As explained by my previous post about Denver’s Craft Breweries and the reason behind our mini-break to the American mid-west, we were in Colorado for a few days at the end of October largely to visit some craft breweries. A desire to see the Flat Irons mountains and to experience the hippie vibes I’d heard about, we… More Sampling Boulder Breweries and Tap Rooms
After my partner and I made a spontaneous decision to fly down to Denver on Airmiles for a few days to see Sufjan Stevens in concert, we had to think of how else to spend our time to make the most of a mini-break. We were going on the cheap so we didn’t plan on renting… More A Taste of Denver Breweries and Tap Rooms
Our first day in Madrid was spent walking to the Palacio Real and its corresponding gardens. Street musicians played in the corridors of the hedges while young couples leaned against each other as they traced their fingers in fountains. The palace itself is the Spanish Versailles – minus the crowds. We found ourselves falling asleep… More Photo Friday – Palacio Real
In honour of Remembrance Day this week, this is a photo I took at the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium, near Flanders Fields.
The Templo de Debod was originally located in southern Egypt, with construction dating back to the second century. It is now located in the Parque del Oeste, gifted to Spain by Egypt in 1968 when its existence was threatened by the Aswan High Dam and its corresponding reservoir. It was a sign of gratitude for Spain’s efforts in saving… More Photo Friday – Temple of Debod
Though less visited than its Catalonian counterpart of Barcelona, Madrid, Spain’s magical capital, is still a must-see on every Spanish itinerary. But when I first began planning my trip to Spain this past summer, I was skeptical about how I’d spend my time there.
The unusual Hraunfosser Falls just outside of Reykholt, Iceland, flow into the Hvítá river, a series of rivulets that flow across 900 metres of a lava field (hraun means “lava”). Attempting to get the whole width of the waterfall was a task only a wide-angle fish eye lens could succeed at.
I have always been in awe of the beauty of horses. So upon my first visit to Iceland, I was obviously very keen on riding Icelandic horses, one of the purest equine breeds, across Icelandic lava fields.
The sheer number of tourists to Barcelona on a yearly basis is enough to make the crowd-fearing traveller want to visit literally anywhere else in Spain. And while there is certainly much more to Spain than the Catalan capital, Barcelona’s architectural uniqueness, accessible beaches, and cultural vibrancy make it a must-visit European city.
Somewhere amidst the chunks of moss-covered lava rock is, supposedly, the homes of the huldufolk, or mythical elves. Travellers are advised to never kick lava rocks in case it’s an elf stone and you get cursed.