There is a city in Italy, more beautiful than most, where one can still clearly imagine how life would have been centuries ago. And most importantly, it also features the best icecream in the world. San Gimignano, the most beautiful city in Italy. To me. So far.
As you might have noticed, it has been a while since we wrote a blog about Norway. That doesn’t mean we already told everything! The opposite is true, we still have a lot to tell. We just had a little ‘Norwaybreak’ because I (Céline) had exams, which seemed like a good chance for Jacco to talk about the trips he made alone. Now that I’m back we can share our love for Norway again!
Me and my friend Thomas just came back from our snorkeling experience with whale sharks on the island of Cebu. During our first week in the Philippines we had excellent weather, despite the fact that it is the rainy season. Feeling lucky, we would soon embark on our boat trip from Cebu to Bohol, an island with some of the most unique landscapes in the world.
Walking around it feels like I jumped back in time. Everything looks old; the street, the houses. There are no cars in sight. A window opens above me. A woman started cleaning the window frame. Somewhere else a cat stares down at me from another open window. Far away I can hear the sounds of daily street life. It is clear. We have arrived at our destination. And it took me only a moment to realize that this was now one of my favorite countries to visit. This is Tuscany. This is Italy.
When we started planning our roadtrip through Norway, we immediately found a couple of ‘must-see’ destinations. One of those destinations was the Geirangerfjord; one of the most famous tourist destinations in Norway and it is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of all the information and photos we found, we were pretty hyped about Geiranger, but did it live up to our expectations?
As you might have noticed, Jacco and I love hiking or just in general long walks. Sadly, we live in The Netherlands and Belgium so the nature is less spectacular than in some other countries. Luckily that doesn’t mean that there are no awesome places where you can go to and dream away while walking through the nature.
It was already light when we got up. Clouds were hanging low in the valley. They added a certain extra charm to the place that we were already so in love with. At some points the sunlight broke through the clouds, hitting the water below, granting the Lovatnet lake its special colour.
Norway in general is just a gorgeous country. But Loen, Loen is something else. And when we say Loen, we of course mean the area, filled with glaciers and the intensely blue Lovatnet. We were mesmerized by its beauty, and this is really just us convincing you to step in your car or an airplane and go to Norway!
We started this blog almost eight months ago. Since that moment, we’ve been sharing our travel stories and experiences with you, paired with photos you hopefully find as awesome as we do. But since this is also a ‘photography’ blog, we thought we’d share what kind of gear we use and why we use it.