Archive for Category: "Shot of the Week"

6Sep
2011

Falling Under the Spell of Barcelona’s Tibidabo

Below is my latest Huffington Post Travel post, Falling Under The Spell Of Barcelona’s Tibidabo. You can see the full article (with my favorite photo!) here. Before touching down in Barcelona to live and study for four months I had never heard of Tibidabo. I was familiar with Barcelona’s major highlights otherwise, such as Gaudí’s masterpieces and the smaller mountain of Montjuïc. I would only see that episode of Friends later, and though I had briefly visited the city before, […]

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12Aug
2011

European (Tobacco) Segregation

In the U.S., it’s common to have a designated smoking section in a public outdoor area. Before legislation was passed in the past few years, there were once even glass-walled areas inside restaurants that let a smoker know where he was welcome. Though the end of the age of the smoker is near in America, it is very much alive in Europe! Check out this “non-smoking area” on a train station platform in Vienna–a glass box with chairs inside! -Tara

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21Jun
2011

Shot of the Week

Late last June I had graduated college and was preparing for a summer trip to Italy. This time around, I’m posting from Buenos Aires on the first day of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. This shot brings back warm memories of cruising around the Italian island of Capri during that trip. –Karina

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8May
2011

Shot of the Week

San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, is appropriately filled today with stores selling antiques and assorted vintage items. This dress was on display outside a store in a converted mansion from the 1800s. –Karina

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1May
2011

Shot of the Week

Three men work on a car in the outskirts of Soweto, a township in the southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, in December 2006. –Tara

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18Apr
2011

Shot of the Week

A week ago my mom and I took a trip to Patagonia, the Argentine towns of El Calafate and El Chalten, specifically. In El Chalten, a tiny place that attracts hikers and lovers of the outdoors, we trekked for about 45 minutes and reached this panorama. –Karina

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11Apr
2011

Shot of the Week

The view from an open-air hostel in Aguas Calientes, Peru, overlooked an apartment complex and a steep incline up the nearby mountain. Click to read more on the train to Aguas Calientes from Cusco, or learn about the climb up Machu Picchu. –Tara

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4Apr
2011

Shot of the Week

      Pictured is the bride and groom table at my cousin Annette’s wedding on March 5. The reception took place in La Concha resort in San Juan (Condado) Puerto Rico, and as I’m sure you can tell just from this photo, was a beautiful affair. Congratulations, Annette and Roberto! –Karina

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27Mar
2011

Shot of the Week

Beads thrown from the floats get caught in trees off the parade routes. You can still find them dangling there all year long. Thanks for reading all our Mardi Gras 2011 coverage this week! Let us know if you’re going next year… –Tara for TKGO

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