Ferry Ride across the Baltic Sea
Fiete and I spent a couple of wonderful weeks in the Baltics, from Poland to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Time to see the other side of the sea and take the ferry to Stockholm. Hejhej Sverige!
Tallinn in Estonia was Fiete’s and my last destination on our tour along the Baltics.
I honestly thought this was just a city with a ferry port where people leave to Stockholm or Helsinki from. Oh, if I would only have done my homework upfront, I would have known that Tallinn is not only the capital of Estonia, but also very well known for its medieval town.
Lithuania as travel destination is still an insider tip but more and more tourists are recognizing the beauty of the southernmost Baltic country. For a reason.
After discovering the forbidden island Wustrow, Fiete and I made our way further along the Baltic coast and made a quick stop in Rostock.
South from chaotic and fascinating Naples, the vertiginous and craggy Amalfi Coast with its three islands Capri, Ischia and Procida has been a magnet for visitors since Roman times.
The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s most memorable and beautiful destinations. Mountains plunge into the sea in a vertical scene of precipitous crags, cliff-clinging abodes and verdant woodland.
With its picturesque towns nestling on steep cliffs, the coast of Amalfi this 40 kilometer long strip along the Italian coast is simply stunning and very different from what I have seen so far on my trip through Europe.
Tuscany is a very famous region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometers and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. This area offers the perfect mix of relaxation and sightseeing for campers. If you are planning a holiday with your home on wheels in this region, here is a little inspiration for you.
Greece – I love you! You have been wonderful to Fiete and me. We will come back – promised!
Fiete and I have been spending almost two months in Greece from March through April 2018. We started coming from Tirana in Albania over to Thessaloniki, Macedonia and Chalkidiki. From there we looped back to Thessaloniki to go further South along the coast visiting the Pélion and Athens. From there we took the route through Peleponnese over to Delphi and Meteora until we finished off in Igoumenitsa to take the ferry to Bari in Italy.
When you think of Greece the first thing that comes to mind are the beautiful turquoise beaches, fishing boats and tzatziki.
But there is a lot more to this fragmented country. In the center of its mountainous region, near the Pindus valley, lays a small area with fascinating and oddly-shaped rock formations and monestaries built in and on top of cliffs. Meteora.
It is located between the rugged peak of Mount Parnassus and a spectacular valley of cypress and olive trees and is regarded by ancient Greeks as the most sacred site in the world. So of course I had to go and visit.
This is also the place where I decided that it’s time for a new start, which you can read all about in my other blog post. So yes, this place is very special.