Prague | Czech Republic

Onto my 35th country, Czech Republic. I’m realizing the more that I roam, the subtle changes that occur in my travel habits. I don’t take as many photos as I used to, instead I wait for something unique to that city, to capture in my lens. I rarely buy souvenirs anymore, rather, I find myself taking home objects that are of sentimental value, such as that chunky lava stone from Iceland, or the nice note someone wrote to me in Scotland. 
I’ve gotten more savvy, and have switched to downloading google maps for each country, instead of using the large, paper versions. Even though those maps are lovely, when you accidentally spill coffee on your final destination, it can be quite the inconvenience!
I purchased, and pay an annual fee for a credit card which can be used anywhere in the world. After collecting numerous amounts of currencies in my safe at home, I concluded it was smarter, financially, to drop the cash, and use the card, converting effortlessly between each country. Of course, some cash can be nice, but the world is becoming a very technologically based way of life.
If I want to blend in, I pack an all black outfit (a classic outfit that doesn’t go out of style in any country I’ve visited).
But enough about me, let’s talk Prague of the Czech Republic...
One of the most beautiful countries in terms of colorful, unique, renaissance style architecture, and buildings! I never had Prague on my list of, “I want to visit”, but I’m sure glad that changed. Most everything is inexpensive, and the food is wonderful. Go to a street market and find yourself amongst the finest cured meats, soups, breads, and an ever flowing dialect between the locals, that makes no sense what so ever (unless you are familiar with the language, trying to use English is near futile). Locals consume more beer than anywhere else in the world, and it’s $1.50, so cheers, and drink up when you visit this country! 
The taxis will over charge you drastically, so be sure to use the easy public transportation, or use one of the best forms of transportation within the city, walking 🙂
And lastly, if you’re going to a night club, I recommend covering up a bit more than the states. I think I was the only girl showing any shoulder, and I received some not so nice glances from the older generation on the way to the clubs, whoops! 
As always, every time you travel, it’s a chance to learn, change, and adapt to your surroundings ❤️

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Copenhagen | Denmark

Oh hi Denmark 👋🇩🇰
A girls trip to Europe, first stop, Copenhagen, Denmark!
Things we’ve noticed so far, there are babies everywhere, parents even leave them unattended in the stroller outside while they walk into a store. Black clothing adorns almost every citizen, mostly the tall, blonde, and, blue eyed women that are in hordes. Swans, glide lazy along the water in the heart of the city. There are also no nail parlors (at least none we could find).
There are tons of beautiful buildings full of color, lining the rivers, and coast line. We even found the little mermaid statue. The author of the famous tale “The Little Mermaid”, was written by Hans Christian Andersen, a Danish author from Denmark.
Overall, Denmark was one of my favorite spots on the trip. The country was lovely, and so were the people!

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East Crete | Greece

East on the island of Crete, we reached our last destination. An extremely lovely, very large, private estate on top of the hill. Over looking the main city of Heraklion off in the distance.

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Mykonos | Greece

Chugging right along on our adventure throughout Greece! Our next stop, Mykonos. It is quite the unique place, it's not like anywhere I have been before. The whole old town center is right by the water too, so if you plan to stay at night you can watch the sunset dip below the sea as you dangle your feet off the balcony of your eatery, and holler for another glass of wine, of course! 

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Sonora | Seljavellir South, Iceland

An impromptu photo shoot which began with a hike into the southern Seljavellir mountains of Iceland. Following the advice of a local Icelandic boy on how to find a heated geothermal pool not well known to the public.

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His directions were to, "Follow the road up highway 1, pass two mountain sides, turn off between two farms, swing a left at the white house, then take a right up the unmarked street. If you feel lost, that's good, keep driving until you see a small walking dirt path. Follow that to the hidden geothermal pool in the mountains." Following his advice, we (my friends and I) stumbled upon one of the most unique locations I have ever been. Talk about an amazing view!

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This is Sonora, whom I ran into at the abandoned pool.

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Despite the location being stunning on its own, I couldn't resist asking to take her photograph. Valari has an undeniable, natural beauty about her, which was apparent immediately. Her style fit in so well amongst the landscape. Needless to say, I felt inspired!

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This was my first attempt at photographing a complete stranger on a whim, and I have to say, it was very invigorating creativity wise! I'm so glad she allowed me to do so, it has definitely sparked a new fire in me! <3

Self Portrait | Dettifoss, Iceland

Iceland, a country which stole my heart completely.
Words cannot do it justice, and unfortunately neither will my photographs; but I do hope you enjoy them anyway. It is my intent to eventually blog all of the beauty my friends and I encountered while backpacking through out the country side.
In the mean time, I'll leave you with my first conceptual series; a self portrait taken at one of the most powerful waterfalls, Dettifoss. 
Thanks to my friend Angela for assisting me on this idea of a girl in a red dress <3

I can't resist including some scenic photos as well, it was a breath taking view when the sun started to rise again at 4 A.M in the morning. <3

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