Hello again! This is Matt from @Landlopers and I'm taking over the Germany Tourism account for the next week as I explore Luther Country! There's no better place to start the Luther Trail than here in beautiful Wittenberg. 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, an event Luther started when he nailed those 95 theses to the door of the church right here in Wittenberg. As I soon learned though, the city isn't just great if you love history, but its own inherent beauty makes it a fun place to visit. I'm so excited to spend the next week exploring the life and times of Martin Luther and don't forget to check out the Germany Tourism IG Stories to see everything I experience!
“If you've lived in the city for long, or know anything about Chicago, you know how boastful we are of our role in the prohibition era.” Imbibe at the scene of a true Prohibition-era bar – we’ve got the history to back it up. @ChicagoTribune features @MilkRoomChicago on their list of the city’s best speakeasies.
It's not everyday you get to be the his close to a black bear!! Magical animals that we saw in Jasper National Park in Canada 🇨🇦!! I need hunk I will name the 🐻...bear! #jaspernationalpark @tourismjasper
Our days spent in the Lofoten Islands were mostly cloudy and overcast with pockets of heavy wind and rain and peeks of sunshine. The stormy weather made the whole time we were there feel that much more surreal. Like a whole other world.
Passei meu último dia na Indonésia revisitando na memória tudo o que vivi neste país mágico. Borobudur, no centro de Java, foi certamente o lugar mais emocionante de todos.
Conhecer o maior templo budista do mundo construído no século IX era um sonho de adolescência.
Presenciar o nascer do sol em meio a 72 estupas no topo da construção sagrada, vendo-as surgirem do escuro, os raios da manhã iluminando tudo, foi muita felicidade para esse coração sedento do mundo.
A filosofia budista está impressa em cada detalhe do templo, no número de plataformas, na altura dos degraus, nos baixos-relevos dos muros, nos rituais... enfim, uma lista interminável que não cabe neste post... apaixonante, assim como todos os momentos que passei aqui, entre o silêncio e a paz da minha alma e a alegria e o aprendizado com o povo local, seja budista, hindu ou muçulmano.
I spent my last day in Indonesia revisiting in memory every moment I have lived in this magical country. Borobudur, in Central Java, was certainly the most exciting place of all.
Visiting the largest Buddhist temple in the world built in the 9th century was a teenage dream. Watching the sunrise amidst 72 stupas on top of the sacred building, seeing them rise out of the dark, the morning rays illuminating everything, was too much happiness for this heart of mine, thirsty of the world.
The Buddhist philosophy is imprinted on every detail of the temple, on the number of platforms, on the height of steps, on the bas-reliefs along the walls, in the rituals ... in short, an endless list that doesn’t fit in this post ... as fascinating as all the moments I’ve spent here, between the silence and the peace of my soul and the joy and learning with the local people, whether they are Buddhist, Hindu or Muslim.
Hello on what has been a gloriously sunny day here in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. All week I’ll be following the so-called Martin Luther trail, visiting places important in the life of times of the man himself. 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, making it a great time to visit what are some gorgeous cities, starting with the one that is arguably the most important in the Luther story. It was here in Wittenberg where Luther famously nailed his 95 theses to the church door, an event that sparked the Protestant Reformation. I’ve always wanted to visit for the city’s historical value, but I honestly had no idea that it’s so beautiful as well. A warm sunny day helped and the vibrant old town exploded in color, packed with folks out enjoying the weather. At the heart of Wittenberg is this, the Marktplatz. For centuries this is where the most important events in town took place, anchored by the town hall and the towers of the City Church where Martin Luther gave more than 2,000 sermons and even where the first Protestant church service took place. I’m not religious per se, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to attend services in this remarkable building, taking advantage of a special Saturday English service. It’s a unique experience regardless of your beliefs, it’s very much living the history instead of just admiring it. It was also the perfect way to start my Luther adventure. Also, all week I’ll be taking over the @GermanyTourism Instagram account, so check me out over there too!
Ontem foi o dia nacional de Luxemburgo 🇱🇺, país que amei conhecer e quero voltar! Apesar de ser um país pequeno, a capital é super movimentada, cheia bares 🍻🍸, restaurantes (aliás, come-se muito bem por lá 😋). Amei a Brasserie Guillaume (melhor steak tartare da vida e um petit gateau perfeito: casquinha fina e crocante por fora, explosivo de chocolate por dentro e sorvete movenpick para acompanhar). São 3 as línguas oficiais: francês, alemão e luxemburguês. A língua corrente nas ruas é o francês, mas a maioria das pessoas fala inglês e não é raro encontrar alguém que entenda e fale português também 😊. A cidade é linda e uma delícia para conhecer a pé! 📸 tirada em junho/2017. #luxemburgo#luxemburg#luxembourg#destinosespeciais#vibe_life_nature#forbestravelguide#viajanteexperiente#1000thingsinluxembourg#visitluxembourg
One of the the last things we did on this trip was visit a beach club. 🏝While most people head here on the weekend (which is Friday-Saturday - they work on Sundays) we went on Sunday and it was AWESOME. This is the same location that @skydivedubai uses so the views of the city are amazing and sky divers head right into landing next to you. It was a really relaxed vibe and ladies get in a little cheaper than men 🙆🏼.
When we first moved to San Diego we were having a really hard time deciding if we wanted to move to Pacific Beach or Ocean Beach. Both were cool beach towns with slightly different Vibes. though we're leaning more towards Ocean Beach, we round up finding a great place in Pacific Beach. We consoled ourselves by saying that we would spend a lot of time in Ocean Beach since it's a short 4 mile bike ride.
As it turns out, we rarely ever go to Ocean Beach, this was our 1st time in probably 6 months 😔
Do you find you get stuck in certain areas of town where you live, or when you travel?