Iceland was on our travel wish list for a long, long time. A couple of summers ago, we thought of traveling to this country to explore all around, but that trip never ended up happening. We decided to stay in Stockholm for a while, instead. Earlier this year, our friend … more »
Winter on the Silk Road
When I was in China working as an English teacher, I decided to cycle around Iran. I finished my contract at the end of November, so I thought I might as well travel to Iran by land. The problem was, I’d be traveling in winter. I’m Portuguese so I knew … more »
How to spot the NORTHERN LIGHTS on your own
The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis are an absolutely stunning phenomenon. It’s a natural light show that takes place about 100km high in the atmosphere over the northern regions of our planet. There’s also the Aurora Australis which happens over Antarctica but as that continent is big … more »
From Oslo with Love
HALLO! Norway is the setting of A&Z’s newest adventure, and we’re looking forward to sharing it all with you! Today was our first full day in Oslo. It was also the day the snow started falling this winter. A Christmas miracle, perhaps? Well, it sure put us in the mood … more »
Yellowstone on ice!
To my disappointment, we didn’t see Yogi Bear when we visited Yellowstone. I guess he doesn’t like the cold weather and, let’s face it, things were pretty icy out there when we headed towards this National Park during our USA road-trip. On today’s photo we feature the Yellowstone Lake, that … more »
Doggie on a Sunday afternoon
We were walking around Valdivia, in Chile, during a freezing Sunday afternoon when we saw this doggie. He looked like he was lost, all alone, but maybe it was just that he knows his way around the hood too well and he is allowed to go for Sunday strolls and … more »
Doing the Indian thing: eating Samosas!
When in Rome, do like Romans. And when in India, eat samosas! Samosas are, quite probably, one of the most popular Indian snacks known all over the world. Although eaten all year long, they are particularly comforting on winter days: the caloric overload of a couple of samosas along with a … more »
Merry Christmas from A&Z!
Photo of the day takes us back to freezing Patagonia! We figured this is a wintery and Christmasy enough place to wish you all a Happy Christmas. Have a great time during the holidays!
Winter adventures at the end of the world
There aren’t many people that dare to travel in Patagonia during the winter but circumstance and a certain thirst for adventure took us there in June 2012. Landing on the snow covered runway with the plane struggling to brake was quite an experience. Looks like we got off to an … more »
A winter night in Patagonia
We were huddled up near the fireplace sipping hot tea. The window glass was ice cold. I stepped out, camera in hand to take this picture. The temperature was -2 degrees celsius, the moon was peeping out from behind the clouds. I hurried back in to warm up near the … more »