February 7, 2013

INSTAGRAM TRAVEL DIARY

I've never been a huge Facebook user. Instagram is my preferred method of stalking and um ahem sharing the happenings of my life with the world (You can check me out by searching @fablihareza). Both Spain and Paris were filled with picture perfect, postcard worthy scenes. These are a couple of my faves that my iPhone and camera managed to capture...
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Tasfia and I at Montserrat: Visiting Monteserrat was one of the highlights of Spain. The view from its top was breath-taking and the jagged rocks that form it are bizarrely beautiful - they look like an abstraction of human figures.
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LEFT: Somewhere along the pretty streets of inner city Barcelona  RIGHT: Boats and birds at dusk at Port Vell
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LEFT: A beautiful candy-coloured sunset in Barcelona. I swear the sunsets use a  different colour palette in this side of the world!  RIGHT: Getting cartooned at La Rambla; a pedestrian street in Barcelona with street artists, markets and delish local restaurants  
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LEFT: Flying over the red Australian desert RIGHT: Outside Barcelona Cathedral  in the Gothic Quarter
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LEFT: The picturesque seaside of Catalonia RIGHT: The twinster, Tasfia and our little sis Sierra
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At Park Guell, a beautiful Park designed by (unquestionably) the most revered Spanish architect, Gaudi. Gaudi's work is biomimetic and so you can see starkly beautiful reflections of the natural world in his work + the view of Barcelona from the park's top is unreal!
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LEFT AND RIGHT: Us + Barcelona
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Another massive highlight of our trip to Spain was our visit to the Salvador Dali museum. I've already raved about it in an earlier post but I've got to mention that it is aweinspiring-ly cool.
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 Even the second time round, Paris was as beautiful as ever. We were lucky to be staying at a hotel just a few steps away from the Eiffel tower and so we were able to truly admire this beauty (to the left)
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LEFT: Black birds against the grey Parisian sky RIGHT: Views of Arc de Triomphe while shopping on Champs Elysees
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It has only been a few years since I'd last visited Paris before this time round, but after stepping off the plane, the place I was most eager on visiting was the Palace of Versailles - Its beauty is uncanny! RIGHT (bottom): the details on our new Maison Martin Margiela x H & M tattoo top 
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Sights by the Seine in Paree
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At Notre Dame 
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LEFT: Although I'm more a modern/postmordern art-loving kinda gal, I can't help but be in awe of the Louvre and its collections. My particular favourite is its Egyptian collection.  RIGHT: J.W. Anderson's kittens on my legs
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LEFT: An exhibition by Jean-Baptiste Huynh at the Lourve RIGHT: Us in front of the Louvre's biggest painting, 'The Wedding Feast at Cana'
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Montmartre!

THE TREATS: 
Whenever I'm on holiday I want to experience a country to its fullest, and that includes the food! I seem to lose my inhibitions and all notions of healthy eating when I'm on vacation!
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LEFT: The delectable Religieuse 3 carats from Angelina - Choux pastry covering vanila crumble, three chocolate ganache (milk, white and dark) RIGHT: Difficult pastry choice decisions at Lauduree 
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LEFT: Delish tapas from a restuarant on La Rambla RIGHT: cold, creamy, crunchy goodness from the Cream and Fudge Factory
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LEFT: Rainbow popcorn by the seaside RIGHT: An indescribably delicious ice-cream + brownie combo at the Haagen-Das cafe on Champs Elysees
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LEFT: Macarons from Lauduree and Eiffel tour candy; RIGHT: Stopover snack
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LEFT: The world's most delectable hot chocolate and Choc Mont Blanc from Angelina RIGHT: Strawberries and cream + carrot cake in Barcelona
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LEFT: Caramel waffles during seaside strolls RIGHT: Tea time treat

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25 comments:

  1. lucky girls, beautiful scenic places and amazing desserts!!

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  2. I'm obsessed with Instagram - though my pictures are more about my dog and less about amazing travels ;) Gorgeous pictures - I'm living vicariously through you!
    PS. Feel free to follow me via Instagram! @littleallygator

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  3. I LOVE The Photos With The Two Of You Next To All The Architecture & The One By The Big, HUGE, AMAAAZING Painting In The Louvre.
    StyleNonsense.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm pretty sure my mouth was wide open in awe the whole time I was reading this post- you've captured each city beautifully! Heading to Barcelona in April, one of my favourite cities :)

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  5. Best instagram photos. ever! So gorgeous~

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

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  6. This makes me want to go on holiday :-)

    beabops.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Need some holidays!! Even traveling you look both awesome!


    xoxo

    Julia from aboyeur.blogspot.com

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  8. stunning photos! that food looks amazing and paris and barcelona are just beautiful x

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  9. great shots on the go xx
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  10. great photos! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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  11. DYING LADIES!
    Paris is as striking as I remember, I kind of love that you also got to visit during the winter, there is something mystical about the overcast I must say! AND that red desert, WHAT! xx

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  12. Your photos really capture the essence of travel, so eventful and fun! love the snaps xx

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  13. Stunning photos, makes me want to travel again x

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  14. your little sister is so cute!:) lovely photos, and just looking at those food pictures made me hungry.

    CUKOR

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  15. So wonderful! You guys are always the best dressed.

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  16. The food!! Gah!

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  17. Looks like so much fun!! Love all your outfits!
    Xx Linda Chai

    www.youngonehunting.com

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  18. I love Barcelona above Paris. Visit in The Monteserrat is my dream. Love this photos.
    Kisses Camille

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  19. Amazing photography. Love it

    petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com

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  20. Always impressed by your delicious cakes and deserts - exactly how a person should travel!

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  21. love it all!! so wonderful!



    SHEWOLF
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