This was my first time in Asia, obviously the language barrier complicates things a bit but luckily it’s pretty easy to get around in Japan so don’t let that frighten you.Continue reading Japan
I’m putting this post in the “Europe” section because the Canary Islands belong to Spain but geographically speaking it’s actually off the west coast of North Africa (which gives it it’s almost perfect weather).
Tenerife is a very touristic place and you could certainly spend your entire vacation on the beach, and many people do, but if you’ll bear with me you’ll see that there’s actually a lot to see and do on the island.
You’d have a hard time finding someone who hasn’t heard of Rome and even though it no longer rules the known world it is still worth the detour.
This was actually my first solo trip so it was a bit less ambitious than the following ones and (hopefully) my photography skills have improved since then. Still, I hope you’ll enjoy this article.
Quick note: during this trip I’ve been through both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland so when I say “Ireland” I’m talking about the island.
This might be a good time to mention that Northern Ireland uses the Sterling pound (being part of the UK) while the Republic of Ireland uses the Euro (as a member of the EU). The speed limits in Northern Ireland are in miles (since they use the Imperial system) while the signs in the Republic of Ireland are in kilometers (because they use the non-retarded system AKA metric) but at least they both drive on the left side of the road.
The main point of this trip was to see the Northern Lights, Tromso is not a big city so there’s not that much else to do which is part of the reason why I didn’t stay very long (the other part being that Norway is very expensive).
We’ll go over the city in a moment but first let’s talk about the Northern Lights (AKA Aurora Borealis). If science bores you, you might want to skip ahead a bit.
The land of ice and fire, where volcanoes meet glaciers!
Another old trip, this time from 2013, but certainly one of my favorites. To be honest I’m not sure if I want to tell you about it because there’s already way too many tourists over there and I’m concerned about the impact on the environment.
Time for the (not so wild) American West!
This is actually an old trip since I went there in 2014 but I can’t have a travel blog and not talk about the US so here we go…