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Discovering Vestmannasund: A Frozen Black Sand Beach and a Snow Storm in Skælingur

Since Solveig and I stayed in Vestmanna here in November, we thought it would be the perfect time to check out the local area. I’ve been to Vestmanna a few times before to visit Rigmor, Jens and the boys, and I’ve explored the mountains above the village and the neighbouring village of Kvivik. But I’ve never set foot in Leynar, located just 15 km from Vestmanna,…

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A Cycling Trip Through the Southeast of Bornholm

Weekend time is sightseeing time! I’ve spent three weeks on Bornholm, but only had two free days to fully explore some of the gems of the island. Although I’ve also made the most of my weekday afternoons, discovering areas close to Åkirkeby, I felt like I really had to make the most of those two weekend days! So, on the Saturday I decided to bike…

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Sweet Times in Kota Kinabalu

Prior to going to Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, I had a few people tell me to get out of there as soon as I could. From what I had heard, Kota Kinabalu – or KK as the locals call it – has nothing to offer and is one of those places that you immediately want to escape from as soon as you set foot there.…

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Pulau Belitung: A True Unspoilt Paradise

Sometimes being an eclipse chaser takes you to the most remote and unknown places. For many chasers, the two eclipse destinations last year (Faroe Islands and Svalbard) were unknown to them or places that they never thought they would go to and this year, it was the same for me. The eclipse path this year went through much of Indonesia, covering some well-known places, but…

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Hiking in Howth: The Bog of Frogs Loop

For my last day in Ireland, I wanted to get out of the city and experience a bit of the stunning coastline. I chose to go to Howth, a bustling village located on the Howth Head peninsula just 15 km. from Dublin. There, I hiked 12 km. in beautiful surroundings, with fresh air in my lungs, birds flying high above me and the sun shining…

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A Day Trip to Byron Bay

During my last week in Australia, I stayed with my friends Elien and Liam at Liam’s family’s house in Logan in between Brisbane and Gold Coast. Elien and Liam wanted to show me some of their favourite places in the area, so on the day after my arrival, we headed to Byron Bay, a famous beach town in the far-northeastern corner of New South Wales.…

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Flying into the Whitsunday Islands

The second part of my favourite domestic flight in Australia was the most beautiful landing over the Whitsunday Islands, ending at Hamilton Island Airport. The first part was flying from Sydney, which was gorgeous, but flying into the Whitsundays was simply breathtaking. I’ve seen quite a few beautiful landings in my short lifetime, but none have been anywhere near as stunning as this one! From…

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Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

The Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk is one of the most popular coastal walks in Sydney, taking you from the famous Bondi Beach to the more relaxed Coogee Beach. On my third day in Sydney, my Couchsurfing host Naufar and I decided to do the walk. When I came to Sydney, I knew that I needed to see Bondi Beach, as it’s hands-down…

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Three Days in Adelaide

When I was planning my month in Australia, I already knew that I wanted to see some of the highlights on the East Coast. I hadn’t thought about the South, but when I rebooked my tickets and gained 10 more days Down Under, I decided to add Adelaide – a city that I knew absolutely nothing about – to the list and stay there for…

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A Day Trip to Kangaroo Island

When I first heard about Kangaroo Island, the name itself immediately got me interested and after doing some research, I just knew that I had to go there. I booked a day tour for November 16th with Sealink and had a day full of amazing adventures including wildlife spotting, rock climbing and stunning scenery. I had a choice between day tours, tours with overnight stays…