A little bit of fun and sunshine! #teahlizeetravels
Driving the winding Great Ocean Road, marvelling at the Sydney Opera House, walking along darling harbour and enjoying Bondi Beach.
Hot air balloons flying over hundreds of temples at the first light of day, golden stuppas and bumpy car rides.
Land of the true north strong and free.
Costa Rica was my first (sort of) solo travel experience, wayyy back in 2014! For the first 3 weeks that I was there, I worked as part of a turtle conservation program. Every night we would collect data on the turtles that arrived to lay eggs on the beach, it's one of very few locations in the world that hosts monthly arribadas (a mass arrival of hundreds of turtles coming onto the beach to lay eggs). It was an incredible opportunity where I got to work with a team of international volunteers, and have the added bonus of being right on the beach. I then spend another week travelling around other parts of Costa Rica with some of the other volunteers.
London in May was such a lovely time to visit (albeit a bit chilly!). We visited sights like the Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, took a nice ride on the London Eye, checked out Westminster Abbey, took lot sof photos of Big Ben, walked through the Tower of London and the British Museum, and crossed the Tower Bridge (one of my favourite bridges!), climbed up St. Paul's Cathedral, and took a cruise on the River Thames. We had amazing time in this metropolitan city and I hope that I can some day return for a longer amount of time so I can get to know the city even better!
An amazing and almost alien landscape, overflowing with waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, geothermal vents and mossy fields of lava rocks.
Day 1: Arrival in KEF -> Pick up car rental at KEF -> Rent camping equipment in Reykjavik -> Selfoss (the town) -> Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Day 2: (Short visit to hidden waterfall near Seljalandsfoss) Skogafoss Waterfall -> Sólheimasandur Plane Crash -> Dyrhólaey Arch -> Reynishverfi Rocks (and the black beach) -> Vik
Day 3: Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon -> Svartifoss Waterfall -> Skaftafell National Park -> Jokusarlon Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach -> Hofn
Day 4: Djúpivogur Town -> East Fjords -> Seydisfjordur
Day 5: Lots of driving! -> Seydisfjodur -> Gufofoss -> Dettifoss Waterfall and Selfoss Waterfall
Day 6: Hverir Geothermal Vents -> Krafla Power Station -> Viti Crater -> Leirhnjukur Lava Field and Geothermal Pools -> Grjotagja Geothermal Cave -> Myvatn Nature Baths -> Godafoss Waterfall -> Northern Lights
Day 7: Akureyri -> Siglufjodhur -> Hvammstangi -> Northern Lights
Day 8: Grundarfjörður Church -> Kirkjufell Mountain and the Snaesfellsnes Peninsula -> Northern Lights
Day 9: Golden Circle Day which includes Þingvellir (aka Thingvellir) National Park -> the Great Geysir and Strokkur Geyser ->Gulfoss Waterfall
Day 10: Reykjavik -> Hallgrimskirkja Chruch -> Reykjavik Botanical Garden -> The Perlan
Day 11: More Reykjavik: Árbæjarlaug Pool, Return rental camping equipment + Return car rental + Departure
The great mother Ganges, the celebrated Taj Mahal, and a cacophony of colour, sound and scent.
Japan was a blast, such a beautiful and colourful country. We were especially lucky to be able to visit during cherry blossom season! The whole time we were travelling, I was hoping we would catch the cherry blossoms!
Walking through the tight little shops in Jamaa El Fnaa, riding camels through Erg Chebbi, sleeping under the desert stars, wandering through the stunningly blue streets of Chefchaouen, and enjoying all the spiced tajines.
Kathmandu, the Himalayan mountains and a sunrise at Ghorepani.
New York City
I spent a week in NYC in February 2015 where I was lucky enough to be able to stay with a friend in her apartment in downtown Manhattan. I walked by the flat iron, visited the Friends house, walked through all the city parks and did all the city attractions like Times Square, 1WTC, the Top of the Rock, watched a live taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers, ate some NYC pizza, and took a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.