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A few photos of Chile and Argentina

Last year I spent two months traveling around parts of Chile and Argentina. It’s hard to describe so many unforgettable experiences using just a few words, so I wrote a book about it. Admittedly, it’s more of an organized collection of thoughts than it is a proper book. Most of the time, the pictures do the talking.

If you’d like to check out a PDF version of the book, follow this link:

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Here are a few photos I took, trying to capture the breathtaking landscapes.

 

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Turkey 2014: getting lost in the lively Istanbul

The waterfront in Bostanci on the asian side

The waterfront in Bostanci on the asian side

It’s already been 3 weeks since our plane landed at Dorval airport, after a long journey leaving from Istanbul (with a 6h layover in Amsterdam). We spent 3 weeks discovering the beautiful and fascinating country of Turkey.

Our first and last stop in Turkey was Istanbul, a city that I had already fallen in love with nearly 5 years ago and was excited to see again. My brother and mother had never been but it didn’t take long for the beautiful chaos of the city to win them over. Here are a few photos of our favorite places

A church in Beyoglu

A church in Beyoglu

Street sights on Istiklal Caddesi

Street sights on Istiklal Caddesi

Street musicians on Istiklal caddesi

Street musicians on Istiklal caddesi

Galata tower

Galata tower

A view of the Golden horn

A view of the Golden horn

The port in Kadikoy

The port in Kadikoy

Inside the mevlana museum where the whirling dervish ceremony was held.

Inside the mevlana museum where the whirling dervish ceremony was held.

A whirling dervish ceremony

A whirling dervish ceremony

The view from our bedroom.

The view from our bedroom.

Aya Sofya architectural detail

Aya Sofya architectural detail

Architectural detail, Sultanahmet area

Architectural detail, Sultanahmet area

Aya Sofya

Aya Sofya

Inside the Blue mosque

Inside the Blue mosque

Blue mosque

Blue mosque

Inside the Blue Mosque

Inside the Blue Mosque

Political posters in Moda

Political posters in Moda

Waiting for (and missing) the boat in Karakoy

Waiting for (and missing) the boat in Karakoy

Street art in Moda

Street art in Moda

Photos: Butterflies go Free at the Jardin Botanique in Montreal

Last Sunday we headed to the greenhouses that are located inside the premises of the Jardin Botanique (Botanical garden) of Montreal.

Until April 21st, you can stroll through a giant aviary where thousands of butterflies are set free. The yearly event is called Butterflies Go Free. Here’s a glimpse of how beautiful it is:

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Photos: On the road from Memphis to Nashville, from Elvis to Johnny Cash

These photos are long overdue. It’s already been 3 months since we came back from our road trip in the Deep South of the USA. We spent most of our time in New Orleans and the Cajun Country of Louisiana, but we also road tripped over through the whole state of Mississippi and on to the cities of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee.

Here are some of the photos of our short time (2 1/2 days) traveling through the two cities with major musical history.

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Beale Street, Downtown Memphis

Days Inn Graceland Elvis Presley Memphis_A Storytelling Home

Elvis is everywhere

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Guitar shaped pool at the Days Inn Graceland

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Lobby at Days Inn Graceland

Elvis Presley grave Graceland Memphis_ A Storytelling Home

Elvis Presley’s grave, Graceland

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The basement TV room at Graceland

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Graceland, quite a small home for such a rich man. We felt like we were visiting the Mecca for fans of Elvis Presley.

Lorraine Motel room 306 Memphis Tennessee_A Storytelling Home

Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in front of room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Lorraine Motel sign Memphis Tennessee_A Storytelling Home

We didn’t get as many pictures in Nashville because it was pouring rain during the majority of our time spent there. However, we didn’t let that dampen our spirits! We did manage to go to the Country music hall of fame, the Frist center for the visual arts, Third Man Records, Mas Tacos and we went out for a concert.

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Ben Cameron and Friends playing at The Family Wash in East Nashville

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Display at the Country Music Hall of Fame

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Johnny Cash’s guitar, Country Music hall of fame