Photography Highlight

What a Year It’s been…

Started off with a Photography trip to The Big Apple-New York . What a trip. Every photographers dream. The trip has come and gone. Bye Bye New York.

Now we Have the Summer here. Finally, Right? Lets have some fun…Sun, Sea and Sangria? Why not. The Mediterranean Island of Mallorca is the perfect destination. Lovely place to visit. Just when you start enjoying it it’s  time to go back home. I wiped the sand of my camera and back to the reality again.

The Autumn was here. The days are getting shorter, no more sunshine Ooooh. But wait. Maybe a quick trip somewhere? Somewhere warm? Yes! Alicante in Spain. 
Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante Province. It was in late September and the temperature was still in high 20’s. As it happens time to go back home was here once again. Hasta Luego Espana.

The long, cold, wet winter is here again. Nothing else to do but go through all my photographs I took during the year. Lots of nice memories in those images. I had to book another trip. Last one this year. The Winter is here so might go out there and make the most of it. I was going to Slovakia. The Low Tatras mountains. 
The Low Tatras is a mountain range in central Slovakia, separated from the northern High Tatras by the River Váh. Most of the area is in Low Tatras National Park. Time to go was here. I finished my hot tea with rum, said goodbye to the friendly, welcoming people of Slovakia. But do not worry, will come back again soon.

That was my year in a few words and pictures. Do photographers work alone? People ask. Yes is the answer in my case. But the results are worth it I think. And if you love photography, there is nothing else you would like to do more. I am excited to see what will the new year bring.

One last thing. My long awaited photography site is up and running. Visit Us at  mgphotography.uk

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from mgphotography.uk

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Have You Heard About The Two Week Diet?

Well I have. I guess we have all been there once or twice or… you know what I am talking about. Dieting.

I have tried all sorts of diets to loose weight from Keto to Atkins myself and do not get me wrong they work but my god what a pain in the backside, right? So I decided to spend more time researching and searching for something much more easier. It took me a while, but then I found something called The 2 Week Diet, how to loose weight in two weeks. Now what is that about you probably ask?

The 2 Week Diet focuses on three main components to help dieters lose unwanted weight: diet, exercise, and mindset. Dieters learn what, when, and how to eat for optimized weight loss. They also receive supplement and exercise advice to accelerate the process. Finally, they develop the mindset—or willpower—to lose weight and keep it off. Brian Flatt, nutrition coach and owner of R.E.V. Fitness, developed the 2 Week Diet in Southern California.

The two-week diet to loose weight is the diet program for safe, rapid weight loss. Based on a decade of scientific research, it promises at least pounds of body fat in just 14 days.

The complete 2 Week Diet system includes:

The Launch Handbook – which explains the revolutionary science in plain language. Dieters get a simple, easy-to-follow crash course in the specific nutrients needed to lose fat, increase metabolism, and regain their health and energy.

The Diet Handbook – which reveals how dieters can tailor their rapid weight loss plan to suit their body type. Dieters find exactly what, how, and when to eat each day. This handbook eliminates the guesswork that often accompanies other dieting plans.

The Activity Handbook – which discusses how a moderate amount of exercise is more than sufficient in the pursuit of fat-loss. Using these groundbreaking workouts, dieters get amazing results exercising only 20 minutes a day for 3-4 days a week.

The Motivation Handbook – which enables these unbelievable results by developing the right mindset, allowing dieters to stay motivated on their goals. Cultivating willpower is the key to a winning mindset.

There are some case studies backed by experts.

Harvard Studies on Cellular Inflammation Fuel Innovative Diet Program.

Dieters dissatisfied with ineffective, run-of-the-mill diets now have access to a groundbreaking program that guarantees weight loss of 8-16 pounds in 14 days.

Brian Flatt, a seasoned nutritionist and owner of R.E.V. Fitness, developed The 2 Week Diet in response to “mainstream diet programs that are time-consuming, inefficient, and just plain ineffective.”

After reading well over 500 medical studies, dozens of diet books and reviewing hundreds of diet systems, programs, gadgets, pills and potions, Flatt put together what he feels is “the ultimate rapid weight loss diet system.” This program is the result of more than a decade of research and more than two and a half years of real-world tweaking and testing.

According to nutrition experts like Dr. Alessio Fasano, holder of the W. Allan Walker Chair at Harvard Medical School, the primary culprit of weight gain is cellular inflammation. The 2 Week Diet applies groundbreaking findings like these to optimize the body’s natural fat-burning mechanisms.

“If we take control of cellular inflammation, we can effectively increase our ability to lose weight, burn fat, increase metabolism, and permanently stave off body fat,” Flatt said.

