96 hours in outworldly iceland

  That’s all we had, exactly 4 days. And yet looking back on the trip to Iceland (right as the Bardarbunga volcano was stirring up memories across Europe of that Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010) and the below photos it seems like a lot more. Advertisements

step outside

  So the weather in Bulgaria has been very foggy lately, including in Sofia, which is actually quite normal for the season. A couple of nights ago, despite feeling absolutely tired after the long day, I decided to get out there and try to see it from above the fog by going up Vitosha mountain. …

under the milky way

  After months and months of trying to be as far away from civilization as possible on a moonless night (I got unlucky in the Sahara), I finally found the ideal location – a remote little village in the heart of Bulgaria, right at the foot of the mighty Balkan range. The song was actually …

sahara nights

  (I highly encourage you to play the song before reading on, best part starts around 2nd minute) What a night that was! After watching the sunset from atop a dune (see previous post on Sahara days), we literally rode our camels toward the rising orange full moon ahead of us. Unfortunately, it was impossible …

المغرب

You have to live the experience that is Morocco. It’s hard to describe in words really, but there is something magical about that place. Despite the rocky start for many a tourist who ventures outside the well-lit path (which in my case included almost getting robbed and beaten up the first night), the country opens …

phi phi

  One night while sitting at one of the many beach bars in Phi Phi, it occurred to me that I could try to capture the night scenery by going deeper into the bay without getting my camera wet as the incoming tide was not yet high enough. My travel buddies, unaccustomed to my weird …

break of light

Waking up at 5am has its benefits. The otherwise crowded-by-day Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia was peacefully tranquil, with the hundreds of people silently awaiting the break of dawn and sharing the moment in quiet awe of the beautiful sight of the light slowly creeping in. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Moral …