Priscila’s Travels in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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BRAZIL post from a LOCAL coming soon!!

……..but for now, follow me on instagram! No agenda here, just something to keep your spirits motivated throughout the day 🙂

I’ve already got a bunch of super inspiring photos posted and much much more to come!

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Where can you chill with PENGUINS on a BEAUTIFUL BEACH?!

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Boulders Beach, South Africa

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On the far left is a close friend, Alida Moore!  She has been living in South Africa for a few months.  Alida gave me a few recommendations of places/things to do/see while visiting South Africa.

Here is what Alida said about Boulders Beach, “A must see are the penguins at Boulder Beach in Simon’s Town (about a 45 minute train ride from Cape Town). The train goes right along the shore and if you time it just right, you can watch the sunset over the ocean. There are plenty of hostels in the area where you can stay the night and then the next morning head over to Boulder Beach to swim with the penguins! (It’s only 40 R to get in – about $5). On your way back from the beach you should stop at the Tibetan Tea House for delicious chai, a calming atmosphere, and great food.”

If you’re interested in checking out Alida’s adventures in South Africa then check out her blog!   http://alidalmoore.blogspot.com

Where can you get DIRTY relaxing in mud and it BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH?!

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Calistoga, California!! (USA)

You can experience a mud spa like this at Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort!! (http://www.drwilkinson.com )

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It doesn’t get much more romantic than this, what do you think?! You can find these COUPLE MUD BATHS at Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa and Resort (http://www.goldenhaven.com)

**Bonus: There are some HEALTH BENEFITS of mud spas.  It can help alleviate aches and muscle pains. Another advantage is the soothing effect mud and its minerals (sodium, magnesium, and potassium) can have on the skin.

Side note: Below I’ve listed another spa that has been recommended by friends and family that specializes in the “mud spa treatments.”

**Calistoga Ranch (http://www.calistogaranch.com) ** RECOMMENDED

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**Bonus: If you’re already in Calistoga you mine as well visit the famous OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER!!

Where can you learn to make coffee, and swim in a remote oasis?!

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Moshi, Tanzania!!  I have experienced both of these tours, and I’d be lying to you if I had a favorite.  They were both unique and amazing experiences in their own way.

Coffee tour:  You pick the berries, crush, peel, and roast them.  Not only are you educated on the coffee making process and history, but you can experience actually MAKING THE COFFEE.  (Rather than just being lectured on the process.)  At the end you are offered some of the fresh home grown coffee.  (It is delicious!)

**Bonus: After you’ve made the coffee there’s an option to hike down to a beautiful waterfall, I’d highly suggest it!!

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Maji Moto: A natural hot spring amongst the Tanzanian desert.  The crystal clear, warm water, and beautiful trees surrounding this oasis is appealing in itself.

**Bonus: If you are not afraid of heights, you can climb up some of these trees and jump in!!

How can you experience these excursions?

There are A LOT of touring companies in Moshi, Tanzania.  Below I’ve listed the two companies I used for most of my excursions, and the third was referred by a friend.  (Both were VERY accommodating, I have nothing but excellent reviews!!!  If you have any further questions feel free to ask!!  Side note: I also hiked Mt. Meru, and Mt. Kilimanjaro while I was in Tanzania with these companies.)

http://www.bushmenexpeditions.com

http://www.pristinetrails.com

http://www.kilidovetours.com