Carlina Teteris Photography » Travel and Lifestyle Photographer

Road Trip to Seattle | USA

After so many years of not visiting my boy Rocky, I finally made it down to Seattle to observe him in his natural habitat.  It was fantastic.  Seriously awesome city, and he’s about the best tour guide anyone could ask for.   And with Kat happening to have a few days off work, the company to explore the city was superb. Can’t figure out why they’re supposed to be famous for the coffee though. It’s awful.

Malapascua | The Philippines

3rd time’s a charm, right?  Malapascua is such an easy island to go back to over and over and over.  Beautiful scenery, great people, awesome diving, good accommodation and food: checks all the boxes.

Friends said they were going, so I invited myself right along, because that’s how I roll.  It was so nice that we were ALL on holiday for once.  Needless to say, we did more lazy than we did diving.  At least we rocked up right when the island had Fiesta, and got to race around the island in their fluvial parade, which is basically the greatest thing you can do on a boat.  Also, I finally got my Nitrox cert. Don’t ask me how it’s taken me this long to get around to doing it. I don’t want to talk about it, ok.

Special thanks to Devocean Divers for being fabulous as always!

Sharp English | Chanthaburi

It’s been almost 15 years since I’ve had to wear a Thai school uniform. I think the trauma is finally starting to wear off.  It actually felt nice to be back in Thai school for this shoot for Sharp English in Chanthaburi province earlier this year.  Things have changed BIG TIME in Thai schools.  Air con and ipads? What?  We barely even had teachers most of the day when I studied in Bangkok.

Pils Rundales | Latvia

Liberation day!  This one’s from the time our family had ridiculous Eastern European wealth and power.  Let’s just not say our great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather used said power to do nice things.  At least he had a couple of sweet palaces… we stocked up on pickled mushroom car snacks and drove around the country looking for them and the family crypt.  Pretty fine pieces of real estate.  And yes, we ate piragi in our summer palace.  It was all sorts of awesome.  Ummmm…. is this the right time to tell the family I almost lost all the photos from our trip?  That was pretty much the only reason I haven’t posted this last (and obviously most important) set from our trip.  After a lengthy and damn expensive data recovery effort, they’re all safe and sound now….. phewwwww

 

Salnava | Latvia | Gram’s summer estate

This one’s for the fam jam.

So for my summer holiday we went to the easternest part of Eastern Europe  – about 15 minutes from the Russian board – to sit on a rock.  It was a fine rock.  Gram always had great tastes in rocks.  We were taken mushroom picking, which was pretty much the greatest thing EVER, and then we buried Gram’s ashes in a vitamin jar on a hill with a chapel made by bears. True story.

I can see why Gram loved this place.