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Great Escape: The Best Travel Instagrams Of The Week [10.08.16]

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1 of 20|Christ The Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil| - LINK
2 of 20|Blacktip Reef Sharks, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles| | By @thomaspeschak - LINK
3 of 20|Mekong Delta, Vietnam| | By @atlasandboots - LINK
4 of 20|Ice Caves, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin, USA| | By Wan Shi - LINK
5 of 20|Storseisundet Bridge, Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway| | By @thomaseckhoff - LINK
6 of 20|Montrose, Colorado, USA| | By @kengeiger - LINK
7 of 20|Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy| - LINK
8 of 20|Strasbourg, France| - LINK
9 of 20|Meteora Monasteries, Greece| - LINK
10 of 20|Everglades National Park, Florida, USA| | By @arni_coraldo - LINK
11 of 20|Yosemite National Park, California, USA| - LINK
12 of 20|Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea| | By @jessmandia - LINK
13 of 20|Laguna Beach, California, USA| - LINK
14 of 20|Bellwald, Switzerland| | By @bokehm0n - LINK
15 of 20|Bubble Hotel, France| - LINK
16 of 20|Upni Duniya, Koh Samui, Thailand| | By @upniduniya - LINK
17 of 20|Viñales, Cuba| - LINK
18 of 20|Newport Beach, California, USA| | By @asenseofhuber - LINK
19 of 20|Limone Sul Garda, Italy| | By @elton.santiago - LINK
20 of 20|Zhangjiajie, China| | By @nk7 - LINK

Olá and welcome to another installment of inspiring travel Instagrams.

Our digital trip begins in Brazil this week, host to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. People can’t stop talking about the Russian doping scandal, Olympic diets, Gisele on the catwalk, and Michael Phelps’ intense game face. For now Rio is on the tip of everyone’s tongues, but when the curtain comes down on the closing ceremony, the city will remain as vibrant as ever. Just look at how magnificent Christ the Redeemer looks at sunset.

A variety of creatures got in on the Instagram action this week. Man’s best friend went for a walk through the ice caves of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Blacktip reef sharks took in a dip in water only centimetres deep in Aldabra Atoll. And in Everglades National Park, famous for its alligators, two creatures of a decidedly less toothy type snacked on seagrass.

Humans weren’t short on adventures of their own. A brave soul took a skateboard to Norway‘s perilous, undulating Atlantic Ocean Road. Onder Turkmen rowed through Capri‘s picturesque Blue Grotto. Daniel Kordan trekked to Meteora, Greece, where six ancient monasteries are perched atop towering natural sandstone rock pillars.

Man and beast came together in Cuba. Oliver Vegas explored Viñales on horseback to meet the locals and learn the secrets of their infamous local cigars. Follow in his footsteps with our Gentleman’s Guide To Cuba.


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