2018 travel has begun, I was on Mars lately. Okay, not really (sadly). Still on earth but a new environment to me – dessert. And I put my feet on a continent I haven’t been before: Africa!
Okay, sounds more dramatic as it was. Decided to enjoy the benefits of summer while having winter in Germany and went to Egypt for a week. As you might know, there is a large conglomerate of package tourism hotels in Hurghada, so no idea of how egyptian this part of Egypt is. Anyway, a full week of 30°C is nothing I would complain about.
Oops! I just wanted to start the 2018 photo series when recognizing, there is still a draft from summer 2017. Lets see it as a belated closing scene of 2017. Another great year with a great summer experience. Lay back, take a breath and relax.
2018 is in planning. Some things are fixed. Others are in the making. Looking forward to another great time.
The view from Monte Titano down to the Adriatic coast line and Rimini. The Photo does not even give an idea about how breathtaking the view from that point is. The distance to the coast is 17km and the photo was taken from almost 700 meters height. The houses in the lower left corner (Borgo Maggiore) are around 500m above sea level and the terrain rapidly drops below 100m asl within 7km from where the photo was taken.
In reality, you feel like standing above the entire landscape and watching down to the sea. It truly is magnificient.
Another major touristic landmark on our list was San Marino. Strolling through the narrow alleys, enjoying delicious food, benefiting from taxless shopping and getting a glimpse of history about over 1700 years of independence. An interesting and relaxing day at Monte Titano.
Treponti in golden light. We spent a perfect evening there. Sweet summer memories while we already have autumn here. Grey and rainy autumn.
Leaving Venice in twilight. The city totally slowed down. The Vaporetto brought us on a empty and calm Canale Grande back to St.Lucia station.
A city definitely worth to visit. A short trip with at least two overnight stays is now on my bucket list.
Same spot and time as on one of the other posts. View from Rialto bridge in north eastern direction.
I like those Taxi boats with their shiny wooden decks. Reminds me about James Bond movies. The result of getting introduced to Venice by movies when I was young.
Typical scene on one of the many small squares in Venice.
The low sun shining through an alley in Venice.