The Second Life Tourist

Friday, 29 September 2017

Phabolaois Stran

Phabolaois Stran

     You land in a beat up old shack to see rain pouring from outside and what seems like an ocean of water surrounding you.  You instantly feel like you've been transported to Noah's arch and it is the end of the world.............start grabbing your animals.

     At first it seems like you landed in a land of nothing but vast beaches, but you would be amazed at the stunning scenery this sim has to explore.  Considering the sim fit my mood it was good to walk through the rain exploring what this place had to offer.

     Every little alcove of this place offered something else to look at.  Make sure to bring your poses as the place offers little in animations.  I also found the region setting very dark so don't be afraid to play with the light settings to capture that perfect moment.

     Over all i adored my adventure on this sim and suggest it for anyone looking to capture pictures in a location thats different from the rest.  As always don't forget to donate to help keep these places open.


Heightened Passion National Forest

Heightened passion National Forest

Rating : Adult

This beautiful sim is stunning from the moment you land.  You are surrounded by a wide arrangement of colors in a forest full of wild life, waterfalls and camping spots.  Its a wonderous place to come to fish, hike, dance or simply think.

Rarely do i take up a review with thoughts or reflections about my personal life, but then again today wasn't an average sort of day.  Today i wasn't merely searching for a sim to take photos of, but desperately needed a quiet place to hide away, to think, to shed a few tears and to reflect.  The beauty of the sim made it so easy to relax and simply focus on myself for a few moments.

      When you land you find yourself among an arrangement of gears and washers floating in the air between portals.  I admit, gorgeous as the scene is i didn't quite understand its placement along the forest, but it doesn't make for a stunning picture opportunity.

     With dozens of places to capture your perfect moment this sim offers appeal to everyone, and currently has a Haunted House available for Halloween that must be explored.

     Now as i stated above, today wasn't the best of days for me.  As I walked through the sim, allowing the beauty to distract me from my troubled thoughts i stumbled upon the bridge to find it littered with locks.  The history of Love padlocks dates back about 100 years to a World War 1 tale.  In the town of Vrnjacka Banja, a woman named Nada fell in love with a Serbian officer named Relja.  When Relja went to war in Greece he ended up falling in love with a local woman named Corfu.  Nada never got over the loss of her love and eventually died of heartbreak.  It soon became a tradition that young woman from Vrnjacka Banja, who wanted to protect there own love, would begin writing there names down with there love ones on a padlock, fixing them to bridges and railings where Nada and Relja use to meet, and tossing away the key.  Since this time love locks have appeared on bridges around the world, with some of the most popular in Paris, Italy, and even here in Canada.

    The love locks were a beautiful and unexpected visual, and just what i needed to see in that moment.  The Sim alone is worth visiting just to get a glimpse at the stunning sight.

     Over all a beautiful little sim that quickly had me in good spirits once more and definitely worth the visit.  Don't forget to donate while you're there to help us keep these amazing Sims open.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Hello Kekeland

Bardeco & Kekeland

Rated Moderate

Group Key: fb2a6a59-9653-cee5-9ff0-af0944d1061d

Welcome to the stunning land of Bardeco & Kekeland.  This tiny island is a photographers paradise!  The moment you land your eye simply doesn't know where to go to first, filled with different themes that somehow blend seamlessly this is a stunning location to simply take photos of scenery or to jump on the many animated objects and take some great photos of self. 

The region lighting is beautiful for scenery but a little on the dark side for portraits.  So don't forget to take a great face light or readjust those settings.  

The sim provides numerous places from pictures as simple as selfies to some great locations for Wedding shoots.

This Sim is a definite recommend to everyone, and please, don't forget to donate to help keep this amazing place open.  Hope you enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The Romance of Ariadne Mountain and Adventure

The Romance of Ariadne Mountain and Adventure

     Some of you who read this blog know me as an rp'er (God help you if you do) and some know me as who i am ooc.  In either form i'm blunt, a tad crude with my humor, overly sarcastic (some say bitchy especially IC), and you would never say i was much of the romantic type.  I usually know what i want, and tend to attack in my need to go after it.

     Why am i telling you this?  Well, when i landed on this sim the LM took me to a little hut, barely decorated, with only a view of water from its windows, and i was that person above.  Instantly making assessments of what i thought the place before me was going to be like.  Now visiting Sim's normally doesn't trigger and emotional response from me.  Its normally what you see is what you get, and i judge by what i see.  I Can honestly say though that this was the first time a sim triggered and emotional response out of me.

      For the pictures below i left the settings as determined by the region, finding them perfect for the stunning beach scenery.

      This is the view you walk out to, a stunning romantic oasis on the beach.  Now i've seen beaches before, toured romantic locations, some of them more artistically done then this sim, some of them less. It was this that triggered the emotional response from me, it was the combination of everything the owner/decorator had on sim.  It's hard to explain without making me sound romantic and dreamy, but in fact that is just what this sim did to me.  It was a compilation of everything i hoped for myself in sl, and had me seriously thinking of what i wanted for my future here.  (theres a man somewhere whos testicles just shriveled up inside reading that sentence...........see what i mean by the crude?)

This beautiful romantic theme is carried through out the Sim, but evolves the same way a relationship does, starting simple with some beach sits and leading to more romantic dance areas and romantic places to cuddle and watch a sun set.  It then evolves even further to a stunning water play ground for the kids which instantly had me envisioning a family

     The children's area tends to stay in the middle with places to sit for Mom and Dad surrounding the area, making a perfect place to watch the children play while Mom and Dad steal a moment.  Everything is done for AV children and not Zooby or any other prim baby.  The sim also provides a bowling alley hidden in one of the caves.

 Touring the caves below will lead you to these amazingly decorated locations, with some fantastic themes.  A butterfly garden, a zen garden, and much much more.  Great for photos or just some exploring time with your family.

      Now this one is just for the truly romantic at heart.  Up on the mountains you'll find this little location

     Breathtakingly romantic and hanging over the ocean it is the perfect spot for a purposal, and of course, since this place inspire my mushy romantic mood i couldn't resist putting on a dress and snapping some pictures of my own.

     This Sim was a truly lovely experience, and one i will be visiting often to think and reflect on whats important to me.  And yes, there will more then likely be more pictures of wedding dresses, lol.  As always don't forget to donate so that we can keep these amazing places open, and enjoy.