His 2 Week Diet also:

Corrects common misconceptions popularized by the mainstream dieting industry

  • Provides dieters with a straightforward, step-by-step plan of action
  • Produces rapid results to fuel dieter motivation
  • Avoids outdated and ineffective techniques like “Count every calorie” and the “Eat less, exercise more” mantra

“Most of the diet plans out there approach weight loss with a slow and sensible approach,” Flatt said. “It’s true that eating certain foods and following rigorous workout programs will produce weight loss. Unfortunately, the process moves at a snail’s pace. The reason is simple: these plans don’t attack stubborn, stored body fat.”

The 2 Weeks Diet provides dieters with nutrients essential for good health and proper functioning, while eliminating foods that slow—and even prevent—fat burning. Ordinary diets burn carbohydrates and proteins before fat, but a specialized diet can circumvent that order. It also helps dieters maintain lean body mass and increase their metabolism.

To learn more about the 2 Week Diet, please visit .

Dr. Fasano Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3384703 

Now , this is my week 2 and I must admit that it really works and what is even better that you do not have to “torture” yourself anymore like with all the diets before. I will never look back.

If you would like promo or to find out more about how to loose weight in two weeks, feel free to check it out here.

Mallorca, Spain.

Back from a trip to the Spanish island of Mallorca, well know holiday destination for most people. Mallorca together with other islands, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera, Cabrera form the Balearic Islands. Only a short flight away from The UK and other European cities, no wonder that the Balearics are so popular.

I was staying not far from the Palma airport, a resort called Can Pastilla.

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Not as busy as perhaps the south of the island, therefore more relaxing atmosphere. Plenty of hotels offering decent accommodation, numerous bars, restaurants and miles and miles of nice sandy beaches. Other advantage of Can Pastilla is the close proximity to the islands capital Palma de Mallorca, where about half of the people from the island live.

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Cosmopolitan city indeed, with pleasant Mediterranean feel, cuisine and climate. Historic place with plenty of sights to see. One of the most visited is probably the Cathedral de Mallorca, with far-reaching views over the bay of Palma.

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Sadly, as always the holiday come to an end. So until next time…

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Hasta Luego Mallorca.

 

The Hiker

Recent nice weather finally allowed me to pursue my passion, the great (British) outdoors/hiking. So I decided to visit my favourite place – Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.

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After about 40 minutes fast paced hike, I made it to the first summit, passing a few experienced hikers and some first timers as well. Quite funny to watch some of those people huffing and puffing trying to make it to the top, in their attire suitable more for a sunday stroll to the beach or down to Tesco. Fair enough, they might have learnt after first 10 minutes of walking and hopefully will come better equipped next time.  I have been doing a bit of hiking for a couple of years now, so yeah being a smart ass :). Anyway what a place to go to, keeps you fit and the views…

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Looking toward Cribyn (2608ft) from Pen Y Fan (2864ft). Well worth it.

 

 

“The Beast from the East”

Well, The Beast from the East has come to the UK, and gone or maybe not just yet. Had a bit of snow, more than We usually get over here. IMG_20180302_132134

The tv stations kept us well-informed, “be prepared for freezing conditions” mind You -4 C is much colder than We are used to, nothing in comparison with my native country Slovakia where -15 C is average temperature for this time of the year. Anyway, as I mentioned We’ve been well-informed by the media, do not travel if you don’t have to, good, right? Like nobody have to go to work etc. Trains, planes, public transport cancelled, schools closed. So obviously people are worried and try to stock up on food and whatever They need. I have decided to do the same and pop in to my closest supermarket, where I don’t have to drive my car to…

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So much for stocking up on fruit or veg (delivered fresh today). Empty shelves!!! Oh no! Never mind, shall I try the meat isle?

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I give up…Gonna wait a couple of days, hopefully no more Beasts are coming.

It’s all good, We keep on smiling. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Night Life NYC

Wonderful place such as New York City, The Big Apple, The City that never sleeps…

And many more names that New York is known by, where one never gets bored with so much to see, but probably one of the things not be be missed is seeing New York at night.

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With all the lights coming on and the yellow cabs whizzing by, such a feast for the eye(of a photographer or really anyone).

9/11 Memorial, NYC

For people who have not been or planning to go to New York, visiting the 9/11 memorial is a must see place. Commemorating the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks on USA, where almost 3000 innocent people lost their lives.

You come to terms with the tragedy as soon as you enter the ground zero. Such a special and must say very quiet place, where people from all over the world come to remember the victims.

Visiting the memorial together with the museum, really moving experience.

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Off to the Big Apple tomorrow,  have a long list of things I wanna see, one of mine favs must be The Statue of Liberty. Then I found out that:

Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Closed Due to a Lapse in Appropriations

Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Closed Due to a Lapse in Appropriations. Effective immediately and until further notice, the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are closed due to a lapse in appropriations.

Oooh no!!!!