WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE WHALES!

Well, this was probably one of the most challenging things I have done.

Since I spend a lot of time at the beach these days, we may have luck and see the whales that come to these warm waters, from December to March there’s always a good chance to catch them.

We hired a tour guide to take us on a boat, we had to be pretty early at Los Cobanos beach, here in El Salvador, to set off sailing to the adventure, he warned us there could be a chance that they would not come out, so we were kind of expectant trying to predict whether they came out or not.

I did not count that I’d get sick, I thought I was quite fine until the boat stopped, to hold the camera, while those gorgeous mammals made their show was not an easy thing.

But all that trouble was just worth it!

THE QUARANTINE CHALLENGE

I guess none of us ever expected to be confined because of a virus, the first thing that may have popped in is that the Third World War would explode or something! But no, here we are locked at home with our family which actually I prefer over anything else these days. Some others may be a bit desperate to go out and try to have a «normal»life.

This is the new normal these days. And I’m trying to make the best out of it.

I am trying to use my time to learn some new skills, try to handle better PS or even the use of flash or any other type of light to make a pic.

In a way, I need to have my head busy into something, busy into creativeness since it’s my escaping method, it can be pretty hectic sometimes being in a lockdown period.

And so after all these days, I decided to go outside, downtown to be more specific -where it’s usually crowded, to find an empty city.

It actually felt kind of cool not having too many people around, somehow not being affraid to take out my camera.

Maybe I can make some more before it starts getting back to our new normality…

That feeling of urban emptyness… I can barely describe it.

If buildings could talk and tell us their stories…

Recent Trip to Antigua Guatemala

Another couple of pics added!

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Antigua Guatemala has a magic of its own, this city was founded during the Spanish colonization, becoming the Capitanía General de Centroamerica or Kingdom of Guatemala. It’s well known for the good preservation of its old architecture dating from the 1500 century.

It is a 6 hour drive from San Salvador, through the capital city of Guatemala. We’ve been going there quite often since childhood.

It’s also a well visited destination for tourists from around the world, their people are really kind and friendly.

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Recent Trip to Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala has a magic of its own, this city was founded during the Spanish colonization, becoming the Capitanía General de Centroamerica or Kingdom of Guatemala. It’s well known for the good preservation of its old architecture dating from the 1500 century.

It is a 6 hour drive from San Salvador, through the capital city of Guatemala. We’ve been going there quite often since childhood.

It’s also a well visited destination for tourists from around the world, their people are really kind and friendly.

WHEN FLYING…

Flying…that feeling!

 

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In spite of our rainy season, it was a good day to take off on a Ultra light plane, I guess it’s the closest feeling to a bird’s flight.

The location is close to the coastline here in El Salvador, where sugar cane and other plants are cultivated.

Most of this area is agricultural, due to its weather which is pretty warm most of the time.

The views from this perspective are just amazing, El Salvador has  a lot to offer, not all things are bad, there are always exceptions to the rules, this is one of them.

A wonderful experience worth to share!

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The UK trip!

I’ve been trying to land back into reality after taking 15 days off work (my office job) to go to England and some other European countries. For us 15 days is a luxury worth a lifetime since living in a country like El Salvador can become hectic at times.

 

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There were many things that caught my attention there, people were just amazing, we felt welcome, the city is full of life, friendliness, music, it felt safe even though we were aware of the situation nowadays, I think many cultures converge there, it was some experience to visit. The food, the pubs -something we needed to try- was just great!

To me it was a gratifying experience to go back to the other side of the pond and revive -in a way- my old life over there 15 years ago -or so-, it all felt so familiar somehow.

But the most priceless thing, besides going with my hubby, was getting some amazing photographs._DSC8729-2

 

My camera never felt heavy while walking…and  we did take really long walks around these touristic spots, at first I was a bit scared to carry it out around, but somehow I got over it. I was just another tourist after all. 🙂

 

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THE CHARM OF THE OLD LOOK

There are some beautiful old towns here in El Salvador, and many times I’ve come across things , old things, those that aren’t made anymore, like thick wooden doors that have been aged by the sun and time, windows rounded by cracks, really old door knobs made out of rusty iron

.  I always need to stop and shoot a photo to have them in my memory.

Old things have  a certain charm to me, they simply become original and unique pieces that won’t be found anywhere else.

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RANDOM TRIPS

Por ahí, por donde me lleva el camino y si ando la cámara es mejor aun.

I’ve always had my thing for traveling, I’ve had the opportunity to go to different places and try to learn from them.
I love the idea of trying different tastes, seeing different colors, cultures and experiment a little of each.

Even a simple walk through an old town, which sometimes can be a bit dangerous while carrying the camera is part of the adventure.

Let’s hope I can keep doing those short escapes.