When I wrote my post about the Colours of India, I realised that I have never written a post about the Taj Mahal. I have included photos of the Taj in many blog posts, but it definitely requires one of … Continue reading
When I think of festivals and celebrations that I have been to, I think of Carnival in Rio, Nottinghill Carnival in London and Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai. But today, I’m going to share the most local festival I have been … Continue reading
Food, eating habits, eating customs, flavours… they are all huge parts of travelling and mean we get to learn more and more about a country through our tastebuds. In 2008, when I first booked to go to Nepal and India … Continue reading
Happy Travel Tuesday! I’m so excited to be a new Travel Tuesday co-host, for Bonnie‘s Tuesday link-up, along with Caity, Michelle and Amanda 🙂 In case you are new to my blog… I’m Marcella, a Londoner, who loves to travel … Continue reading
Today’s Travel Tuesday theme is layovers. As soon as I read the theme for this week I knew exactly what I’d be sharing with you; my seven hours in South Korea. If you ever have a long layover, Seoul Airport … Continue reading
When I think back to my afternoon visiting The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia I think of two words to best describe it; gold and flowers. I’m sure you will understand why once you have seen the photos. The … Continue reading
Nepal has a really special place in my heart and I know it does in Clem’s too. It was my first long distance travel by myself. By ‘by myself‘ I mean without my family. I had been to Europe with friends and I … Continue reading
We all have travel wishes; places we’d love to go to with the click of our fingers. Places we’ve looked at endless photographs of. And places that fill our travel dreams. Inspired by Camila’s post on her bucket list of places, I have created my own. The top four places I dream of, in no particular order.
Some are very specific places while others are the country in general. Some have been dreamt of for years and others are newer additions. This was a really fun post to write and one that has made me get itchy feet. Luckily, I’m off on a trip in three weeks time. Phew 😉
This is definitely a combination of my love for Nepal and Chile. I started dreaming of Tibet around four years ago. Firstly, the mountains! My love for mountains was developed in Nepal and Chile and I just love them so much. The vastness and beauty of them is breathtaking. Secondly, the spirituality of Tibet. The Buddhist pagodas, the colourful prayer flags and the mediation that is all associated with the place. This was something that captured me in Nepal and then later in Cambodia; an air of peacefulness and tranquility.
2. Fernando de Noronha, Brasil
When I first purchased a South America guidebook, 5 years ago, this place sprung out at me. Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands off the coast of Brasil. What makes this place really special is that it is a UNESCO word heritage site. It boasts beautiful white sand, unbelievably clear water and lots of ecosystems. I guess it is a kind of paradise, and one I would love to go to!
This one is another Nepal inspired place, can you tell I love Nepal?! (Which makes me realise I haven’t written a post about Nepal… coming soon!). The beautiful, bright green rice fields is what springs to mind when I think of Vietnam. These look stunning at all times; after a monsoon shower when they look shimmering; as the sunset reflects on the water of the rice fields and when you spot the rice farmers in the far distance with their wide hats. I’d love to go!
Source: Clem’s photo collection. (Thanks Clem!)
I find that travel dreams start either when you become inspired by a similar place or a friend tells you about the place. Cartagena is a more recent addition to my wishes and it began when Clem was living in Colombia. Clem told me all about the city and showed me the colours and characters that it had. Then I was captured by it. Anywhere this colourful is jaw dropping.
What are your travel dreams? Have you been to any of these four places? If so, please link me your photos to fuel my dreams even more! Have a great rest of the week 🙂
I love using my fish eye lens. It beautifies and distorts the ordinary into the extraordinary. This time last year I set off for three weeks in Cambdoia and my fish eye lens joined me everyday. Here are some of … Continue reading
One of my favourite types of photography is macro photography. I love getting up close and seeing how close my camera can focus. When in Siem Reap, Cambodia last summer I went to The Butterflies Garden Cafe and snapped away. … Continue reading