The true fairy tales castle that inspired Walt Disney! I advise you to read King Ludwig II’s history too, to understand better the meaning of his castles.
Sorry for being absent on my blog but I was living an unforgettable experience in Lanzarote, the northernmost island of the seven Canary Islands (El Hierro, Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura) and surely the most transformed by a series of eruptions whose traces are violently visible on the island’s surface.
Its incredible and unique geological and natural landscapes are a treasure to discover, together with its dramatic cliffs, wonderful beaches, caves and grottos and thousands fat plants that grow in the most unusual places, showing that life is stronger than the most disruptive event.
I advise you to rent a car/motorbike and drive on the island’s roads enjoying its landscape changing in a couple of miles and stopping wherever you feel like.
Apart from the main touristic centers (the capital Arrecife and the main touristic destination Puerto del Carmen) are the little towns and villages whose white, flat buildings with blue or green shutters create a nice and romantic contrast to the black/reddish shade of the volcanoes. In these little fishermen’s towns, one can eat delicious fresh fish in one of the tiny restaurants.
El Golfo and this incredible black beach with the Green Lake.
The large sand beach of Puerto del Carmen
The infernal beauty of the Timanfaya National Park
The delicious little village of Haria
The stunning view from the Mirador del Rio
The volcanic grottos – La Cueva de los Verdes
Los Jameos del Agua – The white pool is by the most famous artist of the island, César Manrique.
White sand and perfect volcanic lagoons
The little village of Orzola, the northernmost village of the island, where one can eat delicious food and take a ferry to the near Isla la Graciosa
Monumento al Campesino by César Manrique
The beautiful beach of Famara is a paradise for the surfers.
Giant cactus – Jardin de Cactus by César Manrique
Fondacion César Manrique – Tahiche
Mostar is a little town in the Herzegovina region and, watching how it looks today, one can easily forget that in 1993 the town and the old bridge / Stari Most (built by the Ottomans in the 16th Century) was completely destroyed during the Bosnian-Croat War.
In 2005 UNESCO inscribed the bridge in the World Heritage List
200km North-East of Khartoum, on the east bank of the Nile, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Kush awaits the visitors with its necropolis and more than 200 stone pyramids, divided in three groups. It takes your breath away.
This archeological site is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Official Sudan’s Ministry of Tourism’s website:
More info about the country if you’re planning to visit:
Whilst the world (at least our “Western World”) dwells in a chaotic high-speed life where every second matters and should not be wasted, there are some places on Earth where the heart feels it can naturally wind down.
Baobabs trees usually stand alone, but here they gather together forming a corridor, an alley around the dirty road.
More infos about Madagascar, the Baobabs Alley, tours and accommodations can be found here: