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  • Happenings on Film: Mr. & Mrs., Tales of a Wedding

    written by jokelangens on 2014-11-06
    Happenings on Film: Mr. & Mrs., Tales of a Wedding

    In summer last year, my sister and her lover exchanged "I do's" after five colorful years of happiness and making future plans. It was the perfect occasion to grab some of my cameras and eternalize one of the most beautiful days not only of her life, but also mine.

  • Bridge Hopping: Escaping Lisbon to Costa da Caparica Beach

    written by jokelangens on 2014-10-03 #places
    Bridge Hopping: Escaping Lisbon to Costa da Caparica Beach

    Thirty-five degrees. Summer. Lisbon. Seven hills. Worst combination ever! What better to do than to escape the horrible heat of a tropical summer day in Lisbon with its too many hills to a fabulous beach that is just one bridge away? It's enough to just cross the stunning 25th of April Bridge to arrive in an exotic paradise, with great waves and even better people.

  • My Day in Analogue: Lazy Summer Days at Home

    written by jokelangens on 2014-08-27
    My Day in Analogue: Lazy Summer Days at Home

    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.

  • Sprocket Rocket: First Love Never Dies

    written by jokelangens on 2014-07-20 #gear
    Sprocket Rocket: First Love Never Dies

    The Lomography Sprocket Rocket - my first analogue camera ever - and I have had some troubled times behind us. We have been involved in a stormy love-hate relationship for several years. But in the end, we luckily managed to get over ourselves and overcome our problems. Now he's my old time favorite. Old love never rusts, that is.

  • Off the Beaten Track: Portugal's Rough Vicentina Coast

    written by jokelangens on 2014-06-13 #places
    Off the Beaten Track: Portugal's Rough Vicentina Coast

    The Algarve region in the south of Portugal attracts tourists from all over Europe all year round. But what most people (luckily) don't know is that there is still a great unexplored part of the coast in Algarve, away from the masses and the cities. Come and see the Costa Vicentina, a diamond on Portugal's southwest coast.

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  • Lomography Day Trips: Wandering Around in Lively Leuven

    written by jokelangens on 2014-05-04 #places
    Lomography Day Trips: Wandering Around in Lively Leuven

    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!

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  • Lomography Day Trips: Indulge in More Than Just Fashion in Antwerp

    written by jokelangens on 2014-03-25 #places
    Lomography Day Trips: Indulge in More Than Just Fashion in Antwerp

    Antwerp. To hear this name is enough for fashionistas from around the world to make them weak with excitement. Home to a gazillion bloggers, fancy and less fancy boutiques, and of course, the only Belgian Lomography Headquarters, Antwerp's definitely worth the visit. But behold: you will find much more than you expect in this vibrant city!

  • Hammocks and Caipirinhas in Laidback Cumbuco, Brazil

    written by jokelangens on 2014-02-23 #places
    Hammocks and Caipirinhas in Laidback Cumbuco, Brazil

    It's the kind of tiny fishing village that you would expect far off the beaten track, but yet Cumbuco finds itself located right next to its big brother Fortaleza at Brazil's gorgeous Northeast coast. Cumbuco basically means all year round sunshine, pristine warm water beaches, sweepy dunes and a strong yet warm breeze that makes this spot a real kiters paradise.

  • Expedition Robinson at Ilha Grande

    written by jokelangens on 2014-01-14 #places
    Expedition Robinson at Ilha Grande

    Ever wanted to feel like a real Robinson Crusoe and arrive on a tropical island with stunning nature and splendid beaches? Then, you should grab your backpack and travel to Ilha Grande and get to know this breathtakingly beautiful island near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Get Medieval in Silves, Portugal

    written by jokelangens on 2013-12-05 #places
    Get Medieval in Silves, Portugal

    Every year in August, the medieval village of Silves in the Portuguese Algarve Region transforms into the scenery of a medieval festival for ten whole days, in which you'll get to know all about the rich history of this former capital of the Algarve.

  • Hanging Loose at Amado Beach in Carrapateira, Portugal

    written by jokelangens on 2013-10-11 #places
    Hanging Loose at Amado Beach in Carrapateira, Portugal

    Spending your whole summer in the South of Portugal working in a surf camp? The summer of 2013 could have been much worse. I had some of the best months of my life hanging loose at Praia do Amado in Carrapateira, one of the most breathtaking beaches of the Algarve and well known for its excellent waves.

  • How to Be a Hipster in Berlin: A Fun Weekend of Field Research

    written by jokelangens on 2012-10-05 #places
    How to Be a Hipster in Berlin: A Fun Weekend of Field Research

    I've always been wondering what all the fuss about Berlin and its hipster population was all about. I decided to take a leap and go find out about this curious subculture myself. And what is better than visiting this great city together with a real local hipster?

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  • Catching Summer Vibes at the Southern Shore of Lake Balaton

    written by jokelangens on 2012-09-07 #places
    Catching Summer Vibes at the Southern Shore of Lake Balaton

    Are you still longing for a fresh summer cocktail with your best friends, filled with sunshine, lots of swimming, some chilling and exploring, and a healthy dose of pálinka, Hungary's national pride? Then you should start packing your bags right away and book yourself that last-minute ticket to Lake Balaton!