Saturday, September 14, 2013

Perito Moreno Glacier

The southernmost tip of Argentina offers incredible views, and many glaciers. Probably the most known of them is the Perito Moreno glacier, which is not only huge, but breaks off every year during February or March.
Walking on this glacier is an unforgettable experience. While you walk you can practically feel the silence and solitude, only broken by occasional creaks as the ice moves, and your own footsteps.

Perito Moreno Glaciar, Argentina.
February through April.
Argentina (50°29′S 73°03′W)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sénanque Abbey

This the Sénaque Abbey in southern France. To get there we had to travel over a narrow mountain road, which the tourist buses somehow manage to transverse. Considering that it wasn't an easy drive for a car, that is no small feat.
The view of the countryside is breathtaking, and there are a bunch of scenic places to stop along the way. The view during July and August is incredible, packed full of lavenders, honey bees, and tourists. May and June are supposed to be nice as well with poppy fields all over (although not at the monastery).

Sénaque Abbey. Nature, flowers, an ancient building.
July & August to see the lavenders
Southern France (43°55'44" N 5°11'14" E)