The main reason I do my job is to explore new places, some of which I may never have thought to visit. Taipei is one of those for sure so my excitement levels were pretty high for this trip. Just that feeling of wandering round a city that is so different to what I am used to just makes me smile. When I arrived I went for a walk around the local neighbourhood and stocked up on random food before getting an early night for the next day’s hike. As usual I wanted a good view of the city so Elephant Mountain it was. After huffing and puffing our way up The Xiangshan Hiking trail, climbing the rocks at the top and nearly getting blown over, we had the perfect view over Taipei and the Taipei 101 building.
Even though this day was a while back it really does deserve a mention. One of my favourite photo diaries yet. My morning in Nice, Sep 2013. I’ve always had a big fascination over anything French and the south is one of my top 5 destinations. I woke up nice and early, rented a bike and cycled up the promenade to walk around the castle. I do love a good bike ride. The castle had many views overlooking the city and a beautiful waterfall at the top a hike I’m very grateful I made the effort to do. The main thing that stood out to me about Nice which I just adore was how the beach is still full of groups of people until 10pm, everyone happy, just being on that pretty pebble beach!
One of the first things that came to my mind when I knew Italy was on the cards.. The Cinque Terre. After admiring many photos of these cute little villages, I was on track to ticking off another ‘must see’ that was high up on my list. Pastel Paradise on the cliffs of the Italian Riviera! We started off at the top with Monterosso and worked our way down to my personal favourite Manarola, stopping in at Vernazza on the way. Vernazza had the most going with many local shops and restaurants, but the view of Manarola is like no other. We used the train as our transportation which was perfect, only taking a few minutes to pass from one village to the next. This also showed off the villages from a far all lined up along the coast line. Wow! No wonder this place is a MUST SEE! To make the day even more special was the fact I got to spend it with one of my all time favourite people – my Nan!
A Photo Diary of my day in Stockhom. My first visit to Sweden and first glimpse of Cherry Blossom this year. Floppy hat on, vintage cardigan on and we are ready to go. One thing I love about being back in cooler weather, getting all wrapped up in some of my most loved clothing. The day started with a walk to Kungstradgarden where the Cherry Blossom was beginning to bloom, then onto the streets of the beautiful old town.