• Portugal

    Hiking along side the ocean

    First Hike On the first hike, after we arrived in Faj√£ Grande, we wanted to enjoy the ocean. So, we headed to the harbor and stayed there for a nice view. After that we walked to a church that we could see from the harbor. We went to the church and found the start of a trail behind the church. Ellen new there should be a trail going to the north side of the island, but she thought it was higher up the mountain. On the first corner of the trail, we stopped and turned around. We were on the way for a long time already and it was getting…

  • Italy

    Rome’s finest and our new stay

    Rome The first day We went to Rome for two days and we can describe it in one word, only we rather write the details on this webpage. The last time we visited Italy, Rome was not our mission. So we went back to do the visiting. The first thing we saw was the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. Because under the church there was a crypt we wanted to see. Before we entered the crypt, we saw some of the relics from holy things or people and of course a lot of paintings. When we entered the crypt, it wasn’t allowed to take any pictures. But we can…

  • Italy

    Pompeii and Amalfi

    Pompeii Normally the first thing we think about when we are talking about Pompeii is the eruption many years ago. We kind of forgot about it…. When we drove by a sign that said Vesuvius, we were looking at each other thinking about the fact that that was the reason we wanted to visit Pompeii in the first place. One of the first days in Massa Lubrense we visited the ashed city of Pompeii. It was really big. We walked around for two hours and it peaked our interest at many ways. There were houses we entered and large floors tiled with mosaic. After our walk we ended our trip…

  • Italy

    Beautiful buildings and scenery’s

    The great city of Polignano a Mare Before we left Puglia we wanted to visit Polignano a Mare. That supposed to be one of the “must see” towns in Puglia and we agreed with it. When we walked to the town we walked over a boulevard that was rather new. From there we could take a peak at the town itself. The house on the outer side of the town where build on rocks that divided them from the sea. With beautiful white and brown colored buildings it really was a sight we will remember. Inside the town there was a center that was filled with restaurants and souvenir shops.…

  • Italy

    From Greece to Italy

    Meteora One of the things we really wanted to visit before leaving Greece was the Meteora. Meteora is a magnificent place known for it’s sandstone towers and it’s many monastery’s. It’s a wonderful place to hike through and to drive around. As we drove to this beautiful place we weren’t sure that we could see something because of the mist. In the morning there was a lot of mist in the mountains and therefore on our road. When we arrived it cleared up a little bit so we drove around and saw some magnificent views. Travel day At the same day as we visit the Meteora we also had to…

  • Greece

    Vikos gorge

    In our last blog we told you about our visit to the Vikos gorge from Monodendri. On the other side of the gorge there’s another town called Vikos. We were told that this was the nicest part of the gorge and we went. After a few winding roads through the mountains we arrived at Vikos and we began our decent. The road was covered with slippery stones but after a while we made it down. There we saw the beginning of a river and a place where we could swim in it. When we walked a little further we came to a place where the river used to be, but…

  • Netherlands

    Airborne Museum and Veluwe Zoom

    The last two days we walked around in the Airborne museum and the Veluwe Zoom. We saw some pretty neat sights and ofcourse we’ve taken some pictures. Airborne museum The Airborne museum is in Oosterbeek close to Arnhem. It’s main theme is operation Market Garden where mostly British and Polish soldiers. They tried to clear the way for the main army that landed on Normandy’s beaches during D-day. The operation failed and the troops had to flee. This museum tells the personal stories about people beeing affected by the war. Airborne cemetary After we visited the museum we headed to the cemetary that was a 15 minute walk away. This…