Exploring home: one step at a time

I’ve always wanted to do a longer walk through my own country. I don’t know why, but I guess after traveling so much through other countries, I wanted to find beauty in my own backyard. The idea of being outside and seeing the country at a slow pace just really appealed to me. When I…

Weekly photo challenge: Serene.

This summer I had the chance to spend a week on the Camino, a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. There is nothing more serene than walking through the countryside, feeling the sunshine, the wind and the rain, walking through small towns, fields and forests.

Underground and in the water in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng is famous for tubing on the river. People get out on the river, drink way too much and continue drinking in the town, going from bar to bar to pick up free drinks. But even if you’re not into tubing and drinking, Vang Vieng is worth a visit. The scenery in this area…

Revealing the Rockies

After two days of driving we had finally arrived in the beautiful town of Banff. Unfortunately it was only to spend the night, but I knew I would be back anyway. We were in the Rockies and these natural wonders were waiting to be explored by us. The weather hadn’t improved from the last two days,…

Cueing up in Vintgar

One of Slovenia’s major attractions is the Vintgar gorge and this is obvious when I arrive in the full parking lot. Slovenians, Dutch, Italians, Germans, Austrians… they’re all here to see the beauty. But I didn’t arrive by car. From the town of Bled you can find the gorge via some wonderful trails through the…

Look out!

I didn’t see any, but if trolls exist I think they’d live here. Not the purple-haired ones. They’d live in some stylish place like Milan. But the ones from fairy tales, ancient like the forest itself. Walking through the forest here is mesmerizing. This forest seems to be alive in the sense that they carry…