LIFE IS BETTER AT THE SEASIDE

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Playing and discovering.

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Podvrške, Murter Island

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Trying to get her to walk on the stones.
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Vodice

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Swimming lessons.

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La sieste.
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Mama, deda & Kiki.
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Watching water bomber aircraft dealing with forest fires all over Dalmatia.
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MOTO GP / Czech Republic

Moto GP 1The weekend we spent at Brno was one of a kind. This road trip turned out to be a really nice adventure between friends sharing the same love for sports and sporting events in general. The two days we spent on the Brno circuit filled me with one-of-a-kind energy that made me feel like I was one with all supporters right there. Imagine 120,000 people screaming and clapping every time a motorbike passes by, waving at all the racers no matter who they were. Surprisingly, unlike in many other sports, rivalry and hatred seemed nonexistent in MotoGP which appealed to me right away and made me love and respect that sport even more. But as a supporter and fan of the Doctor, Valentino Rossi seeing 95% of the public from all around Europe cheering for him and sporting either t-shirts, caps, umbrellas or flags from his own brand was definitely the highlight of the weekend. Looking back, I came to realize that no matter how good you are at what you do, or how talented you are your personality is what makes a difference. People love Valentino Rossi not only because he is the greatest racer of all times but also because he is a genuine person who keeps things simple and make us laugh.
No matter if he was practicing, qualifying or racing, at the end Valentino Rossi slowed down his bike and took the time to wave at us all which showed us that he was really appreciative of the warm support he was getting from his fans. No surprise though that I could count on the fingers of one hand how many Lorenzo fans were there.

Take a look at my first pictures as a sports photographer and simply enjoy. ^^

Thanks for visiting my blog guys,

Xo, G.

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K O R N A T I | PART 1

It would have been a shame to leave Dalmatia without visiting the K O R N A T I , archipelago of Croatia which includes 140 islands. The trip was very pleasant due to the family atmosphere that reigned on the boat.  We left early in the morning and spent most of the day on the boat, cruising in between islets and reefs, snapping pictures and socializing with other passengers. During our first stop, we reached the highest point of the Kornati from where we enjoyed the mesmerizing view and also took some beautiful pictures, that will be revealed in part 2. There, we swam and dived for almost an hour and after we were on our way to a local restaurant. After eating lunch and visiting the surroundings, the boat stopped in the middle of the sea and we couldn’t resist jumping off the boat in the deep blue water. It was amazing!

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KORNATI 6A few Dolphins welcomed us.

KORNATI 7Our little boat in the middle of nowhere.

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KORNATI 8Pictures taken from the highest point of the Kornati.

KORNATI 9Heading to the restaurant.

KORNATI 10Small tower Toreta, probably built in the 6th century AD by the Romans.

KORNATI 11Small church of Our Lady of Tarac built in the 17th century on the location of an early Christian basilica from the 6th century.

KORNATI 12The most impressive yacht my eyes have ever seen, Ti-Coyo.

KORNATI 13Approaching the port of Murter.

Thanks for visiting my blog guys and don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see Part 2 of our trip.

Xo, G.

WEEKEND GETAWAY

WG 1The weekend at the seaside in Novi Grad in Croatia with some good friends was exactly what we needed and even more. The weather wasn’t ideal as it was windy all weekend long but we wewe anyways able to enjoy the first swimming this season in the beautiful Adriatic sea with its 24 degrees. But the best thing must be the little cabin we spent the weened at that is located just steps from the sea so we had the chance to fell asleep and woke up with the sound of the waves every day, and I swear, it is the best feeling ever.

The seagulls also played a great role in making my weekend invigorating and very cool. We fed them while emptying and cleaning the sardines we bought for lunch. At the end they were more than 20 on the beach, flying above us, fighting between them and some of them making their recognizable noises. After that I had the feeling they were following us as I kept hearing them scream everywhere we went. ^_^

I hope you will like the pics I snapped. Sorry that some of them have blurry parts, but I didn’t noticed that the lens was dirty! I will pay more attention to that the next time.

Have a beautiful evening guys,

Xo, G.

