My travels around the world

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Lima
Hellnar
Southern Gotland

Skaftö
Branda da Aveleira
Rotsidan

Sundborn
My World of Spring Flowers
Bartolome, Galapagos

Simone is my name; born in The Netherlands but since many years living in wonderful Sweden. My passion is travelling, and I have photography as a hobby. This means I am taking a lot of photos during my trips. On these travel pages I am compiling some of my photos and also write about the different destinations I've been to. One of my main passions is nature and you can find lots about that on these pages. So if you are a nature lover, you are at the right place!

But enjoying nature is not all I do. I also like to visit small out of the way places, go off the beaten path, visit historic places, picturesque villages, meet people, absorb different cultures and explore a city once in a while.

So why am I writing all these pages? The answer is simple: I love writing about my travels and share my stories and photos with others. It is also a great way for me to show my family and friends where I've been and what I've seen. But I also write these pages just for myself. It is my way to keep a sort of diary about all my trips around the world and relive my travels again and again :-))

Simone

Countries visited.... so far :-)

Travels over the years

2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003

My travel stories

Europe
 
Iceland
Budir's Black Church
Glaumbaer, turf farmhouse
The rustic church at Hellnar
Hverir geothermal area
Montenegro
The lovely village of Perast
Kotor and its charming old town
Netherlands
The island of Schiermonnikoog
Norway
Rondane National Park
Åndalsnes and Trollstigen
Ålesund
Selje
Portugal
Branda d'Aveleira - Lost in time, finding tranquility
Spain
Medina Azahara
Sweden
Southern Sweden
West Coast
  Käringön, one of my favourite islands
  Skaftö, hiking to lovely Grundsund
  Marstrand
  Stocken
The Big Lakes
  Husaby
  Rök
  Tiveden National Park
  Vadstena
East Coast & Kingdom of Glass
  Gotska Sandön, a nature lovers paradise
  Southern Gotland on bicycle
Lake Mälaren
  Anundshög
  Eskilstuna
  Fiholm
  Gripsholm
  Häljesta Rock Carvings
  Mariefred
  Sigurdsristning
  Stingsmossen
  Strängnäs
  Sundbyholm
  Vallby Open Air Museum
  Västerås
  Örebro
 
Stockholm area
  Drottningholm
  Haga Park
  Tyresta National Park
  Ängsö National Park
Central part of Sweden
  Färnebofjärden National Park
  Nipfjället, surrounded by reindeers
  Sundborn, Carl Larsson Gården
  The High Coast area
    Barsta, Chapel from the 1700s
    Rotsidan, a beautiful stretch of coast
Northern Sweden
  Rádunjárga
  Alesjaure
  Unna Allakas
  Padjelanta Hiking Tour 2006:
    Kvikkjokk to Njunjes
    Njunjes to Tarrekaise
    Tarrekaise to Sommarlappa
    Sommarlappa to Tarraluoppal
  Hoiganvaggi Hiking Trip 2019:
    Katterjåkk to Stuor-Kärpel

Africa
 
Morocco
Ait Ben Haddou
Sahara
South Africa
Vulture Restaurant

 
Asia
 
Brunei
Cambodia
the Temples of Angkor
  Bayon - temple of the many mystic smiles
Myanmar
Ballooning over Bagan
Malaysia
Mount Kinabalu
Kundasang
Poring Hot Springs
Going to Sukau
Sukau
Libaran Island
Selingan Island
Karambunai
Australasia
 
New Zealand
Clay Cliffs of Omarama
Hooker Valley Trail
Takahē birds at Te Anau

 
North America
 
USA
Glacier National Park
  Glacier - Grinnell Lake
Grand Canyon, North Rim
Vermilion Cliffs, Utah
 
 
South America
 
 
Bartolomé, Galápagos Islands

My photo impressions

Europe
 
Austria
Vienna, Kirche am Steinhof
Croatia
Plitvice
Czech Republic
Prague
France
Paris
Cap-Ferrat
  Corsica
    Bonifacio, the Citadel on the Cliffs
    Calanche di Piana
    Campomoro
    Cap Corse, the northern tip of Corsica
    Capo du Muro, a gorgeous coastal hike
    Cargèse
    Cascade des Anglais
    Col de Bavella
    Corte
    Revellata
    Tizzano
Germany
Cochem
Lübeck
Schloss Stolzenfels
Greece
Sifnos
Milos
Patmos
Samos
Iceland
The impressive Dettifoss waterfall
Djúpalónssandur black beach
Hengifoss, the red layers waterfall
Jökulsárlón and the Diamond Beach
The road to Kirkjufell
Landmannalaugar
Leirhnjukur and the autumn colours of Ásbyrgi
Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Skógafoss waterfall
Italy
Venice
Burano
Meeting spring in Pienza
Latvia
Riga
Spain
Cordoba
Granada
Sweden
West Coast
  Gullholmen
The Big Lakes
  Kaga
East Coast & Kingdom of Glass
  Medieval town of Visby
  Fårö
Stockholm area
  Stockholm
  Etnografiska Museum
  Historiska Museum
Central part of Sweden
  Fulufallen, a great short hike
  Hackås; murals from the 1200s
  Nämforsen Rock Carvings
  Vålådalen, hike Blanktjärnsrundan
  Åre, 3 waterfalls
  The High Coast area
    Rotsidan, a beautiful stretch of coast
Northern Sweden
  Abisko
  Sarek
  Padjelanta Hiking Trip:
    Tarraluoppal to Tuottar
    Tuottar to Staloluokta

Africa
Namibia
Etosha
Erindi
South Africa
Cape Peninsula
Asia / Eurasia
Laos
Luang Prabang
New Zealand
Akaroa & the Banks Peninsula
Tongariro National Park
Americas
Glacier - Lake Sherburne
Glacier - Garden Wall
Goblin Valley State Park
Roosevelt NP
Geysers Yellowstone NP
Tortuga Bay walk, Galapagos
Colourful Lima, Peru

Extras

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
UNESCO Canada
UNESCO Italy
UNESCO Morocco
UNESCO Peru
UNESCO Spain
UNESCO Sri Lanka
UNESCO Sweden
UNESCO USA
Background info
Life in the Fjällen ;-)
Sami People
The right of public access
My world of...
My world of snow and ice
My world of spring flowers

 


Simone

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