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Author: AnaFreccia

Set Sail to Turkey

I do love my life of globe trotter! And having nothing to tie me down to one place in particular I decided to take a ride and tag along the Turkish coast with a friend during a trip to the Middle East a few years ago. Now, you need to understand that I am the type that always feels a bit odd about not being able to feel my feet on solid ground, or on a vehicle travelling on solid ground so, for me it was a big challenge to spend four days in a small wooden boat, floating on the...

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My travel + photo passion

As a backpacking traveller I often have to struggle when I need to pack light. I have a love for photography and love the fact that I can join my two favourite hobbies, travelling the world and taking pictures. I couldn’t think of one without the other one and my little collection of cameras started to grow a few years ago when I went to live in London. I started with a small handy camera and as I saved a few more pounds, the specification of my equipment improved. It began with a fateful encounter in the early 1990s, when a group of students in Vienna, Austria, stumbled upon the Lomo Kompakt Automat – a small, enigmatic Russian camera. Mindlessly taking shots from the hip, and sometimes looking through the viewfinder, they were astounded with the mindblowing photos that it produced – the colours were vibrant, with deep saturation and vignettes that framed the shot – it was nothing like they had seen before! Upon returning home, friends wanted their own Lomo LC-A, igniting a new style of artistic experimental photography that we now know as Lomography! My second purchase came just after I discover lomography and the amazing colours of analogue photography. The plastic Action Sampler Clear, with which you can take 4 little images in one photo, was a happy addition to my travelling bag and with it the passion for photography grew and my collection...

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Bungie Jump, Learn Something or Change your life. What´s your challenge?

What challenge would you choose? Swimming with sharks, bungy jumping off the highest mountain in the world, diving when you’re really scared about the gas mask or simply getting your passport ready to travel and change your life from water to wine, or the more mundane; buying a house, getting a radical new haircut, deciding to have a baby or changing little bad habits that we complain about in others yet do the same. For some, taking on a challenge is a big deal. It’s hard to change your life if you have never tried to learn something new or challenged your routine,...

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¡Dulce o Truco!

“Trick-or-treating”, “¡Dulce o Truco!”, “Dolcetto o Scherzetto”, “?asti ili pati!”, “Um doce ou uma prenda”. It’s Halloween time! I clearly remember the day I got into New York and saw giant pumpkins all around Central Park. Street markets looked like a farm, stocked up with pumpkins instead of fruits and veggies. In that moment I noticed how Halloween can have various meanings, importance and be celebrated in many different ways by all cultures around the globe. Ireland – The beginning For the Irish people, Halloween is a way of celebrating the Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts...

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Differences & Coincidences

It will always be obvious that Australia was a British colony, that much is evident, but what I did not fully comprehend prior to arriving at the giant Pacific Ocean island, were their true similarities. On landing at Sydney Airport and seeing the tourist map, the names start to blend together. Neighbourhoods, subway lines and stations can be confused with the ones at the megalopolis of London. If you have lived in the UK and especially if London was the last place you rested your head, prepare for a little confusion.      Coffee Shops spread the little lanes, a passion for tea,...

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