TheWorldMyVillage-Ana Barranco
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🎥📷Inspiring others to travel while promoting world tolerance▪️understanding▪️ diversity▪️inclusion ❤️ 🌎✈️ 🌞📍Cairo

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✨Reporting that our mother-daughter month long trip continues... Currently in Cuba where internet access is challenging but will tell you more about this experience of going to such a country with my mother in a few days. Again, age is just a number, just know that we are having a blast. ✨Reportando que nuestro viaje de madre-hija de un mes continúa... Ahora en Cuba donde acceso a internet es muy complicado, ya les contaré en algunos días detalles@de este viaje con mi madre a este país. Nuevamente, la edad es solo un número, sepan que nos estamos divirtiendo de lo lindo 😊 #followme #cuba #havana #travel #travelling #family #explore #enjoy #happiness #passportready #globetrotter #adventure #motherdaughter

✨Isla Mujeres, across from Cancun is a nice island to spend few days. Watching my mother admire the beauty of it all tells me this was a great choice as one of our destinations, part of our mother-daughter month long trip. 😊 ✨Isla Mujeres enfrente a Cancún es una gran elección para pasar un par de días. Observar a mi madre admirando lo hermoso de todo me dice que esta fue una buena elección como uno de los destinos de nuestro viaje de madre-hija que va a durar un mes. 😊 #followme #mexico #cancun #islamujeres #mother #daughter #trip #travel #travelling #explore #family #familyadventure #enjoy #happiness #paradise #love #passion #noregrets #lovemymom

(Para Español ir al segundo ✨) ✨Month long mother-daughter trip to celebrate her 85th birthday started in Panama City. And of course the Panama Canal locks, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World is a must. Connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, the canal was first used in 1914 and the expansion opened in 2016. It is a engineering marvel, I visited in Miraflores, it has three locks up and three down per transit. The average transit time through the canal takes eight to ten hours. Watching the ships pass through the locks is not to be missed. Avoid visiting the canal at midday (between about 10:30am-2pm). You won't see any ships in the locks during that time. This is when the canal changes directions, and it takes that long to clear the canal. ✨El viaje de un mes madre-hija para celebrar sus 85 años comenzó en Panamá. Y por supuesto visitar las esclusas del Canal de Panamá, una de las Siete Maravillas del Mundo Moderno es imperdible. Uniendo el Océano Atlántico con el Océano Pacífico, el canal abrió por primera vez en 1914, su ampliación en 2016. Es realmente una maravilla de ingeniería, yo visité en Miraflores, tiene tres esclusas para subir y tres para bajar por tránsito. El tiempo de tránsito por el canal lleva en promedio entre ocho y diez horas. Ver pasar los barcos por las esclusas es imperdible. Evita visitar las esclusas entre 10:30am y 2pm ya que no veras ningún barco, es ahí donde el canal cambia de dirección y lleva todo ese tiempo vaciarlo. #followme #panama #panamacanal #mother #daughter #celebration #birthday #traveling #travelling #traveller #globetrotter #ageless #adventure #centralamerica #spanish

✨World Cup is on! When Uruguay plays, no matter where I am, have to embrace “La Celeste”. 🇺🇾 ✨La Copa Mundial está en marcha! Cuando Uruguay juega, no importa donde estoy, tengo que apoyar a “La Celeste” 🇺🇾 #followme #uruguay #worldcup #futbol #soccer #russia #pride #support #fan #myteam

