Europe

The Navigli, Milan

The navigli were a system of navigable and interconnected canals around Milan, Italy. The system consisted of five canals: Naviglio Grande, Naviglio Pavese, Naviglio Martesana, Naviglio di Paderno, Naviglio di Bereguardo. (source: Wikipedia) The Navigli lies in the South Western part of Milan. The best way to get here is via subway. This shot is the Naviglio Grande taken just after …

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The Glacier Express

The Glacier Express is a train ride which lasts about 6 hours and travels from St. Moritz, through the Swiss Alps, to Zermatt, Switzerland. It’s known as the most beautiful train ride in the world. I booked this a day in advance and was able to get the last seat. I opted out of the meal since it was an additional 20 …

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Muottas Muragl

Muottas Muragl is a mountain that overlooks the cities of Celerina and St. Moritz. The panoramic views are incredible. Check ’em out: A single shot pano view of Celerina and St. Mortiz: A stitched panoramic view of Celerina and St. Moritz: How ’bout a few drinks with some pals and this view?

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Celerina – A Hidden Gem in Switzerland

I accidentally stumbled upon a little town called Celerina in Switzerland on my way to Hallstatt, Austria. I was planning on going all the way to Hallstatt, but decided I didn’t want to do a 16 hour train ride in one day so I made a stop halfway which was Celerina. I never heard of Celerina, but was glad to come across …

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt is located on the southern part of Switzerland near the border of Italy. It’s home to the Matterhorn which can be seen from anywhere in Zermatt. I stayed at the Hotel Alpha in central Zermatt for around $65 per night. The room was small but cozy and there was a shared bathroom for the floor I was on, but it …

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$13 for a Big Mac Meal?

I walked into a McDonald’s in Zermatt curious to see if it was true – a Big Mac meal around 12 or 13 bucks. Sure enough, it was 11.5 Swiss Franks or around $13 for a Big Mac meal. So, no thanks McDonald’s, I won’t having a Big Mac tonight. As far as local restaurants, the average dinner is about 20 Swiss Franks. …

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The Matterhorn

My first three days in Zermatt, the Matterhorn was a tad shy and hiding behind the clouds. Thankfully, on my last night the clouds parted. The Matterhorn is one of the largest peaks in the Alps measuring 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high.  Believe it or not, this shot was taken right from the balcony from my hotel – Hotel Alpha in Zermatt. …

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Goodbye Milan, Hello Swiss Alps

Sitting on that bench, I couldn’t believe that I was looking out on that scene. It felt like I could touch the clouds. I just arrived in Switzerland last night from Milan – got a good nights rest and a good breakfast, so I set out to do some hiking. I decided to do the “Rothorn 5 Seenweg” hike which is …

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An Italian Moment in Milan

I was walking the streets of Milan when I heard a crash and some yelling behind me. When I turned around, this is what I saw – two Italians jawing back and forth. I don’t know what the woman did. All I know was that there were 4 computers on the ground and the guy wasn’t too happy about it. She seemed to …

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Manarola, Cinque Terre – Italy

My sister came out this week to visit me on my Europe trip and we went to Manarola on our first full day in Cinque Terre.  We had our first meal in Italy at a restaurant a few steps away from the rocky beaches of Manarola and both got a seafood pasta which we won’t forget. Squid, crab, mussels, shrimp, and more done Italian …

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Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

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Santa Maria del Mar

I’m kind of addicted to photographing cathedrals. My first day in Barcelona, I went to the Gothic district. This was the first of three cathedrals I visited that day. History The church was built in the 14th century with the cornerstone being laid in 1329. The final stone was laid in 1383. The church was consecrated by Pere Planella, bishop …

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Barcelona Day One

I should’ve taken Spanish in high school. I really, really should have. If I knew Spanish I’d probably move here. Yes, it’s that good. The food, the people, the sites, the beach of course, all of it. So all you kids in high school, learn Spanish! You won’t regret it. That said, I didn’t have a problem getting around or …

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The Westminster Abby

On my first day in London I went to the Westminster Abby.  No, I didn’t see Prince William or Kate Middleton although I was hopeful. The cost to get in was 18 Euros or $24 – a bit steep in my opinion, but it was quite incredible inside.  They didn’t allow any photography once inside and there were men in …

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A Biarritz Sunset

The Biarritz Lighthouse or Phare de Biarritz can be seen anywhere from the beaches of Biarritz so I had to make the hike out there to check it out. There was a storm in the distance so I was a little concerned I’d get wet, but it stayed away and turned out to be a stunning sunset. Here are some shots from the cliffs …

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First Day in Biarritz

Imagine the beaches of San Diego combined with the food of Paris. That’s the feeling I get here. I took the Eurorail to Biarritz and jumped onto a bus that took me to my AirBnb location. I was there a bit early so I was able to walk around a bit and get a few shots. The first thing I did …

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A Dog Named Marley

I got into London late around 10pm and was walking aimlessly trying to find my room. I got a text from Oli, my AirBnb host, which had the directions on how to get there. He also texted me this: “Beware of the dog!” “Hmmm”…I said to myself. I really didn’t know what to expect, but surely it couldn’t be a big dog that would physically harm me, right?

