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@anisha396  22 |๐Ÿ“ a t l โ€ข ๐Ÿ  michigan ๐ŸŒ perpetual solo wanderer ๐ŸŒน in love with humanity, words & science ๐Ÿ“š master of public health student

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ok I'm gonna be super 100% tmi honest: I had not been single on valentine's since 2013. I always knew it was a capitalist nonsense day, but it was still something. * this year, I am lounging in my apartment, looking at public health puns, planning my next trip, applying to fellowships and jobs I want, and messaging my best friends. I'm ridiculously grateful for all of it ๐Ÿ’• * quoting leslie knope, "hoes before bros, ovaries before brovaries, uteruses before duderuses" * and food before dudes, always ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ it's not real unless they look at you like I look at the food at las palapas ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ญ * * * #valentinesday #galentinesday #selflove #happy #food #mexicanfood #cancun #mexico #laspalapas #gltlove #solotravel #sofetravel #streetfood #travel #visitcancun #selfcare #happiness #viajar #loveyourself #foodbeforedudes #selflovefirst #foodaroundtheworld #girlswhotravel at Cancรบn, Quintana Roo

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12 days ago

super bowl sunday in the 404 = time for me to avoid the traffic and stay in bed, scroll through low-res pics from my baby traveler days, and daydream about europe ๐Ÿ’• * * * #2015 #throwback #italy #vaticano #vaticancity #europe #europetravel #europe_pics #travel #travelphotography #wanderlust #doyoutravel #europe_gallery #vatican #womenwhotravel #globetrotter #cntraveler #adventureawaits #travelholic #exploreeurope #gltlove #beautifuldestinations #italytrip #viajaresvivir #travelgram #seetheworld at Vatican City

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1 month ago

half of january is already done...is a holiday selfie still appropriate?!?! this was probably the only day I looked remotely festive lol โค๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽ„ * I didn't want to share this story here but maybe it will touch someone going through something similar โค the end of 2018 was rough. before I went home for the holidays, I had a major mental breakdown. it was so awful that I got back on meds and therapy for anxiety and depression that I hadn't needed for years. it felt like a step backwards. but hindsight is 20/20. as it turns out, you have to break yourself down to build yourself up. * I spent the holidays addressing insecurities from college and high school (yes, I still felt resentment from when I was 15!). I let things that weren't worth my anxiety go, for good. I started deleting people who were toxic or just not contributing to my inner peace off my social media (still in progress - if I unfollow or unfriend you, I'm sorry but I'm also really not sorry ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ) I reconnected with things that matter to me: reading, family, research, friends...and, most importantly, social justice - the SOLE reason I got into public health! I had lost touch with the radical feminism, anti-fascism, and anti-racism fundamentals I learned in college. I can now say I'm back on the path towards becoming the advocate I strive to be. overall, this was a period of immense self-finding ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ‰ * p.s. thanks to my fam - especially @anuja2002 for being a cool cat + amma for making SO MANY OF MY FAVORITE FOODS ๐Ÿ˜‹ and just being my mom - for making this 1 month trip home so memorable โค * * * #happyholidays #holidays2018 #newyear #happy #reflections #thoughts #newyearnewme #travelgoals #lifegoals #mentalhealth #travel #girlswhotravel #gltlove #sofetravel #love #vulnerability #mentalhealthawareness #bekindtoyourself #selflove #selfcare #selfgrowth #wearetravelgirls #strongwoman #happynewyear #2019 #2019goals at Michigan

