merenlin Got a henna tatoo the other day. Feel like such a free spirit :-) #girl #henna #india #southafrica #freedom #portrait #blackandwhite #waldorf #constantia #schoolfair 2h

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merenlin By far my favourite thing to do is to walk around in nature, sketching or taking pictures. Next on the list is reading and drinking coffee in small charming cafes.
Today I did all of them. #happy
Now how do I make a living doing that?:-)OK, maybe I will need to incorporate some math in there, because it's fun too:-) @mariemilligan
#cafe #coffee #naturejournal #natuteconservation #sketching #sketch #sketchbook #micron #microadventures #monsterandpie #books #reading #aswany #friendlyfire #simonstown #art #drawing
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  •   zomgelbird This is so awesome 1d
  •   mariemilligan Who now that's a question I love to help find the options & opportunities for :) We need a catch up talk lovely lady!! X 1d
  •   merenlin @mariemilligan yes we do! I wrote you a super long email the other day as well ;) 2h

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merenlin I am hanging out with the penguin monitors this week, brace yourself for penguin spam soon:-) And in the meanwhile, enjoy the view!
I can't believe it has already been almost two months in SA. Not sure how I will live without the sun and the sea and all the beautiful plants!

#lovesouthafrica #meetsouthafrica #sea #cloudporn #blue #nature #sky #sunny #thisissouthafrica #thisisautumn #march #keepitwild #wildwomendo #lifeasaninvestment #monsterandpie
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merenlin A touch of Paris in Simon's Town.
A well deserved dinner for me after a long day of work.

#paris #cafe #dinner #evening #westerncape #southafrica #interior #details #colors #design
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merenlin Have you ever had a nature journal?

I had one when I was a kid and it was by far the most enjoyable homework ever. Now I'm rediscovering the joy of drawing and noticing nature around me.

You should try it too!

#monsterandpie #nature #natureisspeaking #art #naturejournal #journalling #notes #birds #wetlands #sketch #sketching #drawing #micron #microadventures
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merenlin I miss the mountains now. Photo from my birthday hike.

I grew up in a big city and have never been that outdoorsy. I think the only reason is that I had no idea how amazing it is.
Hiking uphills is challenging, especially in the heat of South Africa, but immenselly rewarding with the views, peacefulness and a sense of adventure.

Let's get outside and wild more often!

#outdoors #getoutside #thisissouthafrica #meetsouthafrica #westerncape #cederberg #mountains #hiking #outdoorbella #girl #view #memories #wilderness #wildwomendo
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merenlin Cape Flats Erica (Erica Verticillata) is a flagship project at Rondevlei. This Erica was extinct in the wild since 1960s due to urbanisation, but thanks to conservation scientists it is slowly recovering and finally producing seeds.

Isn't it beautiful? More about fynbos on my nature blog #monsterandpie (link in profile)

#flowerpower #fynbos #amazingcapetown #thisissouthafrica #capetown #capeflats #erica #pink #flower #nature #natuteconservation #getoutside #hiking #meetsouthafrica #plants #green #biology #botany #monsterandpie
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merenlin Molesnake did not escape the fire.

Read why fynbos need fire and how these magnificent ecosystems recover from it in my new blog post on www.monsterandpie.com about my visit to the Kenilworth Nature Reserve.

#microadventures #meetsouthafrica #capetown #lifeasaninvestment #monsterandpie #natuteconservation #nature #snake #fire #fynbos #lovesouthafrica #westerncape
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merenlin Miss when the ocean was like this on one of the warmest days! Usually it is too windy to swim. #openwater #swimming #wetsuit #girl #sea #ocean #southafrica #meetsouthafrica 2w

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merenlin Find out about the beautiful plants of the Western Cape in my new post on #monsterandpie about fynbos.
Link in profile!
#fynbos #westerncape #capetown #tablemountain #natuteconservation #nature #natureisspeaking #flowerpower #pink #lilies #plants #botany #biology
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merenlin Happy birthday girl selfie. I made it down the mountain today thanks to Johan. Now time for a braai! 3w
  •   ulia_kulikova С днем рождения! :) 3w
  •   julchinda Оксана, ты такая красивая!! С днем рождения тебя! Будь счастливой и продолжай добиваться поставленных целей! 3w
  •   merenlin @julchinda, @ulia_kulikova спасибо! 3w
  •   dallany123 Оксаночка, с прошедшим днем рождения! Ты такая красавица и умница, успехов тебе, счастья и любви :) 3w
  •   merenlin @dallany123 спаисбо большое! 2w

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merenlin Got to walk up the mountain with a scientist today. We were collecting data on temperature and humidity.
Happy, a little sunburnt and with jelly legs.
3w

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merenlin Greening it up! 3w

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merenlin +35 today, melting! 4w

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merenlin I've started a blog about nature coservation, sustainable living and eco tourism. Come visit!
The latest artice is about free volunteering opportunities in South Africa. Link in profile!
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merenlin Have a great weekend everybody! #capetown 1mon

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