Iceland is not like any other country. It’s a country where you are dependent on the weather and the forces of nature, more so than anywhere else. I spent two weeks in Iceland to discover its diversity. I admired gushing waterfalls, tiny fishing villages, moody lava fields and boiling mud pools.… Continue reading
“There! That’s where I want to go!” I said, while trying to come up with an itinerary for our second trip to South Africa. The picture of the Blyde River Canyon had been stuck in my head since last year, when we took our first trip to South Africa, a roadtrip from Cape Town to Johannesburg.… Continue reading
Sure I’d heard of Korcula and Hvar, even Brac sounded somewhat vaguely familiar. But when a colleague suggested I should visit the Croatian island of Mljet, I shrugged and had to admit I’d never heard of it…
“One third of the island consists of National Park, there’s ample opportunity for hiking & enjoying the outdoors and above all it’s quiet and away from the crowds”, said Ken.… Continue reading
An intriguing history, abundant wildlife, scenic beauty, mouth-watering food and, ok I admit, some of the best wines in the world! No wonder South Africa attracts visitors from all over the world!
In January 2018 I hopped on a plane to Cape Town, ready to discover everything the country has to offer.… Continue reading
Pristine beaches, photogenic castles and areas of outstanding beauty: this is in a nutshell the Northern Irish “Causeway Coastal Route”! In 2018, Lonely Planet has chosen the area as the number one region to visit, so that is saying something!
Northern Ireland was once a no-go zone where no sane traveler would venture. The beauty of its countryside was overshadowed by stories of troubles, bombs and sectarianism. And although all wounds aren’t completely healed yet, this little odd piece of the UK is nowadays more and more on the tourist radar.… Continue reading
Andalucía: a place where the sounds of guitar and flamenco still resonate, a region where the corrida (bull fighting) agitates the spirits and where the numerous religious fiestas and the Semana Santa celebrations create a never ending vibrant atmosphere.
But behind these clichés lies a lesser known Andalucía.… Continue reading
“You’re going to spend two weeks in Iceland!? What will you do there?” a colleague of mine asked.
Still considered a cold and tiny island “somewhere in the sea”, few people are aware of its sheer size.
But Iceland is not like any other country, where the main cities are connected by motorways and driving is pure bliss.… Continue reading
Northern Ireland: a little piece of land that is officially part of the United Kingdom, while being geographically situated on the island of Ireland. No wonder it confuses people! It took a while before tourists ventured here after the conflicts of the ‘70’s-‘80’s, aka “The Troubles”.… Continue reading