Welcome to Travel Notes & Beyond, a collection of travel stories, photos, personal opinions and the occasional rants and raves. This is a place where you can learn about beautiful destinations, culture, history, food and the common thread that weaves them together. Hi, I am Anda – a Romanian-born award-winning travel writer and, Read More
Did it ever cross your mind that you could freeze on a tropical island? Well, if you don’t think that’s possible try a road trip at the summit of Haleakala Volcano on the island of Maui at 4 o’clock in the morning. But is it really worth driving up the winding mountain roads for a couple of hours in the dark, just to catch a glimpse of the mighty sun showing its first rays behind the crater?
We asked ourselves the same question the first time we went, especially after struggling for over 15 minutes to find a parking spot. But a few minutes later, as the sun peeked through the horizon, all the discomfort and the inconveniences we experienced have been forgotten. The feeling was so uplifting, Read More
Stockholm is a metropolis of islands. The 700 years old Swedish capital spreads across 14 different islands connected by 57 bridges, so you can enjoy great views of the water wherever you go. This beautiful, clean and historical city is nothing short of a marvel. By virtue of its location on the shores of Lake Mälaren, Stockholm is considered one of the most beautiful European capitals, although it never raised to the fame of Paris or London.
Stockholm is really beautiful. It’s stylish and sophisticated with impressive buildings, grand boulevards, charming historic alleyways and relaxing green spaces. Architecturally wise, Stockholm is a mixture of traditional Neoclassic and modern architecture that seems to blend seamlessly in most parts of the city. Read More
My Travel Blogger Interviews series continues this month with Jure Snoj, from Call of Travel.
Hi, my name is Jure and I come from Slovenia. I’m currently living in India, where I’ve just recently relocated from Qatar.
Call of Travel doesn’t occupy a particular niche, it is about travel in general. Since I have a very wide span of interests and I felt that I would be limiting myself if I were to decide on a narrow topic. In general I’m really into the great outdoors, social issues and cuisines and I think my blog is starting to reflect that.
Prior to actually launching it and seriously starting to devote time to the blog I l –like probably most other bloggers– thought about doing it for quite some time. The trigger for me finally deciding that I want to do this proper, was the former company I worked for Read More