The Faroe Islands are remote islands in the Atlantic Ocean. They are isolated and therefore it is very difficult to travel Zero Waste and plastic-free to the Faeroe Islands because everything has to be imported. That is why it has been very hard for us to avoid plastic waste on this trip, but we have done our best.
We did a 7-days route by car through the northern islands and one day by foot to Mykiness. This is the route summary and the map of our adventure through the Faroe Islands
The island of Vágar, is one of the 18 islands of the archipelago of the Faeroe, is the third largest, after Streymoy and Eysturoy. In this post I will talk about what to see on the island of Vágar.
It is the largest island in the Faroe Islands where its capital, Tórshavn, is. To drive there from Vágar there is an underwater tunnel. The island is amazing and from the highway is possible to see Vágar from the other side. In this post we talk about our route on Streymoy Island.
Actually, from this route what is most enjoyed are the wonderful landscapes and routes. It is a route of about two hours by road crossing mountains and climbing mountain passes. Above all, the most beautiful thing is to discover the small coastal towns hidden between fjords. Continue reading
It is an island next to Vágar, which can only be reached by ferry. Its main interest is that it is the island with more puffins of the Faroe Islands. In addition, there is only access to a restricted number of people per day and there are no motor vehicles on the island.
Mallorca has turned out to be a charming destination, with a lot to visit and very easy to travel zero waste. Furthermore, the isle has is an international destination and practically everyone speaks English, French or German.
German castles are very well preserved and have been rebuilt in the last century. As we have lived in the south, for now we have visited these castles.
Keukenhof, is an extensive park of more than 32 hectares known as the garden of Europe, with more than 800 species of tulips.
In this post you will find everything that I consider important to travel to Sri Lanka
Health comes first, and is as important as the Planet. Traveling to tropical countries or isolated islands is an extra in waste production because running water is a very expensive good. But there are ways to avoid this waste without putting our health at risk, and here I tell you how we travelled without buying a bottle of water.
It is one of frequently asked questions, and we are happy to answer with a big yes. Because yes, it is possible to travel plastic free to Sri Lanka. However, we would have liked to read this post before going. Therefore, we have will write about our achievements and our failures
The tuk tuk is the mean transport of local people in the country, either for transport of goods, move around or use it as taxi. It is a 3-wheeled vehicle with a motorcycle engine, and the maximum speed is 40 km / h.
This was the first stop during our trip that we made. In Tuk Tuk it takes approximately 4 – 5 hours from Negombo to Anuradhapura and it is worth spending a couple of days there to visit it completely. We did not have the time, but I will shortly write about what you can visit within one day.
We left early to Sigiriya, with the tuk tuk it took approximately 3 hours to arrive. As we arrived early, we decided to take a tour to Dambulla. Although our plans were much more extensive and we wanted to visit many places, we did not have time for everything, but we will return. Here you can read what to see in Sigiriya and surroundings in 48 hours.
Kandy is completely the opposite of the other cities we had visited before: busy, with traffic and plenty of shops where they try to sell you everything. We just arrived during Duruthu Full Moon Poya day that represents the first day that Buddha visited Sri Lanka. Is celebrated the first full moon of the year.
During this part of the route our companion almost felt into despair. She could not believe that he could go so slowly and drive so high. But we did it!
Ella has many things to see, especially if you stay a couple of days, but we really wanted to visit the Nine Arch bridge and record with the drone there. Here you can read the whole story, even the tense moments when we almos crush the drone!
Observing wild animals is always a complicated issue. But there are ways to see animals without threatening their habitat and freedom, and one of them is to go on safari.
Finally, to rest from all the road days and stop driving the tuk tuk for a few days, we made a stop in Tangalle for three days. Therefore, we had time to rest and pick up plastic waste from the beach.
As the last leg of our route through Sri Lanka in tuk tuk, we stayed one night in Bentota and another in Negombo. How about these cities we saw practically nothing, here we explain where to sleep near the airport and our express stop in Bentota.
This is a new experience that we wanted to share, since, although it is not excessively complicated, it has a series of bureaucratic steps that must be followed.
Valencia is a modern city that embraces a lot of history. In addition, it is a flexible city with places to visit for all ages and audiences. On the other hand, it is one of the cusps of Spanish cuisine, with its star dish, the paella, as the central focus.
We traveled for 15 days around Georgia trying to avoid as much waste as possible. We realized that is easier than one might think, but we have to plan a bit. Do you want to know more?
