Flying cannot be defined as one of my favourite activities. In fact, my attitude towards it is lukewarm, if not negatively cold-ish. Flying does not make me feel excited, nor do I feel happy on board. I see it as a necessity and an integral part of the travelling reality.
The inspiration for the journey to Scotland came in my case, quite unconventionally, from my love for literature. Crime stories in particular. Our favourite Scottish author and screen-writer Peter May plotted his Lewis Trilogy onto an island with the same name as the title carries. Reading his descriptions of Scottish nature triggered the idea to visit, and experience it on our own.
It is impossible to be neutral about Iceland in my opinion. Either this country will totally get under your skin, right at the moment you step out of an aeroplane, or it will seem miserable, unapproachable, and boring to you.
Every city in the world has got some specifics, which all its inhabitants are aware of, but which are also well hidden from the eyes of tourists. To reveal these means to become one with the city, to become tuned to the same wave with it, penetrate beneath the surface and become a user of the city itself.
Barcelona has one particularity, which makes it in our eyes very interesting. Even if Rome or Paris have much more historical monuments, Barcelona has something what gives it special charm and atmosphere...it has sea.
To travel somewhere only to see the bridge and not the city or its historical monuments is at least a bit strange, but for us, devoted fans of a series Bron/Broen was the Oresund Bridge the main goal during visiting Malmö.
New Zealand is a dream of every traveler. And we are no different. During getting ready for our journey to the other side of the world I came across with several information which is good to think of before travelling.
Coffee culture is currently already very developed in almost every bigger city and is important part of daily life of it's residents and tourists as well. Munich is not an exception even if it is considered and better known as city of beer. Fans of good coffee wont be disappointed either.