Hi guys, it’s that time of the year again. 2015 was a year blessed with a lot of trips, happy moments, great company and more travels. Ok, there were missed flights and other bad things that I’d rather not talk about here – let’s keep up the high spirit! But going to the point, 2015 was also a year of blogging and social media success – although they’re changing quickly!
So, let me stop waffling, because the whole point of this post is to share with you some of my most liked photos on Instagram, which is, right now, my favourite social network. Surely, you’re following @travelwithpedro on Instagram, right? 🙂
9- CEAHLAU PARK, ROMANIA
In 2015 I returned to Romania to explore Neamt County, in the northeastern part of the country. One of the highlights of the trip was a hike that lasted many hours and rewarded us with amazing views – the landscape is really incredible.
At the start of the hike, Romanian photographer Cristian Sutu snapped me around sunlit trees. I’m sure you’ll agree this was an amazing shot and deserves to be in our 9th most liked Instagram photo, right?
8- A ROOM WITH A VIEW IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY
While staying at Movenpick Hotel Istanbul, I had the chance to enjoy this fantastic view from my 18th floor room. No, this is not historical Istanbul, this is the modern business area, which is as beautiful as the rest of the city.
7- PUEBLITO PAISA IN MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA
Towards the end of 2015 I visited Colombia, probably the most underrated country in Latin America. The city of Medellin was one of the highlights of the trip and there I visited the Pueblito Paisa, a replica of a typical rural village in the Antioquia part of Colombia and it was the 7th most liked picture of 2015.
6- HISTORICAL TRAM IN LISBON, PORTUGAL
Walking around the streets of Lisbon, a city built over seven hills, I passed by this historical tram, which takes passengers on a short uphill journey. Probably because of the history/graffiti mix, it was very popular with my followers. What do you think?
5- STREET DECORATION IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY
I saw these balloons in a corridor near Suleymaniye Mosque, in Istanbul, and couldn’t resist but photographing it. Why? Because of the colours and it also reminded me of something I was about to do a few days later. Surprisingly, it got so many likes that it entered this list.
4- SUNSET OVER ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Istanbul is one of those cities where you’ll be rewarded with beautiful sunsets. My favourite spot is Galata Bridge, from where you can see many important landmarks.
3- RAINBOW STAIRS IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY
After a retired gardener decided to paint the stairs near his place with the rainbow colours, many other “rainbow stairs” followed suit. They do make the streets of Istanbul more beautiful and, somehow, lively, and shocked me getting with a third place. 🙂
2- BALLOON FLIGHT IN CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY
After years visiting Turkey, it was in 2015 that I finally had the chance to go on a balloon ride in Cappadocia. The scenery is one of the most unique in the world, with natural fairy chimneys, colourful mountains, and a desert-meets-moon-meets-the-Smurfs sort of landscape. Do you agree that this picture deserves to be the 2nd most liked photo on Instagram in 2015?
1- THE HISTORICAL STREETS OF CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA
The last big trip of the year was to Colombia, a country I wanted to visit for a very long time. The trip had many highlights, from the food to the people, with history and beaches in between.
And our most liked Instagram photo of 2015 was the University of Cartagena seen from my hotel balcony.
So, did you like our pictures? Then follow my adventures on Instagram!