✨We visited three rural schools in Uruguay to distribute shoes donated to The World My Village campaign Pies Calentitos” (Warm Feet). It was an amazing day! Winter time in Uruguay can be hard and although it does not snow it can get really cold and windy. It is a real joy to be able to make sure this winter they have shoes to keep their feet warm. The kids were awesome, very appreciative for the gift they received. Not one of the children complained or said “I don’t like this pair”, lesson that many children coming from wealthier families should learn. I would like to encourage you, reading this post, to think how can you make a difference where you live. Volunteering in your home country can be as rewarding as volunteering any place in the world. Leave your mark doing something good for others 😊 ✨Visitamos tres escuelas rurales en Uruguay a distribuir zapatos donados por la Campaña “Pies Calentitos” de The a World My Village. Fue un día increíble! El invierno en Uruguay puede ser muy duro y aunque no nieva puede ser muy frío y ventoso. Es una gram felicidad el poder asegurarnos de que este invierno tengan zaparos para mantener sus pies calientes. Los chicos fueron unos genios, apreciaron muchísimo el regalo que recibieron. Ninguno de los chicos se quejo o dijo “ este par no me gusta”, lección que muchos chicos de familias con más poder adquisitivo deberían aprender. Me gustaría exhortar a que si estas leyendo esta publicación pienses cómo puedes hacer una diferencia en el país donde vives. Hacer voluntariado en tu propio país puede ser tan gratificante como hacerlo en cualquier parte del mundo. Deja tu marca haciendo el bien ayudando a otros 😊 #followme #volunteer #volunteering #voluntariado #unicef #uruguay #canelones #lavalleja #donate #help #children #joy #shoes #cold #warm #giveaway #giveback #southamerica #travel #traveling #travelling #globetrotter #world

✨Today I witnessed how teachers in rural schools are trying to preserve and pass on traditions, embracing our culture. Students were rehearsing a traditional folkloric dance to be performed on June 19th a National Holiday. Birthday of our national hero, José Gervasio Artigas. ✨ ✨Hoy fui testigo de cómo los maestros en escuelas rurales están intentando preservar y pasar las tradiciones, abrazando nuestra cultura. Los estudiantes practicaban una danza tradicional folclórica para bailar el 19 de Junio un feriado nacional. Natalicio de nuestro héroe nacional, José Gervasio Artigas. #followme #uruguay #history #hero #birthday #artigas #dance #folkloric #folk #folklorico #students #rural #countryside #country #school #education

✨Simple way of beautifying a building, telling a story of a neighborhood. Mural in Little India in Singapore, showcasing the kind of work that locals used to do. #followme #murals #art #painting #history #culture #story #people #india #littleindia #singapore

✨Sharing my thoughts: I will never get tired of the rush I get every time I head to a new destination. That feeling that makes me smile so much. I am not 30 any more, I wear my wrinkles with pride as they tell the story of everything I have lived and experienced so far, making me the woman I am today. But one thing is clear, the little girl in me is not going anywhere. I will continue to enjoy life under my own terms, seeking adventures, refusing to settle, embracing love with all my heart and do what is in my power to do what I can to make a difference in this world. We only have one life to live, there are no second chances. To all of you out there my message is, let’s live our dream today! 😊❤️ ✨Compartiendo mis pensamientos: Nunca me voy a cansar de esa sensación que tengo cuando voy a un nuevo destino. Ese sentimiento que me hace sonreír tanto. No tengo más 30 años, llevo mis arrugas con orgullo ya que muestran todo lo que he vivido y experimentado, haciendo la mujer que soy hoy. Pero una cosa está bien clara, la niña en mi no va a ninguna parte. Voy a continuar disfrutando de la vida bajo mis propias reglas, buscando aventuras, rehusándome a conformarme, abrazando el amor con todo mi corazón y hacer todo lo que esté a mi alcance para contribuir a un mundo mejor. Solo tenemos una vida por vivir, no hay segundas oportunidades. Mi mensaje para todos ustedes es, vivamos nuestro sueño hoy! 😊❤️ #followme #reflection #refleccion #life #love #loveyourself #women #pride #ageless #adventure #intrepid #travel #travelling #proud #challenge #dream #dreams #instagood #foodforthesoul #meditate #soul #thankful #greatful

✨Felt like heaven to be able to look at these trying to figure out my next destination 😊Too bad I can not take one of these with me. Just beautiful! All kinds of gemstones making up these globes. All for sale at Taipei 101 in the exhibition area. #followme #globetrotter #globe #planet #earth #travel #traveling #gemstones #art #delicate #beautiful #candyfortheeyes #solo #solotravel #explore #countries #instagood #gems

✨If you are trying to make your money last while traveling the world, give hostels a try. It does not matter your age, just to be open minded, considerate of others, be realistic with expectations and wanting to learn from everybody you meet on the journey. Like hotels, quality of hostels can vary, but if you do your research, and trust the comments of the majority evaluating a place, then you will be fine. This was a lovely get together with other globetrotters at “Tainan Quiet Hostel”. #followme #hostel #world #taiwan #tainan #friends #international #passionpassport #passion #travel #travelling #explore #instagood #adventure

