Cappadocia is the land of impressive fairy chimneys and rock formations: you will feel like you are in a fairy tale. Enjoy the panoramic views, hike beautiful valley trails and wild canyons, experience hot air balloons and sleep at authentic cave hotels. When you visit the frescoed churches completely carved into rock, it will take you 1.000 years back in time.
Cappadocia is the name of the region, was formed 60 million years ago by erosion of soft layers of lava and ash from Mount Erciyes (Argeus), Mount Hasan and Mount Güllü composing with wind and rain over millions of years.
Would you like to travel and experience Sri Lanka as locals? I had a trip to Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka and enjoyed hospitality of a Sri Lankan family.
Sri Lanka is the paradise on earth with 26 national parks teeming with wildlife, wonderful beaches, surfing, tropical fruits and mind blowing ancient places. The earliest human remains found on the island of Sri Lanka date to about 35,000 years ago (Balangoda Man). The majority of the population is from the Sinhalese ethnicity, while a large minority of Tamils have also played an influential role in the island’s history.
Besides the charming tourist attractions, there are also the poorest and most vulnerable lives especially in rural areas.
If you are living in north Europe, and have less sunlight during winter period, Thailand is one of the popular travel destinations.
Bangkok is one of Asia’s most modern and cosmopolitan cities, Thailand’s economic and political center. It is a melting pot of insights, temples, romantic Chao Phraya river, elegant roof -top bars, dinner cruises,….
In western Shan State, you will find picturesque Inle Lake, famous for its floating villages and gardens and the unique way of life of the local Intha people, with their living communities based entirely on the water.
The lake, which measures 22 km long by 10 km wide, and sits in a valley between two mountain ranges. Being here feels like you are in a different place than the rest of Myanmar: villages and towns across the lake, wooden houses are built on stilts and fishermen steer their one-man boats with a characteristic rowing style, wrapping one leg around their oar.
Lisbon is built on seven hills, two of which rise from the city centre. The streets with climbing hills are full of cafe`s and old shops. The old trams in their bright colour is photographers` delight. Do not miss Baixa and Alfama districts.
There are two large squares, Praca Dom Pedro and Praca Figueira, surrounded with 18th-19th century buildings, mosaics on pavements, statues and fountains.
Lisbon was built on a maritime history and the city has a photogenic waterfront area, especially sunset at Belem tower. You will enjoy weekend in Lisbon and have many great shots of the city.
A long weekend travel to Dublin in February, and things to do in Dublin in 3 days.
Dublin is known both for lively atmosphere and historical scene. The city offers a lot to see, still it is remarkably small and intimate. A self guided walking tour does not need a lot of preparation and this is the best way to discover Dublin. The best sights are situated in a comparatively small area. O’Connell Bridge and Ha`penny Bridge are located in the central of Dublin.
Myanmar is one of the most authentic and photogenic countries in the world.
During our visit, we experienced kind Burmese people and and we always felt welcomed. Safety or crime was never a problem in the places where we visited.
Visit Myanmar as soon as possible, when you still can experience local life and preserved villages around the cities.
Dolomites, Italy is an amazing choice for wild nature, mountain views and roads, calm natural lakes. I believe that there is a great experience here every season: autumn with wonderful colourful trees, winter for ski, spring and summer for hiking.
We spent one week driving around the most popular locations such as Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Lago di Braies, Cortina, Passo Giau, Passo Rolle, San Marino do Castrozza, Alpe di Siusi and Val di Funes.
I would like to share the best photography spots in Dolomites and our experiences from the trip.
Autumn colors are great for landscape design in photography. Slovenia is one of the best travel destinations in October to paint your photos with the amazing colors. We went to 3-4 days trip to Slovenia, mainly to Lake Bled and Škofja Loka in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. Lake Bled is one Alpine paradise spot and St Marys Church sits on the huge rock on a tiny island. Castle Bled, is situated on a 130 meter cliff for more than a thousand years.
Photo: Lake Bled, St Marys Church in the island with Autumn colors
There are many reasons to stay at El Campello instead of busy touristic cities at SouthWest Coast of Spain around Alicante. El Campello old town is built around the former fishing area, therefore still protected small fishing houses exist in the centre.
This place is preserved and has a nice cosmopolitan character.
Budapest is also known as Paris of the east. Buda on the hill and flat Pest side is connected by magnificent bridges over the river Danube. The rich history, great city panorama and friendly people of Budapest made my holiday memorable and I would like to come back here in Spring time.
Osaka is Japan’s second city and lively place to stay. Japan has a fascinating and special culture different than other other countries, and a travel to Osaka will leave a nice impression of Japan.
Even though my trip was quite short, I had the chance to explore Osaka and Kyoto in these days. In the night, Osaka really comes alive, and a walk through the bright lights of the Nanba district and have an authentic Japanese dinner.
Visiting oriental cities, fortified Kasbahs, high Atlas passes, gorges and wild Sahara Desert – experience camel riding. Morocco is definitely one of the best countries offer variety of photography themes.
Elegant holiday destination with stylish boutique hotels, busy walking streets, nice restaurants and bars, lively in the night. Alaçatı is one of the world’s most important windsurf centres.
If you are looking for a calm, relaxing island with authentic Greek hospitality; Chios is a good choice. Island is situated 5 miles (8 km) off the western coast of Turkey (Cesme) in the Aegean Sea.
Day trip from Alicante to Benidorm, Wine Tour and Altea
There are plenty of places to visit around Costa Blanca region. Benidorm is located in the province of Alicante, one hour north on Mediterranean cost. Benidorm has most skyscrapers in Spain, therefore called as Spanish Manhattan. It has the most high-rise buildings per capita. It has been a tourist destination within Spain since 1925, when its port was extended and the first hotels were built. Perhaps, the real “boom” of Benidorm as a coastal resort did not happen until the 1950s, when it became a famous summer destination. Today there are more foreign tourists than Spanish tourists.
