourmood #createmagiceveryday #loveyou #lovelifelaugh #findbeauty #makepeacewithyourself My husband had to go on a work trip to Graaf Reinet, a small town 100 km from the town I grew up in. So for me it was a trip through memory lane! As soon as I dropped him of at his meeting, I just drove around town, just drove passed all the places I could remember...later I parked the car and just started to walk! It was magical! All alone, with only my own thoughts. And then I realized something! You are never alone, you will always have your own thoughts as company, and your thoughts are what makes you happy or sad. YOU have the power to bring happiness or sadness into your NOW (present). As I was reliving my past, I chose to think of all the wonderful times I had as a child, instead of feeling sad of what I had lost. Some of us had very sad childhoods, and some of us had to face terrible losses and hardships in our pasts...but the good news is...NOW in this present moment we have the power to bring either the sadness or happiness of our past lives into our PRESENT! I choose to remember the GOOD, those things that brought me so much happiness, and made me feel so loved! I rejoiced over the life that I have experienced there, not the life that I had lost! Friend...guard you heart, and only allow yourself to bring into your present life(NOW), those things that bring you peace, joy, and happiness! That is how we experience abundant life NOW!

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"My Captain my Captain, where are you taking me next?" Scandanavia...but via Northern France! #lifeblogger #travelblogger #travelafrican #lifeinsporation #letgo#mindfulliving #lifeisayourney #createyourlife LIFE is just so amazing! LIFE truly is an adventure, and a day by day yourney. I think for me...the way things always tend to turn out differently from what I've planned or expected, makes LIFE just more exciting!!! Jip, the quicker we learn that we are actually totally out of control, the better and easier our life gets! So we are going on an tour through Scandanavia, and for us (South Africa citizens), in order to do so we need a Visa! Jip, we need a Visa for visiting most countries, and it is a huge job to apply for one! It takes piles of paperwork, many hours of research because they want to know your every move, and on top of that it also costs quite a lot of money...but we do what we got to do because we want to see the world! So Hubby googled, and found out applying through France is the best and easiest option. Plus we had a lot of airmiles that we could use, and it turned out flying to Frankfurt Germany was the best deal we could find. Hahhhahhaa now picture this...we are going to Scandanavia via Frankfurt Germany where we land, then by train through northern France (for a week), then through Luxumbourg (for a day) , visiting family for 3 days in Bonn Germany, and only then off to Sweden by train! When Hubby asked me if I wanted to go via Northern France, my first reaction was 'Are you crazy'...then "Are you serious?" And then..."Why not! ABSOLUTELY!!! Let's go! " It was not even on my bucketlist and now I get to go there as well! WOW! Amazing, and I am even going to see Luxumbourg! But now the very funny part! After all the work we had to do in order to get the Shengan Visa through France, we only got 6 months instead of the 3-10 years we hoped for. Plus the process of organizing our week in France, and making all our travel arrangements beforehand, turned out to be much more work and much more drama! So our so called 'plan' did not work! But who cares...we are going, and life is a wondeful excited yourney! So relax, and let go!

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...Yzerfontein is also a famous fishing harbour, especially snoek, which lands there daily. Not too busy in winter...I wonder if fish migrate as well to other locations in winter, any idea? educate #travelwithmissj ... .. .. . . . . . #travellingafrica #travel #travelblogger #explore #adventure #nature #mountain #roadtripping #shotleft @shotleft #meetsouthafrica @meetsouthafrica #southafricatotheworld #travelwriter #ourstories #fishing #travelafrican #travelingafricans #travellingthroughafrica #yzerfontein #westcoast #capetown #westerncape #southafrica #africa

