EU ONLY LIVE ONCE | Probably super late.. but hey! #YOLO. Happy new year everyone! 2017 would have to be my best year yet. I left my comfort zone and followed my dreams. I traveled to Europe, visited 14 countries and 96 cities.. I met amazing/inspirational people throughout my journey which made these beautiful places that little bit more special and it's only the beginning. I feel so blessed and I couldn't be happier. I am grateful for family and friends, I appreciate the simple things in life and for every high and low that helped me evolve. I am excited to continue to tick more boxes off my bucket list in #2018 and for everything else in store. So here's to more travel, more laughs, more love, more light and more happiness.
GLOW IN THE PARK | I've been out this way for six months now and have ticked off many things off of my bucket list but I will never forget the moment I ticked off 'See the Northern Lights' - Chasing the lights and finally ending up at Thingvellir National Park, camping out for hours in the cold to witness these majestic lights dance in a sky full of stars was truly breathtaking. New on the list is 'See the Southern lights'!
ON THE SPA SIDE OF THE MOON | Some say Iceland is the closest thing to walking on the moon, so close that in 1965, Apollo geology training took place here but if you don't intend to come to Iceland for astronaut training: You most likely have the Blue Lagoon on your itinerary. This geothermal spa situated in a lava field in Grindavík is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. I was surprised to learn that it is actually man-made - The land is natural, as is the lava but the lagoon itself is fed by the water output of the geothermal plant next door.
DO YOU SEA WHAT ICY? | #Reynisfjara beach on the South Coast of #Iceland is one of the most unique beaches in the world. The black pebble beach is home to spectacular basalt columns, lava formations, towering cliffs and caves. The wild waves of the North Atlantic Ocean here is very strong and has proven to be lethal, a "sneaker wave" can violently push high up on the beach unexpectedly and drag you out to the sea so be sure not to venture too close.
DAME DE COEUR | A monumental show created and directed by Bruno Seillier pays homage to the thousands of allied soldiers who fought and gave their lives for freedom. Notre-Dame Cathedral sends a universal message of peace and fraternity to the people of Paris and the whole world.
THE RIPPLE REFLECT OF FAITH | Across the Tormes river, two cathedrals side by side. Constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries, The New Cathedral is built in the Gothic style to blend in with the Old Cathedral which dates back to the 12th century representing a mix of Gothic and Romanesque styles
ALL OCHRE THE PLACE | Red rocks, red stone buildings, red tile roofs, green pinetrees and a blue Provençal sky that inspired acclaimed French artists Jean Cocteau and Pierre Ambrogiani among others. #Roussillon is considered one of the most impressive villages in France.
COULDN'T HAVE ARCH FOR MORE | With the Sun warm and the water cool; I spent the whole day swimming in the Gardon River which flows under what is considered a masterpiece of Roman engineering: Pont du Gard
THE WEIGHT OF ONE SELF | Sculpture by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset of a man standing upright carrying another lifeless man in his arms which upon closer look is his double. It portrays a story of someone who is trying to save himself
BEAUTY & THE PEAK | High up on a steep hill overlooking the town of Lyon extending to the Mont Blanc. The hill of Fourvière was originally an old Roman settlement and is home to the Catholic Basilica of Fourvière dedicated to Notre-Dame since 1170AD