Exploring the Southern Tip of Eysturoy: Æðuvík and Toftavatn

After exploring Vestmanna and Kvívik, Katrine, Sheena, Michelle and I drove to the tiny village of Æðuvík on the southern tip of Eysturoy. We wanted to make the most of our day together, and since we’re all big hiking lovers, it seemed only natural to go for a hike together. The weather wasn’t treating us too well that day, so we decided to only go…

Photo Diary: The City Waterfall of Svartifoss

In the middle of Hoyvík, a busy suburb in Tórshavn, flows a waterfall, which is probably the prettiest in all of the Faroe Islands. The waterfall is called Svartifoss (‘black falls’) because of the black stones behind it. There’s a famous waterfall in Iceland with the same name, but this one in Hoyvík has yet to be discovered. When you drive along the roads in…

Wintery Days in the Northerly City of Tabriz

At 2 PM on January 25th, we caught a night bus from Shiraz, and 20 hours later, at 10 AM on January 26th, we arrived in Tabriz, a city in the far northwest corner of Iran. Tabriz is a long way out of the loop of Iran that we had been doing, but we wanted to experience a completely different part of the country as…

Dushanbe: The Grand Capital of Tajikistan

On the epic flight from Khorog to Dushanbe, Steve and I met two new friends, Colby and Mike, who were both expats in Dushanbe at the time. They arranged for us to stay with their friend Monet for a night in Dushanbe, which was really lovely of them. Monet is also an expat in the city and was house-sitting for the night in a lovely…

A Day of Exploring in Gdansk

The first stop on my tour of Poland was the ancient harbour city of Gdansk. Founded in 1224, the city is rich on history and buildings from all ages can still be seen. During the Second World War, 90 percent of the buildings in the old town were ruined, but the buildings were later rebuilt in their original style. The very centre of Gdansk is the Royal…

Destination Gotland

After sailing for three hours from Nynäshamn on the Swedish mainland, I finally arrived on Gotland at 11.20 PM on May 1st, to the beautiful town of Visby, which is the main town on Gotland. The old Hanseatic city center of Visby is surrounded by a 3,4 km. town wall and is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Scandinavia. It’s also represented on the…