after few weeks of being here and getting to know the people and the places, I finally settled in Lyon and now I forced myself to update the blog. Even if I have been rather busy lately, that shouldn’t be a reason for me to stop posting.
So, the first will be from the city tour the University has planned for the foreign students in the French language course.
At last, we are at the conclusion of this journey through this incredible park, considering its size.
We had the chance to see and appreciate very different species and got to finally see them in real life.
A venue of vultures on a tree.
This was my first safari and I truly loved it. My first but not my last.
In fact, in 2 weeks I am going to undertake another and much longer challenge: Murchison Falls National Park.
Skulls of several animals, including an hippo (the largest one).
the journey at the Lake Mburo national park continues with a very beautiful animal: the zebra.
This time, the post is going to be mainly visual, meaning that I won’t write much and let you get a feeling by yourself. Continue Reading
Here I am, back to normal.
This has been an amazing trip; I met loads of interesting people, seen amazing places and got closer to the North Pole (one of my goals).
It was a very long trip but it was all worth it.
And finally, here are some of the pictures I have taken in Tromsø.
Right now, I’m on the train that will bring me to Boden first and then Umeå.
My return has begun; this has been an amazing trip.
Met so many friendly people and seen landscapes that are likely to be the most beautiful places I’ve had the chance to see in real life.
Tromsø is a quite small town; I believe the best of it can be experienced while being on one of several hills/mountains in a clear night.
With no artificial lights, the sky is breathtaking, especially if the Aurora pops up during the stay.
I’ll soon post some of the few pictures I have taken (I’ve seen most of the best landscapes from the moving train), just to actually share a part of the Arctic experience with you (yes, you).
13.56, Abisko station; 1500km away from Stockholm.
The sun has almost left the sky, only very dark isolated clouds are visible right now.
I left Luleå this morning, a very snowy morning, at 7.50; and passed by Kiruna at noon.
2 hours and I will be in Narvik (Norway), where I will, hopefully, see and photograph the Aurora.
The forecast seems to be on my side: a pretty much clear sky and high magnetic activity for tonight.
As I am typing this quick post, the sky is now dark; what an amazingly short day.
Bye for now.
Here I am,
on a train that will eventually bring me to Luleå (Sweden).
I have left Göteborg on a very cold Friday and stayed a few days in Gävle.
This is finally my trip for trying to catch a glance of the amazing and colourful Norrsken. The forecast is against me and my plans, but I keep hoping. Continue Reading
This is the view of the town of Dubrovnik during sunrise. I really like the really warm colour the whole Old Town gets during this part of the day.
It certainly took some initiative, as I had to wake up quite early, in order to be in the right spot with the right light. But at the end it was totally worth it.
On my way to the chosen location, I noticed that, just like me, even the town itself was slowly waking up from the just passed night. Streets almost empty, which is a very strange view when used to the constantly coming and going platoons of tourists, starting to populating with people in their early jobs: some of them moving around boxes and packages, some other cleaning around and some other just carrying bread to the nearest bakeries.
Although it is seems hard to wake earlier than usual, sometimes it is just worth it.
From the city walls, Dubrovnik can be seen from above in all its beauty.
The colourful orange-ish roofs, the blue beautiful sea and the green island of Lokrum makes the view amazing.
The city walls tour is a unique experience that anyone should do when in Dubrovnik. It takes few hours, if you are, like me, taking pictures and enjoying the view all the time. Continue Reading