Hi all! This is a bonus travel post since hey, it’s Halloween time! I know the title may be deceiving and you might think that my Erasmus stay abroad was very scary. In fact it wasn’t. Scary were the pictures I took of the experience haha!
I did my Erasmus exchange program in Prague, Czech Republic, between September 2010 and February 2011. That was in my final year before graduating in Biomedical Engineering. It was a fantastic experience that I truly recommend, and the best part of it was getting to know people from all over the world and the ability to travel to different countries. But this post is not so much about the experience, but more about the pictures.
A few months before I went to Prague, I bought a digital compact camera from Samsung since my old one had very low resolution. I was on a weekend out with my college friends and we went karting, and I was taking some pictures to the karting circuit in the sunset. Turns out my new camera didn’t like the idea much and it started distorting things and taking pink photos! Well, not always, sometimes the camera worked well. Instead of fixing it, I thought it was a good idea to keep it like that. I since then got rid of the camera (well, maybe I should have fixed it within the warranty period, hello!) but now I think I should have kept it to take very scary pictures like the ones I will show you. This has no image edition at all, it came raw from the camera!
I admit I didn’t take as many picture of Prague as I’d like since I always relied on pictures from others of laziness. I haven’t come back in 6 years but I hope to do that someday. Maybe for the 10th anniversary of the exchange? Oh gosh, I’ll be 31 by then! In Prague my camera decided to work well very often, but the goal of this post is to show the spookiest perspective.
I spent a weekend in this lovely city where everything seems so perfect and huge and white! However, spooky camera decided to give it a twist in the final day of the trip.
In Budapest maybe the FREEZING cold I had to endure in December made the camera misbehave and take many haunting pictures. Here are a few.
We loved this charming German city. Walking by River Elbe, visiting the awesome Cathedral, and a nice nightlife, were great experiences. Let’s see how my camera saw it.
I visited other cities during my Erasmus but I either don’t have my photos or I forgot the camera since yeah, not always I wanted these scary pictures and my mates had normal cameras! Anyway I thought it was nice to bring you a bit of my history with tech and travel and to revive memories of a time when my travel frequency really increased! This was one of the determining experiences to become the avid traveler I am today. And now I just want to wish you a spooky Halloween! And tomorrow’s post about Norway again will feature normal looking pictures haha. Let me know if you liked these pictures and stay tuned on Instagram for more!
How did you make the most of a broken piece of tech in your travels? Let me know in the comments!
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