3 Days in Romantic Venice
Venice…the magical city once called home by the womaniser Casanova and the talented painters Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, is either loved or hated by its visitors. I happen to adore it. I fell in love with Venice the first time I visited the Italian city in 2001. For 8 hours, I meandered through the cosy...
Grouse Mountain sunset
On a lazy Sunday morning, we hopped into our rental car and 20 minutes later, after driving over the iconic Lion’s Gate Bridge, we arrived at Grouse Mountain, ‘the peak of Vancouver’. Last minute day trips are easy in this Canadian city, with spectacular mountains readily available at your doorstep. In just...
Amsterdam gracht at sunset
Winter 2013. I visited Amsterdam for 3 days between Christmas and New Year. Even though the weather wasn't great, freezing cold, greyish with plenty of rain on the first day, I managed to see and capture as much as I could of the capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is well...
Kluane National Park flightseeing tour Yukon
I looked out of the plane’s small window and admired the scenery below me. The landscape resembled a painting, with the river echoing broad strokes across a sandstone-coloured canvas... We were flying above the Slims River Valley, in a place where the Slims River snaked through dried-up land. The...
Visiting Hobbiton New Zealand Matamata
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit…” I was sixteen when I was first introduced to Middle Earth, a world that intrigued me beyond words – in fact, some might even say I was a little obsessed with Hobbits, Elves and Orcs… But, until I was hired by...
Arc de Triomphe, Paris
To many, Paris is regarded as one of the most romantic cities in the world. However, after visiting the French capital twice, I don’t consider it any more romantic than other European cities such as London, Amsterdam, Vienna or Rome. This doesn’t mean I don’t like the city, on the...
Thinhorn Sheep checking out the opposition
For my 30th birthday in October, we decided to fly to the Yukon, in North West Canada. I had always wanted to visit for its spectacular scenery and the Northern Lights. While in Whitehorse, the Yukon capital, we opted to visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, a non-profit organisation which participates...
Grouse Mountain Winter Wonderland, Canada
Winter is upon us and the proud Vancouver mountains were beckoning us to explore their snowy peaks. Grouse Mountain, the peak of Vancouver, had just enjoyed some fresh snowfall and while the ski slopes were still closed, visitors can explore the mountain all year round. My boyfriend had never been in snow, so I...
Hampstead Heath detail
After a month of working with no free weekends, I finally found myself with nothing to do this Sunday. Keen to explore a few unknown places, I set off with my camera to capture the winter scenery in Hampstead Heath, a park in the North of London. After having lived in...
Highland cows in Scotland
Scotland is one of my favourite places in the world which our 3 day road trip proved to me once again. We drove quite a few miles each day, making sure not to miss the most important places. We started our trip in Edinburgh, made our way to Cairngorms National Park, Inverness and arrived at Loch Ness when...