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J E S S ❅ 潔西

↠ Travel Diary ↞ 🏠 NYC & Taiwan 🥝 Former NGO nutritionist | 💉Future PA 🌎 Part time backpacker ❤️Just curious about the world and the people in it

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This #GivingTuesday I'm raising money for the International Rescue Committee @theirc . Your contribution will make an impact and help refugee families around the world that are in need of help. - The IRC responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises. In conflict zones like Yemen and Syria, families are trying to escape the dangers of religious persecution and civil war, and survive famine. The IRC are on the ground saving children and families from malnutrition and life-threatening diseases, and also providing them with clean water, medicine, nutrition services and other urgent aid. - I really respect the work IRC does and hope that we can help support the good cause. Your donation will help the IRC reach refugees in the U.S. and around the world. Because of you, they can rebuild their lives, piece by piece. - Whether you donate big or small, every little bit helps! Airbnb is also matching the donations to IRC on Giving Tuesday (11/27), so your donation will have double the impact❤️. #standwithrefugees - Please see link in bio to donate. Thank you for your support! - 感恩節過後的禮拜二是#GivingTuesday,這天的活動是希望能鼓勵大眾回饋給這個社會。 今年的Giving Tuesday 我想幫忙我一直很尊敬的國際非營利組織-International Rescue Committee (IRC)來募款。IRC(國際救援委員會)的服務主旨為應對世界上最嚴重的人道主義危機,像是現在遭受戰爭和飢荒迫害的葉門跟敘利亞危機,IRC都在最前線工作,提供這些受害國家醫療服務、食物救援、和爭取人權。而 Airbnb 在Giving Tuesday 這一天會對於募到的捐款進行加倍捐款,意即如果此次募款募到一千台幣,臉書也會捐款一千台幣給IRC。 你的捐款金額不管多或少,都能支持IRC來幫忙世界各地的難民,和其居住的受迫害國家慢慢重建家園,過更安全和健康的生活。 有興趣支持這項募款的朋友們請到首頁連結相關網址🙏🏻

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As of today, there are more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world that are not able to go to school. - A few years ago, I met some young girls when I was volunteering in India and Cambodia. Due to family/personal reasons, they weren’t able to go to school and instead had to stay at home to help with housework, take care of younger siblings, and cook meals. I still remember the wide smiles on their faces when they received the pencils and books we gave them as a gift. They said they hope one day they’ll be able to use the gift to attend school and pursue their dreams. - Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, and I’m very excited to find out that the Obama foundation is launching the Global Girls Alliance, a program that empowers adolescent girls around the world through education. Girls who attend secondary school can earn a higher income, have lower infant and maternal mortality rates, and are less likely to get HIV. Studies have also shown that educating girls not only is good for the girls, but also good for their families, communities, and countries. - By supporting different organizations and projects that aim to empower young girls, together we can help make a difference and support the young girls around the world❤️ - If you’re interested, you can learn more about the issue and how to help, or how to donate in link in bio✨ - The sweet girl in this photo was one of the fortunate ones that were able to go to school and even won a scholarship in science this year! Hopefully more girls will be able to pursue their dreams too! ————— 今天 (10/11)是國際女孩日,而至今全球各處還有九千八百萬個女孩無法就學、受教育,反而還得在家幫忙照顧弟妹、做家事、甚至有些小小年紀就當媽媽跟妻子了。 - 很開心的發現今天美國前第一夫人(歐巴馬的老婆)創立了一個協會來支持跟幫助世界各地的女孩就學。受過教育的女孩,不但可以有較高的收入、也可以降低生產時媽媽跟嬰兒的死亡率、和罹患HIV的風險。 透過支持這些組織,我們可以幫忙全球各地的女孩有更好的生活❤️ — 如果有興趣了解更多,可以到首頁的網頁逛逛✨

