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RE: A dream came true: The Magical Aurora Borealis

in #travelfeed3 years ago

This is a trip that you will never forget. And I will never forget those photos. I'm sorry to hear that you had issues with luggage but you have luckily sorted that out.

I'm coming from a protected area in the East of Slovakia and we were also using black pebbles instead of chemicals. There is a huge dam with drinking water and for this reason no chemicals are allowed in the area.

Your photos are absolutely stunning! Two days is way to short to stay there. I can imagine being there every night :)

Thank you for sharing your work with us. I have enjoyed it a lot!


Thank you, @delishtreats! You're absolutely right, I won't forget that :)
I'll probably tell that story to my grandchildren if the Big Boss above lets me :)))

Actually, we've been there for a week, but it was only two nights where we could see and photograph the Aurora, the first one with clear sky and temperatures of -15 ~ -20 degrees Celsius, and another night where clouds were breaking from time to time for very short periods... The rest of the days we've been traveling around Norway and Finland to find out a cloudless spot in the sky ;)

I would stay more, but the standard of living in Norway is very high, food and services were about twice the values I've seen even in Switzerland. So I simply could not afford to stay longer... :(

It is so good that you try to preserve the Nature in such a way... I have to admit, I've never been to Slovakia, where would you recommend me to go from a photo perspective? :)

Twice the values in comparison to Switzerland? Wow! I live in Switzerland so I can't really imagine the prices in Norway then.. it's so expensive here!

The landscape in Slovakia is beautiful. You can go to any part of the country and easily find some beautiful places to photograph. I would avoid cities - there is not much to see.

If you want something special then I would go to the East. There is not such a high population and the conditions for stargazing are one of the best in the world. From sightseeing you could enjoy old wooden churches, fairy tale forests, beautiful lake and breathtaking landscape :) If you would ever plan to go there, just let me know and I will write down some places for you :)

Wow, thanks so much, @delishtreads, now you really made me wanna go there! :))) When I start planning, I'll definitely get in touch!

Generally I avoid the big cities during my travels, but I have to admit I love taking some street photos from time to time ;)

Yes, it was indeed very expensive in Norway. Apart from the car fuel and the salmon, everything was bloody expensive for all of us. But still, totally worthy, isn't it? :D

That would be so nice :) I will be happy to help you choose where you should go :)

Well, we don't really have big cities :D I think that the capital city has around 500,000 people if I'm not mistaken. But you can go to small towns. They are very charming :)

It was absolutely worth it, I must say :) Nothing can beat those photos of yours :)