“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer”.

One of my favorite quotes when it comes to traveling and a quote I couldn’t agree with more.
I’ve always been passionate about traveling. Seeing the world, learning new cultures, meeting new people, trying new things…
It makes you realize there are so many beautiful places to discover and that there’s so much in the world you just don’t know of.
And every time you return home with less money in your pocket, you feel like you’re so much richer cause of the wonderful experiences you’ve had and the beautiful memories you’ve made.

My name is Latoya Rafaëla, born and raised in The Netherlands and I’d like to call myself a World traveler.
So far I’ve been to 68 countries in the world and I still have many places on my list I’d love to tick off.

I’ve danced in the streets of Havana, partied in Vegas, admired the pyramids in Gizeh and wandered through the beautiful nature of Costa Rica. I sang karaoke in Tokyo, climbed Mount Bromo on Java, shopped in New York, spend my days on Ipanema beach in Rio, watched countless sunsets all over the world and I still feel like I want to see more. It doesn’t matter if you travel in luxury or prefer backpacking; once you’ve had a taste of traveling it can become addictive!
Every year I try to tick 2 or 3 countries off of my list, Nearby or further away.
I plan it weeks, sometimes months ahead and count the days till I can go. I sort out my itinerary, read about the culture and food and find out the best places to visit. The weeks before I go, is when all the fun begins. And it doesn’t end when I return home. Once I’ve unpacked and given my souvenirs a new place, I start sorting out my photos and turn them into a book full of memories to look back on.
This way I can easily share my stories and reminisce of my wonderful travels.

Each month, I’d like to share one of my wonderful trips around the world with you!
I’ll give you tips and ideas on restaurants, hotels and show you those undiscovered places that are not yet packed with tourists.
Whether it’s a fancy cruise on the ocean, or a low budget city trip, I’m going to share my experiences, my loving memories and photo’s with you.

Follow my monthly travel blog on Essere Moda or on my website: www.latoyarafaelaphotography.com

Safe travels! 😘

Latoya Rafaëla

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  1. Deke
    02/02/2017 / 8:59 PM

    A wonderful starter piece and looking forward to what adventures and snaps you’ll be sharing.

  2. 02/03/2017 / 10:05 AM

    Helemaal mee eens kan niet wachten op mijn volgende reisje!

  3. Jose denis
    02/03/2017 / 2:27 PM

    Mooie blog en wat een bofbibs ben je ☺️✌️Leuke foto s Nog vele mooie reizen toegewenst, liefs, Jose

  4. 02/03/2017 / 4:25 PM

    I love your blog! I’m looking forward to keeping up with your travels. I wish I could visit 2-3 new countries a year. One day!

    • 02/03/2017 / 6:29 PM

      Thank you Kelsey 🙂
      Traveling doesn’t always have to cost a lot of time or money tho… I’ll write a piece with travel tips like that in the near future! Hope you’ll continue to read my blogs!

  5. Dennis
    02/03/2017 / 5:43 PM

    Mooie blog goed geschreven

  6. Dennis
    02/03/2017 / 5:45 PM

    love your blog Safe travels for the future!

  7. Aukje
    02/03/2017 / 7:46 PM

    Love you’re first blog! Can’t wait to read more! Proud!

  8. Sandra
    02/04/2017 / 8:31 PM

    Great blog. Looking forward to reading more from you!

  9. 03/03/2017 / 4:14 AM

    Your accomplishments are fantastic! Can’t believe you are so young yet you have visited so many countries! Keep on going! And thanks for following Oh, the Places We See. Best wishes for always safe travel!

    • 03/13/2017 / 12:27 AM

      Thank you for your kind words Rusha Sams 😀
      For more photo’s of my travels you can visit my website or follow me on Instagram.
      Safe travels x

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