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40 Nelson Road
New Malden

My name is Rachel Carr and I started This Is Carrt in 2014 when my husband's job moved to Germany and I decided to give up my day job in the city and go with him on the adventure! I had always loved to travel and write, and was also passionate about photography so one day I sat down and mingled all three of them on this website and my Etsy page. I write about a wide range of things like how to cope with airline hand luggage allowances to what to wear to any destination wedding. However, when I write up a holiday destination, there are more often than not a few common themes linking what are otherwise very different places:

1) Food. I love to eat. It structures my day to day life as well as any trip that I go on. I think food is a great way to start to experience a new culture as well as meeting new people.

2) Value. I don't get swayed by places to be seen and clothing to be seen in for the sake of it. I hate being ripped off. Be that by a fiver or by hundreds of pounds. If an activity or an excursion I go on is expensive but an amazing experience, I will still highly recommend it, but won't recommend it simply because it is deemed luxury.

3) Beauty. I love looking at pretty things. They don't have to have a purpose!

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Our Blog - Dedicated to Travel, Food, Lifestyle and Fashion

With a love of travel and writing as well as a passion for photography, this blogsite and my Etsy page mingles all three.

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Monochrome Mania

Rachel Carr

For this week’s blog, I thought I would go back to basics and focus on one of my favourite art mediums: black and white photography. I have taken this opportunity to turn some of my most popular past images into a new composition by stripping out the colour and focussing, instead, on tones and linear qualities of my images. I have included a braod range of genres – street, landscape, and of course my beloved flowers.

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Oh, We're Going to Barbados

Rachel Carr

Last week, my Singapore buddies got married in a small, intimate wedding on the beautiful island of Barbados. Whilst they are the type of friends for whom I would travel to Magaluf to see them marry, it was a real treat to have the opportunity to go to one of my favourite places. 

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Idyllic Andalucia

Rachel Carr

I was incredibly lucky as a kid to be able to spend whole summers at a time in the foothills behind Marbella. Given my childhood was now decades ago, the area had not yet been infiltrated by high heeled orange people, though it was already known as a millionaire's playground. Indeed, the golf course on which our abode was situated was also home to Sean Connery. I have returned every year since my first summer trip there and, despite the obvious changes it has seen, I still love the place. Yes, it can almost verge on tacky in parts, but those parts are few and far between - regardless of what the gossip pages of the Daily Mail may suggest.

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Balinese Beauty

Rachel Carr

When I was a kid, Bali was a dream destination for me. Looking back, I have no idea why as I had never been taught about it or learnt its culture. Or even where it was. Yet it took hold on my list of things to do when I am older and luckily enough for me, at the end of last year I was able to tick it off.

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From Barcelona with Love

Rachel Carr

Recently I was lucky enough to go on a trip to one of my favourite cities in Europe: Barcelona. My partner in crime and I had a wonderful stay and tried to experience the city as a true native. Having both been to Barcelona before, we stayed clear of the tourist traps. As a consequence, this week's collection of limited edition prints are not awash with Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell images.

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