Happy Sunny New Year!

That’s what we all deserve! A Happy Sunny New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, from the beautiful sunny city of Olinda! With another selfie!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, from the beautiful sunny city of Olinda! With another selfie!

It was the end of another year and I have some reflections… about life in general and what happened in 2017. About the people I met – some wonderful, some not (so, some disappointments), an academic project very close to my heart, the wonderful trips, the fun, new friends and more! I did have some bad moments, of course, that hurt me a lot and got to know whom to count on. But I still think that everything happens for a reason. Feelings like anger, sadness, injustice, but also happiness and love are part of this amazing journey that is being alive. We cannot avoid negative feelings, this is not (real) life. To know the feelings of joy and happiness, we need to know what sadness is – so we are able to compare and recognize the difference. Every life is full of emotions and stories and it seems that all is intertwined. But despite the sad moments, it was a great year for me! I hope it was for you, too!

I feel really grateful to so many things in my life and to all the amazing blogger friends who visit(ed) my blog! Thank you for your support! It is so great to have your company, comments, support and thoughts! This is the beauty of blogging – the interaction we have, knowing that when we need we can count on each other!

Happy-2018-wishes

Welcome-2018-gratitude

I normally answer a questionnaire by the end of the year, but as I have a heavy loaded pictures’ post with the place I am in, Olinda (a paradise! The best place, for me, during the trip), I will leave the questionnaire to next Monday :) Two more weeks and I have to end this nice adventure! I hope you like it! Olinda has many traditions; one is Carnival, when the small city receives 2 million tourists. There will be a big party tonight! I’m ready to buy a house and stay here :) But it costs 900k pounds! How did you celebrate the beginning of the year?

OOTD

I travel with a few pieces. You'll see this dress again during my "adventure" :) I wore it in 2014, before this trip :)

I travel with a few pieces. You’ll see this dress again during my “adventure” :) I wore it in 2014 only (Eagle Rock) :) Must wear it more now, so comfy! Denim belt from another dress

Loved this pool!

Loved this pool!

Yes, it was great :) And yes, there I am with a T-shirt for extra sun protection

Yes, it was great :) And yes, there I am with a T-shirt for extra sun protection

Loved these flats! From a local brand, Moleca

Loved these flats! From a local brand, Moleca. My arms were a bit tanned :) But that is the max I get :(

Lovely detail

Lovely detail! Anklet from Natal

A nice friend :)

A nice friend :)

A beautiful Indian bag that I bought in Rio de Janeiro

From my outfit in Olinda, a beautiful Indian bag that I bought in Rio de Janeiro

That was such a great, exuberant nature place!

Great, exuberant nature!

Beautiful local art!

Beautiful local art shop!

Local art

Local art, masks for Carnnival

Local colorful  paintings

Local colorful paintings

I loved this painting!

I loved this painting! Next to this one there are loads of amazing shops, I got so sweet things!

Incredible church!

Incredible church! Do Carmo church

Another angle

Another angle

All gold!

All gold!

I asked them to take a picture! They are characters for Carnival

I asked them to take a picture! They are characters for Carnival – and New Year’s eve!!!!

Seeing the city from the top of a hill

Seeing 2 cities from the top of a hill

Lovely architecture

Lovely architecture

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine

Do Carmo church, impressive!

Alto da Se church, impressive! So many churches in a small city!

Beautiful tiles in another church

Beautiful tiles in another church

Outside view

Outside view

Sao Francisco church

Sao Francisco church

Another angle

Another angle

Inside it was so beautiful!

Inside it was so beautiful!

Inside, at an open air exhibition

Patio inside, at an open air exhibition

All the places I saw show very lovely architecture!

All the places I saw show very lovely architecture!

Pottery showing local traditions

Pottery showing local traditions and a museum at 7 Colinas, such a beautiful place with delicious food!

Interesting!

Interesting!

A local museum

A local museum

Observatory

Astronomical Observatory

Wishing a nice nice week with many smilesThank you so much for your lovely comments!

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45 thoughts on “Happy Sunny New Year!

