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delft

Delft, the quintessential Dutch village

Posted on 23. Nov, 2012 by .

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When you think of the Netherlands, and Holland in particular, what pops to your mind? Canals, cobblestone streets, bicycles, cheese and gabled roofs? This is exactly what you’ll get in Delft. All these ingredients together make the ultimate Dutch village, the one we imagine, the one we read about and the one we want to [...]

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Enchanted by Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens

Posted on 21. Nov, 2012 by .

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“Enchanted” is quite the understatement of the year, indeed. For a North American, Halloween is a big thing. Think decorations all over town, eerie music playing, dressed up kids and grown-ups everywhere in sight. Not unlike Christmas, if you do Halloween, you either go big or go home. But in Europe, Halloween is about just [...]

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The majestic, monumental, magnificent Mont Saint-Michel

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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To me, the Mont-Saint-Michel was the kind of place that you read about in history books, that you see on television. You know, the kind of place you hear so much about but somehow seem unattainable, if only in dreams?  But since I’m such a big fan of roadtrips, I decided that the annual French [...]

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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 - 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 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, a photo essay

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 bergen

Bergen, the most photogenic place on the planet?

Posted on 19. 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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photos of nice

A nice night in Nice, a photo essay

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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Remembering London, a photo essay

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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Northern Ireland’s Troubles Murals, a Photo Essay

Posted on 14. Sep, 2012 by .

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It’s hard to believe that it was only a few years ago. And perhaps even harder to believe that despite the time that passed, and the efforts made, the issue isn’t entirely settled. In terms of Irish history, the so-called “Troubles” are a major chapter, and is still very true in Northern Ireland, especially in Derry [...]

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A weekend in Cantal, a photo essay

Posted on 05. Sep, 2012 by .

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To wrap up this series on my press trip in Cantal, I couldn’t think of a better solution than a photo essay. Not because I don’t have anything to say about Cantal. I do. In fact I always have something to say, about pretty much everything. Ask my husband! But somehow I feel like no words [...]

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Discovering Florence, a Photo Essay

Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by .

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I’ve never been to Florence. Actually, I’ve only been to Rome in Italy, and I am quite sad about that. Not because I didn’t like the city - I did. But I feel there is so much more to see in Italy than just the Eternal City! Starting with Florence… considering just how much I [...]

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dingle peninsula

The rugged Dingle Peninsula, a photo essay

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by .

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Roadtripping in Ireland was a life-long dream. For some reason (perhaps because half my family has bright ginger hair, perhaps because we are quite the elbow-benders), I was always drawn to the Emerald Island, and what better way to discover it than with a car, I thought. Well there happens to be a better way. [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by .

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As I mentioned before, Ireland is notorious for its unpredictable weather. It is highly recommend that you carry, at all times, the following items: wool socks, sunscreen, sunglasses and a scarf. You just never know. And sadly, Mother Nature’s time of the month decided to strike just when I was scheduled to visit the perilous [...]

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