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2 months ago

people -- usually my parents or skeptical friends -- often ask me why I can't stay in one place. I just roll my eyes ๐Ÿ˜‚ * what motivates me to travel is the challenge of it -- physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. wandering into the unknown is like being naked. you are vulnerable and open to the world. it's not always comfortable. you learn quickly because you have to. you don't have the amenities of home. you are alone with your thoughts and value systems. you constantly meet new people and introduce yourselves with your passions and interests, not your occupation. "I create." "I fight for human rights and social justice." "I want to sell watermelons on the side of the road." (true story -- that's my dream job in an alternate world ๐Ÿ‰) * I started traveling to escape. I never had any of the above in mind. I was a 20-year old college student with awful mental health. when I REALLY started traveling, it was for the opposite reason: to run towards the things that are most daunting for me, both internally and externally. once I finally faced up to the challenge, my travels rewarded me with some of my best friends in the world, a newfound openness to everything around me, an internal peace I had never experienced before, and amazing amounts of confidence โค * #ITravelBecause it challenges me to engage authentically and intentionally with the world ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ—บ @allianztravelus * * * #guatemala #peten #elremate #travel #girlswhotravel #travelwithme #travelgram #travel #guatemala๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น #visitguatemala #explorandoguatemala #viajera #viajaresvivir #exploremore #darlingescapes #beautifuldestinations #solotravel #sofetravel #gltlove #dametraveller #wanderlove #travel_captures #doyoutravel #worlderlust #globalcitizen #centralamerica #centroamerica at El Remate, Peten, Guatemala

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2 months ago

one of my favorite atlanta neighborhoods in the midst of fall, around 3 weeks ago ๐Ÿ˜„ our seasons start and end later than up north. the trees are finally becoming skeletons right now and it's making me nostalgic already. I find falls here prettier than midwestern falls - this was my second one! ๐Ÿ‚ * * * #fallinatlanta #atlanta #candlerpark #ATL #atlien #downsouth #southerncharm #atlantaliving #autumn #fall #photography #travelphotography #gltlove #girlswhotravel #fallingforfall #falldays #travel #autumn๐Ÿ #autumnleaves #solotravel #explore #exploremore at Atlanta, Georgia

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3 months ago

people generally don't know how much of an introvert I am. I like to think the beauty of it lies in how well I'm able to wear many hats. one night I might be visiting the strangest underground locales in town (good rule of thumb: the nightlife you can't see is usually the best). the next day I might be wandering alone armed with a book. or in bed browsing wikipedia ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I've spent sunsets at kalemegdan solo with grocery store milk (i'm looking @ u moja kravica) and my journal, but I've also spent them with lots of people, doggos, beer, and ukulele jamming. I can go from full incognito to chatting up all the servers at the local joint. and I love both! this ability to socialize selectively and on my own terms is magical. being an introvert is my superpower๐Ÿ’ฅ * this is my favorite place to introvert my ass off in belgrade. strolling, reading, journaling, getting some coffee, and people watching (I mean, this is where I saw a man running in nothing but jean boxers and flip flops ๐Ÿ˜…). part of what makes this city so perfectly paradoxical is how easy it is to hide and then go right back out into the open, all within a few square kilometers. hvalaaa beograd for being perfect for a person like me ๐Ÿ’• * * * #beograd #belgrade #serbia๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ #dunav #danube #dunavskikej #danuberiver #volimbeograd #beograd_u_slikama #bestofbelgrade #belgrade #signatureserbia #serbiatourism #visitserbia #serbia #belgrad #belgrado #womenwhotravel #europe #balkans #ig_exyu #travelphotography #doyoutravel #gltlove #adventuremore #photography #river #beautifulplaces #solotravel at Belgrade, Serbia

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3 months ago

FALLing in love with atlanta๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ * I'm seriously so happy to be in one place, for perhaps the first time in my life since I was 17. I'm a fleeting, wandering soul, and I've always known it. I've often questioned if I travel to run from things or towards things. maybe not traveling, not moving for once feels good because I finally feel like I can rest and let my hair down. atlanta is starting to feel like home, though my adjustment to this city was far less natural and way more lonely and jarring than expected. it took over a year and counting! I'm still getting used to it and still have rough periods. but letting my hair down is getting easier and easier. it's good to be in this beautiful city during my favorite season ๐Ÿ˜Š * * * #atlanta #sky #ATL #atlantaliving #fall #autumn #leaves #photography #travelphotography #gltlove #girlslovetravel #adventuremore #exploremore #fallfoliage #railroad #railroadphotography #atlantaga #georgia #fallingforfall #autumn๐Ÿ at Atlanta, Georgia

