Friday, 26 February 2016

TRAVEL TO: Iceland

I feel like Iceland is such a remote place. I was wondering if I should visit Iceland but if I ever had the chance to I would. It's great to see what there town and culture is like from a remote place. As well as a great place to see the Northern Lights there is plenty more to see there such as the places history - everywhere has a interesting back story to it - volcanic areas of national parks & lakes and the Blue Lagoon.

From pictures like this the one above I see similarites comapred to Norway in the apperance of the town.

The main place to visit is Reykjavik where most of the history and happenings are as it is the main town but else where you can see beautiful natural landscapes. I would love to walk around, despite the coldness and see these places that are unique to Iceland.

Blue Lagoon with black volcanic rocks around. The man-made Blue Lagoon are rich in minerals therefore people who bathing in there is said to help people with skin diseases. There is also a operations based to find cures for skin diseases there using the water.

I wouldn't be much interested in the warming 'healing' water of the blue lagoon but what I would love to do which I've seen people do is try a snowmobile! The cold temperatures, remote location and snow who knows what you can see while having fun driving a snowmobile!

Look at that view!

Look at that view!

Have you been to Iceland, what did you do there?
*All images and researched information all via google search ;)
NEXT: Ireland

Friday, 19 February 2016


Sometimes I need to remind myself why I blog. The reasons why people start blogging means something different to so many people. There are so many types of blogs and sometimes a misleading content of what 'needs' to be posted. Blogs are so personal and should be posted with whatever you want. For me the reason why I blog and started is to show my holiday photos - I was taking so many photos and loving it but when I showed them to people they just seem disinterested. I was taking photos from different perspectives and wanted people to appreciate them more. Travel and photography is a real interest of mine, recent and growing. I thought I had to post the 'typical' beauty blogger posts because that's what people seem to like more but I wasn't particularly liking doing those post - so I've deleted them.

Some people care so much about views but just a few people who view my blog I am shocked by so the amount of views I have now. To most people blogging obviously it's nothing but I am happily shocked by the views and comments on my posts, I am just a newbie still after all. Also stating you have a blog to people can stir up so many preconceptions.

Over a couple of years I sometimes question myself about my photography and writing this blog because of what others (particularly 'close' to me) will think about it, but whenever I do complete and publish a post the excitement I get is far better. I get to show people, whoever it is, my photographs from my holidays and trips away in some hope that they will like them and comment something as simple as "great photos!" Constant content can't always be the case and focusing on what you want to post only and not get mix up in the huge blogging world I think a lot of people can relate to.


Monday, 8 February 2016

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 2015 PART 1: Staying in Algarve

Photos from my Christmas holiday! This year I went to Portugal, staying on the south coast in the Algarve.
This holiday I needed to relax, I wanted to chill out but I couldn't really. I didn't take many photos then I usually do at all but here are a few from my week.
My sea view from my hotel room
Only one day had bad weather but it was still warm.
Shopping and restaurants on the coast - only a walk down the road!

I love talking photos like this for some reason I have loads you can see more of from my MEXICO Holiday Pics


Loads of Orange Trees everywhere.

It is Christmas after all so this post has to feature some pictures of the Christmas lights.
There wasn't much fuss about Christmas here as they had some really bad floods just only a month before! Looking at the pictures of the floods and then walking around the same places, you wouldn't believe it although there was still some water left and some shops still weren't open because of the damage from them.
New Years Eve was a bigger deal, just as we were leaving they were setting up a big stage on the beach and lights.
I also had a day in Lisbon which was great to see the capital!
Have you been to the Algarve or Lisbon? What do you think of my photos?
*All photos were taken from my iPhone 6*

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 2015 PART 2: A Day in Lisbon

A early start to the day, just a few hours from the Algarve where I was staying so one day while on my Christmas holiday we booked a day to Lisbon - the capital city of Portugal.
The day wasn't the best weather-wise with a few showers throughout the day but I still enjoyed it.
In the background you can see a statue.
What does this statue remind you of?
First on the tour was seeing the Jerónimos Monastery. As you can see with the umbrellas it was raining but it didn't last long fortunately. I loved the architecture or the building and in the gardens opposite I got a some great pictures.
This was in the gardens.

I had recently got some mini lenses to attach on my iPhone camera, a fish eye lens and a wide angle lens, on a impulse buy which I had wanted to try out for ages. This was using the wide angle lens.
We had time to look around down the very busy streets to grab a coffee and look at some shops.

This image was using the fish eye lens.

Opposite the Monastery building and gardens - the 'Padrão dos Descobrimentos' monument along the river where ships departed this monument celebrate the age of discover or exploration.


Again using the fish eye lens for iPhone.
After spending the morning in this part of town and taking some pictures of into the centre for lunch and shopping!

I wanted to capture the different levels the building were on, unknowingly there was a castle in the background and the top of this picture.

I really wish I went up the Santa Justa Lift to see the views - I love attractions like this where you can see the city from higher up. The queue was very long and we still wanted to look around and find a good spot for lunch so it all came down to time, it didn't seem bad when I assed it again.


There were so many small side streets to look down and the building structure was very historical, that's why I took lots of photos of them plus the Christmas decorations around them.
In the theme of Christmas there had to be a few Christmas markets around.
Some buildings really went all out on decorations or if the building is normal like this that's even better! They were so pretty.
One of my favourite decorated buildings.

After spending all day walking around Lisbon it was time to go home and luckily it was just in time as it started raining as soon as we headed back. On our way back we went across what was the longest bridge in Europe located in Lisbon, Portugal.
Have you been to Lisbon or Algarve? What do you think of my photos?
*All photos were taken on my iPhone 6*