Iceland is on the bucket list of many people for a reason. It is an incredibly divers country with dramatic landscapes and untouched nature. Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice. However, I named it ‘the island of magical fairytales’. Don’t you think it is appropriate when you look at the mosses, canyons, waterfalls and black beaches in the pictures below?
1. Start early in the morning
Wiebe and I started our trip with the electric scooter around 9 am and saw the crowd in Zadar (Croatia) steadily increasing with every half hour. So start early if you want to avoid the masses of people. This way you will have more space to cruise full speed through the streets.
1. Telascica Nature Park?
Telascica Nature Park is located on the island Dugi Otok in the Adriatic Sea, perfectly reachable as a day trip from Zadar (Croatia). I especially loved the bay of Telascica, the cliffs and the salt lake. We walked along the edge of the cliffs reaching a height of 160 meter above sea level and swam in Lake Mir where we had fun observing the shrimps and mullet species that live in the water. My boyfriend Wiebe and I decided to sail to the island with Sailing Croatia which was a fun and alternative way to discover Telascica.
The Adriatic Sea surrounding the island Dugi Otok near Zadar (Croatia) is the perfect location for a kayak tour. During our day trip from Zadar with Kayak & Bike Tours Zadar, my boyfriend Wiebe and I kayaked several hours on sea, jumped off a cliff, floated in a cave and snorkeled near a sunken shipwreck.
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Of course my dad and I visited the 3 classical highlights on the Golden Circle in Iceland: Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. Secretly, we liked the detours more than the classic stops. Don’t you want to bathe in a geothermal river, stroll around a colorful volcanic crater and enjoy picturesque waterfalls without the crowds?
Together with my parents, I escaped the busy and bustling city of Vienna and hopped on the train to Austria’s UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley along the Danube River. On this daytrip, we traveled through steep vineyards, charming villages, medieval castles, impressive monasteries and romantic sceneries. A 1.5-hour boat ride brought us from Melk, famous for its Benedictine abbey, to Dürnstein, where we hiked to castle ruins on a nearby hill. Doesn’t that sound appealing? This article will prepare you to explore Danube’s Wachau Valley independently by easy to follow steps.
1. The city airport train (CAT) brings you in 16 minutes from Vienna International Airport to the city center, at Wien Mitte station, running twice an hour. Tickets can be bought online, at the vending machines, from sales staff or at the CAT counter in the arrivals hall and costs €12 for a single or €21 for a return trip. A cheaper but slower option is to hop on the S7 train which takes basically the same route but with more stops.