Sunday, January 15, 2012

My personal bookshelf porn...

In line with Anthony Dever´s blog "Bookshelf Porn", I thought I´d set up my own one with pictures from our bookshelf in the living room...I admit, compared to the bookshelves shown in "bookshelf porn", there is still some potential for expansion :-)
However, on a student´s budget, its not that bad...take a look and judge yourself!
And make sure you stop by, for all book lovers, its a MUST!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 - a year of traveling...

...hopefully to be continued in 2012!
While I was having breakfast this morning, I was zapping through some blogs and found a lot of "My 2011 in pics" I wondered how my 2011 in pictures would look like and I figured it would be about traveling to European metropoles, the French countryside or roaming Southern India...I actually cant believe to how many different places I ve been this year....amazing, I hope I can keep this up :-)
So, HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody, may 2012 be a wonderful and succesful year for all of you!

So I thought Id give it a go, this is MY 2011 in pictures....

January: Preparing for my exchange semester in beautiful Bordeaux, daydreaming about French lifestyle....

February: Enjoying French food. Always a highlight, breakfast with shrimps, oysters and a glass of white whine at the Marché aux Capucins...

March: Enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Dune de Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe, and reading a good book...moments of peace.

April: Exploring Bordeaux and getting settled new home for the six months!

May: Weekend trip to Barcelona, strolling around flea markets..amazed about all the old books!

June: Weekends of serenity spent at the beach of Cap Ferret or the Bassin d´Arcachon.

July: Weekend trip to Porto in Northern Portugal with my French roommate. First couchsurfing experience was a success, wonderful weekend with great food and port wine, all set in a stunning city!

August: Ouddorp holiday retreat - quiet days with long beach walks.

September: A day trip to Venice - eventually...

October: for once, at home, enjoying the new apartment.

 November: Hiking through the tea plantations of Munnar in Kerala.

 December: Helping the local fishers at the beach to sort their 6 a.m. - priceless!