We go to a Swiss national dress festival in Männlichen, take in the views from Schynige Platte and Luke checks out the incredible deluge of Trümmelbach Falls.
We take in some of the sights just outside Interlaken. First a bus up to Beatenberg, then a stop-off at the Saint Beatus caves, and finally a journey to the top of one of the higher peaks in the area: the Neiderhorn.
Feeling like a miniature Plitivice Lakes, Krka National Park has one additional benefit, which is that it allows swimming! The water was too cold for me, but certainly not for the scores of tourists and locals who come here to cool off in the summer months. We were happy enough just wandering the paths, looking at the lakes and falls. 🙂
If you like waterfalls, you’ve come to the right place! Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is one of the top places to visit for any waterfall lover, and I’m sure you’ll see why. Lush surroundings abound, with plentiful falls of every size plunging in to lakes of turquoise water. The trails around the park are very well kept – and well trodden! All in all, one of our favourite spots in Croatia. 🙂
I have come to Belfast primarily to visit my old friend Danny, who I knew when I lived in the UK in the early 2000’s. We used to go to music events all over the country with other like-minded friends and, fortuitously, he had a spare ticket to a two day BBC festival this weekend so here I am.
Danny picked me up from the airport and we set straight to sightseeing, following directions that a friend of his had written for him.
First stop, Glenariff, also known as The Queen of the Nine Glens.
It was quite a dramatic valley and my photo does not do it justice.
After a bit of havering we found the walk down a valley to see some waterfalls.
This one has a name that means ‘grey mare’s tail’. The walk was lovely and at the bottom was a bar where we had a pint and Danny unsuccessfully tried to make me taste his Guinness.
The walk back up was slightly hampered by the pints but we made it eventually, admiring the swathes of bluebells along the way.
Next stop a little town called Cushendun. The whole town looked freshly painted and the main street was delightfully colourful.
There was also a large mural about hurling.
Next up were the Dark Hedges. Featured on one early episode of Game of Thrones, these beeches are very old and very dramatic. Unfortunately quite a few have been storm damaged and the large numbers of tourist buses are affecting the roots around the ones that still stand.
There were only a few people there and we managed to walk down the road and get some people-free photos.
By then it was getting on so we headed back to Belfast and had dinner and a couple of drinks, during which we were joined by a handful of random people. One of whom told me I ‘sounded like someone from Neighbours’. As I’ve said in previous posts, there’s nothing like travelling to make you aware of your national stereotypes. Could be worse I suppose?
In our final Iceland video, we take a Superjeep tour, go hiking over a mountain, sledding down a volcano and touch a glacier. I think we can all agree, Iceland is pretty damn rad.
Also, learn how to say Eyjafallajökull! 😀
We continue our Iceland adventure with a trip around the Golden Circle, the route upon which many of Iceland’s natural wonders can be found. We hope you agree that the scenery is, at times, quite Tolkien-esque. 😉
Also, Luke takes the hobbits to Isengard.
Apologies for the amount of wind noise during the video – turns out Iceland is a windy place!