There's something about moving through unfamiliar spaces, and navigating cultural differences that resets your capacity to experience life anew. That's what I want to illustrate in this blog post.

And it's been quite a year! It started with us leaving St Petersburg and going back to Rio de Janeiro via Ukraine. We spent our last few months in Brazil visiting Niterói, Ilha Grande, Iguaçu Falls. By way of various points of call in the UK, Lebanon, and Ukraine, we finally settled down in London for a new start in 2018.

St Petersburg (Russia)

Church of the Saviour on Spilt Blood
 
Алые Паруса

 

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

 
The retro VW is a Brazilian work horse
 
Rio bay boat trip
 
One in one out
 
Two Brothers hike and view
 
Wildlife
 
Boat trip
 
Rio bay islander
 
Boat trip
 
Stand up (or sit down) paddling
 
Corcovado view from the Sugar Loaf mountain
 
Our local Flamengo beach

Ilha Grande (Brazil)

 
Hotel view
 
Parrot's Beak
 
Ilha Grande beach panorama
 
Beautiful Paradise hotel
 
Dock

Niterói (Brazil)

 
Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
 
Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
 
View from the Niterói's Contemporary Art Museum
 
Ilha Fiscal in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro

Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil and Argentina)

 
The largest waterfall system in the world
 
Rainbow
 
Iguaçu National Park
 
Toucan
 
Devil's Throat
 
Brazil and Paraguay border

York (UK)

 
York train station
 
Lady in red

 

 

Leicester (UK)

 
New coffee shop

Beirut (Lebanon)

 
Carioca coffee
 
Original columns outside the National Museum
 
Mosque
 
Beirut streets
 
Promenade walk
 
Promenade
 
Promenade sunset
 
Bungee jumping

Sidon (Lebanon)

 
Jet skiing
 
View from the Sea Castle in Sidon
View from the Sea Castle in Sidon 
 
The Sea Castle in Sidon - built by the crusaders as a fortress

Mount Lebanon

 
Mount Lebanon view
 
Wedding cake
 
Infinity pool
 
Mount Lebanon view

Byblos (Lebanon)

 
The oldest continuously inhabited city in the world - since 5000 BC

Kyiv (Ukraine)

 
Andriyivskyy Descent
 
St. Andrew's Church
 
Museum of corruption
 
Cat fight
 
Chess with locals

Cherkasy (Ukraine)

 
Peep hole
 
Soviet sugar refinery, as was
 
Mum
 
Mum
 
Aged 5 
 
Poker night

London

 
Rio Carnaval style Christmas decorations in London
 
Shiny new Route Master
 
Hampstead Heath
 
Street food
 
Towers old and new
 
Tower Bridge
 
Tate Modern
 
Yann Tiersen at the Royal Albert Hall
 
Christmas 2017