grand canyon, az


The Grand Canyon. 
These places filled with gorgeous one-of-a-kind landscapes were the ones I was always most eager to visit. This is a kind of untouched sight most of us Europeans don't get to see very often. Of course, I can't claim to know every bit of my own country, but it seems that no piece of land as vast remains unpopulated unless you're looking at the sea. I think we simply do not have the space for it. But it's these things I could never get at home that I'm always happiest to experience.

(In other news, I have jumped on the Instagram bandwagon. If you'd like, the link is up on the right now. There is still little to be seen there, but this is probably the kind of things I'll be posting.)

Have a nice weekend!

route 66, az


The day we spent on Route 66 was one of my favourites simply because it was unexpected.

It was a very long drive from LA to the Grand Canyon. At first, it seemed like a necessary evil, an unavoidable waste of a day. As far as I knew, we'd run into some towns, but nothing special.

What can I say? I was wrong. Switching the modern highway for route 66 led us to the most surprising things. We saw the insides of the Bagdad CafĂ©, abandoned gas stations and motels, a few current still-in-use diners and some quiet towns... Seligman, the city where Radiator Springs from the movie Cars was loosely based on, was my favourite stop of them all. The route itself went on for miles and it was the perfect mid-desert roadtrip scenario. Alongside there were dunes, never-ending in length, where people had written their names with stones. Quite the movie scene.