Leshan Giant Buddha

I couldn’t go to China without seeing Leshan’s Giant Buddha! So while I was in Chengdu, I booked a day trip with Mix Hostel Backpackers to go to there. Leshan’s Giant Buddha (also called Da Fo) is a tall stone statue (71 m/233 ft  tall; shoulders are 28-metre wide), which was carved out of a cliff between…

Food in Iceland

Here are some of the meals I ate during my 20-day trip in Iceland. In Höfn, I ordered some delicious langoustines! Click here to read my post about this meal and Höfn. In Akureyri, I had dinner at Greifin Restaurant on two occasions. It was my  favorite restaurant in Iceland, although I really liked the langoustines pictured above. The service…

Massive and colorful cliffs at Zion National Park

Zion National Park has a lot to offer; steep cliffs, narrow canyons, great hiking trails and breathtaking viewpoints. Zion, Utah’s first national park, has two main regions: Zion Canyon (which is the main area and should definitely be part of your plans) and Kolob Canyon area (which I did not visit), both regions being reachable by different, unconnecting routes. We drove from…

Wandering through hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park

  Bryce Canyon National Park apparently has the largest collection of hoodoos in the world! Hoodoos (also called fairy chimneys) are typically formed in sedimentary rock and their shapes are affected by the erosional patterns of alternating hard and softer rock layers. I loved the contrast between those bizarre rock formations and the blue sky, it was amazing!…

Size doesn’t matter at the Phallus Museum

Húsavík (Iceland) is known to be one of the best places to book whale watching boat trips and is often described as the “whale watching capital of Europe”. Until 2011, it was home to two unique museums: the Whale Museum and the Phallological Museum. Yeah, the latter is pretty unconventional (but moved back in Reykjavik in 2011)!…