Time is Nothing. Speeding around the world in under 5 minutes.

Time is Nothing by Kien Lam.

17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey. Follow the adventure at http://kienlam.net/around-the-world and http://kienlam.net

Beautifully shot and superbly edited. I can only hope to travel to all these places one day. Pencils ready? Commence!

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Beautiful Blogger Award. Thanks a bunch.

I have the honour of being nominated by Geoff at Gorgeous Company (www.gorgeouscompany.wordpress.com) for the Beautiful Blogger award. I’d like to thank Geoff for his inspiration, advice and constant words of encouragement. My journey into the world of blogging has been enriched by his guidance.

The nominated recipients are asked to:

  1. Thank and Link-back to your nominator;
  2. Nominate 7, 6, or fewer (or more) other blogs that you enjoy to receive this award as well;
  3. Post a comment on each of your nominees blogs with a link to your page for the details;
  4. Paste the Award image somewhere on your blog, if so desired;

~ And, continue blogging all your beautiful thoughts, suggestions, and musings. More readers are coming!

and my nominees are:

Haven in Paris Blog – Tips and insights on touring, renting and living in Paris

I Heart Paris – food, drink, art, fashion, shopping and events in Paris

Le Best of Paris – Guide to Paris’ best restaurants, gourmet shops, boutiques, events, exhibitions, activities for kids, bars, cafes, museums, and more…

Paris by Mouth – Paris by Mouth is a collaborative website, edited by established food writers, that is changing the way people find and appreciate delicious things in Paris.

David Lebovitz – Living the sweet life in Paris.

The Art of Slow Travel – travels from around the world.

The London Foodie – London and all things food: news, reviews and tasty treats.

World’s sexiest hotel room views. 7 great reasons to stay in bed.

Wild passion, honeymoon-worthy heat, starry-eyed romance. Whatever your desires, there’s an easy way to turn up the intensity of your next trip for two: Book a hotel room with one of the world’s sexiest views.

Leopard Hills, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Blanket Bay, Glenorchy, New Zealand

Loi Suites, Iguazú Hotel, Puerto Iguazú, Argentina

To find out more, click on www.concierge.com/ideas.

How to spend your own Midnight in Paris. Visit the Paris movie locations and have your own surreal adventure!

Many a writer or artist has longed to travel back in time to the sizzling Paris of the 1920s, to sip absinthe with Hemingway at Les Deux Magots or dine on choucroute garnie with Picasso at La Rotonde. Imagine the conversation! The protagonist of the film, Midnight in Paris (2011) Gil, gets to love that fantasy. Gil travels back to Paris in the 1920’s and meets Hemingway, Picasso and Matisse, among others. But you don’t have to travel back to visit the locations featured in the movie. Here is a taste of some of the locations:

Rue Galande Paris

Above are the little shops on Rue Galande on the left bank.

Hotel Le Bristol in Paris

Gil, and his fiance, Inez stay at the magnificent Hotel Le Bristol with her parents. This hotel is located among high fashion stores such as Hermes, Lanvin, Lacroix…)

Wine tasting scene at Le Meurice Paris rooftop

The wine tasting scene is on the rooftop of the Le Meurice Hotel overlooking the Tuileries. Le Meurice has a very impressive guest list and is referred to as the Hotel of Kings.

But this is just a taste of the locations. For a comprehensive list please visit the site The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations by clicking here www.movie-locations.com

Locked in love

Want to be locked in love forever? Have you heard of that thing people do with Padlocks to signify their love? The craze inspired by the book, I want you by Federico Moccia, has thousands of lovers writing their name on a padlock and then locking it on a bridge, then throwing the key in the water. This symbolic act is supposed to prove your devotion. However, this romantic gesture is now weighing down some of Italy’s iconic landmarks. Read more here

10 inspiring travel quotes

Travel is such a sharing of the soul. Sharing of the spirit. A shortened distance between two like minded people. The tag for this blog Explore Dream Discover Travel is drawn from the quote by Mark Twain. I love exploring new places to go. I dream about it all the time. I discover things I never knew existed. All this through travel.

These quotes evoke a response in me. What do they do to you?

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. Swami Vivekananda

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. Anais Nin

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  Saint Augustine

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. Francis Bacon

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. Jack Kerouac

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. Lin Yutang

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.  Henry Miller

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.  Mark Twain

Is your favourite travel quote here? Please share your thoughts or add new quotes.