Tenerife

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).

Auditorio of Tenerife

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.

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Rome

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.

If you like history then you won’t be disappointed: the city is full of it. You can simply walk randomly in the streets and stumble upon buildings that are centuries or even thousands of years old.

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.

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Ireland

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.

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Tromso

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.

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Iceland

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.

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