Lomo Goes to the Beach in Portugal...

Sep 16, 2011 by

It was my first time to Portugal, and I’m sure it won’t be my last. It was one of those trips for which I did no planning whatsoever. I literally booked a flight, took said flight, landed in Lisbon and then thought, “Ok, now what should I do?” Having not done any planning, I had an idea of what a trip to Portugal should be like. It definitely included a day at the beach, plenty of fresh sardines and some beer. And that is exactly what I did the first day I was there at a nice fisherman’s settlement called Fonte da Telha, completely void of tourists. I was super relaxed to the max that day. I lay in the sand for hours, then I went into an ocean-side, open air bar/restaurant and had a little...

read more

Lomo Goes to the Lake…

Aug 25, 2011 by

… and really likes it! As a Canadian, going to the lake is a quintessential part of summer. There is always lots of fresh air, tasty food, books to read, trails to be walked, beer and iced coffees, bonfires, shooting starts and satellites, frogs, fish and loons, jumping into chilly water, and counting a swim in the lake as a shower.  Growing up, our closest cabin was just north of The Pas on Clearwater Lake. It is the coldest water I’ve ever been in, and I always use that lake for a reference point as to whether a body of water is truly cold or not. That water is never even close to being warm or comfortable or relaxing, but refreshing, certainly! It has to be well over 30 degrees Celcius for a dip in Clearwater...

read more

Lomo Goes to Orange

Aug 20, 2011 by

And I took blue photos. Dork. Hooray. Mexicans in Spain Please note the 2 euro underwear on his head! A favourite. I miss these nights of fun and frolics, endless new faces, cheap beer and short walks home at 6:00...

read more

Lomo Goes to the Netherlands

Jul 25, 2011 by

Attractive. Classy. This week I’m heading to the lake for several days for a bit of soul healing.  I will bring my lap top as I plan to work on some of my writing while I’m there, and since my photos from Mexico and Denmark are on the lap top, I will probably be able to blog about living in those countries....

read more

My 7 Links

Jul 16, 2011 by

A nice girl named Audrey of That Backpacker nominated me for something called My 7 Links, an endeavour started by Tripbaseblog, which attempts to unite bloggers of all types (not just travelers) by reliving some of our favourite blog posts. The categories are as follows: 1. Most beautiful post 2. Most popular post 3. Most controversial post 4. Most helpful post 5. A post whose success surprised you 6. A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved 7. The post you are most proud of I did a quick brainstorming session tonight on some of my favourite blog posts that I have done and will be properly posting in the days to come, namely when I am no longer living the hell of organic chemistry (and hell, not because it is so hard,...

read more

My Lomo: The Camera, Not the Meat....

Jul 14, 2011 by

In Spain, lomo is a type of meat. Tenderloin, apparently. And yes, I ate it there. No, the Lomo I am referring to is LOMOGRAPHY! I would call it my Lomo in Spain and people thought I was talking about my meat. Isn’t it pretty??? Lomo Goes Out: Arras, France Here is a sample of the fun that can be had with a Lomo: The guy who sold me my Diana Mini and taught me how to use the flash by putting the battery in the other way. Oh shame. Superimposed, mystery pictures of my roommates Gisela and Milena (eating pipas!) The wonderful and charming Fabiano. I think this was the day we met. Cousins! I wanted to buy another one before I left, this one, this one, or this one to be precise,...

read more