“The best road to progress is freedom’s road.” – John F. Kennedy
I have not tried wind surfing, but I like to see other people doing it. I was just at the beach with my camera, capturing moments and photographing birds. Social distancing, but out enjoying the outdoors, the beach, the wind… Watching other people having fun and appreciating life, in a save way is nice! Is the best way to live in pandemic times.
The little things in life are big now, like just been outdoors and respecting others. Delight on the simple things, those bring peace.
Before I had the opportunity to laid eyes on these gorgeous sights, I dreamt over and over to be at this fascinating beauty sometime in my life. I was inspired by other bloggers, travel magazines, social media posts and my own obsessive search about this place and Norway in general. Well, I finally had the chance to see Flåm with my own eyes. The Tuesday morning of September 17 the first thing I did after waking up was going to the balcony of our cruise room and witness exquisite beauty all around me.
The fog, the tranquil waters, the water falls, the huge mountains and green grass were all part of the enchanted picturesque scenery that you see everywhere. I was in a delightful paradise, I loved it even more.
Later that day we went to visit a Viking Village where we learned details about their lifestyle, kind of contradictory of the peacefulness that Flåm projects. I will share,more of the Viking Village in another post.
After a great week in Iceland where Gate 1 was in charge of our vacation and we just enjoyed it, we were about to start a whole different experience in Ireland. We landed at Dublin in the morning, got our rental car and with GPS in hand we were off to go to the city. The excitement started going like three times around on our first roundabout after leaving the airport. That warm up my husband to be over conscious about driving on the right seat. Once in the city it took us a few loopy loops around the area to find a parking. Although we started to feel the pain of our adventure we were excited to walk around, eat in am Irish pub and get some traditional food.
After tummies we’re full we visited our first castle of this trip, Dublin Castle. We took a tour, I highly recommend, here I learned the difference between castle and palace. Dublin castle is two in one.
We fell in love with the city, the energy and the movement of people throughout the streets. But energy was exactly what we were lacking in the afternoon. We had a long day after traveling from Iceland early in the morning. Still we were needing to drive to Limerick that was the place we were staying, so we had 2 and half more hours to go. Around 5pm we left Dublin but leaving that area was a little bit stressful because of the traffic and our tension of not taking the wrong turn because for us was completely new driving on the right seat of the car. Once we got into the highway was a sweet drive. Beautiful mountains, tower ruins everywhere, lots of green view. We got to the hotel around eight at night, we rested well and the next day we were off to go. I will tell you what we did on the next post.