Guest Post: Kristina of The fabuleux destin de…

I’m off taking my comps in little Oxford, MS.
The really BIG test that will determine whether I graduate from my masters program.
nbd. oh suuuure.

While I’m away testing and hanging with my sister – you guys get a break from the

Today we have  Kristina from The fabuleux destin de…
Kristina is the sweetest.  and an incredible photographer.  and she travels the WORLD.
Oh, and she lives  a short 45 minute train ride away from me (when I live in Suisse) …
so the #blate will be happening shortly after my arrival (:
anticipation overload.


Hi everybody, so nice to finally meet you all. I am Kristina from The fabuleux destin de… and I am super excited to be here today. Thanks Sarah for letting me do this! 🙂

As we all know, Sarah loves to travel and while she does, she takes beautiful photographs. We both share the same passion – travelling and using photography to capture the beauty of places and people is what I enjoy doing most!
Every place has its own magic, but some places just have the special “little something”, which makes them more photogenic then others.
Today I would love to share with you some of the most photogenic places I have visited and give you some tips and guidance on what to photograph while being there! Hope you enjoy!
Venice, Italy
Everybody knows that Venice is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities out there.
Wandering through the small alleys, over tiny bridges and seeing all this great architecture is a dream.
I could wander for days and never get bored of it. I love to take pictures of the waterways and especially the famous gondolas.  Play with the shutter speed on your camera and you will get great results of slowly moving gondolas.

Also pay attention to the details such as pretty windows and doors!
Marrakech, Morocco
Stepping out of the taxi after arriving in the Medina (old town) is like stepping into the tales of 1001 nights.  The sound, smell, and the thousands of winding streets of the Souks will make you dizzy.
Wherever you look you see something worth taking a picture of.  But be careful, Moroccan people are very sensitive about being photographed and might react harshly.  Respect their religious motives and move on to photograph the stunning architecture, details of mosaics and the many products offered in the souks. 

The old wooden doors and the colourful carpets are also great to photograph!
Hoi An, Vietnam
After traveling along the Vietnamese coast, we finally arrived in the small town of Hoi An. It has been spared for the destruction of the war and conserves its old and ancient charm.  You’ll find wonderful restaurants and cafes all around town; tiny galleries and beautiful architecture.  
Take a tripod and also shoot pictures at night when the buildings are illuminated magically, the laterns glow in all the colors of the rainbow and the street kitchens are in full action.

What are your favorite photogenic cities / places?  

Thanks Sarah for having me here today, you know how much I love your blog and I am so looking forward to meeting you offline in Switzerland once you are back!!

Lovely Day,

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  • Reply Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]

    A lovely post from one of my fav bloggers 🙂 Good luck Sarah! You'll do great!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Christina - Summer Year Round

    Great post! I love photos of France and Italy. I hope to one day get to visit both places.

    ps – Check out my Cory Renee Clutch Giveaway!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Fit With Flash

    beautiful photos, K-Town!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:30 am
  • Reply 17 Perth

    Good luck on your comps. Great guest post–these photos are gorgeous.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Anazuz

    maroco, forever!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    oooh Marrakech, i've been wanting to go there.

    sarah, i hope you do SUPER well on your test!!! i mean it. 🙂

    April 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

    What a great post! It looks like Venice is quite cloudy often because when I went, there was only one day (out of three, but still!) that was super warm and sunny. Thank you for sharing, Kristina!! I need to take a closer look at your past posts!

    Good luck, Sarah!

    April 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Mary

    Beautiful pictures- I love to live vicariously and learn a little more about places through pictures. Love it!

    April 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    Good luck Sarah! Fingers crossed! 😉 Great guest post!

    P.S: I'm giving away FIVE supercool Travel Photography guides.. I thought you might be interested! 😀

    April 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    I want to go to Morocco!

    April 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Chiara

    Good luck Sarah!!!
    These pictures are great! I've been dreaming of travelling to Morocco for a while now! Hopefully soon!
    xo. C

    April 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Alisha

    Beautiful pictures! Kristina has a really good eye. I would love to go to Venice, Italy. Like Kristina said, the architecture is breathtaking. I've been obsessed with Italy since I took an architecture history class in college! LOVE.

    Good luck on your test today, Sarah!!

    April 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Diana Smith

    These places are just breathtaking! You don't see anything like this in the US. I hope to go someday!!

    April 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply travelkate

    Good luck on your exam! I love this post-I am travel obsessed. I would have to say the most photogenic places I have visited are: Bora Bora and Bali!

    April 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    good luck on your exam!!! how fun! i would loveee to go to morocco 🙂 this fall im looking forward to our trip to barcelona. xoxo jcd

    April 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply Diana Mieczan

    Good luck on your exam, my dear and Kristina, this is such a stunning post. I adore Venice so much:) Happy Thursday, darlings

    April 7, 2011 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    Kristina is the I always feel a bit redundant commenting on her blog, but her pictures ARE always beautiful and she continually inspires me to see more of the world. So glad she could guest post – and knock em dead on your exam girl!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm
  • Reply Oneika

    Thanks for helping me discover this blog, Kristina! The photos are fab, particularly the ones of Marrakech, but I guess I am biased because I've been there and I love the city… 🙂

    Sarah, I WILL be catching up on your fairy tales!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:38 am
  • Reply Kristina

    thank you all for the lovely comments, you made my day brighter this morning!!
    sarah, I hope you are doing well today, fingers crossed and I am thinking about you!! all will be good. looking so much forward to finally meet you soon and to have my favorite blog-friend suddenly living soooo close by!!
    have a lovely weekend, kristina

    April 8, 2011 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Krystal

    you guys most both come to luzern and hang out with me!!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Sonja

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous photos! I'm running to her blog right after this. And let it be known that i haven't slept in days cause I've been working, yet I'm so addicted to your blog that I give away precious sleep time to read it haha. I love it!!!!!
    Good luck , good luck , good luck on the test!!! Even though I'm sure you don't need it! :o)

    April 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm
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