Travel Digest #1042

in Haveyoubeenhere2 months ago

Introduction


Hi. It's @choogirl here with another edition of #traveldigest! We have extended the closing date for the Pinmapple Thousand contest as some people had issues logging into the contest raffle website. The two writing contests will now close on Tuesday 1st December, and the raffle draw will close on Saturday 5th December. Don't forget that to add your entries as a comment to the original announcement post so we don't miss them.


All featured posts are visible on the Editors Choice Map and upvoted by @pinmapple, @blocktrades, @theycallmedan and the curation trail. For more travel digests check out #traveldigest.


Our winners today 🍍


🥇 The oak trees on top of the tower in Lucca, Italy by @livinguktaiwan

"This is a real gem in Lucca, and without a doubt my favourite structure in the city. Alexander Pope II ordered the church to be built in 1070 and the stunning facade was built later on in the 13th century. What is so remarkable about the facade is the workmanship and artwork, making it undoubtedly the most popular attraction in Lucca."

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🥈 Paths to paradise – hiking along the Cape coast of South Africa by @julianhorack

"These bushes in today’s post are a beautiful place to camp out, if you ever wish to get back to nature. The weather is mild and It is possible to light a fire and cook your food right on the ground with ease. There are no dangerous animals. The baboons keep their distance, as do the snakes."

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🥉 The school nativity - sand sculpture by @ammonite

"I had 7 days and thought I could carve around two figures per day. This was a challenge but I thought that if I worked them all at the same time I could finish detailing when I ran out of time. I didn't want to make one really well and then have the others look like crap because of running out of time. Better to have them all looking semi crap as time would allow."

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Honorable Mentions

  • Hike, Lissycasey Cascades Loop, Ireland by @katiefreespirit
  • Street art, Mexico City, Mexico by @stortebeker
  • Museum, St Petersburg, Russia by @tatdt
  • Rome, Italy by @roseri
  • Hike, Mercado Peak, Philippines by @gohenry
  • Island, Curacao by @karinxxl
  • Urban explorer, Jüterbog, Germany by @grindle
  • Beach, Montevideo, Uruguay by @carlagonz


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      Many thanks for the top three position, you are very kind. Since we can't travel internationally as much as we used to under the new norm, I now travel vicariously through these posts.

      You're welcome. Thanks for sharing your part of the world.

      Wow! Thanks @choogirl, didn't see that coming, putting a beautiful city like Lucca right in the spotlight!

      Haha. You're welcome. And this is why you should always submit posts on the days you're not writing cos you never know. 😃

      That's always the intention, to write my travel posts on the days when when I'm not writing the TD, but it always takes me forever and by the time I finish it, it's a few days later and I'm authoring the TD again 😅

      Awesome post and place. Congrats, well worthy of first place.

      Some more wonderful posts, What an amazing community with so many awesome places. Congrats to all, top three and everyone else. You definitely cant miss the honorable mentioned ones because they are really good too. One love....

      Thank you for your support and kind words.