right now I'm wishing I'd had the guts to be more talkative and less shy at the Vixen blog awards event but the truth is that I was somewhere lost in the crowd trying to keep control of my nervousness. I want to thank my best friend (the pretty girl with the curly hair) for bearing with me and being my company for the evening, and of course, for coming with me to play tourists in our white dressed capital. congratulations to all of the winners, well deserved!
I figured it was my turn to play a fast-forward version of the past year which by the way turned out be pretty ok. january, february and mars flew by in a blur, and one of the highlights was finding my best friends in my house ready with brownies to celebrate my eighteenth birthday (yes they're the best). however, the mantle is held by the London trip. it was my first trip ever travelling with my best friends, and I had way more fun than I think was allowed in just one week. I headed to Rhodes next with family and friends and the trip made my summer vacation complete. christmas came a moth early to me in form of a nomination in the Vixen blog awards in addition to two small interviews in Bodonu and the magazine DetNye. I didn't think these things could possibly happen to me until you showed me otherwise. I don't know exactly how to express my gratitude but I'll start with thank you! december ended with a great celebration, and though I'm frustrated because I have nothing figured out about my further education yet, I will be embracing the new year with a smile. happy new year!
christmas turned out to be splendid (even without the snow)! I was gifted with a new pair of sandals and an extraordinary well cooked dinner in addition to an awful lot of ferrero rochers, and I would be lying if I said I was anything but truly grateful for everything.
november is such a dark month, but the Vixen nomination and your support, Magnus Carlsen's victory, old pictures from Paris and oreos have saved it from being completely without light.
I want to give an enourmous THANK YOU and a lifetime's worth of gratitude to you for nominating me for Vixen Blog Awards in the photography category. I feel so honoured and thankful both at the same time. if you would be so kind as to vote for me, you can head over here.
the solution of a typical tourist place including warmth, sunlight and delicious food but exclusive the massive tourism. I like Rhodes, and here's the mini guide based on my very first trip there in august earlier this year.
boring has always been a describing word of my intake of food, but even someone like me couldn't resist trying: GYROS! it only consists of pita bread filled with onion, pork, chips +++, but it's tasteful, very tasteful, and I actually ate two in a row because of its tastefullness. I don't think anyone can make it like the greeks.
I don't think anyone need to be convinced how delightful a view of only blue ocean as far as the eye can see could be described as anything but delightful. I ran into the blue water more than once, and even though I swallowed too much salt water, I did return into the blue water over and over again... be sure to find yourselves a hotel near the ocean, it's the only possible lifesaver when the temperature hits more than 40degrees..
Rhodes Old Town
the place must be the definition of beautiful. there's a medieval wall enclosing the Old town, and a walk throughout the place is mandatory. it has those old narrow, peppled streets with small charming shops and hidden restaurants serving local food everywhere. unique pieces made of leather tempted me to declare myself all in, but I somehow managed to resist (when I thought about the amount of money I'd already spent on clothes, bags and shoes in England earlier the very same summer), but I'm not sure if I would be able to say no twice.
The valley of butterflies
the valley is unique in its own way, and it can not be compared to anything I have experienced earlier. thousands of butterflies were fluttering past me in a hurry, and if you were lucky enough you could come close enough to shoot a portrait and even have a small photoshoot. we were following a path through their tropical home, and the place was so peaceful and undisturbed by human intervention it felt like a time travel. I would recommed everyone to wear proper shoes for hiking on the trip - I chose of course a pair of sandals and I almost faceplanted because of the slippery peppled stones forming the path - and also remember to bring with you a bottle of water because it's going to be sweaty and very hot. camera wise, I'll sugest you to bring with you a telezoom (if you're lucky enough to own one) to get the best shots of the butterflies. they are incredibly fast, and I had trouble achieving a nice clear and sharp shot through my 50mm because of their speed. even though they were fluttering past me, they did like to keep some distance.
The white city
the highlight! we were guided to the white city - Lindos - and even though it was not as impressive as Minas Tirith, it did have an impression of royality because of the ruins of the acropolis reigning over the rest of the city. it was such a splendid view up there, and again, I would recommend you to wear better shoes than I did if you're planning on visiting - because I wore sandals, again - and this time I actually did fell when I carefully tried to climb down the way to the city. it was not one of my proudest moments in my life.
PS! be aware of thieves. they broke into our appartment while we were sleeping, and helped themselves with bags (among other my very precious Spell bag), money, phone and pretty much everything they could find of value. I was so glad to find my camera in the exact same spot I left it the earlier day. it would be a catastrophe if it was stolen.