Blog Category: This big beautiful world

Colors of Istanbul (I)

Colors of Istanbul (I)
Twice I’ve been in Istanbul so far. Both times the feeling that there is too little time to explore everything around was more powerful than anywhere else I visited. First thing that comes to my mind when I think of Istanbul is the sheer size of it and immediately I remember the images of the city disheveling on both sides of the Bosphorus Strait, gigantic, uncontainable to the view, even from the window-seat of an incoming plane. And then >

Sunrise and mud vulcanoes

Sunrise and mud vulcanoes
Not a lot of places give you the impression you are on Mars, or at least not on this planet. One of these places is the plateau of the Mud Vulcanoes of Paclele Mari in Romania. We found it especially eerie at sunrise, and given the recent earthquake, the activity of the place was quite intense. Powerful landscape, yet peaceful atmosphere.

São Miguel, Azores. Stranded on an island for 7 days was good.

São Miguel, Azores. Stranded on an island for 7 days was good.
Me and Fritzi got stranded on an island for 7 days. It was by choice and the island was good to us, with all its dormant volcanoes, breath-taking coasts, whales, dolphins, natural hot pools, some weird traditions, evergreen forests and sunsets of a lifetime. It wasn’t long since we moved to Portugal that me and Fritzi got our feet itching for traveling and exploring around. And one of our first big trips was in the Azores. We took advantage >