Travel 6: Cádiz, Spain

I know I said I fell in love with Honfleur, but that was before I visited Cádiz on Spain’s southwest coast. This town has me wanting to brush up on my Spanish and start looking at real-estate listings. Seriously, Cádiz is gorgeous.

Cádiz was founded by the Phoenicians over 3,000 years ago and is considered by many the oldest continuously inhabited city in Western Europe. Everywhere you look you see remnants of its colorful history. Plus there’s a beautiful vista in every direction due to its location surrounded by the sea.

It was a sunny Saturday when I arrived and the city was alive with activity – bustling cafes on every corner, alleyways filled with locals playing music, children dashing through town squares, families enjoying the beach and wedding parties walking the city streets. All I could do was wander, make pictures…and sample some delicious lemon gelato. 

Travel 6 is a new theme on the blog where I share 6 images from destinations I’m lucky enough to visit. 

 

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Travel 6: Honfleur, France

I tend to fall in love with every place I visit. Sometimes it’s the people of the place who win me over, other times it’s the atmosphere or the sheer natural beauty. My stay in Honfleur was much too short to get to know the community but it’s atmosphere was lovely. Perhaps it was the stillness of a misty day or the the smell of crepes and espresso wafting around the Vieux-Bassin, the old harbor, that won me over. Either way, here’s a taste of my day of wandering this quaint Normandy town:

Travel 6 is a new theme on the blog where I share 6 images from places I wander to. 

 

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Travel 6: Amsterdam

It was a bright sunny afternoon as I rolled into Amsterdam. One of those warm fall days where being outside was a requirement, especially for people in a notoriously cloudy city. I hopped on a canal cruise for a 2 hour intro to this historic city, which was completely new to me. The canal system and streets were alive with tourists and locals toasting the perfect weather.

As I had heard, bicycles rule the streets here and watching them navigate the cobblestone streets and Saturday traffic made me squirm. So I chose to wander on foot. Here’s what I found during my short stay:

Travel 6 is a new theme on the blog where I share 6 images from destinations I’m lucky enough to visit. 

 

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Travel 6: Bergen, Norway

 

Last September I traveled to Bergen, Norway to begin my Atlantic crossing onboard the MS Fram, a Hurtigruten expedition ship. Since Bergen was a new destination for me, I flew in 2 days early so I could wander around this stunning city. Bergen is on Norway’s western coast, surrounded by mountains and protected harbors. It’s ridiculously beautiful and quaint.

I stayed with a lovely couple through AirBNB and spent my days exploring the twisted streets and hiking the Mount Fløyen nature trails. It was the perfect way to begin my upcoming adventure. I hope to make it back someday for more exploring. Here’s what I found:

Travel 6 is a new theme on the blog where I share 6 images from destinations I’m lucky enough to visit. 

 

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Expedition: Norway to Brazil

 

This fall, I’m heading out for a month-log expedition cruise from the fjords of Norway to the rainforests of Brazil. The trip is a collaboration between the Polar Arts Program and Hurtigruten cruise line. During this unique opportunity, I’ll continue work on my Oceans project, lecture on photography and document the voyage for passengers onboard. I can’t wait to witness the vastness of the great Atlantic and share the experience with you.

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Cheers, Hannele

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