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  Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:47 AM FEED
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Possibly one the best hotel view in Croatia! The Gogala Palace looking out onto the St. James Cathedral in Šibenek.

I couldn’t find a tag for this place sadly but had such a special experience and the apartments were super vintage and cute that I had to make their place known to you. Basically I had researched the area on Pinterest and I found an awesome shot out of a window with a similar view to this. Pinterest led me to the name of a hotel which doesn’t actually exist! I realised this after an hour of searching and asking locals. I was however determined to get a nice view of the Cathedral so I knocked on the door of these apartments and the most friendly lady let me in and after some time chatting (she had broken English but tried enthusiastically to communicate with me) she gave me some keys and let me up into this room. She even allowed me to move around the furniture and climb on a chair. Haha. The view wasn’t the exactly same as the one I had researched but I was still thrilled to have the chance to take some photos from this perspective. In return for the hospitality I promised to send the owner lots of other pictures that I took of her charming little place. When I came to Croatia 12 years ago one of the best things about the trip was the friendliness of the locals and it’s great to know they’re still like this and an increase in tourism hasn’t changed them.

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Pick a winner — part of my routine when travelling somewhere new is to observe local culture. In the morning in Zadar I scuttled off early to take pictures, I often spend some time purposefully alone as it’s easier to observe undistracted, and noticed this women in the window from afar. I honestly couldn’t see with my short sightedness that she was picking her nose (!) but I could see her observing nosily people from below - this meant she was oblivious to me. Although I did act discrete. It made me imagine her also having her own daily routine of watching life and drama unfold below her home. #whpmyeveryday #zadar #croatiafulloflife #croatia
Exploring Rab by Night. My sister @greasyspooncafe (yup, she’s a cafe!) and I tried to make it to Rab Island about 12 years ago. Our bus driver that was meant to drop us off at the ferry terminal changed shifts without us knowing and fell asleep. We missed the stop, got off the bus and got stranded on the side of the road. So I was so happy to finally make it here. #croatiafulloflife #visitrab #croatia #rabthehappyisland
Explored Veli Losinj rapidly at dusk to find the best spots to see out the day.
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#croatiafulloflife #visitlosinj #islandofvitality @croatiafulloflife #visitkvarner
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ALSO it’s “link in bio” time as I just posted onto the blog detailed analysis of all the wonderful feedback I received about my Stories poll that I ran yesterday. I was overwhelmed with the results. For the link go check out my Stories or click on the link on my profile.
I loved Santorini, Lofoten was mind blowing, Cinque Terre is like no other and Lisbon, well is Lisbon 😍however there is still something so exciting a rewarding with coming across and exploring places that you don’t know too much about yet really surprise you with their beauty and charm. I felt like that in the small colourful town of Veli Losinj. Really was such a cute place. @zobolondon decided to head to some less travelled Islands in Croatia before we met up with the @croatiafulloflife team. Looking forward to sharing some more gems with you.
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Salutations. Love the low and lingering sunsets we were treated to in Croatia. They seem to hang around a bit longer this time of year. On this final night on the boat we stopped off at a small island sixty minutes before sunset and immediately, with wine in hand, headed up to the highest peak we could see to witness this incredible sunset. The beautiful beam of light during the suns final moments headed powerfully straight towards us. I set up the tripod at rapid speed and took the picture above. @croatiafulloflife #SibenikRegion #croatiafulloflife #croatia #whpseasons
Krka waterfalls, Croatia. We only touched the surface of this huge National Park and even with just the glimpse of the lower falls I was mightily impressed. We arrived here, at the lower falls by boat, from Skradin, which kind of added to the excitement and enjoyment. Thanks to @croatiafulloflife for a really amazing day out. Also going to submit this to the @instagram weekend hashtag project #whpseasons. Autumn is definitely a great time of year for me. Although I always seem to crave the sun of summer there’s something about autumn and it’s change of temperature that calms me, makes me what to reassess plans and to focus on making new goals to see the year out. Is it your favourite season too? #npkrka #SibenikRegion #croatiafulloflife #croatia
From city to city. On the move navigating through urban spaces. That’s the nature of what I do. On a similar note @MINI LIVING URBAN CABIN, which I recently featured, is also uprooting and will next be erected in New York City, coinciding with the city’s Archtober festival.

