Let’s start with the first photo from my New Year’s trip to the exciting city of Hong Kong!
The Temple Street night market is one of the classic tourist attraction on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. While I wasn’t that impressed by the things being sold there, the view from above is quite nice, isn’t it? 😉
Actually, this is one of the spots that I only knew of because of the instagram community! Somebody told me about the parking garage next to the night market and how the view is perfect for taking pictures from up there.
Did you already have a similar experience, when you only went to a ”secret“ place because you knew about it thanks to instagram? 🧐
When visiting Doha, make sure to explore the fascinating Souq Waqif in the city center!
You can find everything here, ranging from garments, spices, traditional foods, souvenirs, handicrafts and, of course, balloons 😄. It was one of my favorite areas of the city because it has this lively and authentic vibe to it - they recently renovated and restored most of the buildings in traditional Qatari architecture.
Moreover, it’s super popular with locals and expats alike, so go and try one of the dozens of great restaurants in that area! I ate one of the best baklavas ever in one of the small bakeries 😋
Sometimes during my daily city life I have these random moments where I would love to teleport to a really remote and calm place. Anyone feels the same?
Usually, I think of Kallur Lighthouse in Faroe Islands, it doesn’t get much more remote than that, right? 😅 No streets, people, houses, electricity - just a tiny lighthouse and millions of birds & sheep 🐑 🦅!
Three weeks ago, I kicked off my Christmas trip with a one-day stopover in Doha, Qatar. I‘ve been to the Middle East a couple of times but I have to say that I was really impressed by Doha - it’s a super modern and traditionally Arabic place at the same time!
Pictured here is the famous Museum of Islamic Arts (highly recommend to visit) framed by some traditional wooden dhows (boats).
The museum was designed by the renowned Chinese architect I.M. Pei and opened in 2008. The boats, however, have been moored at this very location for hundreds of years already and represent a vital part of the city‘s heritage in fishing and pearl hunting.
Hence, if you happen to have a long east-west flight journey ahead of you and you have the chance to stop in Qatar for a few days - do it! It’s totally worth a visit 😊🇶🇦!
Seljalandfoss in southern Iceland - tall, majestic, wet, impressive and super touristy 📸
Does it bother you when you have to share sights and locations with lots of other people? If yes, how do you manage to avoid the crowds?
Usually, I am not too bothered by other tourists, as long as I can still enjoy the place I visit. There have been a couple of places where it was too much to handle, though. Thinking of Rome during Easter (I know, it already sounds like a bad idea 🙈) or Santorini during sunset 🌅. However, most places are popular for a good reason, right? 🤷🏼♂️
Tjørnuvík, the Faroese town I keep posting pictures of because it’s just so pretty 📸😅.
What’s your plan for the approaching New Year‘s Eve? Usually, I am not the biggest fan of this very day, it has been kind of weird and forced so many times in the past!
This year, however, I will celebrate it with some of the most important people in my life, thus I‘m super excited! 🤩
New York City views 😍
What’s one city you’re dying to visit? NYC has always been right at the top of my bucket list! So glad I managed to travel there this summer 😋
Today’s my last day of work in 2018! So excited for the upcoming travels with friends and family 😍. I might not be very actively posting on here during the next two weeks but you can always follow my stories to check what I‘m up to! ✈️ 🏝☀️
Here’s another photo of picture perfect Saksun village in Faroe Islands. The place is also known for its beautiful sandy beach, however, when we went, the water level of the ocean wasn’t low enough to visit it (you can see a tiny bit of the beach in the background). Check the tide before you go! 🙈
I just can’t get enough of the breathtaking view from the top of the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan🤤!
I would argue that it’s one of the most iconic viewpoints when it comes to NYC and its skyline, right?
Many people go to the Empire State Building instead, but I prefer to be able to look at it instead of visiting the observation deck over there.
Be prepared to get up early though, I reserved the first time slot available at Rockefeller and there were quite a lot of people already. Totally worth the queuing though! ✨
Tjørnuvík is definitely in my top 10 of favorite villages! Look at the location - beautiful sandy beach in the front, massive green mountains in the back 😍
SoHo shop houses, love the clean industrial design! I could buy everything they sell in the stores over there, the prices though 💸💸💸💸! .
I hope everyone‘s having a great weekend! The Christmas break is coming up soon, I don’t feel prepared at all 😅. However, I can’t wait to see the sun again, it’s all grey and rainy in Germany right now...☔️
Probably the coolest subway station in the whole world, right?
This place really blew my mind - the architecture, the use of natural lighting and the whole design concept are so stunning!
It’s really nice to see how the ground zero area has been transformed into this beautiful and buzzing place that still leaves room for remembrance.
I would be happy to cross such a cool station on my daily commute to work 😋!
I can’t believe it’s December already! It seems like 2018 just started... Any exciting travel plans for 2019?
During my trip to the Faroe Islands this might be my favorite spot that we visited. We had to go there twice because the weather was super bad 😅. Somebody just told me that the waterfall goes ”upwards“ from time to time, due to the crazy strong winds - I really wanna see that one day! 🤩
It’s time for a new destination, isn’t it?
I visited New York City back in August and I had the best time wandering around & searching for the best photo spots. Thank you @druwser for the inspiration, this is one of the coolest views in whole NYC in my opinion! Can you spot Chrysler Building?
Who’s also a fan of NYC? It’s one of my favorite urban spots on earth, so diverse, exciting and pretty in its own way! Every time I‘m there, I discover completely new places that I like. I‘ll be back soon! 🏙