Did someone say…. ROAD TRIP?? After nearly 3 years living in the UAE it was finally time to explore further than Dubai. So off we went. Starting out in Dubai heading up to RAK, driving through Diba and ending up in Fujairah overlooking Snoopy Island where we were to set up camp for the eve. From miles of desert to giant rocky mountains within an hour, I had no idea why it had taken so long to explore this side of the UAE. The one thing these pictures do not tell is the sweat we were dealing with on that day, our own fault really for travelling in the middle of summer! Nevertheless when you have the chance to explore, GO, you never know when it will come up again!
Last minute trip to Petra – check! My 4th out of the 7 World Wonders and a trip that has given me some of my fondest memories to date. We hiked, we hiked a LOT and we witnessed some of the prettiest views possible. Taking off turns and always climbing those extra steps, turning it into a real adventure and getting the best views of The Monastery. We were also lucky enough to be invited to drink tea with the generous and kind Bedouins.. Now, this was my trip highlight; a glimpse into the real life in Petra.
Another European Destination I’ve been aching to tick off – Malta. Wearing yet another floaty Free People dress (they win me over every time). Puff ball sleeves and jingling bells? Yes please. What a blissful day this turned out to be. Starting off with a coastal walk and finishing up in a Shisha lounge on the sea front. A perfect European summers day, Thank you Malta.
The one question I can’t stop asking myself.. How has it taken me so long to visit Brooklyn? Boy, have I been missing out. First stop – Brooklyn Flea Market, a place where I found myself in my absolute element. Jam packed Vintage stalls at their very best. My personal favourite, La Poubelle Vintage which was set in a caravan alongside the rustic letter store where I obviously purchased L, O, V and E! Shopping, discovering and walking (the Brooklyn Bridge) are some of my favourite things to whilst enjoying the city life!
This was one of those days where I felt completely overwhelmed with gratitude. Due to a last minute change of schedule it was time to explore Copenhagen, a city I had yet to tick off. What a pleasant surprise! From the moment I entered the hotel room with views of the locals jumping in the river, my energy levels were raised. With my new Fujifilm and a map ready to go, off I went to enjoy this gem of a European city. As it turns out Copenhagen has it all; riverside trampolines, pop up river view bars feeding you cheese and wine and of course ‘The Little Mermaid’ herself. A day when I couldn’t be more grateful of my job, thank you!
Around this time last year I went on my first trip to Portugal. I was seriously wowed by some of the sights, the village of Sintra in particular. The first day was spent in the capital, Lisbon, where I got to ride one of the cute vintage looking trams up to the castle for a view of the Portuguese rooftops. The second day was more of an adventure, beginning with the colourful Castelo dos Mouros and ending up cliffside at the Cabo da Roca. This has to be up there with my favourite photo diaries of 2013.