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【Salinas de Maras, Peru】 The beautiful Maras salt mines are located between Cusco and the sacred valley. If you're sensitive to high altitude and worry about getting altitude sickness in Cusco (Cusco is at 11,152 feet, 3,399 meters above sea level), it's a good option to take a bus or taxi down to Ollantaytambo in the sacred valley right after you arrive in Cusco for a few days. Ollantaytambo is at a lower altitude and also closer to Machu Picchu. - After visiting Machupicchu from Ollantaytambo, you can make your way up to Cusco again while visiting Maras, Moray and many other ruins along the way! By taking this route, your body should adjust better to the high altitude in Cusco☺️. - 秘魯的Maras鹽田✨ 美麗的Maras鹽田位於庫斯科跟聖谷之間。對於容易高山症發作的朋友(我就是😭)一到高海拔的庫斯克後,可以立刻搭車下山到Ollantaytambo,位於聖谷的一個小鎮上住兩晚,讓身體慢慢適應海拔。Ollantaytambo海拔比較低,跟馬丘比丘也比較近,去完馬丘比丘隔天可以搭車慢慢上山回庫斯科,沿路還可以拜訪很多景點,包括Maras鹽田和Moray等景點。這樣讓身體慢慢適應高海拔,抵達庫斯科後也比較不容易高山症發作☺️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #peru #southamerica #maras #sacredvalley #hiking #love #exploremore #adventure #taiwanesegirl #trekking #traveltheworld #backpacker #travelogue #naturelovers #beautifulplaces #beautifulscenery #discover #exploremore #travelpic #girl #travels #travellife #travelstoke #girlswhotravel #travelgirl #背包客 #秘魯 #旅行 #自然 #山 #旅行

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❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #loveislove #pridemonth ——— The beautiful Vinicuna (also called Rainbow mountain) is hidden in Peru's Ausengate region. . Rainbow Mountain is a 3-hour drive from Cusco and about a 2-hour hike to get to the top. The rainbow coloration in the stratigraphic layers of the mountain is due to weathering and mineralogy. There are a lot of local tour companies that offer a 1 day trip with a very reasonable price. Although it will be an early start of the day (people leave Cusco around 330am), the hike up is absolutely beautiful and very worth the trip ❤️ - 這個月是Pride month❤️💙💚🧡💜💛 每個人都該有自由愛人的權利🌈 —— 位於Ausengate 的彩虹山,有著像彩虹的線條山脊。色彩形成原因是不同的礦物質沉積加上氣候的改變形成的。很多當地人假日會攜家帶眷來爬山,最小的大概三歲,看到都不經讚嘆小孩子的體力,畢竟海拔五千公尺,氧氣沒那麼多,小孩還可以邊玩邊跑😂。 從庫斯科到彩虹山大概三個小時車程,爬山到山頂約一個多到兩個小時。很多當地旅行社有提供划算的一日遊,主要是提供遊客交通服務但我覺得很值得,爬山沿途超美的💙 . . . . . . . . #vinicuna #travelblogger #traveltheworld #sonyalpha #mountains #backpacker #hikers #motherearth #beautifulplaces #beautifulscenery #beautifulview #reflection #discover #exploremore #travelpic #hike #travels #travellife #travelstoke #girlswhotravel #travelgirl #背包客 #旅行 #彩虹 #自然 #山 #旅 #祕魯

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Planting trees to help grow back the coastal forest and restore the ecosystem in Nosara with @barriguiones . We planted 400 trees that morning 🌱. . BarriGuiones is an awesome non-profit organization that plant trees to help restore the coastal ecosystem in Nosara, Costa Rica. This year their goal is to plant at least 5000 trees. . They have a lot of planting events and always welcome volunteers to join and help! The later pictures were taken at the organization’s nursery. The little trees will be planted into nature soon 🌿 ——— Trees near the ocean are important to many species and important to combat coastal erosion. . Take sea turtles for an example, male sea turtles are disappearing due to climate change since the gender of sea turtle eggs is determined by the nesting environment. The warmer the sand, the more females will be hatched. If the sand temperature tops 84.7 degrees during incubation, only females will emerge. . As the earth is experiencing climate change and having fewer trees, the increased temperature (and possibly less shade near the beach) can impact the gender distribution and lead to less breeding of sea turtles and other species. . With the help of the community, the coastal line in Nosara has already become lusher when I was there 4 years ago. It always inspires me when I see people work on helping the world become a better place💚. It's also a reminder for me that I should do the same and help out as much as I can. - #種樹志工🌱 當初四年前來Nosara時認識了一個當地非營利組織的負責人,他說由於全球暖化跟樹商的關係,海岸線的樹越來越少,整個大大影響了生態圈、也影響到了海龜。 海龜的性別是由孵化的溫度決定,沙子越高溫,孵化出海龜的女性比例會較高。全球暖化加上如果沒有足夠的樹蔭,海龜的性別比會很不平衡,進而影響到整個族群。 . 因為機構的幫忙,這次回去Nosara發現海岸線比四年前時來更綠了。而這次回去也參與了種樹日跟當平日志工,近一百個志工中了四百顆樹。機構今年的目標是種至少五千顆樹🌱💚。 . 每次看到這些為了自己所相信的事物、為了讓世界更美好努力的人們都很敬佩,也提醒了自己在被忙碌生活吞沒時也要莫忘初衷啊 . . . . . . . . #volunteer #plants #planttrees #costarica #centralamerica #nosara #beach #ocean #sunset #love #exploremore #adventure #waves #solotravel #traveltheworld #backpacker #travelogue #naturelovers #discover #exploremore #travelpic #travels #taiwanese #girl #travellife #travelstoke #girlswhotravel #travelgirl #旅行 #自然

