It’s World Ocean Day. Therefore I decided to move my usual Photo Friday up to Thursday to show you my absolute favourite ocean photos I took throughout my trips. Here you go. I hope flicking through them won’t give you as much Fernweh as it gave me.
America is a country I’ve been connected to since I was a little girl. My mum has a huge obsession with the country since she had an “exchange student” (not really, but it was a similar situation) over in Munich when she was 17. So needless to say, as soon as me and my sister were old enough, we jumped on a plane over to the US. We tried to go every 2-3 years and traveled a lot around the country. But there was one particular American city I lost my heart in really quickly which made me also go back on my big trip in 2013: San Francisco.
Here are a few of my favourite photos I shot there, including a few tips for you.
If you want to see the see lions, just go down to Fisherman’s Wharf (even though it might be the most touristy part of San Francisco) and follow the noise.
Make sure to rent a bike (you can do it in many places around San Francisco, especially when you get closer to the Golden Gate bridge) and cycle across the bridge. You can either cycle back again or you take a ferry back to San Francisco from Sau Salito.
Take a cable car up to Lombard Street and enjoy the beautiful view from up there!
I took a Wild SF Walking Tour through the Mission District, which is known as the gay area of San Francisco (hence the flag), and it was great! Judging from their website a lot changed in the last 4 years, but I am sure even though (or maybe even because) they offer different tours, it’s still one of the best tours for San Francisco. But bring your walking shoes, because San Francisco is hilly, as you might know!
The Mission District is also a very unique neighborhood. It’s full of lovely little shops, vintage or not, cafés and restaurants. And none of them are chains! Why? Because the area decided not to let chains in. When Urban Outfitters tried to open a shop there, they refused to give them the space.
Well, this was all back in 2013, but I really hope the area is still as cool, unique and individual as it was.
Another Friday and after a while, finally another Photo Friday. Today, the photographs are from one of my favourite cities in Europe, Amsterdam. I wanted to go there to visit a friend on her studies abroad in February 2015 but two weeks before I was supposed to leave, she told me that she’s actually not studying there. For a while, I thought I just wouldn’t go because what am I supposed to do in Amsterdam for 2 days all by myself? (I traveled the world by myself which wasn’t a problem but I did realize that cities for a weekend are a bit harder by yourself than a whole country for weeks.)
After a while I decided to just go with it and I loved it!
Now, almost 2 years later, I went again to visit a friend who actually studies there and I loved it even more. This city is just full of stylish people, romantic little allies and a lot of things to discover!
I’ve already fed you with a few of my favourite photographs I took throughout my two weeks stay in Peru. I gotta say, the whole time over there was breathtaking and super interesting, I hope I can go back one day and see a bit more of that beautiful country. But one thing that was one of my favourite experiences throughout those five months I was traveling the world, was Machu Picchu.