Archive for ‘Travel’

January 26, 2012

Walls

by Kaylee Pare


Graffiti, posters, advertisements, street signs, tiles. Every street corner presents a new set of visual inspiration. When we explore unfamiliar land, we are much more conscious of this fact. While wandering the streets of countless cities in Europe, I learnt to stop and notice not just those things that the travel books study. Often the simple things, like a decaying wall, vintage posters or someone’s painted creation offers much more of a story than the city itself.


Photos by Kaylee Paré in Athens, Greece.

December 10, 2011

Mount Etna

by Kaylee Pare

Ascending Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, was without question one of the highlights of our trip. We made our way down the Italian peninsula to Sicily for the sole purpose of exploring the volcano. We spent several hours going from bus to bus, boarding a gondola and riding to the summit in a large van in order to finally reach the brisk snow-topped peak. Etna had just erupted several days earlier so we were not permitted to visit the main crater, but the other craters, the miles of lava, the sulfur and the shocking views made the experience spectacular nonetheless. If you’re ever in Italy, I highly suggest making the trip to Etna, you certainly won’t regret it.


All photos by Kaylee Pare

December 8, 2011

Vienna

by Kaylee Pare

I finally found the time to sort my 5,000+ photos from Europe so I’ll be able to share some memories with you throughout the next few weeks. I wouldn’t say Vienna was my favourite city by any means. However, I can definitely see why it has been named the “world’s most livable city” for three years running. Vienna is incredibly clean, high-tech, its public transit system is sublime, and most notably, it has the lowest crime rate in all of Europe. We spent three lovely days exploring the city and absorbing its sites, here are just a few snapshots from Austria’s capital.


All photos by Kaylee Pare

November 3, 2011

Je t’aime

by Kaylee Pare


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As my European adventure comes to a close, I´m still so looking forward to one of our last destinations, the city of Paris. Although it will likely be chilly, I know that the ´je ne sais quoi´ of the city will have me at hello. Paris, je t’aime!

November 3, 2011

On the Road Again

by Kaylee Pare

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August 27, 2011

Peak Athina

by Kaylee Pare



I took these images today in Athens from the Acropolis, I loved the view these holes in the limestone offered, a little peak at a very large and crowded city. While the historical signifance of Athens is very interesting to its visitors, a large city like this one is not what one imagines when they think of quaint Europa. For this reason, we are cutting this portion of the trip short and making our way to the island of Crete tomorrow. We have had a splendid time roaming the streets, seeing the sights, searching for crowded bars and the best greek salad, but we are looking forward to smaller towns and easy access to the sea. We are thinking of renting vespas for a few days in order to see more of the vast island and get a chance to practice our motoring skills!

August 25, 2011

Here goes…

by Kaylee Pare


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August 21, 2011

Snapshots

by Kaylee Pare

Now that we’ve booked our flight to Europe, we know it all begins in Athens.  Back in August 2008, I went island-hopping in Greece with five of my best friends and the thought of returning brought me to look through our photos. We climbed marble steps to the Acropolis, sipped espresso while watching a Mykonos sunset, drank a few cocktails and rode many ferries to new adventures. Here some snapshots from our time in Athens, Mykonos, Ios, Paros and Santorini.

August 19, 2011

Pen Pal

by Kaylee Pare

I’ve been neglectful this week, I know. The trouble is that our EuroTrip has suddenly crept on me and throwing a big event at work didn’t help either. Let’s just say that free time has not been abundant lately. To do lists are currently running my life, and my birthday is on Sunday so making time for a bit of partying is a must! The goodbyes are really what’s bringing me down these days. While I know that three months in Europe is priceless, I find myself feeling guilty for leaving my loved ones behind for so long? It’s an odd feeling because they are so happy to see me embark on such an experience, while all I can think about is what I’ll miss in their lives. With a big group of girlfriends, life events occur more often than one would think, and I don’t want to miss anything. I’ve written about this feeling before, when I was feeling guilty about balancing all the things life involves. Anyway, postcards, blog posts and Facebook messages will hopefully make up for my absence a bit and when I get back, I’ll have plenty of time for catching up. More about the trip soon!

 

 

July 29, 2011

Uniform Utopia

by Kaylee Pare

As I get closer and closer to embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, I am becoming increasingly weary of my outfit situation. I am traveling in Europe with my boyfriend for almost 3 months, and while I am completely aware that it will be memorable and absolute paradise, I can’t help but think about what to bring, how to edit my choices, what’s most versatile, and mostly, where to even begin. I found this picture of Cat Deely today and immediately thought to myself that it was the closest thing I’d seen to the perfect uniform for traveling. It looks comfortable, laid-back and extremely cute. I’ll be spending the next few days attempting to create this look with my own wardrobe and definitely possibly some new items – any advice on key items you would bring?

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