Travelling is not just about taking in the sights and sounds but it is also filled with experiences and stories. - My friends and I were here at Pfeiffer Beach enjoying the cool breeze and amazing view, then a lady called out to us. "Turn around girls and look at the purple sand! Do you see it?" - True enough, we turned our backs to the sun and the sand looked magical! It wasn't obvious in the pictures as you are more likely to see the purple sand after winter storms. It comes from manganese garnet in the hills being eroded and washed down the creek to the beach. - Moments like these you don't forget.
The roadtrip down the coast was absolutely a lovely drive. View was incredibly stunning! - More pictures to come!
Sun-bath anyone? 🤣 - The elephant seals were almost lost forever as they were hunted by the thousands for several decades from the 1800s. They were discovered that their blubber yielded extremely high quality oil. - Thankfully they made a comeback and since 1997, volunteers have served an important role to protecting these animals and educating visitors. - 📢California State Parks
Brooklyn Bridge. One of the icons of New York City. - If you are visiting the area between April and October, do check out the Brooklyn Flea during the weekends from 10am to 6pm. - I visited the flea on a Sunday at DUMBO and it was a lively outdoor bazaar. From vintage products, arts & crafts to delicious food, it is an outdoor experience not to be missed! 😎
We couldn't miss the highlight. The Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist tour takes visitors on an excursion into the basin of Niagara Falls State Park’s Horseshoe Falls. - The sky. The fall. The mist. The waters. The wind. The perfect moment to just appreciate.
And of course, Niagara falls from the viewpoint. My picture was completed with jet aircrafts flying in V formation. ✈ - Lots of attractions at Niagara from hiking trails, to boat ride to museums, restaurants and shopping. All I know, my friends and I spent bulk of our time with one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
When life seems to be falling apart, have faith and hold on to the things you believe in. Storms never last forever and things will look up again. - Remember to take a moment to breathe and find comfort within. - This too shall pass.
Great view of the Empire State Building and New York City from the Rockefella Center. Attracted by the citylights and also enjoyed the cold winds up there!
Nice walk at Main Street Park and a good photo point at Pebble Beach. 👍 - Did you know that the Manhattan Bridge was the last of the three suspension bridges built across the lower East River, following the Brooklyn and the Williamsburg bridges?
A masterpiece of the human spirit that endures as a highly potent symbol—inspiring contemplation, debate and protest—of ideals such as liberty, peace, human rights, abolition of slavery, democracy and opportunity. - UNESCO Statement of Significance
#Winter is coming in Iceland and the famous reasons to go during the season are the natural ice caves and northern lights. - During my stay in March, I wasn't lucky with the sightings of the Aurora Borealis. Most of the time the nights were either cloudy or during clear skies, the KP index wasn't high. But our patience was rewarded on our very last night! - My Nikon DSLR and tripod didn't stand a chance out in the strong wind to capture the beautiful sight so I only had to try my best to balance the camera on an uneven roof window. (Imagine how long I had to hold the camera for long exposure and stand up in an awkward position to reach up to the window standing on a bed...😂) - So here it is! Not the best quality but good enough to see how pretty it is! But believe me, nothing beats just putting aside your gadgets and admiring the lights dancing in the nightsky. 🌌
"It's better to see something once than to hear about it a thousands times." - Church Búðakirkja in its glory. ⛪