We got a super early flight from Lisbon to Madeira island and picked our rent-a-car directly at the airport on arrival. Having a car is essential when exploring the island, although it's not extensively big (it's only 57 km long and 22 km wide). It is however, very mountainous and full of tunnels - it's soon expected to reach 70 km in tunnels. Madeira archipelago is made of 4 islands - Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and Selvagens. Only the first two are inhabited. It was Port
After spending our first two days in the End of the World off-roading and penguin watching we really thought we have already seen the best of it. But Nature decided to prove us wrong. We've planned our third day for climbing Glaciar Martial. Named after the explorer Luis Fernando Martial, chief of the French expedition that reached the area with scientific purposes in 1883, it is the most important source of fresh water in Ushuaia. Glaciar Martial lies 1050 meters above sea l
My excitement of going to Ushuaia was as high as our plane flying over Argentina getting there. Although it was impossible to see anything but vast land, I was always glued to the airplane window. Every flight is like a first to me! There is something so magical in Patagonia. Is it the snow in summer time, its proximity to Antarctica with animals we see only in a zoo or its almost never ending days with breathtaking sunsets? Yes, Ushuaia is a one of a lifetime experience.
We visited Ruka as part of my birthday trip. And beside skiing, my birthday wish was to fulfil a long-time dream of mine - to see the Northern Lights. The day before my birthday was sunny, so the forecast seemed promising. As we had no experience at all, we booked a snowshoe walking and Northern Lights hunting tour. We felt so ready to see this miracle of Nature - we had our camera and tripod with us, with all setting already set. We forgot only one thing. To try it first. We