Posts in Category: Wanderlust

Wanderlust: Montreal

Old Montreal
Old Montreal by JoeBGood

The Streets of Old Montreal
Old Montreal by Geoff Livingston

Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Montreal 2009)
Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal by Gustavo Thomas

Inside Notre Dame, Montreal
Inside Notre Dame, Montreal by fiskadoro

Montréal - Le Plateau -
Montreal, Le Plateau by Le Rause

Montréal. Oratoire St-Joseph
Oratoir St-Joseph by gilmarcil

It’s so silly that I still haven’t been to Montreal. It’s really not all that far and going there for a few days shouldn’t be too much of an hassle… and yet. This city just seems like the kinda place I’d love (despite the current cold-cold weather): lots of beautiful monuments, fun ambiance, and great eclectic food. O, food… where wouldn’t I go for you? Maybe I should make “Stuffing myself in poutine while tripping down the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal” my #1 touristic mission of the year. Now that’s the kinda goal that’ll make me take the plunge in a second!

*All pictures found through Flickr. Click on the pics or source link to see the original.

Dreaming of: Iceland

For years, I’ve been dreaming of traveling all through Iceland! It might be the rocky landscapes, or how isolated the island seems to be. Or maybe my love for Björk… who knows. I’d love to tour the Ring Road, go glacier hiking, take a swim in a thermal pool, and maybe watch the Northern Lights (in winter) or the midnight sun (in the summer)! Here are a few pictures I curated from Flickr of the different things I’d like to see in this beautiful country!
*click picture or source link to visit the pictures’ Flickr page*

Let’s start with the landscapes!


Day 8: Hiking along Hrafnfjörður fjord
Hrafnfjörður fjord (Gregor Samsa)

Iceland
Iceland18% Silver

Iceland Photos Iceland Photos
One of Iceland thermal pools, the Myvatn Nature Baths
(*and not The Blue Lagoon, as I originally typed!) (Best Riads




The Sheep of Vatnajökull
Vatnajökull National Park seems to be be a must see. It contains Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe (above), Jökulsárlón, the largest glacier lagoon in Iceland, and Detifoss, the largest waterfall in Europe!

Jökulsárlón
The icebergs of Jökulsárlón (kaszeta)

Waterfall shs_n3_018321Detifoss (Stefnisson)


Let’s not forget the city life…

Reykjavik
Reykjavik panorama (Carlos Pardo)

Reykjavik
Reykjavik (ikithule)

ReykjavikReykjavik’s colorful houses (Teatsche)

AkureyriAkureyri (scottpr76)

PylsurI wouldn’t be “me” if I didn’t include a little food 😉
Besides the fish and lamb dishes, Pylsur (Icelandic hot dog) seems to be THE local specialty to try out! (amylaurensantee)

A few links:

  • The Iceland Flickr Group – to keep on browsing.
  • Iceland Eyes – a lifestyle blog.
  • Icelandic Food 101 – to learn more on local food.
  • Iceland’s Ring Road – a somewhat old, but still interesting, New York Times article.
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