Eva zu Beck

Eva zu Beck

@evazubeck ๐ŸŒ Travel vlogger, presenter & story chaser ๐Ÿ“บ Docu coming soon ๐Ÿ’ฅ Real travel, always ๐Ÿ“ Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ’™ People say my Insta Stories are epic ๐ŸŽฅ Vlogs:

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10.7K    169    8 hours ago

Sinking up to our knees in the snow, clawing our way up towards the top of the hill away from the commercial slope. Around us, only tall pine trees, the silence of the mountain and flashes of the valley sinking below us. This was the start of my off-piste, forest-skiing adventure with one of @mjskiresortโ€™s guides, Ihsan. During the half-hour climb up, Ihsan offered to carry my skis and sank up to his waist into the fresh powder, paving the way. And then... we were ready to go down again, this time on our skis. The adrenaline rush you get when skiing is incomparable to anything else. But the adrenaline rush you get when you ski off-piste, in-between the trees, in fresh untouched powder, is like a rush of ecstasy. It stays with you for hours. We manoeuvred our way among the pines, carving those sweet double lines into the pure whiteness. I fell over a bunch of times, but bounced off the snow over and again. Nature, perfect silence, white and green, and your body navigating it all with smoothness and agility. Thanks @mjskiresort for this epic adventure โค๏ธ Loving it! #partnership #malamjabba #swattourism #kptourism #skischool #skiing #snowboarding

25.3K    486    1 day ago

Iโ€™m in winter wonderland! โ„๏ธ On the way to Malam Jabba, I couldnโ€™t believe how much snow had fallen in these parts of the country. The trees of Swat bent, heavy under the weight, the roads barely visible from under a thick layer of ploughed powder. When I finally reached Malam Jabba Resort, nestled on one of the mountaintops towering above Swat, I knew I found myself in MY kind of place. Hereโ€™s what I saw: Snow โœ… Skiing โœ… Beautiful weather โœ… Ahh! Thanks so much @mjskiresort for inviting me over - this is right up any adventure loverโ€™s alley. I plan to make the most of my time here ๐Ÿ˜œ Chalo / Za! #partnership #malamjabba #swattourism #kptourism #skischool #skiing #snowboarding

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21.3K    268    3 days ago

Falling sick with a fever is never a pleasant experience, but Iโ€™m turning it into something positive: this way, I get to catch up on my reading ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“š - all day! Iโ€™ve always been a huge bookworm. I even studied literature at university, thatโ€™s how much I love reading. And over the last few years, Iโ€™ve made it a habit to read fiction and non-fiction books set in the places Iโ€™m travelling to - and ideally by local authors. I feel this is such a great way to look under the hood and get a pinch of understanding for the culture, the people, the psyche of the place youโ€™re about to visit. And, of course, it gets you even more excited about visiting as you witness a story unveil in that very location. Thereโ€™s an intimacy to reading, and thereโ€™s an intimacy to taking in the words of an author, fusing with her thoughts and, ultimately, reliving her experience. ๐Ÿ“ธ by @thesalmanalam

28.7K    413    6 days ago

New VLOG is LIVE! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ธ This is the first โ€œtalking into the cameraโ€ vlog Iโ€™ve done in MONTHS and itโ€™s on a subject very close to my heart: dispelling some of the most common myths about Pakistan. In my experience as a foreigner travelling across the country, Iโ€™m always reminded of how the West often portrays it. The only stories we ever see in media are those of bloodshed, security risks and terrorism. This is SO FAR DETACHED from my own personal experience of Pakistan! Watch the vlog on my YouTube channel now ๐Ÿ™Œ (link in bio). ๐Ÿ“ธ by @thesalmanalam in Gwadar, December 2018

46K    2.2K    8 days ago

Iโ€™m back home ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ - and happy! I havenโ€™t had any proper photo opportunities since being back, so this is just a selfie. But a happy, forward-looking, homebody selfie ๐Ÿ˜ To be completely honest, I didnโ€™t think I would be THIS happy to be back, because of my generally nomadic preferences and also - importantly - commitment issues. But hey, I guess this is one place Iโ€™m officially starting to call home now ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks Pakistan for adopting me โค๏ธ

21K    338    9 days ago

[Swipe for the video ๐Ÿ‘‰] A bucket list item ticked off the list: rent a convertible and drive solo along a beautiful coastal road. โœ… Done! While driving, itโ€™s all about that feeling. The thoughts that rush through your head. The lyrics that cross your lips. The wind that messes up your hair. The number of times you open your eyes wide and say โ€œwowโ€ to yourself because nobody else is there to hear you. The pure, unadulterated joy of being on the road, moving freely and feeling at one with nature. I havenโ€™t felt this carefree in a long time. But today reminded me of why I decided to travel solo in the first instance. The freedom, the sense of discovery, the inner smile. Happy weekend to you all โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ“ธ by Dragon the Drone

