valencia part one | agfa vista plus 200

Careless as I am, obviously, I want to avoid big cities and touristy destinations. I feel like I have no time and energy to deal with pickpockets, street tricks, crimes, and long lines for dinner. Although Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, it is rather chilling than thrilling. Plus, the fly tickets were such a deal, and airbnb was not so expensive because it is not holiday season, so it did not take us much time to agree on Valencia (click here to save some money if you are going to book your first airbnb).

Mai Chi and I had an amazing time walking everywhere (literally) while rambling on and on, stuffing ourselves with flavorsome local food as much as we can, and admiring the blue pink gradient sunset sky. I am well aware that there is not much in Valencia to see, compare to other places, but it was definitely worth a visit, just for the original paella alone.

And here are the photos I got from the first film roll. Yes, that means there will be a second roll.

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on the way from the airport to my airbnb
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We climbed up the Quart Towers to get the view from above

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we both agreed that yogurt and mango are the best ice cream flavors

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tapas were amazing, but the flavorful paella was so delicious that i’m still craving for it
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we spent the night in a small bar just 2 minutes away from our airbnb…
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…and gave the “Agua de Valencia” (Valencia “Water”) a try – which tasted like orange juice and alcohol, and it was literally orange juice and alcohol – delicious anyways

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us after a pitcher of Agua de Valencia seemed to be happier
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hope you enjoyed the photos, they were shot on an olympus mju ii with agfa vista plus 200.

-dgna-

 

 

 

The Hague | Crossing Borders Festival

I am pretty lucky to get to travel every 2 to 3 months and I indeed take a lot of photos, record also vlog footages. However, it takes me a lot of motivation to put those videos together, and editing photos is even worse.

I went to The Hague in the beginning of November (yes, it’s the end of November now) and stayed there for the weekend to attend Crossing Borders Festival. It is a music and literature festival, which was amazing. There were authors and artists from all over the world, gathered together in The Hague, performed, talked about their arts, their books, poetry, politics, society, everything. It was such an eye-opening experience and I would love to attend the festival again next year.

The Hague in fall was lovely, a bit windy but it was sunny as well. We had a walk along the coast, listened to sea gulls (which remind me of Finding Nemo all the time), drank lots of coffee and got to visit some excellent exhibitions.

I brought my analog camera with me along the trip. Unfortunately, I don’t own a scanner and it costs 10 euros to get 20 photos scanned, which I can save to buy another 2 film rolls, so I just scanned them myself with my dsrl. Here are some of the photos from my travelling, hope you enjoy.

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All photos were taken with my Canon AE-1 and Samsung Galaxy S5.

Much love,

– dgna –

 

voorlinden museum | netherlands

One thing I love about studying in Germany is our 2-month-break between each semester. I believe new experiences and adventures breathe fresh life into our heart and soul so I always try to “run away” whenever I am able to do so.

I took a bus to Amsterdam to visit my best friend right after the last final exam. We spent a day to go to Voorlinden Museum in Den Haag (which was a tough trip to be honest). It was a dark and stormy day, we missed a train, got delayed and we were freezing. However, the museum was worth it. It was really impressive, inspiring and we were like two excited kids running everywhere and posing in every corner.

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xoxo,

– dgna –