I came back from my trip over a month ago with 2,000+ photos of the cool city of Reykjavik, mountains, glaciers, caves, fissures, and about 43,039 different waterfalls.
The diverse landscape was the most stunning and naturally beautiful one I’ve ever seen. I mean….REALLY cool stuff happens over there – hot water shoots up from the earth, tectonic plates shift and create a huge (and beautiful) fissure, glacial ice melts into a lagoon you can swim in, just to name a few. All this within the backdrop of moody Autumn skies, and my picture-taking-loving heart was in heaven.
I can’t wait to share in detail about my adventures there, as well as share a few tips of places you MUST be sure to check out on your visit there AND ways to travel Iceland on a budget.
But until then, feast your eyes on my favorite pictures from the trip. Iceland is STUNNING, you guys.
Because I’m in the spirit of giving, and OK…because I was a bit bored one night…I made a couple of desktop wallpapers that I want to share with you all! It’s a bit late for the August one but oh well. I tried to take advantage of it being the end of summer so I chose to use 2 of my favorite photos from my trip to Cinque Terre, Italy last summer.
I hope to make this a monthly thing from now on!
So pick a desktop, find your screen size, and enjoy!
Upon arriving in London, my spirits are lifted and I immediately become happy. I’ve been 3 times, and the beauty of the city still floors me every time.
I realize that I may have a romanticised view of London, but I don’t care. To me, it is the perfect place.
The first time I went to London, I shot some images with my old Pentax film camera with 35mm color film. I love photos taken on film because they have a certain graininess and rawness to them, and it’s such a surprise when you get them developed and see them for the first time. These photos capture what is, to me, the mood of my beloved London.
When I told people I was visiting Paris, or when I looked up general tourist attractions in Paris, one of the things I was told I “had to do” or “couldn’t miss” was to climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower to see a great view of Paris. Well, upon further research, I found that many people say that the views from the Notre-Dame Towers were actually a lot better than the one from the Eiffel Tower, because you got to see the gargoyles and spires of the church up close. Not only that, but the lines were shorter and the climb up to the top wasn’t such a bitch (excuse my French).
My mom recently went on a trip to Portugal with one of her good friends through Collette tours. I was super excited for her not only because Lisbon was one of my favorite cities I visited this summer, but because she hadn’t been to Europe since she was a little girl, and I wanted her to have an incredible experience in a different culture. She came back a couple of weeks ago with tons of pictures and stories from her travels to Lisbon and surrounding areas, the Azores Islands, and Barcelona. I can’t wait to get stories from her, but for now I just wanted to share some of her photos from Portugal!