15.2K    264    10 days ago

My first ever room tour ๐Ÿ˜œโœจ I feel like Iโ€™m letting you all into a pretty personal space for the first time! During this trip to South Africa, I got to stay at the beautiful @morequarters, who invited me to experience their hotel in Cape Town. And I genuinely loved it. So instead of taking a single photo, I thought Iโ€™d give you a proper room tour ๐Ÿ˜Š Thing is, if youโ€™re constantly on the road (like me), hotel rooms can get frustrating. I LOVE having more room - I feel it gives me extra mental space and, as youโ€™ve seen in my story, extra space to charge my millions of electronics ๐Ÿ˜‚ Homes, not just hotel rooms - this mantra always wins! #moreLodgesAndHotels #CapeTown #LuxuryTravel

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11.3K    326    11 days ago

Do you need a drone to be successful on YouTube or Instagram? ๐Ÿค” I have a very short answer for you: absolutely not! I often get messages from people saying โ€œhow much should I invest?โ€, โ€œequipment is so expensiveโ€, โ€œyou vloggers are successful because you have great gearโ€. Thatโ€™s just not true. I bought my first drone (and my first GoPro) only after my social media family hit 500k+ people across all channels. Almost a year after I started vlogging. Some of my most popular videos and photos were shot on a now-defunct second-hand camera (RIP old friend), or my iPhone. This electronic dream team travelled far and wide, and brought you some incredible content. My story is proof that you donโ€™t need fancy equipment to get started - or even to get quite far (half a million of you!). All you need is a strong niche, an unwavering work ethic, good ideas and a voice that resonates. But are drones fun? Oh yes they are ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ˜

23.1K    328    13 days ago

โ€œEvery bird flies with its own wingsโ€, says a Kiswahili proverb. โœจ I would just add โ€œbut all birds have wingsโ€. Doesnโ€™t that sound right? Because, look at us. All of us, following different paths, fuelled by the force of our individual desires, headed in directions that are as separate as they are one, and all of us, pushing on ahead together. Thanks for being here with me, though our paths may be very different โค๏ธ

18.7K    378    17 days ago

Whatโ€™s your fear? ๐Ÿ‘€ Iโ€™ve always been scared of deep, dark waters. The fear is actually so absurd that whenever the water beneath my feet becomes black, I start to picture strange creatures, monsters and frightening fish ๐Ÿฆ‘๐ŸŸ emerging from the depths and dragging me under. None of this is alleviated by the fact that Iโ€™m a great swimmer - the fear is still there ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ And while I tried scuba diving a few years back, I donโ€™t think I was quite ready for that. It made my fears even worse for a while. Iโ€™m now starting to think that in order to overcome a phobia or fear, you have to go slowly. Rather than jumping into the ocean straight away, go snorkelling first. This principle could be applied to any fear. If youโ€™re scared of travelling alone to faraway places, try going alone to a neighbouring city, or even a new neighborhood. Approach the process of conquering your fear like you would approach the process of acquiring any skill. Step by step, unfolding it and deconstructing it, until eventually all the layers of your fear stand in front of you, unravelled. Whatโ€™s your unexplained fear? ๐Ÿ‘€

14.7K    652    17 days ago

The heart is a strange organ. Sometimes it fills your chest and overflows, scorching your veins with red hot lava. Sometimes, it bends so far that cracks of ice seem to open up, about to break and burst into a million shards. And sometimes, the heart works just fine. It sweeps you under its momentum, so you can flow along to the tempo it picked for you. And there you are, dancing to the music that only you can hear.

19.5K    562    19 days ago

Welcome to Zanzibar ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ I took this video of myself BY MYSELF ๐Ÿ˜ How?! Actually, my drone took it as it piloted itself above the Indian Ocean. It turns out out that drones these days are capable of flying pretty much all by themselves, if you preset them. The remote controller, plus my phone, are right by my feet on the boat, which is why Iโ€™m treading carefully. The drone is set to active tracking mode, which basically means itโ€™s making circles around me on its own. So here I am, properly testing out my drone for the first time and thinking itโ€™s the best thing I have ever bought. And guess what! It didnโ€™t crash into the water and drown - miraculous! ๐Ÿ˜‚