Andreas Brokalakis

Traveling, hiking and photographing. That's the story! Apart from that I love food, good music and positive people who smile and laugh. Engineer by profession, photographer by heart. Currently located in the island of Crete, Greece.

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5 months ago

A nice walk

I have always been in love with the movie "The Secret life of Walter Mitty" and guess what, the little town of Stykkisholmur was one of the filming locations! Visiting the lighthouse provides a nice view of the town and the surrounding area, however I cannot really say that it is something really impressive, especially considering the rest of the landscapes that you witness in Iceland. As the OP mentions, it is a very short and easy walk to the lighthouse and it is one of the things that you can easily do if you stop in the town.

Very impressive but it's just the warmup

Noone can deny that the scenery is amazing and indeed the mountain is very photogenic. However, it is often the first stop from Reykjavik so you really dont know what is coming next! :) I personally found the overall surrounding landscape equally impressive, to the point I ended up taking more photos from the waterfalls and the mountains behind them than Kirkjufell.

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5 months ago

One of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland

Dynjandi can easily be considered one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland - and saying that for a country that has so many amazing waterfalls says a lot! The surrounding scenery is equally impressive and of course the hike towards the upper levels is truly amazing, especially once the full scale becomes apparent. Highly recommended for anyone in the area.

Nice

There are multiple sites and locations that can provide exquisite view over the Danube river and Citadella is one of them. I would not consider it the best one and most of the other sites were also much more interesting themselves (I mean apart from the view they offer). I highly agree with the OP that should you decide to visit Citadella, wear comfortable shoes! :)

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5 months ago

Amazing

I was really impressed with the hike! It combines amazing views, deep forest walks and amazing waterfalls. It does not present any real difficulties and should be great for any reasonably fit hiker. Definitely recommended!

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5 months ago

Impressive, however Blue Mountains have much more to offer

Three Sisters is a spectacle to look at and I believe that you can't miss it should you visit Blue Mountains. Although, I understand that the Three Sisters is the signature site of Blue Mountains, having hiked the place for two days, I believe that there so much more there to see that you definitely should not stop only there! I visited the place in June, so I didn't have the experience of the OP with crowds or too many people. The weather was great, so I can recommend this time of year.

Very enjoyable and unexpectedly nice walk so close to the urban area

I hiked this famous Bondi to Coogee walk in 2014, so I am not aware if many things have changed since then. More or less followed what is proposed here. The hike is paved all the way, easy and super accessible. If you do the whole walk, it is some distance to consider, however it is not tiring and also there are plenty of opportunities where you can sit and rest, or even quit and find your way back to the city. The view on the ocean is great. You will also pass from several beaches and open (sea water) waterpools and that means that weather permitting you may also choose to go swimming. Overall, I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Sydney.

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5 months ago

Impressive by magnitude

Colosseum is the landmark of Rome, so I dont think that you can avoid it in your visit to the city. As most other popular sites, it can get crowded, however because of its massive scale, you wont have a real issue during your visit. Except for the time that you will need to wait in the queue, which can be quite long. I had the luck to have a wife which is an historian professor, so I had a kind of guided tour myself. I would propose a visit with a guide as there are a lot to learn. The history of the Colosseum is both magnificent and terrible, brutal. I believe that at the end, you will go out with a lot to think.

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5 months ago

Impressive

Although as already mentioned the place can be hugely crowded, I found that it bothered me less than other famous monuments in Rome (such as Fontana di Trevi). The Pantheon is amazing and will make you owe with admiration. Try to learn a bit of the history behind it, as it will make you appreciate it more. Sometimes also, the square outside the Pantheon is packed with activities and music and you can rest and have fun if you need to wait in a long queue.

Cant come in Rome and not visit the archeological site

Unless you have been in Rome for countless times and know everything about the city, it is not conceivable to miss this archeological site! Totally impressive, especially if you are into history, as it well preserved and offers great opportunities for glimpse to the past.

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5 months ago

Not worth it but cant visit Rome without coming here

I think it is one of those situations that something is so well known and famous that you can't visit Rome without coming here. On the other hand, the reality, at least when I visited the place (i.e. before the coronovirus era), is that it so packed of people that it will be amazing if you can even approach and see the monument, not photograph it. Huge groups of people that are competing to get in front in order to grad that "precious" selfie ruins totally the experience. The monument is amazing but the experience to be there not.

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6 months ago

A nice and easy hike and an opportunity for a nice dive

The hike is very easy and this makes it very attractive even for non-experienced hikers or even people who just want to enjoy an opportunity for a contact with nature. Although I really liked the hike, having done numerous hikes and crossed many gorges in Crete, I would consider though the characterization of the original poster that it is one of the best and most beautiful hikes you can do as exaggerating. :) If you do this in summer time, I strongly advise you to have your swimming suit or whatever else you feel you need as the waters in Lissos will definitely call you for a dive! Remember to bring water with you and also a snack or something as you wont find any of these in Lissos. If you are in Sougia area and love hiking, I would definitely recommend that you also check if you can hike the gorge of Aghia Eirini.