Everyone has their own version of paradise. Here are some places and things that are paradise to me.
Paradise often brings up the image of beaches and warm weather, but I like finding paradise wherever I go. I love visiting parks in the middle of cities. This is Suomenlinna Fortress, an island fortress just outside of Helsinki. While this UNESCO world heritage site was pretty busy with tourists when I was there, I didn’t have to go too far to find a quiet and beautiful spot for myself.
Paradise in Madrid is food, like this plate of huevos rotos (it’s French fries topped with fried egg and Iberico ham). Yum.
As a theatre nerd whenever I can see a live show (especially if it’s a Tony Award Winning production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris in New York City) well, I’m there.
New Orleans is paradise. It combined some of my favourite activities eating a lot of delicious food, and then walking around, snapping pictures and taking in the vibe of this unique city.
I live in Alberta, a landlocked province. I’ve come to love any chance to be by the ocean. Here is a photo I took last summer in Vancouver. The views of the mountain and sea here are always fantastic.
I love going on a road trip and hitting the open road. This photo was taken in Ontario besides Lake Superior when I was on a solo road trip across Canada in 2013.
Montreal became one of my favourite cities. I loved wandering the streets and taking pictures.
Paradise in my hometown of Edmonton, Canada. A beautiful view of the North Saskatchewan River Valley from the Hotel MacDonald.
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Hi, I'm Alouise. I'm from Edmonton, Canada though I spent almost two years living in. My loves in no particular order are travel, theatre, musicals, writing, music, and walking in parks. Take Me to the World is where I share these loves and the randomness of life with you.
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