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"The joy of the young" #lifeblogger#lifeisbeautiful #childrenarebeautiful #artblogg#travelafrican #travelartist #learnfromchildren Oh my goodness, just finished my first ever "township with children" painting! The paint's still wet but I am still hyperventilating! I was always to scared to try my hand at painting people, but one thing that the artclass forces me to do (or let me refraze), what I forces myself to do at the artclass... is to pick subjects that I would not normally pick. Well, this time was no different, I chose a picture with children playing. One of the things in my life that gives me so much joy, is going with hubby on his worktrips into the townships. I usually sit in the car, just watching everything that's happening all around me. Children playing in the streets while the older people sit in the sun chatting, watching, and drinking tea. Sometimes I get out and walk around, chatting and playing with the kids. When I am there I experience so much joy and peace. People there are living outside, are still enjoying their neighbours! Instead of looking at their so called lack/or poverty, I see their RICHNESS, their love and compassion, their diversity, and total uniqueness...their colourfullness! So that was what I tried to capture in this painting!

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The highlights of my trips are the women and children I meet. So many faces, so many stories... And in the midst of sometimes sad stories, there is hope, resilience, strength, beauty... reflecting the bittersweet that life is. * * I am forever grateful and always honoured to get to meet these sometimes broken but beautiful people... to talk, dance, visit, smile or laugh with them, and to play - even if only a tiny bit of - a positive role in their lives. #traveltuesday

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The Nairobi National Museum was started in 1910 by the East African Natural History Society, who needed a place to keep and preserve their collection of various specimens. #travelafrican #girlgoingplaces #blackandabroad #girlslovetravel #blacktravelmovement #kenyanadventures #history

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Ignatius Ayanawa is a finance guy who owns the extremely popular The Misty Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Lusaka, Zambia. He also organises the Mosi oa Tunya Jazz Festival in Victoria Falls. True African excellence. #visiterlafrique #travel #travelafrican#africa #lusaka #zambia #realafrica #blackexcellence #bar #restaurant #jazz #music #southernafrica #seetheworld

𝕄𝕚𝕤𝕤𝕪 𝕠𝕟 𝕒 𝕄𝕚𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 🌸 media on instagram
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Imagine laying on a bed of rocks for a pic. 😂That shit was stabbing me in the butt, but I had to do it for the gram. You know we extra! Is it summer yet?? I can't anymore. 😭 - - #beachin #summertimefine #chasingsummer #southafrican #travelafrican #sabloggers

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Breathtaking views of kalandula falls in Angola 🇦🇴. #travelabsolute #travelafrican #travelingislife #africantourism #africa #angola #kalandulafalls #beautifullocations #beauty #myafrowaka

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Climbing Rocks, Hopping Islands and rolling papers! 📷Drone Footage by @chelsthedirector_ 📷 by @magnendiaye #dakar #senegal #island #travel #travelafrican #travelafrica #africa #artist #video #vlog #travelvlog #creative #film #filmmakers #travelling #drone #ocean #view #solotravel

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LIFE is about sharing! Sharing whatever you have, where ever you go! Love, food, hope, skills, information...that is abundant life! #lifeblogger #lifeinsporation #travelartist #travelbloggerlife #onespirit #travelafrican #traveltheworld #findyourpassion #lookforbeautyeverywhere #makeconnection #buildrelationships #shared_joy

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The joy and peace of being at home. To be at home means so much more than the obvious. I am at home...means I am at home with myself, at home with others and at home with life. Truly an awesome place to be. #summer#braai#content#life#home#lovelife#lifesteblogger#makepeacewithyourself #lifequotes #traveltheworld #travelafrican #travelartist #photographer #home #mindfulness

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Ordinary life...looks different for everyone. (Looking after Thai elephants, is just an ordinary day in the life of this young man from Burma). Making peace with your yourney, with your ordinary everyday life...finding peace and joy in the NOW, is the only way to real freedom! #travelafrican #travelblogger #thailand #artist#photographer #mindfulliving #loveanimals #lovenaturesbeauty #lovepeople #onespirit #travelbloggerlife #beautyful #peaceful #onewithnature #peaceofmind #lovequotes #rest