Wearing : H&M denim romper | La Halle swimwear |

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SPRING IN PARIS | BONJOUR TOUR EIFFEL

SPRING IN PARIS TOUR EIFFELI never got tired of seeing and photographing la Tour Eiffel.
After we finished visiting Les Invalides and le Musée de l’Armée we decided to scroll through the small streets of Paris towards the Eiffel Tower to see what’s hiding in this part of Paris. We discovered tons of cute bistrots serving great Entrecotes but because of the crowded terraces we continued on our way and ended up eating Au Bureau on les Champs-Élysées. It is a very cozy place that reminds me of Irish pubs and their food is really good. I don’t have pictures of the place since I was impatiently waiting for my chicken to arrive and God knows that when I’m hungry I’m not in the mood to talk, smile and even less take pictures! Sorry ^^
Anyways, Paris looks awesome in Spring thanks to the amazing blossoming trees and the green color of the fresh grass. But don’t be fooled by the sunshine and blue sky, it wasn’t hot at all! It was windy and cold but luckily it started to rain the day after that so we have at least some nice pictures from that Parisian trip.
I’ve got to go now as I’m heading to an outside birthday party! Yay, grilled meat here I come!

Have a nice one folks,

Xo, G.

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SPRING IN PARIS | LES INVALIDES

SPRING IN PARIS 1I must tell you that it was a pleasure to be back behind the lens and shot Les Invalides both from inside and outside.  The twenty something pictures that I am sharing with you are revealing the beauty of this historical landmark where several France’s war heroes rest in peace. I photographed the tombs of Napoleon Bonaparte and his brother Joseph, since their burial sites are the most eye-catching.
In the pictures, the first tomb you see is Joseph Bonaparte’s which is actually situated on the left when you walk into the building. But let’s start from the beginning and go over the pictures one by one.
The very first picture shows Mansart’s dome that is shining like a diamond under the sun but you can’t see it on the picture as the clouds spoiled it all. You might have also noticed that a picture of the entire building is missing. The reason why I haven’t published it here is because my husband is on it and I respect his decision not to appear on my blog, but if you are curious you should check out the pictures of Les Invalides available on the internet, they are gorgeous!
Then follow pictures of me, jumping around like some kangaroo and don’t even ask how many time did I had to run and jump! The first pic is hilarious, doesn’t it look like I’m doing a long jump? Hahaha …
The picture with the tank is the last picture taken at the entrance of Les Invalides but the next ones have been taken back side of the building where the Eiffel Tower appears on the right side this time.
Then I appear in front of the gorgeous door where people were kind of waiting in line to snap it. The following pictures are from inside and as I have mentioned it before, Napoleon Bonaparte’s tomb is in the last picture that I couldn’t caught on camera from the top as an ugly ladder next to the tomb was ruining my pic.
By the way, ignore my look! I was in tourist mode and the wind was cold as hell that day. ^^

Hope you will like my post and come back tomorrow if you want to see a few pictures of the Eiffel Tower under the Sun.

Xo, G.

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SNOWBOARDING TIME

SNOWBOARDING KRVAVECI was dying to show you the pictures from the day we spent snowboarding in this magical place called Krvavec, a snow park near Ljubljana.

On Thursday morning when we left the house the weather was quite moody and it even started to rain half-way there so with my husband we were suspicious of what’s been going on up in the mountains. But as soon as we reached the first level Gospinca which is at 1.477m the sun came out which instantly put a smile on our faces and motivated us to go even further and we landed on Krvavec at 1.853m and then, bang, I was lost for words. The view was spectacular. My first reaction was to take out the camera and start snapping all around me. I was a bit hysterical as I couldn’t concentrate and calmly do my thing. It happens when there’s so much beauty around me. The worst thing is that no matter how good the camera is, it is impossible to capture exactly what my eyes were seeing that day. The feeling is also indescribable. I felt so small yet incredibly free. For someone who is afraid of heights, I must admit that I felt pretty comfortable up there.

