October 27, 2011

a traveler: amsterdam

so moving on to the second destination: amsterdam! yeees, when i went to this city, it was winter, mid january and well it effin cold... it was the first time i've ever felt this cold in my entire life hahaha, some canadian would say that was nothing, temperature around -15 degrees celsius whatever that is, to me that was a freezing hell! but oh well... that didn't stop me from enjoying the trip! :)

the cold was unbearable, so i had to take certain measurements such as wearing leggings (2 of them) underneath my jeans, then one sleeveless shirt, then another shirt, then a sweater and then a thicker sweater and then finally a coat hahahaha... oh and you can't go out there without boots!

Amsterdam is such a beautiful city, i've heard that during the summer is even better, but i really liked seeing all around me covered in snow and the blueish that things looked, it made it all seem like a movie... museums are incredible, but the one thing we did enjoy the most was visiting the Heineken brewery :P hehehe it was so much fun going to that... and if you are ever in Amsterdam you should definitively visit that! it's quite interesting to see how things are made.

anyways with this photo you'll see what i'm talking about when i said "see everything covered in snow"

ugh, makes me cold just to see that again haha... but like i said best thing everrrr... i was happy running around the snow and touching or just feeling it!

oh and another place you should make sure to visit is "House of Bols" completely awesome :) i highly recommend it :) it'll awaken your senses ;)

bottom line, second country i visited was definitively different, with snow watching for the first time and and well the red district, that is quite something haha, you're not allowed to take photos there so...
again, a dream come true, to feel snow, to see the interesting set up of buildings and houses in Amsterdam which gives its own special appearance... ah i loved it :)

ps: do not use any of these images without my permission!

thank you for reading :)

October 25, 2011

a traveler: ibiza

i've been thinking all this time, about all my past travels and the future ones i would like to make... and i thought to myself... mmm i've never really put much attention to my travel photos, after all they are the memories i've kept from all those trips, some really powerful memories.

when i was living in London, i had no idea what traveling was all about, honestly i hadn't traveled that much then, just visited California, Florida, Guatemala and Costa Rica... the third one i don't remember i was very young. so anyways, when i stepped foot in London, it was magic, as if i was transported to another world. never been to europe before that and let me tell ya, man that was the most amazing feeling i've ever had... to feel butterflies in your stomach for the UNKNOWN. phew God know what was awaiting for me in London, but that's a whole different story i've put aside for these writings :)

anyways, my travel adventures started in Ibiza, Spain... holy crap i know what you're thinking party all day and all night, well i would say yes that place is famous for that but the last thing i did the first time i went there was party, ironically. Ibiza gave me a feeling of a place to relax, all i could think of while i was there was Cafe del Mar, if you don't know what that is you should google it, i promise it'll change your state of mind. we arrived by night, to me it was like a dream come true (as i had Ibiza on my bucket list), i saw the ocean lit up by the lights of the buildings, the night was clear and beautiful... it was october so it was a bit chilly (and off season as well), i remember wearing a sweater and some shorts walking on the side walk right next to the ocean, i could smell the water and feel the goosebumps all the way down to my spine.

i had also never seen water of that tone of blue, so pretty my favourite colour :) the water was pretty cold but man i enjoyed it... i was like a child with candies hehe

then the sun went down and wow, i was experiencing my first sunset on the mediterranean... just sitting there on some stairs on the beach, the sun was going down and it was in that moment i realized damn, i'm not dreaming, this is really happening.

those were 4 amazing days of knowing a new place, of not knowing where you are, walking aimlessly with no destination just living life one day at a time... and that lost feeling somehow helped me find some parts in me i didn't know existed. therefore, Ibiza, takes a big place in my heart for being my first experience of traveling alone, with no expectations, creating new memories and new feelings along the way.

this is the first post of my destinations... i'll make one per place visited :) thanks for reading :D

October 8, 2011

after a loooong time of not shooting

OMG it's been ages since i have taken photos so randomly i decided to do a quick photoshoot with a friend, and well it went really great :) i enjoyed coming up with poses and looks and outfits to make everything work... and if there is one thing i love about taking photos is that it definitively disconnects me from everything else and i become one with my camera :) cheesy right? haha thought so... no more ranting here are the best shots of the photoshoot :D 

they are all edited in different ways to keep shots creative and to try new editing techniques :)

ps: please do not use my images without my permission... thanks!