The Second Life Tourist

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Baileys Norge

Baileys Norge

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forest%20Haven/100/95/24

https://www.flickr.com/groups/baileysnorge/

Photographers/Bloggers: Contact Zaffin resident (Zaffy Bailey) or JaidenBailey (Jaiden Bailey) for rez rights



I needed something to do today, something to distracted me and keep me engaged from thoughts racing around in my head.  So I took out my note card with the list of sim locations I've been told i must visit, scrolled through it quickly and teleported away, praying that it would be a good one, thankfully i was not disappointed.




I landed on the magical little sim of Bailys Norge and was instantly captivated with the endless photo opportunities it provided.  This little sim was inspired by the city Bergen in Norway, and was designed by the talented and lovely Zaffy Bailey.
"It contains some of the key elements from there, and some things are pure fantasy.  The FLØIBNANEN is an exact replica of the city's tram funicular going up to the mountains, and the colourful houses you see are called Bryggen....the docks or the harbours. they exist" Zaffy said




When asked why she decided to create the place to begin with she said "I didn't want to but my friends made me do it lol.  They wanted to live in Norway on SL"





The sim offers numerous couples locations with interactive objects through out the sim and a few perfect little cafe's to sit, all with a stunning mountain back drop and so much color blended into the scenery that your eye isn't certain where it wants to look first.




This is certainly the perfect sim to capture some amazing photos, to sit and think, or to hang out with friends.  Contact the names above to get rez rights to use your own poses or use the many that are available on the sim, either way, I'm willing to bet with Bailey's Norge, it is impossible to take a bad photo.



This sim doesn't just make my List here, it will certainly be added to my favorites and a sim I intend to keep visiting into the future.  A must see for EVERYONE!




Monday, 30 July 2018

White Dune Estate



White Dune Estate

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Trace%20Too/122/149/32

Rated: M



Come Away with Me
Norah Jones



Come away with me in the night
Come away with me
And I will write you a song



Come away with me on a bus
Come away where they can't tempt us, with their lies


And I want to walk with you
On a cloudy day
In fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high
So won't you try to come




Come away with me and we'll kiss
On a mountaintop
Come away with me
And I'll never stop loving you





And I want to wake up with the rain
Falling on a tin roof
While I'm safe there in your arms
So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night






Come away with me

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Lavender Moon by Ophelianocturna

Lavender Moon by Ophelianocturna

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/80/95/21

Rated: M for Moderate

Escape into a World of Fantasy



Land in a world of complete make believe.  When i first landed on this sim i thought i wouldn't find a single photo opportunity.  I'm normally not into the whole fantasy cutsie photos, but this place was just too much to resist.  




The sim offered lots of interactive objects that I had never seem before which made it exciting to take some unique photos for my collection.




It was strange though to see that the sim went from the cute fantasy like place to something darker which didn't seem to belong


Still I would recommend a visit to this adorable little sim, would be perfect for pictures of kids.








Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Sundarban



Sundarban

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchanted%20World/122/188/21

Rated: A for Adult


A Bit of Real Life with the Second Life Please




     When I was 9 years old (in rl) I went to bed one night a happy, active, healthy, girl and woke the next morning with particular Rheumatoid Arthritis is my fingers.  Within 48 hours it was through out my body, and by the next year I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well.


     That was now (covers mouth and mumbles into hand) so many years ago now, and back then doctors weren't sure what to do with someone so sick so young.  No one wanted to give a 9 year old narcotics, not that I would have taken them, and anti inflamitories didn't do much to help.  There was physio 5 days a week to help keep my joints flexible and I would cry about going because it hurt so much.  At one point my little body was covered in 11 ice packs as they iced my joints.  There was also occupational therapist and their splits that I had to wear when awake and when sleeping, and the rheumatologist that wanted to give me gold injections that I stubbornly refused (thank God I did, look up the complications patients suffered later on because of it).  Though it all I had a good support system, one of those being the first man to ever love me, and the first man I ever loved.  My Grandfather was my world and I spent a great deal of time at his place since it was so close to the hospital.  A military man he had traveled the world and had seen and learned so much.  To me, right up till his death, he was like a Yoda.  This vast mind of knowledge and understanding that I was constantly seeking.

There was nights I would lay awake in pain, unable to sleep from one condition or the other.  It was on those nights and days, that my grandfather would sit beside me and talk.  He introduced me to great literature, classic movies, and told me stories of all the places he had been in the world and the sites he saw.  So many times had I heard these stories that I could picture the places clearly in my mind as if I was seeing them through his eyes.  He taught me how to carry myself to somewhere else, beyond the pain of my body, and into the beautiful and stunning world of my mind.


Needless to say, because he was stationed so long in Africa, I quickly became fascinated with it and longed to visit.  India as well made my list from his stories and soon My imagination globe was filled with destinations I would one day discover.


As with most dreams, real life doesn't always comply.  It gives us other dreams to follow and the ones from our youth are soon set aside and remembered now and then fondly.  The joy of Second life for me, was that through this fantasy world I was able to visit the place my grandfather described.  To watch as Elephants walking in the wild, to tour the pyramids.  To visit the jungles of the Congo and yes, to walk through India.



I was pleased and excited when I saw the location for Sundardan.  This little forest which is located  between India and Bangladesh, is mostly know for being the habitat of the Bengal Tiger, and the sim certainly doesn't disappoint on that fact.





This sim is home to a wide assortment of animals and openly embraces the culture and landscape of its real life setting.  I would definitely recommending adding this little location to your list of must visit sims for a multitude of reason.  It makes a perfect photographic back drop, there are a ton of interactive objects and its the perfect romantic location.