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First time I can #WCW on the wifey. Caught her as we wrapped up another day in the Maldives in deep thought with the sunset at her back and water at her feet ♥️
Started organizing the video footage from the trip and came across this frame of @heidelindgren and I plunging into the Indian Ocean right at the edge of th reef (the reef ends where the water turns a deeper blue). Freaking Maldives man.
Back in New York City, but still keeping that adventure mentality.
@heidelindgren took this photo despite being a little annoyed that I was laying on a rock that jutted out over a 3000 foot drop called Ella Gap. Casual 😊🤘
This is my mood when we finally land at JFK after close to 20 hours of flying.
On an unrelated note, this is a young Sri Lankan elephant who came out of the jungle to get some water and food. He was taking the grass in his trunk and hitting it against his leg that's lifted up to get the dirt off of it before he ate it. Awesome creatures.
Soaking up the sun and sea for the final time before we catch a late plane back home.
So many amazing stories and memories made during this trip and sure to be posting more photos as I go through everything 😊 can't compliment COMO Cocoa Island enough on making paradise a reality.
Sunrise walks on the sandbar with @heidelindgren are worth waking up a little early for 🔥🌅☀️
Wandered back to our overwater bungalow today to grab my hat and decided to pop a quick selfie to say hello 😊
Haven't posted anything since we got to the Maldives - mostly because I'm convinced this is the closest thing to paradise that exists and I'm soaking it up with @heidelindgren . The water is crystal clear and teeming with life, food is fresh and delicious, and plenty to explore on this tiny island and it's reefs.
Ok, one more sunset from Fort Galle because, wow. My favorite is the kid flying the kite. There were a ton of kids flying kites and it reminded me of The Kite Runner. #srilanka
Love from the Maldives 😊
The setting sun over a crowd of people on the ramparts of Fort Galle - so yeah, our last night in Sri Lanka was pretty magical.
Fort Galle was built by the Dutch and the small town inside of the walls still maintains the original Dutch colonial architecture. Fort Galle was also one of the only places not affected by the 2014 tsunami - its walls held the sea back while everything outside of the walls was washed away or destroyed.
We came across this large bull elephant wandering the jungle looking for a lady elephant. He didn't charge our Jeep, he just wandered in front of us at a leisurely pace and then disappeared back into the jungle.
What makes it so cool is that there are less than a dozen bull elephants with tusks in Yala National Park (where we were on safari), so coming up on this guy was pretty magnificent.
We saw a ton of elephants on safari, so plenty more photos soon 😊 #srilanka
When the staff at Heritance Tea Factory told us we should wake up at 5AM to catch the sunrise, @heidelindgren and I were both a little hesitant. Turns out it was a solid decision, even if I was too tired to get my tongue back in my mouth.
So yeah, this is sunrise over an old British tea plantation that's been meticulously converted to a hotel. True to their origin, they still maintain a mini tea factory and produce small batch tea. #srilanka
The best adjective to describe Sri Lanka so far is, as @heidelindgren put it, surreal.
Caught her admiring the majesty of it at the summit of one of the morning hikes in Ella while I laid precariously close to the edge and admired her. Cropped it a little, but didn't do much editing, just crazy light. #srilanka