The fifth issue of Dea Magazine is here. The theme of the issue is Cold and we have six wonderful photo spreads by very talented photographers. Hope you enjoy viewing it as much as we enjoyed making it
This summer me and my cousin Andrea Kristín traveled through Europe for five weeks. We began our adventure in Oslo, where we spent 3 wonderful days with family, and then we took a train to Lund in Sweden and the next morning we went to Berlin. These two places were amazing, and I absolutely l loved it there! From Berlin, we went on to a smaller city in Germany called Bamberg.
This German city is located in Baveria and its historic city center is a listed UNESCO world heritage site . The former fishermen’s district in Bamberg’s Island City is endearingly known as Little Venice. We really enjoyed staying in this beautiful town, walking up to the castle, spending hours and hours in the beautiful rose garden and walking around town eating ice cream in the sunshine.
Next destination was Salzburg in Austria where we spent 5 fantastic days. We went to the Hallein salt mines, did the Sound of Music tour, went to Hellbrunn Palace and Wasserspiele, went to a zoo and museums.
We also took a cable car up Untersberg and walked on top of the mountain in 7000 m hight. That was really enjoyable and we had a great time. After our Salzburg adventure we spent two relaxing days in the lovely country side, in Seefeld in Tirol, before we carried on to France. In France we visited Annecy which we thought was so beautiful! We were there on the France national day, so in the evening there was a big fire work show!
From Annecy we went to Italy, and visited Florence, Lucca, Verona, Pisa, Caldiero, Lake Garda, Sirmione and some other small places which were all wonderful.
Before we left Italy we went to Tyrol again, but this time on the Italian border. From there we took a train to Vienna visiting family and after two amazing days going downtown, visiting Schönbrunn, having Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte, visiting Prater among other things we went camping with my family in Mureck in South Austria.
The time flew and suddenly we only had one week left. From Mureck we had to travel for 12 hours to get to Telc in the Czech Republic. Telc is a small UNESCO heritage city. It has very special street scene and we really enjoyed going to the street markets there. At 2 o’clock we took a snap decision and hopped aboard on the next train to Prague. After one fabulous day there we carried on to the beautiful Dresden in Germany and from there to our last stop, in Copenhagen.
We experienced so many things and did so many extremely fun things that I would have to write a whole book to tell you everything, but I definitely would recommend Interrail. It is one of the most fun things I have ever done, and I was also so lucky to have the greatest and most wonderful travel companion with me who made the whole experience even more fun.
- Hulda Vigdísardóttir