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Frankie’s 5 countries through Instagram

Written by 24 April 2012 One Comment

I’ve been Instagram-ing (surely it’s time for that to be a verb?) for over a year now and even before I embarked on long term travel I loved capturing special, funny, precious, weird and wonderful moments on my iPhone. Having a collection of colourful photographs from the places I’ve been during my ongoing travels has only increased my love of the Instagram app. Here are my favourite photos from the last five countries I travelled through…

1) Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Beach 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

I recently returned from Barcelona, a city I’ve never visited before and yet had heard so many wonderful things about. To say I turned into a snap happy chappy is an understatement but I am already loving looking back on the memories thanks to Instagram.

Barcelona Gaudi 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

Barcelona Gaudi Sagarada Familia 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

As well as all the fascinating Gaudi architecture and Parc Guell, I loved photographing more random sights like this street art, which I literally stumbled upon down a side street.

Estoy Aqui 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

2) St Anton, Austria

Snowboarding St Anton 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

When we were planning our RTW trip last year there was one thing and one thing only influencing our return date: snowboarding. It was of utmost importance that we returned to Europe in time to catch the end of the snowboarding season, which we did in St Anton, Austria a few weeks ago.

Bird St Anton 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

Snowboard Austria 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

I love how these Instagrams contrast with the warm colours of my other photos from the Southern Hemisphere.

Lech 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

3) New Zealand

NZ South Island 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

How do you capture the breath-taking beauty of New Zealand on a battered but much loved iPhone?

Queenstown Betty 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

I’m not sure I answered this question but I sure had fun finding out as I snapped away during a two week road trip around both the North and South Islands in a campervan with my best girl pal Betty.

NZ wine2 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

I know I’ll look back on these Instagrams with the fondest of memories for years to come.

Lake Tekapo 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

4) Australia

Australia 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

Australia was “kinda a big deal” for me seeing as it involved meeting my Aussie boyfriend’s mother for the first time. It was also my first big road trip as we drove down a big chunk of the east coast.

Great Ocean Drive 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

It was therefore very important to capture friends and family time as well as all the amazing things I was seeing, eating and experiencing.

Oz 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

I’m happy to say I’ve since loved sharing my Australian Instagrams with the boyfriend’s mother, which I hope means I passed the test.

Sydney 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

5) Thailand

Thailand 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

Thailand captured my heart and kept a firm grip on it. So firm that we changed our return travel plans to enjoy more of the country’s sun, food and cheap accommodation on our way home.

Koh Phi Phi 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

When I look back on my Thailand Instagrams I sometimes feel like they pull me back there and I can smell coconut milk and fresh mango and I’m back on the rickety bike I hired one day on Koh Yao Noi island where we nearly bumped into a huge water buffalo…

Water Buffalo 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

Though it’s not the real thing, Instagram is one of the best ways to recall and relive your travels, far and wide.

Thailand Sunset 600x600 Frankies 5 countries through Instagram

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  • margaret rendon said:

    Hi Franky
    Great photos.I am glad your journey has turned out worthwhile. When are you coming to Instagram Honduras?! There’s a challenge for you.
    Love, Auntie M

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