In the far north of Sweden above the Arctic Circle is a small town named Kiruna. During the winters, Kiruna is a white wonderland. Winter comes early and stays late, yet that does not slow the city down. Over a Thanksgiving break, I spent five jam-packed days exploring Kiruna and Swedish Lapland. Here is my five-day itinerary for Kiruna.
It was a day full of waterfalls and amazing views along to South Coast of Iceland. It was late afternoon when we arrived at one of my favorite places in Iceland – Jökulsárlón. My then-boyfriend and I were on an amazing 3-day adventure weekend road trip in Iceland. We both were super excited because we were going to head out to see an Iceland Ice Cave. We were being provided the Ice Caves by Vatnajokull Glacier from Guide to Iceland.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my ‘I am going to travel while job hunting trip’ to Europe. Well actually, my plan to spend a couple months in Europe became two weeks in the UK because I pretty much set-up two interviews with in three days of landing in London. As part of the trip, I took the bus down from London to Canterbury and then Canterbury to Dover. Upon arriving at Dover, I visited Dover castle and the newly opened, Dover tunnels. I then took a taxi over to the White Cliffs of Dover.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my trip to Warsaw, Poland. It is a vibrant young city, yet it has a very historical feel to it. Wandering thru the streets, one can see the architecture from the 13th to the 21st century. Yet, just 15% of the buildings were built before 1944. Warsaw was the third most destroyed city during WWII. It sits be Hiroshima and Nagasaki in destruction. The rebuilding of Warsaw, Poland was a monumental effort with amazing results.
I was shocked as the view changed from the rugged coast line of Ireland to the geological wonder of Giant’s Causeway before my very eyes. I had driven to Northern Ireland as part of a whirlwind road trip around the Isle of Ireland. I truly felt like I had stepped into the land of Giants.