I found it particularly difficult to pick photographs for this post, and what I’ve placed below are not exactly the best examples of my photography. But. Something about these images caught my attention as it reminded me of why I travel—those moments that make you stop and remember that you’re somewhere different, somewhere new; a moment-ago-distant land you’ve discovered and are now getting acquainted with. These past five months I’ve been on the move almost non-stop, and the following photos are from a thirty-six day bus trip around a vast area of Europe I scheduled into my travels. Admittedly there wasn’t much I liked about this particular expedition, not being a tour-group kind of person, and despite the company marketing themselves as a tour for the (slightly) more mature, it was still a “go hard or go home” kind of deal … I’m sorry if I don’t fancy spending the days I’ve spent a good deal of money to briefly visit—a day or a few hours of sightseeing per stop—with a got-married-in-Vegas style hangover (I’m probably more suited to APT Travel). Thank you very much. But on the bright side, because there always is one, I’ve been introduced to so many unforgettable places that I would like to travel back to one day for an extended exploration.
Not all of the countries I visited feature below, but I hope these photos kindle interest to visit some of the destinations.
Vatican City | The famous spiralling staircase.
Tirana, Albania | Bullet-pocked façades remind visitors and locals alike of the recent devastation this part of the world faced, yet the positivism about the countries future is inspiring. Looking forward to a return.
Amsterdam, Netherlands | Effortlessly cool.
My next post will feature my stay at Bordeneuve Retreat. A sanctuary I spent two weeks writing and reading and remembering what Life is about, or at least what matters. Was it all a beautiful dream…