Author: Sunny Jansen

Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, Iceland’s black beaches

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Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, Iceland’s black beaches October 10, 2018 Vík í Mýdral is the most southern village in Iceland. It’s located at Iceland’s ringroad, so you will pass Vik on your way south and east. For many travellers it’s just a quick stop on their way, but beach lovers should...

Exploring Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland

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Exploring Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland October 3, 2018 Vatnajökull National Park is the largest national park in Europe. Vatnajökull measures more than 13.000 square kilometers, about 11 percent of the land surface of Iceland. The nature reserves Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur fall within the boundaries of Vatnajökull National Park. Before...

Tips to learn how to surf

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Tips to learn how to surf September 27, 2018 This summer I stayed in the Netherlands: I worked a lot, but since we had a warm summer I also spent a lot of time on, in and under water. My evenings and weekends were dedicated to long hikes with my...

Waterfalls and geysers: exploring Icelands ‘Golden Circle’

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Waterfalls and geysers: exploring Icelands ‘Golden Circle’ September 19, 2018 The Golden Circle is for most travellers a first introduction to Iceland, after arriving in Reykjavik. These divers sights are close to the capital, easy to reach and can therefore be quite crowded. The Golden Cirle route includes Þingvellir National...

Exploring vast and wild Landmannalaugar in Iceland

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Exploring vast and wild Landmannalaugar in Iceland September 10, 2018 Landmannalaugar, is a vast area of stunning and unique beauty in the heart of Iceland’s southern Highlands. This site was historically known for its natural geothermal baths, hence its name the ‘People’s Pools’. Nowadays its one of Icelands most popular...

What to see and do in Rotterdam in the Netherlands

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What to see and do in Rotterdam in the Netherlands August 18, 2018 The city of Amsterdam is a populair destination in the Netherlands. The city literally bursts out of its seams with tourists. The Netherlands try to spread tourism across the country, by showing that cities such as Utrecht,...

The colors of Burano Venice

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The colors of Burano, Venice July 31, 2018 Burano is an intriguing island with its colorful houses that reflect into the green water of the lagoon and the channels. It feels like stepping back in time with the leaning bell tower, elderly ladies embroidering Burano lace and fisherman coming in...

Wildlife watching: a quest for the Dutch ‘Big Five’

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Wildlife watching: a quest for the Dutch ‘Big Five’ July 25, 2018 On safari in Africa you would prefer to see all large wild animals up close. The five largest animals, the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino are called the ‘Big Five’. Of course these animals do not occur...

A quest for the Big Five in Kenya

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A quest for the Big Five in Kenya July 20, 2018 A safari in Africa is always exciting: will you find the wild animals and get a good look at them? Of course the spotting of The Big Five is on the top of your wish list, but that does...

Venice city by the sea

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Venice, city by the sea July 15, 2018 No city captivates me as Venice. I prefer nature above citylife, so it’s not easy for a city to enchant me. But Venice did. I expected the usual bustle and chaos of the city, and I was warned of huge crowds of...

What to see and do in Venice Italy

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What to see and do in Venice, Italy July 9, 2018 Wandering through Venice, you will see that this former trade republic had its gaze on the east. You feel the proximity of the sea and the presence of Arab culture. Herbs and precious materials, but also slaves came to...

Finding Nemo in Dahab Egypt, part 2

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Finding Nemo in Dahab Egypt, part 2 June 27, 2018 Scuba diving allows me to discover another, magical world. I was so lucky to meet dolphins, whales, sharks, octopuses and many more wonderful beings. It’s always a pleasure to find anemonefish. These busy little fish make me smile every time...

Exploring nature reserve the Millingerwaard in the Netherlands

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Exploring nature reserve the Millingerwaard in the Netherlands June 22, 2018 The Millingerwaard is a Dutch nature reserve located in the Gelderse Poort, the river area of ​​the Rhine and the Waal east of the line Nijmegen-Zevenaar. The Millingerwaard was created during the last ice age, about 21,000 years ago,...

Beaches around Skagen in Denmark

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The best beaches around Skagen in Denmark June 15, 2018 The beach is magical in all seasons, but I prefer the low season, when you have the beach all to yourself. I spent a day in Denmark exploring all the beaches around Skagen, and there are many! You will find...