What would be your typical summer destination for a weekend trip? Iceland? Probably not… why we ended up there remains a mystery even to us 😉 In the end, if you get used to the idea of an icelandic heat wave of incredible 16°C , spontaneous little rain showers and the fact that it never gets dark then it is not too bad. It may even be the right place for people looking for adventure or just simply an unusual destination, which is stunning, breathtaking and very different.
While 10 years ago, I have already toured Iceland’s ring road – route 1, this time we stayed at the “golden circle” with its three primary attractions:
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- The geothermal area near Haukadalur including the active Strokkur geysir
- Pingvellir National Park
It’s about time for another blog post and particularly this one of our trip to Namibia half a year ago. But I suppose that it is never too late for a little selection of beautiful pictures of an interesting trip…
3 years ago when I lived in Namibia, I didn’t have the money to book a 4×4 car and get to see Namibia’s main attractions, so therefore I was even more excited when finally we got the chance to visit all these amazing places.
Here a little overview of the variety of the Namibian landscape and its vastness.
For those interested in the logistical side, we rented a car at Camping Car Hire (well equipped car, new tires, fast and friendly service). We started in Windhoek and then did roughly this tour:
Windhoek – Namib Mountain Zebra NP – Sossusvlei – Namib-Naukluft NP – Swakopmund – Skeleton Coast – Brandberg – Kunene-NorthWest of Namibia, searching the desert elephants – Opuwo – Etosha NP – Waterberg Plateau – Omaruru – Erongo mountains – Windhoek
Pictures of the first 5 days:
As it was the beginning of the rain season in the north (see above), after Etosha we left quickly for the South again… and found paradise at the Waterberg Plateau (except maybe for these little biting scorpions)!
Cannot wait to get back there!!
Except that it is a roundabout way to get there (5 hours getting lost 3 times in Barcelona, plus than catching the wrong slow train to Girona, and paying 160euro for a taxi to bring us to the airport on a Sunday morning as there is no public transport before 7.15 a.m.!!), we spend an amazing time in this beautiful city.
So here’s finally the second video, done by my sister Carole about the second part of our trip in Morocco. It was mainly a road trip visiting the “vallée des roses”, “gorge du Dadès”, Todra etc. Don’t miss to first see PART 1
And please don’t even try to understand the weird part with this half eaten orange, probably you have to be Carole to understand this 😉
Oh, and big thanks to Martin from Manchester, who just simply made our days in Morocco with his outgoing and funny way. I wish you all the best for your future trips & great projects, and I really hope that your mum enjoys the bird bell;) See you hopefully soon again
Little video done by my sister Carole about our ascent of Mount Toubkal, 4167m, beginning of January.