We traveled for 14 days through this wonderful country. We were able to enjoy the culture, gastronomy and landscapes thanks to the fact that we rented a car there. Here I tell you everything you need to know to prepare you bags!
Tbilisi has been one of the European capitals that we have enjoyed the most. It is clean and has wide sidewalks. It is also perfect to enjoy its cuisine and its wines.
David Gareja is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex located on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face.
The area is also home to protected animal species and evidence of some of the oldest human habitations in the region
This is where the road starts, leaving Tbilisi to get into Georgia. There are several ways to do this route, but we decided to do it by secondary roads to see the country.
We really liked this route because we could go to the Katskhi pillar and also because it was fun to go see hundreds of cows along the way.
Mestia is a mountainous region in northwestern Georgia, at 1500 meters. It is a mandatory stop in the country, where you can enjoy the nature of the Caucasus.
Poti is a city in western Georgia. It is located on the east coast of the Black Sea and is one of the three big ports. Anyway, we only stopped in Poti looking for where to sleep.
Bordzhomi, also known as Borjomi or Borjomi is a village located in the province of Samtsje-Yavajeti. It is in central Georgia, west of Tbilisi.
Geierlay a suspension bridge located in Germany where you can enjoy from amazing views. It was really cold and the bridge moves when is a bit windy, but we enjoyed our time walking through.
Namur is the capital of the Belgian region of Wallonia and, at the same time, of the province of Namur. What stands out most about the city is the Fort of Namur (“la Citadelle”,) built between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries.
The Abbey of Villers is an old Cistercian monastery located next to the town of Villers-la-Ville in the province of Walloon Brabant (Belgium). This abbey is considered within the Greater Patrimony of Wallonia. Founded in 1146, the monastery was abandoned in 1796, and was in ruins in the mid-nineteenth century.
We travel quietly, that’s why I’m going to tell you the itinerary that we did quietly enjoying Brussels and its busy life.
If you want to a know where to visit Kinderdijk windmills, one of the most popular tourist sites, this is the post. Even so the area is so big that you do not feel crowdly. Son of humanity as a world heritage since 1997 and of the tenacity and ingenuity of the Dutch people.
For me, it was a dream come true, and I would like to share with you how to go there producing less waste
We got immediately in love with Scotland. The Highlands, their history, the wildlife… This country reminded us to Iceland. A part of our hearts still waiting to return there to admire Inverness or Western Ross once more. But, we tried very hard for leaving no trace except for our memories.
We did a 8-days route by car and through the Highlands and a little the lowlands. This is the route summary and the map of our Scotland adventure.
We started our trip from Edinburgh and visiting St. Andrews, a beautiful coastal town with a lot of history. Even if you only stay for a day, there is plenty of things to do.
Today we started our route to the Highlands under a snowy and wonderful landscape, passing by way of Blair Castle
What to see in the Inverness, capital of the Highlands, starting from Loch Ness to the historic battlefield of Culloden Moor
Western Ross region, one of the most beautiful in Scotland, and we head south towards the Inverewe Gardens and Lake Kishorn.
Eilean Donan Castle, located very close to the village of Kyle for Lochalsh, just opposite Skye, and on the southern limit of the inhospitable Wester Ross region.
Iceland is known its beauty and wild nature, it is a reminder of how beautiful are the uninhabited places (by human beings). Therefore, we must keep it wild and waste free. But, tourism has increased in the past years with and with tourist, the waste production.
Iceland has different options, regarding route and accommodation, here I will explain what you need to know to choose the best for you .
The Golden Circle is the quintessential of an Icelandic tourist route, here I tell you the best places to visit and how to get there.
This route is an exceptional part, driving through wonderful waterfalls and one of the most historic glaciers in Iceland. During our road trip we could visit rom the Golden Circle to Vik a loto of waterfalls and glaciers.
From Vík with its wonderful black sand beaches and the three rock formations on the horizon, called the three trolls, to the majestic Vatnajökull glacier.
This day we could admire the beautiful beach of Jökulsárlon with its icebergs in the shape of diamonds and a great adventure to remember.
Volcanic area of Myvatn, surrounded by sulfur lakes and chimneys.
From Goddafoss to a campsite lost in the middle of nowhere, where we could see the Northern Lights, here I tell you everything.
At the end of our adventure, with many stories in the backpack and the desire to return to Iceland.