With Valentine’s Day just yesterday, this week’s #FriFotos theme is unsurprisingly  ‘Romance.’

Here’s a collection of images of some of the most romantic places I’ve been to, however, looking through my photographs there is without doubt, one of my all time favourites that says romance to me more than any other.

What could be more romantic than a walk in the snow at dusk, along the River Thames in London?

#FriFotos Romance London Snow

Perhaps a late night walk along the Seine in Paris?

Paris  Romance #FriFotos

…or a stroll along on the beach at sunset in The Gambia in West Africa.

Kotu Beach sunset #FriFotos Romance

Perhaps you’d prefer a meal for two in a restaurant overlooking the sea
on the island of Sal, Cape Verde?

Santa Maria, Cape Verde, #FriFoto Romance

…with this view at sunset!

Santa Maria, Cape Verde #FriFotos Romance

One of my favourite spots for a romantic drink or a meal is in The Gambia
at Calypso Bar and Restaurant on Cape Point Beach.
The prefect place for a pre-dinner cocktail as the sun goes down.

Calypso beach bar #FriFotos, romance

And one of my favourite hotels in The Gambia is Ngala Lodge,
which came 4th in Trip Advisor’s recent top ten romantic hotels in the whole of Africa.

Ngala Lodge swimming pool #FriFotos

Ngala Lodge cliffs and Beach #FriFotos

Ngala Lodge terrace

And I am delighted to be going back there in April as part of a very
exciting new project #BlogGambia

There will be more on that in a future post but in the meantime if you are unfamiliar with #FriFotos check out my previous post on another #FriFotos theme ‘urban’
which explains more about it.

 

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