Our next stop was Siracusa, known for its architecture and ancient ruins, and as the birthplace of Archimedes. The old town is on an island called Ortigia, connected by a bridge that makes it seem […]
We started our way around Sicily after crossing over from mainland Italy with a quick no-fuss ferry to Messina. Although I had done a short visit years ago, I hadn’t quite realised how much this […]
We woke up in Dubrovnik on our last day in Croatia. The plan was simple: Lounge through the morning, do some last sightseeing and leisurely catch the 8pm ferry to Italy.
We peppered our trip through Croatia with stops in a few of its coastal cities: Zadar, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik. One thing they all have in common is how well kept their old towns are, giving you a proper medieval feel as you walk through their grand walls, iron doors and tiny meandering alleyways.
After hanging out in Istria for a week we ventured inland for a few days to see Plitvice National Park, which is one of those places that comes up on most must-see lists of Croatia. And with good reason.
We decided to spice up our stopover on the Faröer Islands with a true highlight of the UEFA calendar: The qualifier game between Denmark and the Faröes for the U21 European Championships.
Upon coming back to Iceland we quickly made our way back to the north. We had three main items left on our list of things to see: Humpback whales, Myvatn and Askja.
Three quarters of Icelanders live in or around Reykjavik. That still only makes about 200.000 people, but I can assure you that after 2.5 weeks of glaciers, offroading and general desolation this felt like New York City to me.
A long drive had taken us to Akureyri, the main city in the north and Iceland’s second largest city. Our next main destination would be a detour to Reykjavik, so we would need to backtrack south.
West Iceland can be divided into the large chunk that is the Westfjords and Snæfellsness peninsula. On this trip we could only really do the peninsula, as driving around the remote fjords can take quite […]