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a photo diary of September in New Zealand: home with whānau

Here I am. Piecing together words and pictures {both DSLR and iPhone snaps} from more time in this most precious of places. And here it is. The bits I feel like sharing anyway. I took nearly 1,000 photos and now have endless video files on my phone from Tara in a gin-induced state laughing at vacation photos, but I always like to put together a little photo diary of my favourite. If for no one but me.

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an Instagram guide to Sri Lanka: 16 of the most epic photo spots across the country

When looking for Instagrammable spots in Sri Lanka, you’ll find yourself spoiled for choice. The country is absolutely stunning. There’s no shortage of photogenic scenery or Instagram spots on this island. As a matter of fact, Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Here are 16 of my favourite places for epic photos across Sri Lanka!

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an Instagram guide to Hong Kong: 18 of the coolest photo spots in Hong Kong + a map to get you there

It’s true. The architecture of the city lends itself fully to the hard-line, concrete-crazed aesthetics urban photographers pine for. However, it’s not all residential basketball courts and contemporary views in HK. Oh, not at all. Hong Kong offers something for everyone to visually feast on.

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an Instagram guide to Hanoi, Vietnam: 5 classic places for photos + a map to help you find them

Vietnam in general is a very photogenic country. Upon every return trip, I find my eye glued to the viewfinder of my camera, getting trigger happy with the shutter button. My most recent trip to Hanoi proved that my love affair with Vietnam’s aesthetics is never-ending. For those new to the capital, overwhelmed by the affordable local food, derelict cafés, and French colonial architecture, here are 5 quintessentially “Hanoi” Instagram spots you’re likely to fall in love with photographing!

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Instagram realities: the stories behind 5 of my most liked + most asked about photos on Instagram

Instagram is not reality. It’s a highly curated social media platform with heavy emphasis on branding and aesthetic. We all know this to be true but, for whatever reason, there is still so much pressure for everyone to get the perfect picture. I think Instagram becomes fully dangerous when we compare our every day lives to the highlight reels of others. My Instagram guides are some of my most read blogs, and I love putting them together. But, and it is a large but, I don’t ever want people thinking it’s all easy breezy and that bad things never happening and that life is all glamour all the time.

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November in New Zealand: a photo diary from my most recent trip 'home'

I’m currently going through the archives of New Zealand posts, re-vamping guide to Auckland, Wellington, and a road trip through the South Island {as well as re-vamping Myanmar posts and South America posts, per your Instagram requests}, and it’s given me such a warm heart to see how this blog space has changed, grown, and improved. But, it’s also reaffirmed for me that I will never not want there to be some personal touches on this space. So, I’ve created this little photo diary from my most recent North Island return.

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an alternative Instagram guide to London: where most people go for pics + where to head instead

There are staple Instagram spots in every destination; stunning landmarks, cafés with perfected interiors, and signature street art. But, I’ll be the first to admit, it means there is a lot of “sameness” on the internet. Today, I’m sharing some alternative spots in London for photos that are less crowded, less visited, and less Instagram-famous.

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an Instagram guide to Berlin, Germany: 10 spots for free photos in the city

It’s true that Berlin isn’t as classically beautiful as Vienna or as aesthetically pleasing initially as Paris. It might even be fair to say that Berlin isn’t in the running to be one of the most visually stunning cities in Europe. However, there are so many quirky spots in the city that offer unique photo opportunities. Urban photographers love Berlin, and if you open your eyes, it’s clear to see why. In my multiple visits to Berlin, especially as an adult on my own, I’ve realized that the city blends old history with modern architecture so that there’s something for everyone to find easy on the eyes.

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the most quirky, Instagram-worthy eateries in Nanjing, China

Looking for restaurants in Nanjing with beautiful interiors, fun themes, and good atmospheres? I gotchu. Thanks to a combination of writing for The Nanjinger and spending 10-months in constant search for inspiration, I’ve compiled a post of the most ‘gram-worthy eateries in Nanjing.

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a photo diary of pictures not from London

London is like other great cities with its endless list of things to see and do, places to eat, history, art exhibits, and architecture. But the lesser heard about villages and towns surrounding London deserve a little love. They've got their own quirks and charms. They've got their own histories. This post is a little love note in photos to those villages. 

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