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.
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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."
🥈 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."
🥉 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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