We've all made some strange sacrifices and take up even stranger hobbies during 2020, some more than others. An Atlanta food critic, for example, replaced the hole the pandemic left in her professional life with a chipmunk restaurant. Likewise, travel writer Sharon Waugh has had to make do.
Waugh, a South African freelance travel writer, runs a blog, The Sharonicles, but most of her time is usually taken up with writing travel features for international publications. This is what her Instagram feed used to look like, documenting her extensive travels and worldly experiences:
Ah, to live this kind of life.
Since March, though, her excursions have been, shall we say, paused.
As such, she had to spend her time a different way: Waugh has been recreating her travel photos in the comfort (or discomfort, depending on how you look at it) of her apartment. She's been posting since March and still going strong, getting more and more creative every day. When the idea first struck, she wrote about it for Bored Panda:
"Lockdown has been tough, but I believe I have coped with it in the same way as just about every other travel-obsessed extrovert: Aside from practicing my Instagram travel poses, I have consumed loads of carbs mostly from the comfort of my living room couch cushion fort, as one does," she wrote. "Since then, I have been sharing my own attempts to recreate the lockdown version clichéd travel Instagram pictures on my account. Here are some of the best results."