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Portraits at the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo

Posted by on October 12th, 2016 in Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos, USA | 2 comments

We finally made it to the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo, mainly to see the new gorilla baby Yola, and we are glad to report, she did not disappoint. We were also really excited about some of the birds of prey they had and the otters. My focus was on animal portraits this time, so here are some of my favorites.   And finally … Yola    ...

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On St. Patrick’s Day, Everyone in Chicago is Irish and/or Green

Posted by on March 15th, 2015 in Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos, USA | Comments Off on On St. Patrick’s Day, Everyone in Chicago is Irish and/or Green

When St. Patrick’s day rolls around in Chicago, everyone turns Irish and/or green including the river.

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Year In Review – My Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2014

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015 in Feature, North America, Photos, USA | Comments Off on Year In Review – My Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2014

Looking through your old Instagram photos always brings back memories, such as why did I post that picture of a German folk legend pooping gold coins? And as some of you might have noticed, best way to keep track of my travels is on Instagram, which I tend to update almost daily if I have seen something worth a picture, or if we’ve just built a sick gingerbread house. So here are my favorite Instagram pictures from 2014 in no particular order; the selection process has been very scientific based on number of likes, artistic merit and awesomeness.   #1  Castle Combe Castlecombe, the 2nd best village in England, at least according to The Times. A post shared by Jarmo Jarvi (@thearcticnomad) on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:04am PST We started the year by living a few months in a cottage in Malmesbury, a small village in...

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Chicago, First Impressions (of Food)

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014 in Feature, Food, North America, Uncategorized, USA | 4 comments

So, apparently I’ve become an American. Alright, not like an actual password wielding citizen of the US of A, but an American in the sense that I have moved here. And by here I mean Chicago, the second city, the windy city, the land of Al Capone… Or more commonly, the city of pizza and hot dogs.

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Finding my Inner Child at Musée Mécanique

Posted by on April 18th, 2013 in Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos, USA | 4 comments

Imagine a slightly dingy place full of gaming opportunities of all sorts; a place where the Pac-Man arcade machine is the latest in technology. A place filled with fortune tellers and ways to see what the belly dancer does on her day off. And there is a submarine on the backyard too. No, it isn’t some dodgy underground Russian poker room, but Musée Mécanique, a museum for arcade games. We decided to visit it when I was in San Francisco; I was slightly sceptical at first about visiting a gaming arcade, but I figured why not, it’s about the American culture after all, right! We got in and we changed few notes to quarters (side note: I love quarters, they are way better than the 20 pence coins that we have in UK) and we started going around the...

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