Saturday, 12 December 2015

TRAVEL TO: Northern Lights

This is the first post in a 'series' taking about where I would love to visit and travel to. This post is about the beautiful sights of looking at the aurora in the night sky - The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, is on most bucket lists and they are one of the top things I want to see. In these posts I'll research the places briefly and write about information that I find interesting and will help in the future as I do plan to visit these places. Any places around the world you would love to visit?

I would defiantly research when to see the Northern Lights to make sure I don't miss them, it would be a huge disappointment if you made the trip to see them and it just doesn't appear, wouldn't it?

- The Aurora occurs when highly charged electrons from the solar wind collide with different atmospheric elements in the ring surrounding the North Pole so you'll have to travel pretty far up north, practically on top of the world!
I found the best points to see them are:

1. Norway
Svalbard, Norrway - I have been to Norway before and it was incredible but that was on a cruise to a few places on the south-east coast which I'll do a blog post about soon because the landscape is stunning there.

*My own photo from Norway*

For seeing the Northern Lights, Svalbard is a Norwegian island well up into the arctic. The best time to see the Northern Lights are between November and February. Why? Well between mid-November and end of January Svalbard is without daylight. I know part of Norway is in darkness for half a year therefore your chances are increased of seeing the aurora lights. The other side to just visiting here is outside this period i.e. daylight when you can see, there's a better chance of seeing reindeer's, walrus' and polar bears! Things you don't see often so a great experience! I would just go to see them.

2. Finland
Another place and where I would prefer to go to see the Northern Lights and that's because in Kakslauttanen, Finland they have an igloo arctic resort where you can see the lights from your own igloo, how amazing!?

You get to stay in a traditional log cabin complete with sauna and open fire. THE PERFECT combination! Ever since I found out and saw the picture of the igloo resort I've been interested in going.
If the lights don't appear at least you can instead do snowy activities such as a reindeer safari, or rent some skis. I've never tried skiing or really any snow sports but would love to so much although I am so bad at ice skating I might be even worse at skiing.

As these places are so up north you'll have to fly to the nearest city i.e.Oslo or Helsinki and make your own way up north but the hassle is totally worth it and if you plan and organised ahead, which I am good with, lesser the hassle. There are other places to see the Northern Lights - they have been even spotted in the UK which is crazy and I would of loved to see them.
The two best places I mentioned just sound great anyways to visit, I mean reindeer safari...! The weather is something you'll have to 100% brace yourself for, I can't imagine how cold it can get but you are practically on top of the world! I don't mind the coldness it is part of the experience and I prefer autumn/winter season anyways, plus it is worth it to see the Northern Lights.
Have you seen the northern lights, what was it like?
*All images and researched information all via google search ;)
NEXT: Iceland


Monday, 16 November 2015


So recently I have been feeling really uninspired and not productive for like a month or so. I've thought about my blog content and decided to focus on travel, it's a hobby I love and it's why I started this blog - to share my photography travel pics!
I briefly said via Google+ that I will be doing posts on different places around the world I want to visit and I can't wait to write them! This idea came to me while adding to my long list I already have (...and yes it is a lot!) Some places I have been but there are so many I haven't been too which excite me. Let me know where you have always wanted to visit!
Moving on to this blog post. As I said I was feeling uninspired and needed a break from photography but to get back into it I went into Central London and took some pictures. I live in London so it's great for an occasion like this, I hadn't been into Central for ages and missed it! I just went and took images hoping to spark some inspiration and get back to love it again:

Along Southbank....

I love this composition, how the UK and English flag are high on top right between where it says 'proudly'.

Black and White best represented this cloudy shot.

A plane at the right moment

Wanna see more Street Art instead of graffiti, East London is a great area, have a look at EXPLORING LONDON for more.

Introduce to photos from Covent Garden, it's amazing wit the Christmas lights up this time of year!
The mirror ceiling is everything in this picture.

Got that festive touch
What do you think of the (random-ish) images I took? I'm slowly getting back into photography again...

Friday, 6 November 2015


Bonfire Night on 5th of November is all about the bonfires and firework displays, commemorating Guy Fawkes here in Britain.
Loads of places put on a huge 'family fun' night - some free - such as funfairs all ending with a firework display.

I like bonfire night with the fireworks but this year there didn't seem to be that huge of a deal, maybe because it was raining as usual. For bonfire night I attended a firework display last year and here are some pics of fireworks I saw:

Its hard to get great images of fireworks exploding in the sky and doesn't really show how amazing the display was.


What's your favourite yearly celebration?

Friday, 9 October 2015


This is why I love Halloween time, I can experiment with looks and makeup! Other reasons why I love Halloween, read more on my last post 'HALLOWEENTIME'.
This year I created a skull look which I love:

This look can easily be created with just black and white colours.
Using a few reference pictures as inspiration which I just found online, I used some cream make-up I had and black eye shadow for shading to create this.


What do you do for Halloween?