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Summer trips photo diary

As the summer is coming to an end I can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic. Every year, I like to look at my photos, taken during summer holidays, and remind myself how much I enjoyed discovering new places and re-visiting the places I love.

Here are some of my favourite shots from trips to the Basque Country in Northern Spain, Provence in South of France and Devon in England. Travelling this summer has been a real treat for all the senses: beautiful old and modern architecture, scenic views of the countryside, sunsets on the beach, smell of the sea and fragrant flowers of Provence and taste of incredibly delicious and artfully presented food. My reviews of where I liked staying, eating and shopping will follow in the coming days.

Playa de la Concha, San Sebastian
Playa de la Concha, San Sebastian
Eduardo Chillida sculpture, San Sebastian
Eduardo Chillida sculpture, San Sebastian
Views of the city before sunset, San Sebastian
Views of the city before sunset, San Sebastian
Experimental pintxos
Experimental pintxos
Combination of old and new in Bilbao
Combination of old and new in Bilbao
Picturesque L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Picturesque L’Isle sur la Sorgue
Enjoying summer style in a maxi dress during an impromptu photoshoot
Enjoying summer style in a maxi dress during an impromptu photoshoot
Views of olive tree garden that inspired a famous Van Gough painting in St-Remy-de-Provence
Views of olive tree garden that inspired a famous Van Gough painting in St-Remy-de-Provence
Delicious local food
Delicious local food
Window shopping in Marseille
Window shopping in Marseille
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Lavender…
Warm rich colours of Provence
Warm rich colours of Provence
Stormy sky in Devon
Stormy sky in Devon
Salcombe
Beautiful shades of blue, Salcombe
Showing off new buys from a lovely local boutique
Showing off new buys from a lovely local boutique
Evening sky after sunset in Brixham
Evening sky after sunset in Brixham
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Hard to believe this is England
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Weekend inspiration

As the weather in the UK returning to its normal “mild but not very warm” state, I need to remind myself that the summer is not over yet.

Maybe it is time for an unplanned weekend trip to a sunny beach destination to help me feel the summer vibe again…

Sometimes all it takes is several days in the sun away from the city to slow down and recharge.

To get inspiration for my next mini break I am looking at the photos I took in Provence last month.

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