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Some of my favorites: sunset, beach, new hostel friend, and a sweet dog🐶 . Rainy season just started in Nosara. Luckily the last few days when I was there the rain didn’t come until nighttime so we were able to watch the sunset on the beach🧡 - 最喜歡的一些事物:夕陽、海灘、旅途上結交的新朋友、跟可愛的狗狗🐶 Nosara的雨季來臨了,去的一個禮拜幾乎天天下雨。好在最後幾天都到晚上才下雨才能看到美麗的夕陽🧡 . . . . . . . . . . #costarica #centralamerica #nosara #beach #ocean #sunset #love #exploremore #adventure #waves #solotravel #traveltheworld #backpacker #travelogue #naturelovers #beautifulplaces #beautifulscenery #discover #exploremore #travelpic #travels #taiwanese #girl #travellife #travelstoke #girlswhotravel #travelgirl #旅行 #自然

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Four years ago, I embarked on my first solo backpacking trip to Costa Rica and spent a month in this beautiful country. Back then I spent a week surfing in Nosara and fell in love with the lovely beach town. I’ve always wanted to come back ever since then. . So happy to finally be back here again 💙 . 🚍 Nosara is about four and a half hour drive or a six hour bus ride from San Jose (but there’s only one bus departing from San Jose each day) Another option is to go to Nosara from Liberia airport. It's around a two and a half hour car ride and there’re usually shared shuttles departing from LIR in the morning and afternoon - 哥斯大黎加是我四年前第一次獨自背包客去的國家 當時我在Nosara這個安靜的衝浪小鎮待了一個禮拜 整個愛上 離開後一直很希望能在回來 好開心能利用這次短暫的假期回到這安靜又美麗的海邊小鎮💙 . . . . . . . . . . . . #costarica #centralamerica #nosara #beach #ocean #love #exploremore #adventure #waves #traveltheworld #backpacker #travelogue #naturelovers #beautifulplaces #beautifulscenery #discover #exploremore #travelpic #travels #travellife #travelstoke #girlswhotravel #travelgirl #旅行 #自然 #山 #旅行

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Shangri-La is a city in Yunnan, China, and the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. A third of the people here are Tibetan, and another third are Lisu people (Tibeto-Burmese). - Last year we spent a week in Shangri-La visiting monasteries, national parks, and also did a four day Tiger Leaping Gorge trek. It’s easy to catch a bus from Lijiang to Shangri-La and it’s about a four hour ride. - If you’re curious about the Tibetan culture but want to save Tibet for its own big trip (🙋🏻‍♀️), Shangri-La is a nice place to visit and have a peek into daily Tibetan life when you are traveling in China ☺️

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Happy Earth Day 🌍❤️ Every time I go outside and into nature, I am amazed by how beautiful our planet earth is. - This year Earth Day is focused on ending plastic pollution since plastic is contaminating our oceans and vital habitats... - When I was visiting a sea turtle conservation center in Sri Lanka, I saw a few injured sea turtles that had trouble swimming. Most of the injuries were caused by plastic bags and straws floating around in the ocean😞 - To help promote a healthy planet, we can try our best to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic, volunteer at beach cleanup events, and use reusable shopping bags. (I'm also trying my best!) - Hopefully all animals will be able to live in a safe and clean environment soon, just like this turtle happily swimming in the ocean 💙 #earthday #earthday2018 #earthdayeveryday

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Flower season in DC 🌺❤️🌸 - 本來以為櫻花季可以看到很多櫻花,但今年冬天太晚了花都還沒盛開。 回旅社途中反倒是經過這個有滿滿盛開木蘭花的小公園❤️ 對花無法招架啊啊啊

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After nine days of driving around at night in search of the northern lights, we finally got lucky and saw the beautiful dancing lights💚 - There are a lot of free apps that show the northern lights forecast. Though it doesn't guarantee that you’ll see the lights, it's nice to know what time the light activity will peak and that's when you’ll have the greatest chance to see the dancing lights✨ . . . . . . . . . . . . #northernlights #aurora #norway #tromso #travelcouple #dreamy #dreamland #mountains #snow #exploremore #adventure #taiwanesegirl #trekking #couples #traveltheworld #backpacker #travelogue #sonyalpha #naturelovers #beautifulplaces #beautifulscenery #discover #exploremore #travelpic #landscape #travels #travellife #travelstoke #girlswhotravel #travelgirl #naturetherapy

