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Dubrovnik, Croatia 2016

After staying the night in the funkiest hotel I’ve ever been in (we are talking automatic lights around the bed and bedside tables funky), Dev and I set off from Munich Airport in search of adventure! Only a few hours later we found ourselves basking in the summer sun of beautiful Croatia, land of gatorade-blue water, medieval cities, and plenty of Game of Thrones sets. I can tell you for a fact that the more time I spend here, the more I fall in love with this country.

I took this photo as we walked along the old walls of Dubrovnik. It is definitely worth the ticket price of 120 Kunas (16 euros/18 dollars) for the incredible views of the city and sea. We went in the late afternoon to try and avoid the crowds and extreme heat. It took us a little while to adjust from our time in the mountains. Let’s just say the winter coats were safely at the bottom of our backpacks at this point.

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Korčula, Croatia 2016

Like I mentioned in my last post, I am a little behind with my writing, so I thought I would give you a taste of what’s to come! The scenery is looking much more like this these days…Let’s just say that Croatia has officially stolen my heart.

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Bruntsfield, Edinburgh 7.2016

I don’t know why, but all of the photos that I’ve taken recently which I want to share involve flowers. Maybe it’s a phase. Maybe it’s the recent sunny weather. It actually been recognizably summery around here the past few days. With the recent release of Pokémon Go, I find myself wandering around new parts of my neighbourhood and enjoying more spontaneous Edinburgh photo shoots.

Pictures like this remind me of the time when I was more serious about photography. I always liked taking pictures of nature more than people or buildings. I’m trying to keep an open mind as I get back into the photography mindset, but pictures like this just feel like my old stuff. I like that feeling.

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Nesebar, Bulgaria 2016

Well, it looks like all of my plane travels have finally caught up with me. I found myself waking up today with a rather unpleasant cold, so I decided to cheer myself up with some photo editing. So here I am, curled up under my duvet, cradling a cup of tea to ward off the rainy chill of this grey Sunday. Looks like it turned out to be a pretty good day after all.

I found these little beauts on one of my evening wanders through Nesebar. The main tourist-y roads could be a little overwhelming, but the back alleys provided some much-needed quiet time. You would be amazed by the number of flower pictures I have from this trip.

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Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh 4.2016

Spring has sprung in Edinburgh (finally)! We are coming to the end of the first full week of nice weather this year. Yes, I actually had to bring my sunglasses out of retirement. Of course, now that I’ve started my research project, the majority of my days are spent inside the lab. At least I can enjoy seeing the sun through the windows.

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Panzano in Chianti, Italy 8.2012

Throwback to the Gladiator-inspired photoshoot I did with my sister during our family trip to Italy. It was awesome until I suggested we take a shortcut across the field to get back to the house more quickly. Long story short, I managed to get all of the burrs out of my dress and make it to dinner…eventually. Don’t walk through the mysterious wheat field guys. Just don’t.

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St. Brigid’s Well, Ireland 7.2014

Here is a gem from my time in Ireland a few years ago (because your day was incomplete without an appearance by Hippie Jesus). I was lucky enough to go to an archaeological field school for a few weeks in beautiful County Clare. It is genuinely one of my favourite countries I have ever been to, and I cannot wait to go back!

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Loch Lomond 10.2015

Here’s a picture from the spontaneous road trip I took last autumn with a few friends to beautiful Loch Lomond. Highlights included staying in a ‘hobbit house’ (no joke), the beautiful town of Luss, and the giant wooden gateway sculpture/seat/building at the top of the loch (which I’d usually find a bit weird, but I genuinely really liked this time around). A+ weekend away.