Albuquerque

Our last day in New Mexico was a quick one, partly because we did not have a lot of time until we needed to go to the airport, but mostly because there is nothing to do there anyway. Although it is the largest city in the state, Albuquerque is often overshadowed as a tourist destination…

Tent Rocks

When we travel to a city, we try to find a nice outdoors activity for a day.  This country offers so much beautiful natural landscapes, mostly unknown, that would be a shame to miss out. We drove a couple hours to the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. A remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to…

The Fjords

Today we travel from Bergen to Oslo passing through the Fjords, one of the world’s natural wonders. Most tourists choose to travel this route using the very well known “Norway In A Nutshell” tour, which is more like a package of pre-booked public transportation tickets. This tour package comes with a cost premium, so with…

Happy Constitution Day, Bergen!!!

Our flight to Bergen arrived really late, but we were still able to see the mighty Norwegian Fjords from the air. We were so lucky to choose the hostel right above the loudest hostel in the city so since we couldn’t sleep we walked around to see the excitement but didn’t last long because we…

Stockholm Part 3: Opa Gamla Stan!

On the third day in the beautiful city of Stockholm, we woke up early to visit the palace located in the old town, also known as Gamla Stan. The old town was a few minutes walk from our hotel, passing by beautiful old cobblestone  streets. We arrived at the Royal Palace and started our visit…

Stockholm Part 2: The Vasa and Beyond

And we are off with the second day in Stockholm waking up early to take one of the ferries to the museum island (Durjgarden). We decided to only take a One-Way ticket and walk back. The ride takes about 15 minutes of pure pleasure while we navigated the channels on this beautiful day. Our first…

Hallå Stockholm

Hello again, our dear readers. We just came back from a fantastic 2 week trip to Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. We are going to start the blog with Stockholm as the photos from Iceland still need some post-processing work. Here we go!! We took a very early flight from Reykjavik to Stockholm that arrived around…

May 18, 1980

On May 18, 1980 at 8:32 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake triggered one of the world’s largest recorded landslides, followed by one of the most powerful volcanic blasts in the history of North America: Mount St. Helens. That morning, twenty-three square miles of the mountain blasted sideways at 650 m.p.h. The temperature reached 660 degrees…

Bragging in Braga

We piled into the car after 9:00 and headed to Braga, the third largest city in Portugal with a very attractive old town, where we had an excellent breakfast and then walked around and soaked it in. We headed towards the city center, where the main sights were located. Braga’s upscale old center is packed…

Port Wine Tasting

After that sardines lunch, we were ready for the second part of our Porto day! We walked with an Australian couple who had taken the tour to the meeting place for the 3:00 winery tour about port wine production that was to include lots of tasting. At the meeting place, we were greeted by a…