During your summer vacation in Alicante, a daily trip around Costa Blanca will offer you great beaches and long seasides,
If you stay in Alicante at summer period, a perfect day trip is to El Campello. It is popular with Spanish tourists, located in the Northern of Costa Blanca. Population of this small town is around 26 000.
Take a swim here at Costa Blanca beaches, and enjoy your delicious lunch.
Crete is rich in history, have great outdoor restaurants and bars, full of beautiful beaches. This island is a perfect destination from spring until autumn with warm climate.
The north coast is the most populated area and well known for tourists. South coast is less visited therefore offers isolated villages and beaches.
Brief history; Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilisation, back to Bronze Age 2600 – 1150 BC.
Granada has a strategic location in history, located between mountain peaks of Sierra Nevada (the only ski resort in the south of Iberian Peninsula). The most famous attraction here is The Alhambra Palace. It is a stunning complex of palaces and gardens with grand Moorish architecture on a hill close to city centre. It is one of the most visited places in Europe.
There are plenty of more places to discover in Granada: old city, Granada cathedral, Carrera del Darro riverside, Albayzin area, sunset at Mirador de San Nicolas with Alhambra view
Malaga is a preferred travel destination all year around, with mild climate and historical city.
Do not miss the lively Christmas and New Years Eve at Malaga. During early January, temperatures during day time is around 18-20 C degrees and night time is around 10-15 C degrees.
The main street, Calle Larios is wonderful with lights. Every evening at 18:30, there is a light show and music in this street for 15 minutes. At Plaza de la Constitucion, there is live music and count down at New Years midnight.
Do you want to explore one the best photographic countries and see the best landscape and the best light? Enjoy the unspoilt environment, midnight sun and Aurora Borealis? Iceland is the right country. Most of all, it is the country of fire and ice, water and wind.
Iceland is in the middle of Atlantic, near the Arctic circle and the nearest neighbouring country is Greenland, just 286 km. Still, no one is freezing to death because the Gulf Stream provides mild climate here.
It takes 3 hours from London and from Sweden to reach Reykjavik Airport.
The world’s toughest off-shore sailing race started from Alicante at 22nd October 2017. This will be the ultimate test of the 7 sailing teams for 9 months.
The race will be around the world – across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark Host Cities, finishing at the end of June 2018 in The Hague.
Magical and romantic, with narrow channels and gondolas. One of the most visited and photographed city in Italy.
Naples (Italian name Napoli) 3rd largest and oldest city in Italy — after Rome and Milan. The historic city center, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, has long been renowned for its beauty. You will also read some negative information about Naples about the crime and unemployment rate.
We had a long weekend: best part of the trip was meeting close friends and travelling to Capri island.
The Bonfires of Saint John (Hogueras de San Juan) is a traditional and popular festival celebrated around the world during Midsummer, which takes place on the evening of 23 June, St. John’s Eve. It is customary in many cities and towns in Spain; the largest one takes place in Alicante, where it is the most important festival in the city.
Porto is a lovely and romantic old town known for gastronomy, wine, architecture and history.
A weekend in Porto will be intensive, you will discover main touristic attractions. Best in Porto is to discover what locals do and eat. Walk in the city, enjoy riverside Riberia, cruise on the river Doura or have a helicopter tour over Porto.
Vietnam has always been in my photography travel list; considering everyday life, markets, portraits and the rural areas. Phu Quoc is an island offers not only rich photography possibilities but also relaxing beaches. Best reasons to travel to Phu Quoc are temperatures always around 30 degrees, friendly people and great Vietnamese food. The island is under development and construction, most probably will be more touristic in near future.
One of the most remarkable exotic travel destination in Thailand is Krabi. This place is also your gateway to many islands such as Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta in the Andaman sea in Southern Thailand.
(Most of all white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, fascinating coral reefs, caves)
Paradise in Caribbean Sea surrounded by Atlantic Ocean, an island shared with Republic of Haiti.
Dominic Republic is the second largest country in Caribbean region, with a population around 10 million.
If you are in need of a vacation with white sand beaches, turquoise blue sea, wild nature, waterfalls, lakes and mountains, merengue music and dance; Dominican R.is the right choice.
You can either choose to spend your time in luxury holiday resorts or explore small places and nature.
London is the most elegant, stylish, historical travel destination. Here is a quick London guide with my preferred places.
South east of Spain is a perfect travel destination for history and relaxation. Alicante has a mild climate, sunny days and sand beaches.
We travelled beginning of November. Day time was around 23 degrees and same temperature in the sea, nice to swim. The locals are very friendly and food is delicious. Just great!
If you are already in Milano, you can to visit Bergamo for a couple of days. One of the most scenic cities in Italy, it is located on and around a steep hill, green in the summer and white in the winter.
Unique experience, Swedish Lapland in North Sweden. -40 C in winter time and +20 in summer time where you can see the Midnight Sun and Northern Lights. The nature is very wild, and less populated. This region is also home for Sami people.
Klapedia is Lithuanias third largest city, located in the north-western corner of the country. This is a very cozy place with unforgettable medieval atmosphere, delicious food, and hospitable people. Perfect choice for long weekend travel, especially in spring or summer.
National Geographic has listed the Norwegian fjords as the world’s top tourist attraction. The coastal climate of Norway is exceptionally mild compared with the areas on similar latitude elsewhere in the world, with the Gulf Stream passing directly offshore the northern areas of the Atlantic coast. A photo trip in Norway is good choice.