Home » Tag Archives: wildlife

Tag Archives: wildlife

Montenegro Drive: Adriatic Coast and Lake Skadar

Rijeka Crnojevica old bridge, Lake Skadar National Park

We took a week off in May and booked flights to Montenegro, the small mountain country in the south of Europe. After some initial research we understood how much there was to see. Our holiday was going to be a Montenegro drive. So we booked a car and started planning a week-long Montenegro road trip.  Montenegro drive: Rijeka Crnojevica, Lake ...

Read More »

Autumn Trip to Lapland: Reindeer, Ruska and Auroras

Visiting the three nations border point, Lapland

I was got a chance to join an autumn trip to Lapland, to the top of Finland and to the top of Europe. Lapland is the wild north that has reindeer, fells and auroras. And in autumn they have the ruska, as the Finns call it, meaning yellow leaves. What was the place then? Kilpisjärvi, or Gilbbesjavri in the local ...

Read More »

Sri Lanka’s South Coast: From Yala to Galle

Yala National Park bee-eater

Sri Lanka’s South Coast from Yala to Galle is palm-fringed beaches, national parks and jungles. And an endless row of busy Sri Lankan villages along the coast. My last post on our Sri Lanka road trip will show you what the South Coast is like and what is special about it.  South Coast has made its own mix of colonial and Sri Lankan cultures and ...

Read More »

Sri Lanka’s Ancient Cities and the Cultural Triangle

Dreaming about travel: Polonnaruwa stupa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a long and remarkable history, most of which happened in the jungles. We went to see Sri Lanka’s ancient cities that once were the capitals of some of the world’s great kingdoms. Sri Lanka’s ancient cities had dagobas almost as big as the Egyptian pyramids. One after one these cities disappeared and became parts of the jungle, until ...

Read More »

What to See in Sri Lanka and How to Tour the Island

Ahangama stilt fishers, Sri Lanka

We took two weeks off from the European winter, me and Clas my husband, and traveled down to tropical Sri Lanka just north of the equator. We didn’t know much about this lush, green island in the Indian Ocean, neither did we have any knowledge on what to see in Sri Lanka or how to tour the jungle island. Hardly ...

Read More »

Essaouira, Morocco: Did I See Goats in Trees?

Moroccan goats in trees

Goats in trees by the Marrakech to Essaouira highway? We stopped the car, walked back and yes, we saw black and white Moroccan goats high up in tree branches. Moroccan goats climb in trees, but only where the argan tree grows. Argan trees have precious nuts loved by the cosmetics industry worldwide, but someone likes those nuts even more, the ...

Read More »

Things to Do in Monterey and Carmel

Pacific Grove ice plants

The shoreline south of Monterey is one of California’s top places to visit. We were driving down the Californian coast and found so many things to do in Monterey and Carmel that we just had to stay some extra nights to see it all. This post will tell you what to do in Monterey and Carmel and around them. Places ...

Read More »

Coastal Drive from San Francisco to Monterey

San Francisco to Monterey ice plants

The coastal drive from San Francisco to Monterey is one of the top scenic drives in the US. I will show you the sights along Highway 1 and tell you what to see and where to stop. To begin with, we will explore the rugged coastline and sandy beaches south of San Francisco and stop for a while in the tiny ...

Read More »

New Zealand by Campervan: Christchurch to Greymouth

Visiting Arthur's Pass National Park

This post on the scenic route from Christchurch to Greymouth begins a series of posts on our campervan trip around the New Zealand South Island. We bought flights to Christchurch, rented a campervan at the airport and set off from Christchurch to Greymouth and down the West Coast.  The Alpine road from Christchurch to Greymouth takes you across the Southern ...

Read More »

Day Trip to Muir Woods Redwood Forest, California

Muir Woods Redwood Creek Trail

California is famous for its giant redwoods but redwood forests have almost disappeared from Californian shores. To see giant trees I made a day trip to Muir Woods Redwood Forest that is the only remaining redwood forest in San Francisco bay area.   The trip was a half day self drive tour and I was traveling with my husband. Muir Woods ...

Read More »
Routes and Trips