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4 months ago

just a little reminder that this hooman actively exists in the real world. I make mistakes and I have great moments too. my mental health is a crapshoot at times. my life isn't all fun and travel -- I've been spending the past 2 months really honing in on school and job applications (for the first time in a long time). I love posting my travel pics because they allow me to relive some of my happiest moments, but sometimes they make me overlook happiness in everyday things -- like a conversation with a nice stranger or reconnecting with an old friend. or even just a good meal or coffee ๐Ÿ˜Š oh and self care! I'm not even close to taking great care of myself but it's a work in progress ๐Ÿ’• * but yeah...hey hi hello fam I'm real! a bit dressed up though ๐Ÿ˜‰ let me know if y'all ever want to talk about real life things on top of all the travel stuff because I'm here for it! * * * #atlanta #mondaynightbrewing #gradschool #ATL #georgia #mentalhealth #selflove #wellness #selfcare #reflections #thoughts #happiness #gradstudent #atlantanights #lifeupdate #begentlewithyourself #gltlove at Monday Night Garage

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4 months ago

hram svetog save/church of st. sava ~ the largest orthodox church in the balkans & one of the largest in the world โ›ช * slightly out of the frame: a lil pug playing in the grass with no care in the world, right next to a "NO DOGS ALLOWED" sign ๐Ÿ˜‚ * this is what captures belgrade & serbia for me -- the simple pleasure of an evening stroll by the church or through kalemegdan, or of good food, rakija, family, and friends. I didn't expect to find so much simplicity and joy amidst the complex history I had heard about before I arrived. keep your mind and heart clear and open. you might be surprised โค * * * #beograd #hramsvetogsave #serbia๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ #slikesrbije #signatureserbia #beograd_u_slikama #belgradephoto #visitbelgrade #serbiatourism #visitserbia #volimbeograd #seetheworld #worldtravel #travelphotography #balkan_hdr #balkantour #balkans #europe_ig #europetravel #travelwithme #doyoutravel #solotravel #eurotrip #girlwhotravel #gltlove #darlingescapes #adventuremore #srbija #reflections at Belgrade, Serbia

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4 months ago

glavna ลพelezniฤka stanica/belgrade main train station ๐Ÿ›ค ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ * train stations are some of my favorite places, so here's a lil story about this one for my non-serbian friends... * while I was living in belgrade this year, I saw this station go from functional (not bustling by any means, but it was definitely in use by many, including me), to the verge of closing amidst protests against the belgrade waterfront project, to shuttered and eerily quiet -- a spot for the homeless and train spotters. it was a point of confusion when my best friend and I tried to catch a train here to montenegro and missed it -- forcing us to spend the day drinking litres of nikลกiฤ‡ko to pass 12 hours until the night train ๐Ÿ˜… it was also a point of sarcasm to add to every conversation with people in the city. it also became a place to watch the creepy industrial outcrops by the waterfront at sunset and muse a dystopian future ๐Ÿ‘ฝ * * * #trainstation #musings #belgradephoto #beograd #belgrado #beograd_u_slikama #serbia๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ #ig_serbia #ig_exyu #visitbelgrade #ig_europe #travelphotography #balkan #balkan_hdr #travelmore #balkantour #volimbeograd #solotravel #livingabroad #womenwhotravel #gltlove #doyoutravel #adventuremore #worldtravel #sofetravel #sheisnotlost #travelgram #wanderful_places at Belgrade, Serbia

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4 months ago

the heart of belgrade: knez mihajlova โค * oh how I miss all those sun-kissed evenings walking down knez all the way to kalemegdan and back in the dark! a feeling of aching familiarity rushed through me when I saw this pic in my archives. I miss everything about living in this city, and this is no exception ๐ŸŒ‡ * * * #beograd #knezmihajlova #mojbeograd #belgrade #serbia๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ #visitserbia #srbija #ig_serbia #ig_exyu #mojasrbija #signatureserbia #visitbelgrade #travelphotography #sheisnotlost #sofetravel #gltlove #fotografija #putovanja #doyoutravel #solotravel #travelgram #dametraveler #europetravel #europe_ig #girlwhotravel #exploremore #wearetravelgirls #wanderlust #globetrotter at Belgrade, Serbia

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