Guatemala 2018

I first visited Guatemala in 2016, a vacation to meet the family of Monica and to see a bit of her country. And as I have not visited the country or family last year it was high time to meet her (and my) Guatemalan family again. The start however wasn’t without it’s fair share of obstacles, but that wasn’t going to stop us from having a fantastic time!

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Barcelona, March 2018

I wasn’t able to make it to Barcelona in time for my birthday this year, so I went a bit later to celebrate my 42nd with Monica in a better climate then I had in the Netherlands.

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Pyrenees

The flight home from Barcelona back to the Netherlands took moe for the most part over a cloudy France, Belgium and Netherlands. But it didn’t start cloudy, Spain was bright and clear and I cannot remember having seen the Pyrenees as clear as I saw it now. It was amazing!

A few more shots of the flight after the break.

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The Tibidabo challenge

Tibidabo is a terrific mountain to a ‘quick’ uphill challenge and almost every ay you’ll see cyclists racing or struggling up that mountain. To better themselves or their cycling comrades.

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Barcelona – July 2017

This is the first of two belated post of my travels to Barcelona this year. In all the traveling and other things I forgot to post these, even though the travels were really good. In July I traveled to Barcelona not with just my regular additional luggage, but with an extra big case as well for a really interesting trip.

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A vacation in Basque Country

Monica and I have been exchanging options and ideas for a long long time as to where to go on vacation this year and it was mostly hard to find a location where we’d both be able to fly to in a fairly decent way. That was really hard in the beginning of our search, but when we got it, al the pieces suddenly fit together seamlessly.

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Barcelona in March 2017

It’s March and it has been two months since I was with Monica. And as it’s just been my birthday it’s a really good idea to celebrate it a bit longer in Barcelona.

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Barcelona birthday and fiesta

I made my way to Barcelona again last week for some festivities. A lot of festivities as a matter of fact as the Gracia neighborhood was all about La Festa Gracia, a week’s worth of activities and concerts all over the neighbourhood.

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Granada & Sevilla in 2016

Monica and I are planning a vacation to Guatemala later this year, but we can’t just let the summer pass without a vacation so we found a great destination in the south of Spain. A new location for us with loads of different architectural buildings and plazas to discover and it’s hot hot hot!

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Spain in Vera

I wasn’t planning on too many concerts this week as I’ll be heading to a festival in Germany this afternoon, but then I saw the announcement of Spain in Vera and I was intrigued. As my girlfriend lives in Barcelona/Spain the name caught my eye and after listening to some songs on Youtube I was sold: I’m going to Spain!

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A few more analog photos of Barcelona

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Here are a few more images of my visit to Barcelona in December. I shot them on Ilford Delta 400, a bit too grainy for my taste, so I added a little bit of noice-reduction in Lightroom.

Personally I also see a little but of out-of-focus shots here and there, but that’s the reason why the Leica is currently in Will van Manen‘s care for a check-up.

Celebrating in Barcelona

Having finished my vacation in Italy, I started work with an intense training (TMAP Testing) including a grueling few weeks of studying, trying practice-exams and skipping a lot of fun events. I really wanted to visit M. (and Barcelona) after the final exam, either as a prize or to help me forget a bad result. Either way: Barcelona it was to be.

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