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
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

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
Iguaçu National Park
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
Beirut streets
Promenade walk
Promenade sunset
Bungee jumping

Sidon (Lebanon)

Jet skiing
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
Aged 5 
Poker night


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