✨I don’t recall having seen a live panda ever before. Today, I had the opportunity to go to the Taipei Zoo and see them. It was not an easy decision as I don’t like going to zoos to see animals in cages. But I went and although looks like they are fed and treated well, still they are not free and not in their natural environment, which is sad. Then again, there were so many families with their kids, learning about animals, and probably in reality this is the closest they will ever be to these kind of animals. Difficult topic to sort out... #followme #taiwan #taipei #pandas #panda #animals #animal #zoo #animalrights #solotravel #solo #travel #traveler #travelling #traveller #instagood #instapic #instaphoto #cute #beauty #impressive

✨You can read history in books, but nothing will compare to hear history told by locals. One of the things that I learned and could feel during these past few days in Taiwan, is that Taiwanese people have a very strong national pride. This is more noticeable in the younger generations where they are asking for the entire world to recognize Taiwan as a country and not as being part of China. Visiting Chiang Kai-Shek’s Memorial Hall with young Taiwanese who were not afraid to speak their mind on the political situation was one of the highlights of my tours in Taipei with Tourmyway. Younger generations don’t want to forget that under his ruling of almost 40 years they had a “Marshall Law”, that it was not a democracy, Taiwanese people were forbidden to speak their language but only Mandarin, could not speak their mind, many people die for trying to defend their rights, etc. So, in summary, although older generations feel stronger ties to China and believe C.K.S did good; younger generations do not share this view and ask to be recognized as Taiwanese in there own right. Interesting facts: - When Taiwanese travel to China at the airport immigration they have their own line stating “China’s brothers”, considered as “special locals”. -Taiwanese passports are considered invalid in China. -Taiwan is officially the Foreign Relations of the Republic of China (ROC) -Only 18 countries members of the UN recognize Taiwan as a country. -There is a lot of political/economic pressure worldwide. Was told that for example Air Canada had a new ad stating “Travel to Taipei, Taiwan”; only lasted couple of days; was changed to “Travel to Taipei, China”. #followme #taiwan #taipei #politics #freedom #country #china #history #controversial #architecture #design #travel #traveling #ideas #freedomofspeech #solo #solotravel #freewalkingtour #instagood #knowledge #learning #globetrotter #reallife #real #standup

✨Love is in the air in Taiwan 🇹🇼 Taiwaneses people are very friendly. Although most of the time communicating is challenging as not many people speak English and I don’t speak Mandarin, they do their best to try to understand me and help 😊 ✨El amor está en el aire en Taiwan 🇹🇼 La gente taiwanesa son muy amistosas. Aunque la mayoría del tiempo comunicarme ha sido un desafío ya que no mucha gente habla Inglés y yo no hablo Mandarín , se esfuerzan en tratar de entenderme para ayudarme 😊 #followme #love #taiwan #taipei #travel #traveling #friends #nice #different #differentcultures #mandarin #solo #solotravel #instagood #passionpassport

✨Singapore’s architecture, a staple of modern times. ✨La arquitectura de Singapore, una marca de los tiempos modernos. #followme #singapore #gardensbythebay #artandscience #travel #travelling #travelphotography #architecture #arquitectura #instagood #instaphoto #amazing #modern #design #futuristic #awesome #solotravel #solo

✨Exploring Chinatown in Singapore. The cultural influence is still very much part of the daily life. This beautiful mural tells the story. #followme #singapore #china #chinatown #culture #influencer #influence #murals #art #history #story #instagood #instaart #awesome #beautiful #travel #travelling #explore

✨Singapore, a melting pot where the old and the new coexist creating a beautiful skyline. #followme #singapore #chinatown #cultures #skyline #awesome #architecture #solotravel #explore

✨There is so much to explore in the Philippines that you need months to see everything. Most known for its beaches, but this country is much more than that. I visited Vigan City, a Spanish colonial town in the province of Ilocos that transports you back in time. Don’t miss it! Perfect weekend trip 😊 To see more on this go to my Facebook page 👍 #followme #philippines #awesome #solo #solotravel #vigancity #history #colonial #globetrotter #passionpassport #instagood