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Today’s photo of the day is another photo from the Old City of Jaffa/Yafo.

This is of the main city sign that introduces you to the area. 

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While I was wandering through the maze of streets within Jaffa, I came upon this cute little blue Vespa and had to share it with y’all! Wandering around that area is one of my favorite activities to do when in Tel-Aviv and I always try to make time to “get lose” when visiting Jaffa. There are endless settings and backdrops for photographers and so many other things to keep you busy for hours, if you like really looking around places for hidden delights.

So if your ever find yourself in Jaffa, slow down and take your time. Keep your eyes open as well, because it’s a guarantee that you’ll see something quite remarkable there.

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TLV-Yafo

Hello again.

I am writing this outside of Israel and thought of a great photo project I wanted to do while away from my Vespa. I recently purchased one of those cute little Rapi-dough Pizza Cutters and thought it would be a great idea, during my travels, to use it as a prop when I found interesting backgrounds to snap. Thus, the birth of this project! (Plus it isn’t always easy to shoot certain locations with the real ‘pa, so this might open up some opportunities for me.)

I was able to snap a few photos from the Tel Aviv-Yafo area before jet setting to the states, so I’ll share those with y’all first. This will be a regular photo post while I travel aboard, as I want to challenge myself to be creative with this idea and find interesting locations to shoot with this little Vespa of mine. I hope you’ll enjoy this scenic journey with me.

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P.S. I have also created a little mini-film of the Yafo-TLV beach from that day that I filmed. It was overcast and raining, which made for a lovely day on an empty beachfront.

I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Bourbon Street: I hear you callin’ my name, girl.

Two wheels are king, when it comes to getting around in style, in the city of New Orleans. While street cars can also be a very classy way to scoot from place to place, if you are a local you know you’ll most likely need to get around beyond those touristy location lines. After my last stop in Nola, I am happy to report that this city is certainly not lacking in Vespa-love, nor Vespa-sass. Here is a gallery of daily life for Vespas who reside in Nola,

And just for the hipsters in the Bywater, 

You and your avant-garde bikes, oh you. (If you’ve ever lived in the Bywater area, you know exactly what I mean.) I took this shot just before the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros show, so it makes sense.

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This post shall conclude my mini-series of Vespa photography from various cities throughout the states I shot this past summer. As always, I saved the best for last. Cheers y’all.

Photos of The Day: N.O.P. D. Fight Crime in Style.

Yet another way in which New Orleans one ups every other city, in the form of coolness: 

N.O.P.D. patrol the French Quarter on Vespas,

“‘The advantage of a scooter, Matthews said, is that it combines the mobility and ease of use of a bicycle with the speed of a motorcycle, making it a perfect vehicle for the French Quarter. Even the old scooters could get to things way quicker than the patrol cars could,’ he said. Plus, they look really cool….”

“‘We live in a city that attracts millions of tourists, and it’s kind of nice to have our police riding around on a good-looking machine rather than those falling-down scooters,’ Materne said.”

Reason 158,495,684 why I adore the hell out of Nola. Who dat!

P.S. If you need to get in the know about places to eat and where to go (local places VS tourist places), give me a holler.

Vespa Sightings: Santa Barbara, via Photos.

During our travels up North on the 101, we spotted a few Vespas on the way. I can’t image there being any disadvantages to owning a Vespa in picturesque Santa Barbara. The views from the roads are absolutely breathtaking and the weather is pretty darn nice all year around. Lucky folks, I tell you.

Below are a few of the shots I collected while we walked around the city,

Classic Santa Barbara, you never disappoint. Cheers.

Hello again, RoxyVespa has returned y’all!

…and looking towards the future, filled with many more Vespa Adventures!

Hello again, y’all! It has been far too long between hellos, and I’m excited to get back into the swing of things here at RoxyVespa. Israel is just as we left her, and the ‘pa was more than eager to get back out on the open roads again. (I must admit, I missed these crazy Israeli drivers while away this summer. A crazy thought, I know, but there is a charm found here that is completely lacking from those American Drivers and American roads. So yeah: I missed it here.)

I’ve now been back in Israel for two weeks and have been busy working out the various, pesky details that comes from being away from home so long. Alas, I am here now, haven taken care of most of those boring details, so I can refocus my attention where it most matters:

Vespa Adventures! Yay.  Continue reading

Charming West Texas, you give me faith in humanity. Updated.

A short tale of a small, West Texas town and the happenings of a woman on a scooter: 

There are some moments that you are able to be a part of that restore your faith in humanity, at least for a little bit, now and then. I admit that most of the time, I find myself in a bit of a hurry and adopting those “city slicker” moods when I come back to this area fondly referred to as “West Texas”. It is a charming area, where people still find time to stop and chat to one another before they go on their way. Of course, everyone here is more and more “busy” being modern and in a rush to get anywhere else, but they still have moments when that old-time charm creeps into their bones and takes over for a moment. These are the memories of Home I’ll always cherish and never cease to amaze me when I am able to bear witness to them happening in today’s world.   Continue reading