"Pictures of the world and some words" sim1's Profile
Cromlech of the Almendres, Close to Evora, Portugal, April 2012
NEW PAGES :
- Käringön (Sweden) -
This page is about a tiny little island and village on the West-Coast of Sweden. This island is not about things that you 'must-see', it is more a sort of 'must-be'. An island that is not about any highlights or must do's. It all boils down to the feeling you have when walking around on the island while enjoying some good food, the beautiful views and above all feeling relaxed. On this page you'll find a few tips, a bit of the islands history, and of course some personal impressions and images. I hope you will enjoy reading it and maybe even be convinced to take a detour and go here! I promise you won't regret it!
You can read more about this beautiful little island on my Käringön page
6th April 2008:
-Medina Azahàra (Spain) -
On the foothills of the Morena Sierra, only 8 kilometres outside of the city of Cordoba you can find the remains of what once was one of the most beautiful cities in the world and also the capital of al-Andalus: the Madinat al-Zahra (or in English also referred to as Medina Azahara). On a gorgeous sunny afternoon in March 2008 I visited this archeological site and enjoyed it enormously. If you are in Andalucía, and especially if you are in the area of Cordoba, a visit to Madinat al-Zahra is something you shouldn't miss. Especially if you have an interest in history, archaeology and/or architecture you will without a doubt be fascinated by Madinat al-Zahra.
You can read more about this historical place on my Medina Azahàra page
-Marstrand (Sweden) -
Split over two islands the little town of Marstrand is a place that seems to attract the crowds and especially the ones that love sailing. But there is much more to Marstrand then only its harbour and of course amazing amount of sailing boats. The most attractive part of the divided town of Marstrand is without a doubt the part that is on the island of Marstrandsön. It is a lovely little island on the West coast of Sweden, just north of the city of Gothenburg. It is really picturesque and makes for a great day out, especially on a warm summers day.
You can read more about this little island and village on my Marstrand page.
- Saint Paul (USA) -
Saint Paul is the older and smaller of the twin cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. It is also the capitol of the state of Minnesota and has around 275.000 citizens. Well, sounds all good doesn't it? Sure there must be plenty to do in a city like that. Upon arrival I picked up a brochure about Saint Paul in order to get some more information and ideas what to do in the city. As I like architecture, the Historic Walking Path through downtown Saint Paul sounded like an excellent idea. The clash in architecture between the older buildings and the modern glass skyscrapers has always fascinated me, and I hoped that Saint Paul could give me some of that...........
You can read more about this city on my Saint Paul page
I've only written about a part of all the places I've been. Hahaha, I have so many pages that I want to write that it is impossible to write it all at once.... although I have a feeling that I am trying to do that on a regular basis, lol.
All together you can find 250+ locations, 29 countries, over 4700 tips and around 7000 photos on my pages, hahaha, enough to keep you busy for a while. And there will be lots more in the future! Because I love to write my pages.
Simone is my name. I am Dutch but now living in wonderful Sweden. One hobby of mine is photography and I really like to travel. This means I am taking a lot of pictures during my trips. On these travel pages I am compiling the best pictures 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 going into 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 :-))
The picture you see here is taken during a hiking trip in the north of Sweden, from Abiskojaure to Alesjaure. This photo makes me dream about more hiking trips I am currently planning to Lapland.
- Quotes -
Some of my favourites and even after reading them so many times, they still make me laugh, think and/or wonder.....
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light
with the possible exception of bad news,
which obeys its own special laws.
If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works,
the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.
Time is the worst place,
so to speak, to get lost in...
In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
Don't believe anything you read on the net.
Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.
The advantage of a bad memory is
that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
A common mistake people make
when trying to design something completely foolproof
is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
You always have to see other person as more intelligent than you.
Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he will believe you.
Tell him a park bench has wet paint on it and he will have to touch it to be certain.
Time is an illusion, and lunchtime doubly so.
It is the characteristic of the most stringent censorships
that they give credibility to the opinions they attack
Inspired by recent trip to the USA:
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea;
but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee
Abraham Lincoln American president
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I'm curious what you think of it!
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