  1. Hello my sweet Denise!
    Great post of this fantastic place that you are visiting!
    Lovely pictures!I love your outfit and your flat shoes!
    You look gorgeous my dear friend!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Happy new year 2018 with joy and happiness in your life!
    Kisses!!
    Dimi…

  2. Hi Denise. I wish you a wonderful new year and that you can accomplish all your projects. The photos you took of my city are beautiful! Yes, did you know that I am from Olinda? Yes, I was born in this charming and full of stories city. Enjoy your stay. And a 2018 with peace, health and prosperity.

  3. Querida Denise
    Também fiz alguns balanços do ano que passou, me afastei de tudo que me magoou, não é fácil mas é melhor assim.Me sinto muito bem.
    Que bom que dedicou a você uns dias de férias merecidas não é, você trabalha muito e descansar um pouco é muito bom.
    Que belos lugares visitou, curti cada foto que por sinal muito interessante.Adorei te ver relaxando e curtindo.
    Que seu ano seja repleto de coisas boas e de pessoas com a doçura que façam seus dias sempre mais leves.
    Obrigada por me fazer me sentir uma pessoa especial, rogo a Deus que permaneça com esta sua presença tão suave.
    Bjs no coração

  4. Liebe Denise, ich mag Deine Gedanken zum Ende des alten Jahres/zum Beginn des neuen Jahres sehr! Es stimmt, was Du schreibst, in jedem Leben gibt es gute und schlechte Begegnungen und Freuden und Enttäuschungen. 2017 war auf jeden Fall ein sehr spannendes Jahr für Dich und ich denke, Du kannst sehr stolz darauf sein, was Du erreicht hast. Du bist einfach eine wirklich ganz besondere Frau mit einer reinen weißen Seele. Vielen Dank für die traumhaft schönen Fotos, ich bin sehr beeindruckt. Besonders gefallen mir die herrlichen Fliesen der einen Kirche! Von Herzen ein wunderbares Neues Jahr für Dich! Ich bin sehr froh, dass es Dich gibt <3 Alles Liebe von Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  5. Ha, it is sunny here but not warm. I hear you, life does have it’s ups and downs for sure. And yes hard not get angry at times and depressed. Here in The States things have been tumultuous. It is exhausting. 2017 was not the best year. Not for me personally, and not for the country. I am hoping 2018 is going to better. Here’s hoping! Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    http://www.allienyc.com

  6. Hi my dear Denise! I hope that you had amazing NYE and New Year has already started in positive way for you, my friend. What’s more, I wish you all of the best in that special moment – I hope that in 2018 you will meet only nice people on you way. I totally agree with you – life wouldn’t be “real life” without bad/negative emotions like sadness, etc – someone once said that a very dark nights produce the best stars. Moreover, it’s great to hear that 2017 was a good year for you and I’m happy that you’re having great time in place, where are you now, it sounds like a heaven, I really like the architecture from your photos as well. :) Hope you’re having lovely evening, my dear friend! :)
    One more time, happy New Year, dear Denise!

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com

  7. What a great spot to be in for the New Year! I love your OOTD, the fabulous printed dress, bag and cool two toned shoes.
    Th architecture and nature is is beautiful there, thanks for capturing these and sharing these.
    Yes, the beauty of blogging is the relationships we make, and I do values the one I have made with you an so many others, too!
    Heres to a wonderful Year!
    xoxo, Elle
    https://theellediaries.com

  8. Che bei posti che hai visitato cara Denise!
    Deve esser stato davvero un capodanno speciale il tuo! Mi piacciono tantissimo i colori e la natura che hai fotografato!
    E sono proprio d’accordo con te, la vita è fatta di momenti belli e momenti brutti, ma è proprio questa alternanza che la rende interessante non credi? Non sai mai cosa succederà, ma di certo alla fine qualcosa di bello arriva sempre!
    Ti auguro un fantastico anno nuovo, cara Denise, pieno di gioia e amore!
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it/

  9. Happy New Year gorgeous friend. Lovely post, the good thing is that we learn from the bad experiences and keep the good ones close to our hearts. Enjoy Brazil, the culture, the people and the food. So happy to see your wonderful photos and to know that you are having an amazing time. I can’t wait to read more about your adventures. Have a lovely weekend. xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/have-for-health.html#comment-form

  10. The place looks wonderful. As with all things in life, we take the good with the bad, the imprtant thing is we find meaning and purpose from the pain and gratitude and good memories for all the blessings. Have a wonderful year ahead!

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