A quick hello from beautiful Madeira! Mark and I flew in yesterday and we are spending a whole week here (I am so excited because it’s so lush and peaceful here!). Even though we got in yesterday I already have 6 really good reasons to why you need to visit Madeira RIGHT NOW! There will probably be more good reasons after a week here but I will make more blog posts – I promise! So, here we go…
Sorry for the radio silence lately… For those of you who follow along on Instagram you know I have been down with the flu ever since I came back from Stockholm! Think the Lack of sleep just hit me right on my immune system. Anywho, I have been spending my time in bed partly cathcing up on House of Cards and partly Editing some of the hundreds of photos Mark and I took in Turkey. We really didn’t do nearly as much exploring as we usually do. Time with family was more important but we did manage to get a really good vibe from the village, Alaçatı, and the surrounding area. So, withouth writing too much I will let the photo’s do the talking…
Ask everyone I know and they will tell you that I’ve never been much of a hiker! But for some strange reason I’ve fallen in love with hiking. Mark is the same and we actually talked about it recently where we asked ourself where this passion came from? We came to the conclusion that is was when we visited Iceland last year and by “accident” went on a crazy hike to the second tallest waterfall in Iceland. We had to go through a cave, walk on lodges over rivers and walk up a pretty steep mountain path – I tell you guys it was crazy! But the view… Oh man it was breathtakingly beautiful and we had this all to ourself! Ever since we have been hiking whenever we can. Not in Denmark because it is too flat, but the US, and now on a dedicated hiking trip in Germany.
Before I went to Bali I spend HOURS searching the great interweb for the most instagram worthy places in Bali! There are thousands of articles out there about this subject, but to my disappointment all the other tourists had read them as well. Or so it seemed, because it turned out that a lot of the places just was tourists traps with too many people for us to get a good shot. Yes I know, Bali is touristy and there are a few hidden gems left on the Island, but there are pretty damn rare! The Instagram Worthy places here in this article are touristy as well. I won’t lie about that but if you get up early and arrive before the big tourist busses, you can get som really good shots!
Approximately 2 hours from Ubud you’ll find this pretty waterfall (there are actually two next to each other!) and if you come before 9 am like we did, you basically have the whole area to yourself!
I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t mind being back in Bali right now. Especially after I looked through all my holiday pictures from all the wonderful places we stayed at in Bali. For me 50% of a good holiday comes down to where I stay. Taking away the fact that I have made it my career to to pictures of beautiful places and things, there’s also just something about treating yourself with a bit of luxury now you are on holiday. right? Before we went to Bali, we had done a fair bit of research to make sure we got to stay in the best areas, at the most pictureristic hotels and with the most things to see around us. We didn’t go to Bali to party (if you on the other hand go to Bali for that reason, then Seminyak, Canguu and the Gili’s should be perfect) but to enjoy some of the best nature sights, eat good food and still be close to a city.
Dubai is a fascinating place. Probably not like any other place I’ve ever visited. Everything is new, shiny and luxurious. You are guaranteed to see something spectacular and never to run out of fun things to do. That’s just how the city is: One big playground!
At the top of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world! If you ever go to Dubai you have to go there. We spent a bit axtra on VIP tickets, which not only got us access to the 148th floor but also saved us so much time! Where most people had to que for hours, we literally went right up!