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Paris Recap – The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

Average Price for a Dinner: $24.00 or 18 Euros – I did a nice dinner 3 nights. Average Daily Spending: $88/ day The Good My AirBnb host – The location was excellent. Right in the middle of Paris so I felt I was able to fully immerse myself. Plus my hosts, Anne-Chloe and Olivier were awesome and super helpful with …

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Paris Breakdancers

I spent my last full day in Paris at the Eiffel Tower just walking around and taking it all in one last time. I was sitting on a bench at the Palais de Chaillot when a group of break dancers set up shop right in front of me…and in front of the Eiffel Tower. What a perfect scene! I asked if …

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The Paris Subway

I took the subway every day in Paris. The only time it really wasn’t fun was during rush hour in the morning or around 4-6pm.  Here are some shots of the subway system in Paris.    

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A Journey into the Catacombs of Paris

I tried going to the Catacombs on Monday and they were closed, so I tried again Tuesday and was actually happy to see that there were people waiting in line. What I didn’t know was that the line was wrapped around the entire block. It took a good two and half hours to get in, but it was well worth …

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Eiffel Tower at Night

A few more shots of the Eiffel Tower at night. Up close and personal Version 2 of up close and personal Stopped Carousel and Eiffel Tower A different carousel <img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1430" src="/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/IMG_8591-1024×683 buy amoxicillin Generic.jpg” alt=”IMG_8591″ width=”1024″ height=”682″ srcset=”http://www.boundlessnomad.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/IMG_8591-1024×683.jpg 1024w, http://www.boundlessnomad.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/IMG_8591-300×200.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px” />

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Up the Eiffel

I was planning on going to the Catacombs today so I took the subway there. To my chagrin, they were closed Mondays. So I went to the next item on my list which was to go up the Eiffel Tower and took the subway there. Here are some pics: A French Apple Pie on the Eiffel A view from the …

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The Notre Dame

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First Day in Paris

Mind blown. That’s all I have to say about this place. It’s not like anything I’ve ever experienced before. Here’s a few pics from my first day in Paris. The EuroRail train I rode on from London Toy statue of Eiffel Tower Montmartre

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AirBnb London Review

Cost: $288.00 Duration: 7 days/6 nights Type: Private Room/Single Bed Bathroom: Shared Link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1569550 My stay at London was with Oli, a longtime violinist who’s played with artists like Stevie Wonder. He had a few roommates as well and was currently doing some construction on a new studio in his house. The place was very unique and had a relaxed …

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Shot of the Day :: Day 9

Ok, so I’m realizing now how difficult it is to stay diligent in updating this blog while on this European adventure.  There’s so much to see and do that I’m having a hard time finding time to upload photos/blog.  So let’s try something.  I’m going to begin posting a shot of the day series during the trip starting with today. …

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Big Ben

I got a bunch of shots of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliment. I had to post them all since I like the all.  Each one has a different perspective of Big Ben.  Check ’em out. Big Ben with Lights: Moon overlooking Big Ben w/ light trails Big Ben Photographer Big Ben and Moon

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Portabella Market

I went to Portabella Market on Saturday.  It was an awesome day.  There was a ton of food to try out and the entire scene was lively and vibrant.  My favorite food was the Payaya which I got a shot of below.  These were my favorite shots from that day.  

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The Blue Lagoon

The visit to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland was surreal.  The moment I walked in, I knew it would be an experience to remember. The temperature that day was a cool 55 degrees F. Once I entered the lagoon, it was like everything melted away. The water wasn’t like the showers I had back in the states, there was an indescribable …

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The Drive to Jökulsárlón

This was one of the most incredible scenic drives I’ve ever been on.  I left at 8am this morning and didn’t get back until 3am.  I drove nearly 700 miles in one day and kept stopping every 20 minutes. My goals were to get an ice shot at Jökulsárlón and Gulfoss waterfalls, but I got a whole lot more. Seljalandsfoss Falls Road …

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Hallgrimskirkja Church

My first day in Iceland I was able to spend some time over at Hallgrimskirkja Church. The church is literally a couple blocks away and was viewable from my bedroom window. And it was pretty amazing stepping inside. The ceilings must have been at least 50 feet up to the top. The church is just ridiculously massive.  When standing from …

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