Paracas is a small city but it has a lot to offer around. I went on a trip to the Islas Ballestas to see the sea lions and visited the Reserva National de Paracas.
Staying in Paracas may not be an emotion for it self but there is a lot you can do around this small fishermen’s touristic city. Besides the dune sliding and other kind of adventure sports, you can visit the Ballestas’ islands. These islands in the Pacific Ocean have a great abundance of wild life because of the Humboldt’s current (and therefore, lot’s of guano!). They are home to the humboldt penguin, sea lions, different types of birds, starfish… While sailing to the islands, it is possible to see the “candelabro”, a construction similar to the Nazca lines. Tourists are not allowed to disembark in the islands so they don’t disturb the animals!
A trip to the natural reserve, Reserva National de Paracas is also good, specially if you like desert meets ocean landscapes like I do! The rock formations in the coastline are stunning. “La Catedral” (the cathedral) is one of the most famous formation but it collapsed after the 2007 earthquake that ravaged the coast. You can still see the damages in many parts of the reserve. Also there is a beautiful red sand beach. It is possible to see the flamingos that inspired the national flag but since you can’t get close to them, it’s cool to have binoculars.
If you want to spend a weekend near the sea but do not want to restrict yourself to the usual routine consisting of the hotel and the beach, I recommend taking a trip to Cesena and Cesenatico, two towns located on the Adriatic coast of central Italy. I did mine by combining sunbathing and cultural excursions.This was documented with my trusty Lomo LC-A. Have a look!
Here's the third and final part of my Lomography Day Trip features about Ubud. To be honest, there are a lot of places there that are worth visiting, but I just picked some of them to help you make the best of your trip. So prepare your notes or travel books and take note of the must-see places that I'll mention below. Maybe one day you'll visit Ubud.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand located at the Danish west coast with my brothers and my parents. However, I didn't anymore when I grew up. But in 2012, we hit the road again. It was my first visit there in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In this article, I'm going to present to you the photos I took with my Nikon F-501 SLR.
Leuven is a typical Belgian university city that is full of students, but feels a bit like a ghost city when all the students go home for the weekend. Nevertheless, this is the perfect time to pay a visit to this beautiful historic city just right next to Brussels. If you like culture, cobblestoned streets, creativity, and Belgian beers, this is your perfect day trip!
Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.
Until a few years ago, using 110 cameras and film cartridges was a difficult thing because the only available films in the market had already been expired for several years. But now everything is easier thanks to Lomography; it has breathed new life into our small 110 cameras. Read on to discover the 110 film family.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.
I capped my 2013 with a family trip to my parents' hometowns in the province of Pangasinan, among the highlights of which was our visit to the town of Bolinao to see its famed beach and century-old lighthouse.
Porto, the second biggest city in Portugal, has a lot of interesting architectural sights to offer, from the prestigious concert hall Casa da Musica to the social housing complex designed by Alvaro Siza Vieira.
"Grandpa's Photos" is exactly what it says on the title - vintage photographs taken by an Australian man named Stephen Clarke who frequently went on trips around the world. But make no mistake in concluding that it's simply a showcase; Clarke's grandson, Dave Tomkins, has also taken it upon himself to honor his late grandfather as a talented photographer. In this interview, Tomkins introduces him to us and shares the idea behind his personal project.
In many of the places I've travelled, I've seen small, yellow amphibious tour buses -- the ubiquitous 'Ducks.' In some places the pleasure cruisers are encouraged to blow duck whistles, but everywhere they tour on land before descending into the city's waterway. I decided to become a tourist in my own town and ride the London duck.