Cycling in the Dolomites

For a couple of years now, I’ve been entering the draw for the Maratona dles Dolomites in Italy. There was just something about the Granfondo that had me hooked and I wanted in. I was lucky enough to be one of the 5,000 people selected to take part in the race (out of 32,400 people who had pre-registered for the draw). As happy I was to be selected, I was unable to take part in last year’s race. Luckily the organization let’s you withdraw and transfer the fee for the next year, and that’s what I did. And am I glad that I did. I had the most perfect active holiday last week!

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Winter Paradise in Iceland

I realized a couple of weeks ago that I never remembered to write about my second trip to Iceland that I did in January 2017! It was the second photography workshop I ever did, and it was also a trip organized by Erez Marom, as was the Land of Ice workshop I did in 2016.

So, even though it’s been an year, let’s see if I can remember something of the trip. If nothing else, you can see my favorite photos from the trip, haha!

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A Night to Remember

Summer vacation is here! Lazy days, warmth, training for yet another triathlon race, and… a sudden surprise trip to London to see Adele? What? O.o

Because of unforeseen and very unfortunate circumstances that had fallen a friend, I found myself holding two tickets to see one of Adele’s Wembley Stadium shows (!!!!). After a mad scramble for hotels, flights and yes, even the one friend to share the night with, I found myself leaving work on Wednesday, June 28, and making my way straight to the airport. London was calling!

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Recap: Land of Ice, Part Two

Read Part One here.


Icy Knife by Taru Tarnanen on 500px.com

On the fifth day of the workshop we were happily surprised with some ice on the beach at Jökulsárlón. We had been told that there was no ice on beach when we got there, but in the morning the situation was a lot different. There was even, dare I say it, too much ice on the beach. We had to walk a long way from the car park to reach a point at the beach that had some isolated ice for us to shoot.

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Recap: Land of Ice, Part One

Phew! What a trip I’ve had during the last week! On my previous post I mentioned that I was going to Iceland for a photography workshop (Land of Ice – South Iceland winter photo workshop, lead by Erez Marom), from which I have just returned today. I enjoyed it a lot, and I had a great time getting to know new people and learning new things I can use in my photography.

Seljalandsfoss by Taru Tarnanen on 500px.com

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Traveling for concerts?

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Music.

That is something that is very important to me. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t have some kind of a music player with me, ready to be listened to. An year ago you wouldn’t see me without my iPod Classic. Now it’s usually my iPhone with my current favorites on it. Music is a way for me to put some emphasis on my feelings, like if I’m feeling particularly sad or happy. Sad or bittersweet music helps me be even more sad so that I can get over it more easily, and happy music only makes me happier (Because I’m happy, Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof—). Sometimes I just need to get my feelings out by belting out some really nice lyrics all by myself where nobody can listen to me or during karaoke night. Nightwish, Kamelot, Imagine Dragons, Celine Dion, Rihanna, Adele, Katy Perry… You name it. But what is even better than listening to music, or singing? Listening to live music.

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