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    VALENCIA: BOTANICAL GARDENS

    As promised, I am sharing some photos we took during our visit of botanical gardens in Valencia. As you know, we always try to visit botanical gardens when we travel (if only there is one), so of course we visited one in Valencia. It was such a lovely garden and we went there early in the morning, right after breakfast, so there weren’t many people there at the time. This post is more “photography orientated“, meaning emphasis si not on the text. First of all, I like to mix up styles of my posts, second of all I didn’t have time to write as much and belive it or not,…

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    ON THE HIGHEST PEAK OF GRAN CANARIA – ROQUE NUBLO

    I would say we were quite lucky with the weather on our previous hikes, for example on the highest peak of Tenerife (whole post about it here: https://majalampe.com/2018/07/27/on-the-highest-peak-of-spain-el-teide-3718m-and-getting-mountain-sickness/) as well as on the highest peak of Madeira ( whole post about it here: https://majalampe.com/2019/07/16/a-hike-to-the-highest-peak-of-madeira-pico-ruivo/). This time luck was not on our side haha, but we still had a great time, since it was not just about the destination but we enjoyed the whole experience. I have to admit we did not pay a lot of attention to the weather forecast, but just picked a random day to go to the mountains instead. From the coast (where we stayed) the weather…

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    I SURPRISED HIM WITH A TRIP TO VALENCIA

    Aaaaaaaaaaggghhhhh! First of all let’s all take a moment in memory of my lost photos from Valencia! I forgot to copy photos from SD to my computer but I was certain I did and as we were in Canary islands I deleted all photos from my SD to make room for new ones. Today as I wanted to edit them for this blog post, they were nowhere to be found. I like to work fast and multitask, furthermore it’s because I have so many SD cards and some photos on my phone, some on computer, some on disks and it all gets messed up. Well, all I can get out…

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    AZORES: A PLACE WHERE I SAID “YES”

    Huh, okay here we go again. I can start this post by “it’s been a while”, like any other post I’ve written recently. I had no time to write blog posts on the top of everything else that’s been going on for the last couple of months, so that’s the main reason why there’s been a lack of posts. How original of me, I know. I’ve finally decided to write a bit about our engagement. I know some of you requested I share our story, so that’s what I’m doing. And I don’t want this post to come up as some “blogger sharing their amazing story of how they got…

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    DIARIES: WELCOME TO WILD AZORES

    We were ready for another adventure, this time – for the wild Azores. The day we came there scored high in my ” best travel days”. I am trying to find an appropriate word to describe that day, and the word that keeps popping in my brain is “smooth“, so we’ll have to go with that. A flight was a special experience itself. I am a person who still tries to find some romance in flying and all that airport jungle, but for the last couple of years this is really tough. I hate how mass tourism made whole flying experience like a bus ride, just with a lot more…