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One of the craziest things I’ve ever done was probably going arctic surfing on a snowy day in Norway. . Every trip we would try to incorporate surfing, so when we found out that one of the best surf spots on the Lofoten Islands was nearby, we went for it the next day. . It took us 10 minutes to put on the thickest wetsuit the surf shop had and 10 times the effort to paddle out into the ocean. I still remember that moment when I turned my board around and saw one of the most beautiful scenes- the surrounding mountains covered with snow, waves splashing onto the icy shore, and snow falling from the sky. During that moment I felt so tiny but also so connected with the surrounding nature. - If you’re into surfing and don’t mind the sub-zero temperature, don't miss out Unstad beach in Norway! It’s gorgeous there and you might even catch the northern lights when surfing 💛 . - 目前過最瘋狂的事件之一大概就是在挪威極地衝浪了 跟大胃出去旅遊時我們都盡可能把衝浪安排在行程裡,有時旅遊的目甚至就是為了追浪。在挪威的期間我們發現位在住宿附近的Unstad海灘是很適合衝浪的地方,隔天就過去追浪了。 衝浪當天是零下十度的飄雪天。我們大概花了十分鐘才把衝浪店裡最厚的防寒衣套上出發。 第一次穿水靴拿著浪板踩著冰下水。下水後我只記得臉被冰水打的好痛(我故意狂流口水到嘴巴外因為只有口水是溫的🙈) 好不容易滑水出去後,轉過身看到了大概是此生最美的風景之一。 因為Unstad是個峽灣,從海上望回去身邊都被雪山包圍,加上浪花和飄雪,整個美到無法言喻。 如果有喜歡衝浪又不怕冷的朋友,很推薦挪威的Unstad beach!幸運的話還能在極光下衝浪✨💛 . . . . . . . . . #surfing #norway #unstad #arcticsurf #lofoten #dreamland #mountains #snow #exploremore #adventure #taiwanesegirl #trekking #couples #traveltheworld #backpacker #travelogue #gopro4 #naturelovers #beautifulplaces #beautifulscenery #discover #exploremore #travelpic #landscape #travels #travellife #travelstoke #girlswhotravel #travelgirl #naturetherapy

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This weekend I went to a volunteer training event to get involved in our school’s center for human rights that help foreign people seek asylum and care in the U.S. . It was heartbreaking and upsetting to hear about all the stories our clients encountered back in their home country regarding violence, sexual abuse, and other violations of human rights. Many escaped home just to stay alive, some are only just teenagers... . So far our center for human rights has helped with nearly 500 cases and many clients have been approved for asylum. I’m very excited that I will be able to help conduct interviews and prepare affidavits with physicians and lawyers for our future clients to help them seek asylum and continuing medical care in America. . All human beings should be born free and equal in dignity and rights. . 這週末參加了學校人權社團舉辦的培訓講座。培訓完後能當社團志工,幫忙逃難到美國的外籍人士申請避難所,辦理難民簽證。 聽著講者敘述過去幫忙的客戶所經歷的虐待、非人道被對待的事蹟實在很心疼。很多難民千里迢迢到美國只為了不被村民殺害,很多甚至都還只是小孩⋯ . 學校的人權社團至今已經幫忙快500個人申請避難簽,很開心之後也能成為社團的一份子,跟著醫生、律師等一起幫未來客戶寫宣誓書、醫療證明來申請美國的避難所和提供創傷的醫療服務。 每個人都該享有基本的人權阿 . . . . . . . . #humanrights #volunteer #giveback #nyc #city #cityscape #exploremore #adventure #taiwanesegirl #traveltheworld #backpacker #travelogue #naturelovers #beautifulplaces #beautifulscenery #discover #exploremore #travelpic #sunset #travels #iphone6s #travellife #travelstoke #girlswhotravel #travelgirl

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During our Everest Base Camp trek, we extended our journey and made a visit to Gokyo Lake through Cho La Pass. It takes about four extra days, but I ended up enjoying the view on that path a lot more☺️ . If you’re not short on time when doing the EBC trek, be sure to visit Gokyo Lake! It’ll be worth it 💙 . . . . . . . . . #gokyo #ebc #nepal #himalayas #trekking #everest #mountain #exploremore #adventure #taiwanesegirl #trekking #traveltheworld #backpacker #travelogue #naturelovers #beautifulplaces #beautifulscenery #discover #exploremore #travelpic #girl #travels #iphone6s #travellife #travelstoke #girlswhotravel #travelgirl #naturetherapy

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