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  • I haven’t photographed a good #strideby lately.⠀
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The German laws is very strict on this. In the UK, France, US, and many more countries, as long as you are on public property, it’s a free for all when it comes to photographing people. Here, even Google Streetview only exist in a few big cities because of this privacy law. Which is another gripe because I use Streetview quite a bit to find cute corners or a possible gorgeous wisteria/rose and door combo.⠀
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The rule of thumb is if it’s five or more people in the frame, it’s all good. A busy market square for example or a few tables in front of a cafe. But a single person sitting down or like a strider, that’s a no. I would need to get the person’s permission to publish. If the person isn’t recognisable, it’s ok. Maybe if the person is in a shadow for example.
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A latergram from the beautiful city of Rye. Just south-ish of London.⠀
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Have a fabulous weekend!⠀
  • Wrote a blog post on Cambridge today for those interested in a day trip to this amazing city. I included a Google Map with IG locations also. Link in bio.⠀
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While I was looking for photos to sprinkle around my blog, I found a few that I haven’t posted. So stay tune for some Cambridge and other places latergrams.⠀
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This photo was taken around October. The 🍂 🍁🍂 were just perfect that day!⠀
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Miss this city ❤️❤️⠀
  • Don’t you think this kinda sorta looks like the Canterbury canal? Oh, visiting Italy soon? I posted a new blog post on Italy mobile apps. Link in bio.⠀
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Last weekend hubby, some friends and myself visited this wee town of Wissembourg, France. A cute north Alsace town that borders Germany.⠀
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Tip: plan on being in wee town of Germany/France between 12-1pm if you want to have a proper regional meal. Before or after, especially on a Monday when many shops are closed from being open over the weekend, you may be out of luck.⠀
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We got to Wissembourg at 13:45 and none of the restaurants could serve us lunch because their kitchen closed already for the afternoon. So we had flammkuchen for lunch. If you don’t know what it is, Google it. It looks like a pizza but it’s not at all like a pizza.⠀
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Hope you all are having a fab week!
  • The Tegalalang rice padi/jungle vibe. Imagine yourself walking and/or sitting in one of the warung (cafe) whilst sipping an ice cold drink.⠀
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I had a dream that I went to India and forgot to bring my camera battery charger and SD card! 😱⠀
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I dunno if it meant anything but it made me download the photos from our Indonesia and Singapore trip 😜⠀
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This photo was taken during our one and only sight seeing day. We hired a driver from a company that many TripAdvisor Bali forum members used, Ubud Area Tours, and was very happy with the service.⠀
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We started at around 8:30am and ended at around 4:30pm. The cost was Rp.600k. Around €38/$42/£34. This cost is about average for an eight hour Bali driver+car hire.⠀
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If you plan on going to this rice field, do come as early as possible. We got there at about 9am, did a small walk and came back to the car 30min later. As we walked back, many big groups were walking in.⠀
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Our walk was small because Jovie accidentally jumped into one of the rice padi fields. She thought where she jumped was solid grounds when it fact it was moss covered rice field. See that watery area? That bit covered in moss. ⠀
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Us parents were a bit in shock when it all happened but our awesome driver, Edi, quickly scooped her up, took shoes and socks off and washed them at a stream nearby while we comforted the child.⠀
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We’re still laughing at that whole incident 😂⠀
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Will post more on Bali later and also travel tips in case you decide to visit also!⠀
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Until next time!⠀
  • Hey! What’s up?⠀
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Been back in Germany the last couple of weeks but a few days after arrival we had hubby’s family visiting.⠀
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Now, almost back to normal again. Kids are still on summer holidays but soon, they’ll be back in school again.⠀
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Our trip to Bali was amazing!! So amazing that we’re considering living there for a few years after the kids are done with school.⠀
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It was such a relaxing few weeks. I barely took photos and did much on social media. I did read the news but that’s about it. I ate and drank a lot! But the places I adored most were not the ones you’d often see of Bali. I had many meals at hawker stalls or not touristy warung for $1-$2/pp and they were delicious.⠀
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I know, not a lot of photos while in Bali, right? But that’s just how it went. Of the two weeks, we only spent one day sight seeing.⠀
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I haven’t looked to see if I have any decent photos to share. So in the mean time, back to Porto.
  • #allthealleys of Ubud, Bali and also an amazing door. I adore Bali doors!! Absolutely love Ubud! So many things to do and so peaceful.

