Christmas Markets in Vienna

To get in the festive spirit, we spent the weekend in Vienna sightseeing and exploring the numerous christmas markets.
There were plenty of markets to explore and being crafty I wanted to see all of them. There were some really nice stools with unique hand crafted items although I have to say I was slightly disappointed to see similar items across all the markets. It seemed a shame that there wasn’t more hand crafted items and less mass produced. Having said that I enjoyed every minute of it. Below are a few pictures of my favourite stools.

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Vienna Christmas MarketsVienna Christmas Markets
Vienna Christmas MarketsVienna Christmas Markets
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Vienna Christmas Markets

Delhi to Kathmandu Adventure

Taj Mahal

Trip Overview

  • Day 1 Delhi – India Gate and Connaught Place.
  • Day 2-3 Jaipur – Palace of the Winds and Amber Palace.
  • Day 4 Agra – Agra Fort and Taj Mahal
  • Day 5-6 Orchha -Orchha Palace Complex
  • Day 7-8 Varanasi River Ganges at sunrise and sunset.
  • Day 9 Bhairawa/Lumbini, India/Nepal Border – Buddha’s birthplace.
  • Day 10-11 Chitwan National Park -Elephant Breeding Center
  • Day 12-13 Pokhara Sarangkot
  • Day 14 Kathmandu & Bhaktupur

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Paris 2010

Last weekend I went to Paris for a short break. As usual I crammed in as much sightseeing as possible but enjoyed every minute…

Trip Summary:

Day 1: The Louvre , The Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle
Day 2: St-Pierre-de-Montmartre, Centre Pompidou
Day 3: Bike Riding, The Eiffel Tower

Accommodation: St Christopher’s Inn, Hostel
Overview: The bike hire scheme has to be the highlight of the trip, we had great fun exploring Paris on wheels and would recommend it to anyone.

Brooklyn Flea Market

I visited the Brooklyn Flea Market during my final weekend in New York. Having never been to a flea market before I wasnt quite sure what to expect. I mean I obviously knew there would be stools selling antiques and nick-nacks, but when I walked through the iron gates to the market I was very excited. There were hundreds of books to flick through, boxes and boxes of goodies to delve through and old style maps everywhere. Every stool told a story I could have been there all day rumaging though each stool.

Norway 2010

Last week we went for a long weekend in Norway. We really enjoyed it, although I wouldnt necessarily rush back. Too expensive!

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Oslo – City Sightseeing
  • Day 2: Tromso – City Sightseeing and Northern Lights Trip
  • Day 3: Tromso – Dog Sledging
  • Day 4: Bergen – City Sightseeing

We arranged the whole trip ourselves booking flights, accomodation and trains in advance to keep the costs down.
Tromso was probably the highlight of the trip because of the Northern lights and Dog Sledging :)

Vietnam Roads!!

This was our first experience crossing the road in Vietnam. I look slightly ridiculous and clearly a little nervous, but once you have learnt the trick of slow walking and ignoring all the bikes. Every road is a piece of cake! You certainly would be on the pavement a long time if you ever waited for a gap!

Video taken by Laura. Our fellow Gap Adventurer.

Shutter Priority Photography in New York

I recently visited New York for a weekend break. I dont have an SLR camera (although id love one) but I do have a reasonably decent compact, Canon Powershot A700. What I like about this camera is its easy to carry around but it still has quite a few manual features to experiment with. I am quite pleased how these two pics turned out. See more on my flickr account.

New York

Times Square

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