During my whirlwind tour of Central Europe, I admit I was looking forward to Zurich the least. But the mix of modern and old sold me on this beautiful city.
I lay on the examining table at the hospital in the Galapagos Islands. The doctor said something in Spanish. His face gave nothing away. My translator Eduardo leaned in. “The doctor said ‘This is going to hurt a lot.’” The doctor’s assistants moved in to hold me down. I covered my mouth with my free hand and prepared for the worst.
With packing, I find there is no happy medium. It’s either “Shit I can’t believe I forgot that” or “Why did I bring that”, there’s no middle ground. When I was packing for my Alps road trip, I knew I needed to be strict.
Planning outfits was the easiest way to figure out how much clothing I really needed to bring. Call it what you will (cough – A-type – cough). I know okay. I LOVE planning. Deal with it. I brought the least amount of clothing without feeling dirty, plus I knew most items would be under a coat anyway, so wear something three times in a row was acceptable.
The storybook city of Salzburg offers so much more than I ever expected. It was never supposed to be a big stop on my whirlwind tour of Central Europe, but it ended up being my absolute favourite stop on the road trip.
Salzburg lies in the north-west corner of Austria, north of the Alps, on the banks of Salzach and dates back to the 5th century BC. (I love this part about visiting Europe everything is older than dust.) Salzburg is famously known for the setting of The Sound of Music and the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Mozart
I had completely changed our trip plans because of a Pinterest picture of Hallstatt, Austria.
My whirlwind road trip through four countries in four days wasn’t supposed to extend that far east. But one picture made me completely change our itinerary. Visiting this stunning mountain-side village was completely worth it.
This week’s Wandering Postcard comes from Joel who snapped this picture of Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada.
Algonquin is one of the most popular parks in the province and known for its magnificent fall colours, its plethora of lakes, and it’s beauty that inspired the Group of Seven painters.
The provincial park is also one of the oldest in Canada.
Thanks so much to Joel for sending this in!
I’m starting a global movement to connect with travellers all over the world. My dream is to see the world, but together we already have.
I’ve launched My Wandering Postcard, a global virtual postcard project to connect people from all over the world through photographs.
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I couldn’t fully grasp how extraordinary the Galapagos Islands were until my second day. In walking two kilometres, the landscape had changed drastically. One minute I was walking on a sand beach, then my feet stumbled over black precarious volcanic rock. Around me, the mangroves turned into cacti and the sea birds into finches.