Also known as Auroras, the Northern Lights are one of the most stunning shows nature can offer, but also some of the most elusive and unpredictable. What causes the aurora borealis to appear? Where can you see them? When do you have the best chances of seeing them? Here’s my little guide to chasing the Northern Lights in Iceland so that you can too witness this unique and breath-taking phenomenon.
I’m always a bit late to the party of yearly reviews, but after very hectic holidays I finally managed to write up this review for the year that just passed by. For me, this post is about summing up this year and having all its highlights in one place, but I know reading such recaps can be draining for some, so feel free to skip this post entirely if you don’t feel like it!
In 2020, a small community of the Bataan province in the Philippines built a hatchery to protect the nests of the endangered pawikan (sea turtles) that came to lay eggs on the beach. To support the conservation efforts, you can too donate a small amount of money to “adopt” a nest and help the community protect those eggs until they reach maturity!
Happy New Year everyone! 🌟 The most festive month of the year always passes by so fast, and this one was no exception at all. With very busy work days, a weekend getaway and the long-awaited end-of-year holidays from work, I feel like I was writing my November review yesterday!
Happy holidays everyone! ✨ I am not currently in Brazil, and in fact I was there about three years ago, but I thought that since this post is going up on Christmas Day, I’d post a few memories from the year when me and my family went to Fortaleza, in the North-East of Brazil, to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. As Europeans, it felt quite strange to spend a usually “cold” holiday season in the Southern hemisphere, and here are the things that I loved the most about it!
Nature in Iceland is nothing short of breath-taking, and waterfalls are not an exception to this. According to some estimations, there are more than 10 000 of them in Iceland alone, but only a few hundreds have a name – which is already a lot. You’ll notice that their name usually ends with -foss… and that’s because it simply means “waterfall” in Icelandic!
I know winter is still not officially till the 22th December, but it already feels very much there, and the festive season has already started, so I decided to post this a bit earlier! As you know, winter is probably my least favourite season, but it does have some things that I love, mainly the festive spirit of Christmas and end-of-year holidays, as well as all the possibilities and motivation brought by the new year ahead.
Vienna is one of those beautiful cities that feel like you just walked in a fairy tale town, with its stunning buildings, beautiful architecture and gorgeous palaces. Around Christmas, it gets even more magical with light installations, Christmas markets that fill the air with a festive cheer and the smell of mulled wine and spices, and sometimes even snow.
A few weeks ago, Ioana from the blog Smileyioana asked me if I would be interested in writing a guest post on her fantastic blog. She writes amazing informative and beautiful posts about travelling, lifestyle and also sustainability. There, you’ll find there great posts about Traditional Easter-egg decorating in Romania, Tips to live your best life, or even a Travel guide to visit Füssen near Munich.
It is not by mistake that Iceland is sometimes called the Land of Fire and Ice: with both volcanoes and glaciers, it truly is a land of contrasts. For this reason, winter in Iceland has a lot to offer, with breath-taking snow-covered landscapes and stunning glaciers. But it is also necessary to take some precautions as winter there is really no joke, and the power of nature is truly humbling.