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Marlene  UK based fashion & lifestyle photographer. From ๐ŸŒBorneo & ๐Ÿ‘ N.Z. ๐Ÿ“ฎ : thepurseaddict@gmail.com ๐Ÿ“ท : http://www.marlene-lee.com

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So here I was, on a trip with some of the best travel photographers out there who were carrying pretty expensive gear and I was shooting with an iPhone (can't be ar$ed to take out my camera ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™Š) and not a single person made a disparaging remark. Still bowled over by how humble and sweet these folks are. #inflowatgloria #itsistanbul

I felt rather sorry for our tour guide who had to deal with 70 odd unruly adults on our whirlwind visit to Antalya. I snuck off to peer into little shops and hidden alleys whilst in this case, @sizdahom decided to play Pied Piper with the neighbourhood stray dogs..... It was like herding a zoo set on rebellion.

Recently, I was asked by @atlasglobal and @missjetsetter what travel means to me. It was a question I'm rarely, if ever asked but it had a profound effect on me. I used to spend months preparing for trips by learning the language and trekking into places where few foreigners have ever been, spent time with the locals and learned more about their lives. Memories of beautiful places fade over time but I still remember the personal encounters and heartwarming (and sometimes heartbreaking stories) of the people I've met on my adventures. If there's anything I've learnt about traveling is that what truly makes a place is not its beautiful landscape but the people.

We arrived in Turkey for the @inflowtravel summit not knowing a single person in the group but left a week later with many new friends and a teary farewell. Many shared fascinating personal stories and we experienced extraordinary kindness from fellow Instagrammers and vloggers. Thank you, @inflowtravel, @gloriahotels and @atlasglobal for putting this wonderful event together. I'm tagging these talented and humble folks here so go and check out their accounts.

My first time ever touching down at Antalya and exploring the beautiful old town.

I'm still in Turkey on a packed schedule with the daughter running around photographing fellow social media influencers for her new iPad photo album called "Faces of Instagram". I have to say my job is never boring. In this case, I got the opportunity to work with the lovely @monicabeatrice for her collaboration with @phaseeight.

A quick snapshot of Salisbury before departing for Istanbul. I'm knocking back coffee by the jug while typing this out. We're in Turkey for the @inflowtravel summit. More on my Stories...

I don't think there's any country in the world where you'll find people apologising for their dogs barking at you while you're standing outside their front gate covertly (ok, blatantly) photographing their wisteria.

Yet another Ye Olde Wonky building.

I'm absolutely thrilled for @loisavery's newly revamped website which looks just ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป. I'm equally proud that this photo appears on the cover page. We had to be quick shooting this as @loisavery was sitting on a ledge and a suspicious looking man kept hovering closer and closer to us.... it was a bit like a comedy action ๐ŸŽฅ movie.

Pre Instagram, I knew nothing about wisteria hysteria, flat lays, strategically arranging legs on the bed, pretend that we all serve breakfast in bed with a huge bunch of flowers minus a vase, hover/stalk/loiter for the perfect "strideby" to complete a shot of a facade, turning my back ๐Ÿ‘ instead of facing the camera in front of a spectacular backdrop. All in the name of.....Instagram.

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