The centre is busy but go through some random alley or rice terrace and you get some fantastic peace and view.⠀
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The left of this photo is a small rice field. Lovely walk to our amazing lodging.⠀
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Tip: if you plan on visiting and staying in Ubud, make sure the lodging/room isn’t near the main street. It’s so peaceful in our little corner, about 100m from the main road. Once on the main road, so many cafes to choose from.⠀
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Ellie messaged me last night asking if we’re ok after the earthquake. I told her that we’re fine and if I wasn’t waken up, I would have probably slept through the event 😬🙈⠀
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She asked if I have taken lots of photos and I said no. My last 10 photos on my camera roll were beer on beach, beer on beach, beach warung (small traditional cafe, some are super simple or a cart) meals and laundry - I wanted to photograph our 🧺 before sending them off to wash 😂⠀
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In Legian now and I have read through the tsunami evacuation map. Just in case ya know.
  • Bali has so many awesome cafes and restaurants! It’s definitely an IG paradise and so different than the Bali I visited 20 some years ago!⠀
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It’s not just the physical aspect that has changed significantly. Now, foreigners can freely enjoy ice in their drinks or order fruit juices from pretty much anywhere. The ice here is government control, made with purified water, and cafes/restaurants would only serve purified water also.⠀
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It’s comforting to be able to take the family anywhere without too much worry of them getting sick. It’s also nice that they can try the many variety of foods, even from hawker stalls. In Sanur we visited Pasar Sindu. The stalls weren’t many but it was enough to get a good taste of the different street foods.⠀
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@kafe_ubud

Delightful on the outside, inside and on your tastebuds.⠀
  • Puglia again. Locorotondo to be more exact. Pretty, ain’t it? Wrote a blog post on Puglia, mostly in regards to getting around using public transport. If you fancy a read or planning on going there sans car, link on my profile.⠀
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Prepping for our big holiday tomorrow. Taking the girlies to Bali for the very first time. I need to polish up my Bahasa. I can understand very well but when it comes to speaking... a bit broken 😂⠀
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I was born in Indonesia but have spent almost 2/3 of my life outside my birth country (moved to the US at age 5). When we lived in Indonesia, I spoke English with my parents and siblings and Indonesian with friends. I remember my mom sitting in class with me the first few months of moving back to Indonesia (I was maybe 11?) so she could translate the lessons 🙈 I did though get good at it. But, after high school, I never went back and also didn’t use the language. I did have Indonesian friends in uni but even then we spoke English. 
Now I can converse on a basic level but outside of that, let’s say if I want to have a discussion about Instagram, it’d be quite difficult for me and I’d most likely be speaking in Ind-Lish (possibly with more English) 😜⠀
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As for the girls... I think they can say and understand the word makan (eat) and terima kasih (thank you). That’s it 😬⠀
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We are looking forward to the trip and I hope I survive the 12hrs flight. Eeeek! I really dislike long flights!
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Laters and hopefully my next post will be something from Bali ❤️😘⠀
  • View of Porto from Ponte Luís I, a bridge that was completed in 1887. At that time, this bridge was the longest in the world. The designer was Téophile Seyrig, the man who assisted Gustave Eiffel (yes, the Eiffel Tower designer) in the building of another bridge in Porto, Ponte D. Maria Pia.⠀
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one of the things you can do in Porto is take the seven bridge tour. It’s fairly inexpensive and you can get some awesome view besides a bit of learning.⠀
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Off to Bavaria. It’s for a conference but using the opportunity to also see the mountains and hike in a gorge. If I snap anything good I’ll share in my feed. If not, check out Stories sometimes Friday.⠀
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Laters!

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