Archive for October, 2012

monet gardens in giverny

Visiting the Monet Gardens in Giverny

Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by .

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During my research on the Normandy roadtrip I was planning, I was searching for interesting things to do between Paris and the coast, in order to give my pilot some well-deserved rest. That’s when I clicked - aren’t the famous Monet gardens in the area? I was really excited to visit what is perhaps the [...]

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barcelona at night

Barcelona at night - scary or exciting?

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by .

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First off - let me reassure you. It’s not scary. The Spanish devil does NOT come out after nightfall. You don’t need to hold on to your handbag like it holds the actual date of the end of the world. Or WikiLeaks files. In fact, Barcelona at night is quite lovely. Mind you, I say [...]

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travel photography tips

Travel Photography Series: 5 Things You Need to Take More Photos Of

Posted on 26. Oct, 2012 by .

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Remember this post I wrote a few tips on how to be a better photographer? These are easy ways to understand how photography works, and how to improve your technique. But what about the subject? What about the things you want to photograph? Do you always seem to end up with the same pictures over [...]

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photos of edinburgh at night

Chasing the night in Edinburgh - In Photos

Posted on 24. Oct, 2012 by .

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I know I’m from the big north country - Canada. But Montreal isn’t that far up north. It’s on the same level as central France, and Switzerland. Something I completely forgot about when I was in Edinburgh last June. On my last night in the city, I wanted to go out to get a few [...]

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photos of deauville

The sunsets of Deauville - In Photos

Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by .

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I only stopped in Deauville to refuel. Both the car, and my stomach, I mean. When you spend a week in Normandy for the first time, Deauville isn’t on top of your priorities. But then I saw this. It actually started raining while I was watching the sunset. I LOVE those moments where you can’t [...]

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boqueria market

The colorful Boqueria Market in Barcelona

Posted on 17. Oct, 2012 by .

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I’ve always thought that public markets were a great way to learn more about a city, a country. Although that may have to do with my gluttony - but let’s say this time was for Catalan culture research purposes. The Boqueria market in Barcelona is perhaps where you’ll find the highest concentration of people during [...]

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Flåm

Where to stay in Flam: Fretheim Hotel

Posted on 16. Oct, 2012 by .

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During my week in Norway, I had the chance to stay overnight in the teeny-tiny village of Flam, right in the heart of the fjords. While I was a bit skeptical about the quality of accommodation in such a remote place, I couldn’t have been more wrong. The Fretheim Hotel is, for lack of a better word, simply [...]

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féria de nimes

The Amazing Féria de Nimes

Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by .

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I had a brief stop in Nîmes earlier this year when I got back from Catalunya. Short stop but long enough for me to grab a sandwich and chat with the waitress. “- So what should I come to Nîmes for, if not the train station? - Oh you shoud come back for the Féria [...]

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photos of nice

A nice night in Nice - In Photos

Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by .

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Pun very much intended. It was way too obvious to be avoided! What wasn’t obvious, however, is how much I would love Nice. It was my second time in the city, and I remember liking it, but it wasn’t in my favorite places in Europe, that’s for sure. Now, I don’t think I could leave [...]

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london landmarks

Remembering London - In Photos

Posted on 11. Oct, 2012 by .

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I know I said I wasn’t writing about London anymore. But let’s be honest - I can’t help myself when it comes to this place. I was browsing through my (many) photo albums while planning my next visit in November. I’ve seen LOTS of things in London and yet I feel I’ve seen so little. [...]

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photos of bergen

Bergen, the most photogenic place on the planet?

Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by .

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It’s hard not to like Bergen. It may not be Norway‘s most exciting city, nor the most historical. But I found it to be particularly interesting nonetheless, and most importantly, very pretty. It was the starting point of my love affair with Norway. And that alone is a good enough reason to go to Bergen, [...]

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barceloneta

Cheeky Barceloneta - In Photos

Posted on 08. Oct, 2012 by .

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One of my favorite things about Barcelona, outside the great food and architecture, is the crazy amount of street art and original landmarks. I mean, where else will you see a giant smiling crawfish? This cheeky crustacean is located right before the Barceloneta, right by Barcelona’s marina. It wasn’t actually built for the entertainment of [...]

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gaudi barcelona

Following Gaudi’s Trail in Barcelona

Posted on 03. Oct, 2012 by .

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Going on a Gaudi quest in Barcelona isn’t very hard. It would actually be hard NOT to. Because he is, quite simply, everywhere. The most iconic landmarks of Barcelona are signed by Gaudi, and they also happen to be the most popular. For a good reason - they’re quite spectacular. I always say that touristy [...]

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scandic bergen city

Where to stay in Bergen: Scandic Bergen City

Posted on 02. Oct, 2012 by .

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The Scandic Bergen City is a great option to look into if you’re planning on staying overnight in Bergen. Here’s why: View Larger Map Scandic Bergen City: Location The hotel is located just outside the hustle of the town center, but close enough that it’s not very long to get to. I actually really liked [...]

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