I realize we’re already 10 days in, but hey I’m a slow paced blogger, plus I get to do whatever I want. I just booked a few trips for the new year and that always makes me go back into the archives, what did I like? where did I get that chocolate pastry? And at which beachbar did they serve the rum in a coconut? You get the point, now I’m all jittery and ready for 2015 travels (there goes the resolution of taking it easy). After cleaning up my hardrive on my private laptop, I found some real gems I wanted to share. So herewith my (let the be lists!) top 10 of 2014:
One of my favourite places in the world is Norway. After hiking here in 2013, I wanted to do our yearly father-daughter excursion to the Norwegian coast to show him stunning Norge. We spend a day in Bergen and then rented a car to drive inland for a bit. The pure nature and the beauty of the silence make this country inexplicable. The adrenaline of driving along the steepwaters and turning a corner where you might just bump into another car, makes the blood sizzle. I’m planning on buying a car just for the sake of loading it up with campgear and driving off to the fjords. None of these pictures are edited (I probably should, but I’m usually too lazy)
- Bustling NYC
Capital cities usually makes for interesting trips: ALL THE PEOPLE. What a big contrast with Norway. I love getting people in the shot. This city is so busy 24-7 it’s amazing to see all these human beings going on about their lives and moving like ants through the concrete. Ok that makes it sounds very negative. But it’s a beautifull thing. So much diversity and difference, while in the larger scope we’re all the same.
- Capadoccia, Turkey
The stuff middle eastern fairytales are made of. Raw nature, warm culture.
I barely have any pictures from this trip to Australia as life turned very quickly around. But this place and its people will forever be in my heart.
Celebrating Easter on Gotland, Sweden’s biggest offshore Island. The sunsets, the cafeteria, the atmosphere. Total relaxation. I wish to go back this summer (if I get that car, and can load it up with campgear)
the Netherlands will always be some form of home. In 2014 I’ve been a total of 11 times in the Netherlands, both privately and for work. In order to spend a little less money on those trips (100 bucks each time, excluding trains and taxi, yeah you do the math) I’ll reduce the hectic flying back and forth a little. Although it will make flying south all the more sweet.
Take two friends, good food and a bunch of wine and you got magic. What a weekend!! Can’t wait for this guy to come visit me in Stockholm
What’s a summer without a festival and friends? Also: we won the match against Costa Rica then (I think), Eddie Vedder was drunk on stagem I missed out on Angus and Julia Stone and had tons of good fatty belgium chips, mmmmmm.
Winter. They don’t make ‘m like this where I’m from. Layers and layers of crisp snow in a March week. It felt like we were completely disconnected from the world. It’s a good thing I didn’t find out about ‘morden i Sandhamn’ untill after my visit. With work we went on an off-site trip offshore of Stockholms mainland. Good food, great dining and lovely outdoor walks. I can get used to these work events.
- Obertauren, Austria
Speaking of winter, I cannot forget about Austria. The visit to my brother and learning how to ski. Wow, I get why people are hooked on being on the slopes.
That was the list.
10, 11 places from 2014. Curious to find out which ones will pass by, or where I will pass, this year. So far, On to new adventures! What have you got in store?