A busy week in Berlin…. There was a buzz around the city for ITB. Tens of thousands of travel industry types were in town for the super sized trade show. Accommodation had been soaked up, no room left at the inns. The week started out bright. The sun fought the chill and it felt like winter might be abating. Not so much.
Happy Photo Monday née Friday! This birds eye view is of a little cluster of rustic Sicilian cottages and farm buildings, in the dead centre of Sicily near Resuttano. It is the privately owned Borgo Tudia, a 200 hectare estate that is home to one of my WWOOF hosts in Sicily at the start of last year.
They grow olives which they sell as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and sell Nero D’Avola red wine from grapes grown on the estate.…
Happy Photo Friday! This week saw the worlds first International Day of Happiness, as orchestrated by the UN, and supported by the Happiness 1st Institute and the International Society of Happiness Professionals. Honestly, just hearing of the existence of these organisations brought a smile to my face.
So today’s photograph comes from a memory that always makes me happy…, a late night tuk tuk race through the rainy streets of Bangkok back in 2007.
Malta – it’s a funny place. Part way between Africa and Europe, full-way between all the different cultures that have washed over it through the generations. I personally invaded Malta for a 2011-2012 Christmas getaway with family, three generations at once, shrieking children included. This was really the first of my travels calling myself a blogger, and my main aim was to learn more about photography….
Happy Photo Friday! Today’s picture of the week is Guimaraes Castle in Braga, a region of Northern Portugal.
This bold imposing structure is open to the public, and the high walkway around the castle walls is true to it’s original design. There are no handrails to protect you from dropping into the central courtyard – but it does have great views across to the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza.…