Don't go to Utrecht. It's not cooler or more relaxed than Amsterdam, there aren't lovely bakeries and lunch spots along the canal, and there definitely aren't any bicycles to rent. ;) Some Dutchies prefer to keep Utrecht a secret from hordes of tourists, so I promised I wouldn't sing Utrecht's praises!Read More
I left the big city of Paris to see a friend in Nîmes, in southern France, where she is an English teacher at various local schools. It was so nice to experience a different part of France at a slower pace and with more familiarity.Read More
This is the first time I've traveled to a non-Spanish-speaking country and there is definitely a learning curve. There is a certain loss of power when you can't communicate effectively, and a feeling of immense gratitude when people can speak a common language. It has been five days since I entered the country (7 time zones ahead), so jet lag is thankfully waning, much credit to a cup of coffee in the morning and the occasional croissant.Read More
Living in a tall apartment building has its perks - the top floor is perfect for taking shots from a high vantage point. I don't have my tripod with me, but am finding ways to make long exposures work...like pinning my camera in the corner of the metal railing and trying not to breathe.Read More
A view of the Andes mountains, night photos from a high-rise building, and a location 5 miles closer to my university than my home-stay: I'm pretty dang excited to be living in an apartment building for my second semester abroad. And my laptop + Lightroom again. Thank god. All I need now is to stop lighting microwave popcorn on fire...Read More
Oh, Rita. Smile-y, bubbly, kind, so incredibly smart, hardworking, beautiful, willing to do jumps for photos...I might as well stop here and let the photos speak for themselves.