I see wonderfully dressed Italian women walk the cobbled streets in the highest pairs of heels without even wincing when they misstep. They carry on. They are on a mission. And who could not admire that kind of an attitude?
Copenhague is a beautiful and accessible city. A suitable destination for anyone who enjoys city trips with a mixture of culture, entertainment and some nice green areas in between. This city attracts a varied crowd of families, older couples and girlfriends who like us want to spent some quality time abroad.
As we elegantly try to manage a very inelegant situation, read hauling two big suitcases up and down stairs and trying not to hit anyone, I am filled with a deep sense of gratitude. Growing up in Europe we tend to not realise what an amazing, historical richness we have at our fingertips. Old, slightly worn out buildings that have practically lived through time as an observer of the ever turning wheel of change it’s subject to.
Every single day is a new adventure! Where are you sleeping? No idea. What are you eating? Not a clue. Who are you eating with? Take a guess. Is there a better way to get out of your daily routine?
We finished the first day of our vacation by sharing a glass of wine on a terrace full of girls talking about adolescents discovering their sexuality and naming a bright red model of a penis used to explain said sexuality to youths in the US. Pretty great, right?
The mountain was overlooking a small, seemingly Medieval city situated in the Tuscan region of Italy. The scorching sun was falling behind the horizon and the hot day faded into an agreeable evening. A windy road led up to a villa, nearly at the top of the mountain. Shades of sunny orange colored the house and glided over the grape vines that decorated the façade.
At the edges of the Island the streets are deserted, but for a few older ‘donne’ (women) waving colorful fans. The moment you start moving towards the center, you get overwhelmed by the other tourists fighting for a picture, a place in a restaurant, an ice cream or the best bargain at the many shops. (PS: Is it really necessary to put a Zara/Mango/etc everywhere?) I would think no one would even want to go shopping on a place like Venice that is overflowing with culture, history and beautiful pathways, but boy…. was I wrong.
This year I decided to keep it close to home. I always related travelling with going places outside of Europe, but actually.. Europe is very nice as well. :) So this year I booked a trip to Italy! The land of the Gelateria's, of ancient buildings, cucina di mama and amazing views under the Tuscan sun.
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I walked through the corridors like a child in a candy shop. Slowly and staring at everything with my mouth open. I only had one hour to spare, so I needed to hurry up.
You might ask yourself. Who is this Jon?
Jon is an American guy I met on my first day on Koh Tao and we have been experiencing the island pretty much together. I am pretty much the big sister he has been missing out on. (Something he would definitely not confirm)
Hammock beach is located near to a grand resort, but still belongs to the local people. It is close to Pirate Bay for the ones that might want and locate it. It is basically all anyone would need: a hammock, a great view, a captivating book, some wind playing with your hair and peace and quiet. A delightful afternoon.
It is the people you meet. The connections you make unexpectedly that stay with you. That teach you something or show you something else and change the way you look at things.
Surrounded by locals we danced to Sean Paul on the beach with the waves smashing into our legs. As the guys would say here: happy days!
Reaching the top was quite the achievement, but well worth the pain, because the views were absolutely amazing. The mountain that sports the gigantic Buddha statue has an overview of the whole valley. Palm tree plantations strech as far as the eye can see. At the back of the statue you can view the mountains.
Here is my itinerary for 2,5 weeks in Mexico. An amazing country you should make sure to visit!
Are you thinking of booking a holiday in Mexico? Great idea!
Mexico is a wonderful country to spend a holiday and you will not regret travelling this wonderful country. Want to start planning? Read my top 10 tips for travelling Mexico.