Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year, New Me? No, There's Nothing Wrong with Being the Same Person as in 2016

I've already seen so many posts with that well known motto: New year - new me! And it's definitely going to get even worse today and specially tomorrow because that's when everyone will wake up a different person...

I used to follow this motto as well. But I didn't do it last year and the year before and guess what? Nothing has changed! Believe me or not but you're going to be the same person tomorrow... And I don't see a reason why that should be wrong. 

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Living Abroad: Christmas Abroad

Many people spend Christmas at home, usually with their families. Honestly, I can't imagine going abroad, with or without my family, to celebrate Christmas. I need our big and cozy house to feel the festive spirit. But that might change one day... So I was interested how it feels to spend Christmas abroad and found girls who were willing to answer my questions...

I've already done two interviews with people who live abroad (Cristina travels the world with her husband and Katie - from the US to Europe). Now I wanted to talk to people who are going to spend Christmas abroad. I found 4 girls who wanted to participate in this interview and I want to thank them for that! I won't write more and will let them introduce themselves now...

Jessica Solomatenko
I’ve been living and working in South Korea for 11 years, married for 8 and “mommy” for 4. When our son was really young we started traveling more so that we could visit our family members who are spread all over before we had to pay for more expensive flights for our son.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Beautiful Christmas Markets in Prague

I love Prague. I love night Prague. And there are no words for how much I love Christmas Prague! 
Get comfortable because I'm here with (too) many pictures from beautiful Christmas Prague!

I know that many people who came to visit Prague fell in love with it. Those who visited this city that looks like it was built for shooting a fairytale, during the Christmas loved this city immediately. And I can definitely see why. I go abroad, usually to Vienna (my post about Christmas in Vienna last year) or Dresden (my trip to Dresden and the beginning of Christmas season) for Christmas markets every year and I admit they are beautiful as well but trust me, Prague has my heart. 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Instagram Tips: Hashtags (How to Find the Best Instagram Hashtags)

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who likes Instagram! I like to scroll through thousands of pictures and I also like to see that other people like my pictures! 

First of all, I'd like to say that this article is for people who'd like to  increase their Instagram exposure and get more likes on their Instagram pictures. If you don't like Instagram or you don't use it to "collect" likes, that's completely fine. But please, don't judge us :) 

I know that many of you have Instagram to share personal pictures from their daily life without expecting anything from this platform. And that's fine. Something tells me though that I'm not the only one who likes to see that their pictures are doing well. But unless you're a celebrity or well-known person you propably won't have that many followers and hearts on your pictures without "helping" your pictures to be seen... and that's why there are hashtags!
For years I used any hashtag I thought of when I was preparing the picture to be uploaded. I've always used relevant hashtags which means I used hashtags that are somehow connected with the picture or with my account/me. That's something I haven't changed. But I changed something else a couple of moths ago and I see the difference!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Amazing Places in Prague: One of the Best Views in Prague

I'm walking through a park looking around because it's the first time I'm here. It's cold but sunny autumn afternoon and I'm excited to find the spot that's famous for its beautiful view over Prague. I can hear some noise, maybe banging, and people laughing and shouting. What is that?

Oh, so there are skateboarders all over the hill. That's the noise. Well... I've always had a thing for boys riding some kind of a board. And I love the clothes these people wear. Plus there are grafitti all over the walls. And that huge metronome. It all fits together. I like the place already... 
But I knew there should be more. And I was left speachless as I reached the walls and the end of the hill. I've seen Prague from so many famous spots but I've never been here. This view is new to me. And that's how I fell in love with Prague once again!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Photographer Beginner: DSLR Camera VS Compact Camera

It's almost Christmas time and I can imagine that many of you are still thinking what you'd like to get as a present or how you could treat yourself... I know that you can buy things you want anytime but I'm pretty sure there are more people like me out there - those who want to buy things that are more expensive when it's "the right time", for example Christmas, birthday, etc...

I bought myself my first DSLR camera last year for Christmas. It was two weeks before I was leaving to spend half a year in Sweden. I thought that I couldn't have picked better time! Or maybe I could... If I wanted to take good pics in Sweden, I should have bought it months ago!

Am I kidding you? No! It takes a lot of time to understand DSLR cameras and to take good pictures with them. And now, almost a year after I started using it, I'm still far away from being a good photographer! 

A year with DSLR camera
I remember how excited I was after a first walk with my new camera. You can even see all of those pics because I immediatelly uploaded a post full of them called Christmas Walks. These were the first pics I've ever taken with a DSLR camera (not talking about those pics I took right after I took it out of the bag for the first time trying it at home). I don't think they're bad. These are quite nice pics for those who just want to take pics to save them as memories. And that's what I was doing in Sweden as well... I was carrying my camera with me all the time, shooting thousands of pictures. But how? I only used automatic program. What a pity, right?