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This. This is why you ask for a window seat on the plane! Flying from Muscat to Salalah was beautiful experience. Was a joy to experience the mountains above Muscat to then fly over luscious green forest and enter the low lying desert and head to a palm strewn beach. Big thanks to @brownchris who accidentally took my window seat and then kindly moved when I mentioned I’d reserved it. ;) #oman #experienceoman #shotoniphone
Don’t look down. Or do. It was a spectacular view. Self portrait taken early in the morning in Oman. This incredible view was seen from my hotel room and couldn’t resist jumping out of bed early and rushing to take a look at the view over the valley in the clear morning sky. #oman #experienceoman
I had so so much fun on this thing. Those that saw my stories will have seen the crazy adrenaline rush I got from almost tumbling this thing 😬 I was happy to be in Oman with a bunch of other “up for it” yes types who joined me for the ride. When travelling I tend to always look for action and adventure sports. I don’t always share that here but would like to offer more insight into my travels and personality other than just sharing my attempts and getting pretty views or the perfect shot sometimes. #oman #experienceoman #whpdynamic
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are - Mason Cooley
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Back at the #UrbanCabin with my friend @zobolondon thinking about how that, when not travelling, I always try to pick up a book to help keep me going until the next adventure. @MINI’s entry at Design week explores the unfortunate theme of closing London libraries and includes a book swap. It’s your last chance to see the space this weekend. Let me know if you find the book with my note inside it ;)
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Meandering through Omani palms in perfect light.
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Feeling lucky to have experienced this resort, it truly is something special. Feeling unlucky that I misplaced a memory card with at least 35% of my photos from Oman on it. Can’t quite believe it. I’ve never done that before. However I still managed to have such a great time that I didn’t feel upset for long. It’s just a shame I won’t be able to share the first few days photos and I had one shot I was so super proud of. Grr. Has this happened to you before? I really need to get more sleep at night! #experienceoman #oman
After flying in from Oman I headed straight to my old stomping ground, London, on invitation of @MINI for London Design Festival. I had the pleasure of meeting the designer of their #UrbanCabin who discussed how the themes of shrinking urban spaces and the closure of libraries in London influenced the design. Inside the cabin is a bookshelf with a colourful array of books where you can swap one for your own. I walked away with travel guide to secret spaces in London. Do check this out if you’re in town for the fair. The copper and mirror exterior of the structure blends interestingly in with the surrounding buildings; some modern and reflective and others made of brick with deliciously decaying facades #MINILiving #LDF17 #Advertisement
Dawn high up in the Muscat mountains. Whilst staying at @anantarajabalakhdar we took a small hike through three traditional Omani towns. The one you see here being the third. Sadly due to natural resources drying up many of the families have had to move out and the villages are mostly occupied by farmers. It was still however fascinating to get glimpse into local life. The house tours really made an impact and left the whole group thinking about our own lives and led us to discuss and reflect on the topics of minimal living and if there really is such a need for us to buy and own so much unnecessary stuff. #experienceoman @experienceoman #oman
Wondrous, hazy and bright sunset at @anantarasalalah beach. From the mountains down to the ocean. What a pleasure it's been to get to experience Oman. Really looking forward to sharing images and stories with you over the coming days. #experienceoman #Oman #anantarajourneys
Early morning commuter. I'm going to be attending the MINI LIVING URBAN CABIN (16/9 - 24/9) at the London Design Festival so ahead of the event I'm revisiting my photos from my explorations of Milan during my last event with MINI at Salone del Mobile. As you may have picked up I'm a fan of getting to know and intensely examining a city's architecture, the environment and the culture and people that exist within it. @MINI's Urban Cabin excites me as it aims to show how innovation and modern design can optimise how we can live harmoniously in these densely populated areas. #MINILiving #UrbanCabin #LDF17 #advertisement