Eurotrip! Photo Diary

BLOG_Large_1ParisFrance3

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.

Paris, France | A quintessential Parisian street in Montmartre—my favourite arrondissement.
BLOG_Large_1ParisFrance2

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland | Swiss Alps, no words necessary.
BLOG_Large_2Switzerland

Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France | Pont du Gard ancient Roman aqueduct.BLOG_Large_3France

Avignon, France | A view to Avignon and the remains of Pont d’Avignon Bridge.
BLOG_Large_4AvignononFrance

Barcelona, Spain | The jaw-dropping and completely fantastic imagination of Gaudi.
BLOG_Large_5Barcelona

Venice, Italy | Venice—a setting from the pages of a historical novel.
BLOG_Large_7VeniceItaly

Florence, Italy | This man had some spectacular views to work to, you’ll have to visit Florence and climb up Giotto’s Bell Tower to discover them. Or just look it up on the net I suppose.
BLOG_Large_8FlorenceItaly2

Florence, Italy | A typical site in European cities.
BLOG_Large_8FlorenceItaly

Rome, Italy | I was transported to ancient Rome where I could feel the anticipating pulse of the Colosseum crowds and hear their enthusiastic shouting.
BLOG_Large_9RomeItaly

Vatican City | The Sphere within a Sphere, “Sfera con Sfera”.
BLOG_Large_10VaticanCity

Vatican City | The famous spiralling staircase.
BLOG_Large_10VaticanCity2

Athens, Greece | The Acropolis overlooking the city at night.
BLOG_Large_11Athens

Mykonos, Greece | Despite the relatively barren landscape, there was something interesting to see around every corner of the island.
BLOG_Large_12Mykonos_Greece3

Mykonos, Greece | Before getting lost in the charming, winding streets of Mykonos.
BLOG_Large_12Mykonos_Greece

Mykonos, Greece | Discovering the island with this one was a highlight.
BLOG_Large_12Mykonos_Greece2

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.
BLOG_Large_13TiranaAlbania

Dubrovnik, Croatia | An irresistible blue.
BLOG_Large_14DubrovnikCroatia2

On the bus | Somewhere between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s stunning coastlines.
BLOG_Large_15OnTheBus

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Kids will be kids. He missed.
BLOG_Large_15SarajevoBosnia

Budapest, Hungary | Magical fairytale architecture.
BLOG_Large_16BudapestHungary

Prague, Czech Republic | The commanding gothic structure of Church of Our Lady before Týn.
BLOG_Large_17PragueCheqRepublic

Berlin, Germany | East-side Gallery.
BLOG_Large_19BerlinGermany

Amsterdam, Netherlands | This city has so much more than the red light district. Seriously, how cute are these little (actually quite big) guys.
BLOG_Large_20AmsterdamNetherlands2

Amsterdam, Netherlands | Effortlessly cool.
BLOG_Large_20AmsterdamNetherlands

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…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s