"Turquoise water gently rolling over sandy beaches nestled between soaring cliffs - it's like someone took the Alps and put them in the Caribbean." If you're looking to climb, hike, kayak or sit back and relax, there are few places better than the Lofoten Islands. From the turqouise water of Bunes Beach to the panoramic summit of Hoven, the sights on the Lofoten are sometimes hard to reach but worth the effort.
This is the SS Maheno was an ocean liner that was later used as a hospital ship in World War I. A cyclone caused the shipwreck, as it washed ashore on 75 Mile Beach on the east coast of Fraser Island.
Mona Vale Beach and Ocean Pool has two distinct advantages: Firstly, it is a gorgeous spot and; second, it is quite a ways outside of Sydney and is one of the quieter beaches to visit.
Bunes Beach, along with Kvalvika and Horseid Beaches, belong to the main attractions on the Lofoten Islands. Bunes Beach is harder to reach and will require taking a ferry from Reine to Vindstad, from there it is a manageable trek along the fjord.
The 'Lost in Amsterdam' title image is somewhat fitting, as I often got a bit turned around in a light, slightly-panicked jog, trying to catch what colour the faint sunlight could provide. I needn't have worried, it's not as if Amsterdam shuts up shop and goes dark in the evening.
The Snæfellsnes peninsula is on the western part of the island of Iceland, and boasts Kirkjufell (literally Church Mountain) and some lesser known gems like Skarðsvík Beach.
Reykjavik is northernmost capital in the world, however due to its "sub-polar oceanic climate" it is only the fifth coldest capital, on average. Walking around the city you wouldn't guess you're so far north, the city is colorful and the people are so warm you might think you're closer to the equator than the arctic.
Sigöldufoss is a small waterfall, by Icelandic standards, however the desolate landscape contrasted against the almost pure turquoise makes it a sight worth seeing.
The art installation "Skalar - Reflections on Light and Sound" ran from the 27th of January to the 25th of February in Kraftwerk Berlin. Light artist Christopher Bauder and musician Kangding Ray truly tailored an amazing immersive experience to the former power station.
I already posted the companion piece to this article with snaps of Kazan, Samara and Moscow. You might have gotten the impression that we did a lot of sightseeing. In actual fact, the majority of the time was spent traveling and having a few drinks or at gig locations while having a few drinks. I happily present Juno 17 on tour in Russia.
Psychedelic pop music with a choir twist - a great combination. The Berlin Pop Ensemble and Pop Choir were back at SO36 in Kreuzberg and I got take in the music and color again.
The awesomely different Christmas choir performance by the likes of the Shape Note Singers, Berlin Pop Choir and the Berlin Pop Ensemble at SO36 is a must see and hear.