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Vanessa ✈ ModernMixTravel.com ♡ Canadian lifestyle + travel writer ✈ On 9 month ‘world tour’ 📍Montenegro 🔜 Albania, Greece, Turkey ✎ My travel diary 👇🏻 https://modernmixtravel.com/category/travel-diary/
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Vanessa ✈ ModernMixTravel.com
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Vanessa ✈ ModernMixTravel.com
I have been diligently blogging monthly “reflections” of the places we’ve been and things we’ve seen on our travels. these posts are less about travel tips or city guides, but more of a recap on our travels — all the way back to the beginning of the year when we were packing up our home and counting down the days to starting our round the world trip.
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you can find these posts in the “travel diary” section of modern mix travel. feel free to take a look {link in profile}.
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The small and peaceful town of #blagaj with its beautiful blue-green river and sky high cliffs. we’ve had an incredibly positive start to our exploration of the balkan countries — we are looking forward to continuing south and posting our photos from montenegro and albania. stay tuned!
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Vanessa ✈ ModernMixTravel.com
The city of #mostar — the bridge, the town, the blue-green water — was beautiful in real life. my new blush pink skirt made me feel like i was photographed in a fairytale. i used a filter on the photo and it made the details and colour pop.
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given the recent passing of avicii, kate spade, and anthony bourdain — public icons who seemingly had it all together in success, fame and fortune — made me think that maybe we only saw their filter but not who they really were, what they were suffering from, and the demons they battled in their fairytale lives.
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i think a big lesson here is that all our lives on social media, to some extent, have a filter on them. is that more harm or good?
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let’s be kind and support one another so no one has to be afraid to show their behind the scenes.
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swipe to see the original photo, before my edits.
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38 301 6 days ago

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Mostar’s clean and picturesque old town is paved with cobblestone streets. restaurants, ice cream shops and cafes line the river, while coppersmiths and artists sell their crafts from little wooden booths. sounds perfect, right?
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not quite. outside the old town there are ruined buildings riddled with bullet holes, window holes with no glass — a general feeling of demolition and decay, combined with bland grey buildings from when the city was under communist rule. the country’s economy is still recovering from the effects of war and many of their modern-day facilities (schools, pools, town squares, etc) are donated by other countries — for example, the busses in mostar have japanese flags on them.
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it would take more than a weekend in the balkans to understand this regions complicated history but a visit to this beautiful city wouldn’t be complete without seeing the contrast between both sides of town. .
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13 198 1 weeks ago

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Vanessa ✈ ModernMixTravel.com
Morning coffee with a view. ☕️ this was where we first tried traditional bosnian coffee, the restaurant was right beside the river.
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bosnian coffee was ok — really dark and gritty. but i love the experience of seeing how it was served in a traditional long-handled copper p*t and accompanied by a rahat lokum — so different from back home!
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as for food, the dishes here are very meat heavy in bosnia / eastern europe. but we found a good balance in eating rice and minced meat stuffed in peppers, onions, or cabbage — sometimes served on a bed of mashed potatoes.
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#instapassport #exploringtheglobe #roamtheplanet #travelblogger #canadianblogger #tasteintravel #keepexploring #travelgoals #travelwithme #girlslovetravel #roundtheworldtrip #athomeintheworld #travelgoals #wearetravelgirls #sheisnotlost #traveldreamseekers #traveltagged #girlstraveltale #iamatraveler #darlingescapes #bosnia #mostar #bosniaandherzegovina #travelblog #ilovecoffee #coffeetime #coffeegram #letsgoeverywhere
16 179 1 weeks ago

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The city of mostar in bosnia and herzegovina.
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after two weeks in highly touristic countries like italy and croatia, being in herzegovina reinvigorated my sense of travel curiosity and foreign adventure.
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knowing this country’s recent war-torn history (civil war from 1991 to 1995 after the fall of yugoslavia), i was awestruck at the natural beauty of mostar.  a green-blue river runs through the city, connected by a series of picturesque pedestrian bridges (some reconstructed after the war).
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as we continue through eastern europe, i feel like we’re finally getting off the typical tourist vacation track on the road less traveled.👌🏼
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16 254 2 weeks ago

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You see my highlight reel, but i see my behind the scenes.
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i've spent a lot of time thinking about social media and how it changes the way we perceive our world and compare ourselves to others.
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staging beautiful photos of our travels while sharing my experience of the world is a creative outlet.  what instagram doesn't show is our dwindling bank account used to fulfill our dreams of travel, freakouts about money (we recently had €500 stolen from us), the occasional discomforts of travelling on a budget, and our circular discussions on what the heck we are going to do when we get home after nine months of travel. :::::::::
you can have anything, but you can't have everything.  friendly reminder to all -- including myself -- social media doesn't show the full picture. .
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35 342 2 weeks ago

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Hot hot hot ☀️💦 we rented an umbrella, plopped down our towels, and spent the entire afternoon at banje beach. a little more crowded than i would prefer, but, can’t beat the location right outside dubrovnik’s old town! .
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22 242 2 weeks ago

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The waterfalls of krka national park in #croatia. well, one of them anyway.
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we started our day quite late, taking our time to pack a picnic lunch and buy a new swimsuit and towel, then drove two hours to get here. then we found out there was a hefty €20 admission fee for the entire park, we were another half hour away from the main waterfall attraction, and there’s no swimming at this time of year.
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so we just paid a portion of the full entry to see these smaller waterfalls, rolled out my new towel on the grass, and picnic’d to this view in our swimsuits. still a day well spent. #dontgochasingwaterfalls .
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24 281 3 weeks ago

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Vanessa ✈ ModernMixTravel.com
This is my friend mel from germany. we met four years ago in vietnam on a halong bay boat tour. after a few fun days together we exchanged numbers not knowing if we would ever see each other again.
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fast forward to 2018. she’s back in germany and steve and i are travelling europe. mel had a few weeks off before starting a new job so she said - “i can meet you anywhere in europe!” so here we are in croatia together for five days. ☺️
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on our travels, we’ve crossed paths with people from all over the world. after a few brief days spent together before moving on, you never know if you’ll have the chance to see them again. i’m glad my friend mel is an exception!
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have you made international friends while travelling or vacationing that you’ve kept in touch with after your travels?
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43 296 3 weeks ago

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I’m looking at a giant amphitheatre constructed nearly 2,000 years ago, built without modern-day tools and machinery. gladiators fought bloody battles against exotic animals and each other (ugh!) for entertainment in this stadium. isn’t that so surreal and unbelievable that visitors to the colosseum can stand in the same spots that 50,000 cheering fans once stood to laugh, clap and cheer?
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i first went to rome on a family vacation when i was 18. now that i’m older, i think i have a better appreciation of history and understanding of the perspective of how incredible something like the colosseum is.
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want more tips and my suggested itinerary for italy? i have a new blog post up on modernmixtravel.com — “5 days in italy on a budget: naples and rome for €65/day”. {link in profile}
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#italy #igitaly #rome #igersvancouver #discoveritaly #italianvacation #instapassport #theglobewanderer #forahappymoment #exploringtheglobe #roamtheplanet #travelblogger #canadianblogger #tasteintravel #keepexploring #travelgoals #travelwithme #colosseum #girlslovetravel #roundtheworldtrip #girlvsglobe #athomeintheworld #travelgoals #travelblog #sheisnotlost
23 263 3 weeks ago