PLEASE READ 👉🏽 Before coming to Aruba I didn’t know much about it except from that there are flamingos living somewhere on the island 🙈 unfortunately after arriving here I learnt that the “flamingo beach” is very far from ethical, so I want to use the pictures I took here to draw awareness to the fact that these poor animals are being kept against their will and their feathers are cut off so they can not fly away from this island run by Renaissance Hotels. 😭 ⠀
I got invited by them to promote this place on my page but I can not support something like this, instead I will be using my pictures to share the truth and wish that more people, especially ones with a higher reach, would speak up without being afraid to lose sponsors or likes instead of pretending that this is “paradise”, because for these animals it is far from that! 🙏🏽😔 ⠀
After getting so many questions on this we’ve updated our blog post on Flamingo beach with some useful info on how to get there, how to make sure you beat the line and get your day pass (they sell out fast!) and how to be respectful to the animals.
The post is linked in stories ❥ #stayclosetravelfar
Here are some pics of me and some wild flamingos at Flamingo Beach in Aruba. I miss Baeb so much! I get to go home to him in 2 days. I talked to him on the phone yesterday and he was very happy to hear my voice. COMMENT WHERE MY NEXT DESTINATION SHOULD BE! (Yes my swimsuit has Cockatoos on it hehe)
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Where is the flamingo emoji?
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Haha so I am shocked that I received as many messages as I did about flamingo island.
I literally had people messaging me from Brazil in Portuguese. Hey, I’m not mad about it haha. .
But I was so serious when I said, I REALLY do not want what happened to me to happen to anyone else. .
So I wrote a blog post at the link in bio for anyone who wants to know more and are afraid that they don’t have all the details.
It’s scary to waste that much time and money if you’re not guaranteed to get there so make sure you read it before you go. It will be the most valuable and honest thing you’ve read about getting to the island out of anything you’ve seen out there.
Like I said,
I’m fortunate that I have gone to this island once a year, since I was born as apart of my family’s annual vacation, so I’m happy to help and please keep messging me if you have more questions. To my Brazilian friends out there, I hope you can translate my blog post 😂😘 because no hablo portuguese (yes I wrote that in Spanish 😐)
Link in bio: https://www.didomenicodesign.com/how-to-get-to-flamingo-island-aruba-what-no-one-tells-you/
How often do you get to travel together? Typically Troy and I are lucky enough to travel once a month together! (Spoiled, I know!!) But truthfully we are so thankful! On a good month, I will join him on two trips!! • •
We have been dating for just over a year, and we have been on 15 vacations/ trips together!! Mostly work trips, but a handful being true vacations for us both! • •
On the work trips, I will fly standby with every finger and toe crossed hoping I make it on the flight!! It’s a party in the sky when I do!! 🍾 Aruba was the first work trip I made it to... and boy did it impress! Who’s been to visit the flamingos in Aruba??
New insides, Who Dis???? March #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth .
Short story: One year ago I was diagnosed with endometriosis. For those of you who do not know, this disease affects 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years & each woman with a endometriosis story is different. However, all women that have this disorder share one thing in common: tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the of the uterus (in different areas of the body) resulting in severe and sometimes debilitating period pain. Ladies, don’t believe the hype of “everyone gets pain and just suck it up.” -
There’s currently no cure for endometriosis but I know that I’ll have good days and bad days but I prefer to thank God for the good.
Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I started to see that I was actually incredibly strong! Physically and mentally I am growing stronger everyday. The mental
battle that ensued after surgery was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. After 1 major surgery, 2 different doctors since the first one wouldn’t listen 🙄, physiotherapy, 35 doctor visits, and 15 different meds .... I’m almost A1! 🙌🏾. FYI it did not attack my female organs so yes I’ll still be able to have some #babyCurlyHeads . 😝☺️🙏🏽 -
So here’s a little knowledge for you to raise awareness. Laparoscopic surgery or a Mini-Laparotomy is the only way endometriosis can be diagnosed. CT scans, MRI’s & Ultra sounds cannot provide proper diagnosis. Why?! A biopsy during a surgical procedure is how women formally get diagnosed. -
Thank you for reading my post. S/O to my squad (God for blessing me with a safe surgery, my family for all my free meals and love, my friends for listening to me cry and complain about pain and recovery and my boo for helping me find a new doctor, my pelvic massages and fabulous unexpected care packages .) 🙌🏾🙏🏽 -
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