All posts tagged: cusco

Katarinas nyårskarameller 2014- maj- augusti

Shit pomfritt, redan del två. Just det uttrycker är nog mitt uttryck för året. Konstigt det där att man säger så skumma grejer och har perioder. Har hört att ungarnas uttryck just nu är ”äckligt”. Det tycker jag min sambo har använt länge, måste vara så att han är rätt åldergrupp med andra ord. Denna post handler om maj till augusti, underbara 2014. Vissa år känns alldeles för tråkiga men mitt 2014 måste jag säga känns alldeles för lyckat, lite sådär att det känns som att 2015 kommer att kännas tråkigt. Det kom jag fram till när jag skrev gårdagens post. Men nu kör vi! Shit pomfritt, already part two. That is probably my expression for the year. It is strange that you say that weird stuff sometimes, it comes and goes. Have heard that the kid’s expression right now is ”disgusting”. I believe my partner have used this a long time, must be that he is the right age group then. This post is about May to August of fantastic 2014. Some years feels way too boring …

Red hot camerabag.

Another new camerabag. I bought this one at the same time as the last one and this one costed around 27 dollars at aliexpress.com. My camera, keys, wallet etc fits in there with the 50 mm lens on, as long as I remove the extra camera padding. What do you think? Can give you a extra photo tips and that is based on the last picture of me taken by my boyf. It is the photo of my back walking. I look extremely short in this picture (and I´m 178cm tall). It is preferable to be photographed by someone shorter, or that the photographer shoot from a lower angle or else you will look shorter (than necessary) and also chubbier. No problem if you are super-skinny and an amazon woman, but for the rest of us out there, get the photographer to cooperate and make the best of the situation. Katarina Canon 5D Mark iii, 50 mm Canon lens f 1.8, ed in lightroom. Photos of me taken by Martin Benitez Clothes: Old knitted black …

The travel year of 2014

My traveling year started of big by going to Peru for  three months. Before going i bought my new camera that I tested extensively before going, shown here, here and here and in Peru I used it for my master thesis. Photo have become one of my biggest interest and I take photos all day. You who follow me on a regular basis know this of course. In Peru I did all kinds of stuff. I went to a watershow and a fruitmarket in Lima. I shopped all kind of clothes preferably ”hecho en peru” (made in Peru) and crafts as ponchos and hats and at the same time reflecting on my consumption or me as a consumer. Me shopping crafts in the historic centre of Lima. One of the great things about traveling is being abel to get new experiences and reflect upon the differences you see but also the similarities and possibilities that arise in a new country. I will always remember Lima as the city of love where people kissed and hugged eachother all day but also all the fantastic food. Visiting the restaurant La Mar and Astrid …

Finally back home!

After a 30 hour flight I am finally back in Sweden and have unpacked. Feel free and happy to be off the plane and back home after numerous security checks and controls. The last day in Cusco i took this photo. The dog looked so relaxed even though people where running around all over the place. This is how I wan´t to feel like right now. On friday I am presenting my thesis. After this, I guess that life will finally look like this again. 😉 Katarina Canon 5D Mark iii, 24-105 mm Canon lens and editing in Lightroom.

Arrived in Cusco- checked in at Eco Inn Cusco

This morning we arrived in Cusco. The air feels a bit heavy from the hight so we wen´t directly to the hotel to check in. At first glans, Cusco Inn where we are staying looks amazing. We where nicely informed at the hotel lobby that since we stayed so long in Peru (more than 60 days) we now have to pay taxes, adding 15 dollars a day to the hotel bill, ending up in around 2100 sek for 3 nights. Not that much. We choose this hotel over hostels since we wanted a bit higher standard. In the rooms you are informed that you if you care about environment only should ask for change of sheets when needed. Kind of a western touch I guess. Since we are only staying three nights, this certainly won´t be needed. The planeride to Cusco was a bit bumpy I might add and also feel a little planesick. Think it is a distant cousin feeling to the bumpy ride over the Nasca lines. We took a cab from the …

Machu Picchu soon coming up.

Me and Martin booked our trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu and will be there at the 22-25 of may, which it this week Thursday. I added a countdown widget to the left just for fun. For the time being. Enjoy some black and white photos I took Saturday in the district Rimac in Lima. Katarina Taken with my Canon 5D, 24-105 mm Canon lens and edited in Lightroom.

Peru: Buying a folklore suit.

Today we wen´t shopping early morning for a folklore suit, which I had told Elia that I wanted one. We found them in the district of Rimac. At the first picture you see me in my second alpacka poncho, in black n white. We had to look for some time before we found one in the size L. Most people just look at me and say no. Some laugh. Have no idea why. There is a lot of different dresses from all regions in Peru. I choosed the Cusco dress. I really love the falda (skirt) with the colored stripes. the jacket is also a favorite I will wear during the summer in Sweden with a pair of blue jeans. Well, the total outfit isn´t that easy to pull off. Traditional clothing rarely is. The whole outfit costed 150 soles, like 350 sek and 70 dollars? Not exactly correct, but something like that. Supercheap! The mannequins, doesn´t really help do they? Also bought the traditional shoes they wear in the Andes for 7 soles. like 18 …