The snow park also has a cute little restaurant with a beautiful terrace where you can have a snack or tan a bit while sipping on mulled wine. It was amazing and this, despite my frustration as I couldn’t turn on my board and fell a few times on my right shoulder, which felt at the end of the day like I’ve been boxing. But as they say, no pain, no gain and we all need challenges to push us towards our best performance so I kept going and spent the 2 last hours of the day really enjoying snowboarding down the slopes turning on my board and feeling a bit proud because it was my third time ever that I stepped on a board with a 2-year pause in between my second and third time. I would like to thank the best husband on earth who has a great amount of patience and support and without whom all this would not have been possible.

Hope you’ll enjoy the pics guys!

Xo, G.

I am wearing an ensemble from Icepeak, boots from Forum (men collection), hat from Bartz, goggles from Brunotti

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PARIS, PARIS – PART 2

EGLISE SAINT EUSTACHE PARISJ’ai retrouvé ma motivation pour écrire en français donc l’article d’aujourd’hui sera bilingue. Après avoir squatté à Opéra, les Champs, Parc des Tuileries et Le Louvre, cette fois-ci la visite touristique a commencé dans le 4ème arrondissement, plus précisément à Châtelet et s’est bien évidemment terminée dans le 16ème, à Trocadéro. Sur la première photo vous pouvez voir l’impressionante l’église Saint-Eustache que je vous recommende vivement de visiter si vous passez près de Châtelet.

My motivation to write in French came back so today’s article will be both in French and English. During our last tour, we spent several hours on Opera, Champs Elysées, Parc des Tuileries and Le Louvre so this time the sightseeing visit started in the 4th arrondissement specifically at Châtelet and of course ended in the 16th arrondissement at Trocadéro. In the first picture you can see the impressive church Saint-Eustache I urge you to visit if you are near Châtelet.

PARIS CHÂTELET LA TOUR SAINT JACQUESLa magnifique Tour Saint-Jacques dans le 4ème arrondissement.
The outstanding Tour Saint-Jacques in the 4th arrondissement.

CHAMPS ELYSÉES ARC DE TRIOMPHEAutant que je me souvienne, l’Arc de Triomphe n’était jamais décoré pour les fêtes de fin d’année et lorsque nous sommes sortis du Publicis Drugstore avec nos délicieux macarons Pierre Hermé, j’ai été agréablement surprise de voir que l’Arc a volé la vedette à la Tour Eiffel cette année.

As far back as I can remember the holidays lights were only reserved for the Eiffel Tower and when we stepped out of the Publicis Drugstore carrying our boxes of delicious Pierre Hermé macarons, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Arc de Triomphe stealing the show from the Tour Eiffel this year.

ARC DE TRIOMPHE DÉCORÉ PARISCHAMPS ELYSÉES LA GRANDE ROUE DE PARIS FERRIS WHEELLes Champs-Elysées sont biensûr la plus belle avenue du monde mais ces voitures gâchent tout! Il m’était presque impossible de prendre des photos sans me faire klaxonner par les chauffeurs Parisiens nerveux. A force de les envoyer chier, j’ai rapidement perdu l’envie de photographier et me suis rapidement dirigée vers l’avenue Montaigne, pour une balade tranquille.

Les Champs-Elysées are obviously the most beautiful avenue in the world but damn, those cars ruin it all! It was almost impossible to take pictures without being honked at by the cranky Parisian drivers. After constantly having to tell them to piss off, I rapidly came back into my angry Parisian mood, lost the desire to take pictures and quickly walked towards the Avenue Montaigne for a peaceful stroll.

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AVENUE MONTAIGNE DECORATIONS DE NOEL HOLIDAYSL’ Avenue Montaigne, ma préférée.
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TOUR EIFFEL CAROUSSEL PARIS BY NIGHTJe conseille à tout le monde qui visite Paris pour la première fois de commencer par Trocadéro. A la sortie du métro vous ne voyez pas la Tour Eiffel qui est dissimulée par l’immense Palais de Chaillot mais une fois que vous passez le palais, elle apparait soudainement devant vous et le sentiment que vous éprouvez est unique.

If you are visiting Paris for the first time, start at Trocadéro. At the exit from the métro the Eiffel Tower cannot be seen since it is hidden by the huge Palais de Chaillot but once you pass by the Palais, the tower suddenly appears in front of you and the feeling you get is unique.

Enjoy!

Xo, G.