I was in Barcelona for a good 4 days (2½ day to be exact) right after Free Range exhibition in London, leaving UK for good. I don’t usually leave my trip unplanned because it always turned out an unfortunate tragedy. However, this spontaneous trip went pretty smooth, lots of fun and surprises. I spent a full day visiting Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, checked off Barcelona Pavilion from my architectural list, do nothing but writing postcard and people watching at the beach, keep slow and be free. I come across with a few beautiful people that I thought I will never meet again. Food market, endless street walk and window shopping. Tapas. Seafood. Paella. Churros. Sangria. Clara uhmm what else? The only regret are not striking off Walden 7 and La Muralla Roja from my architectural list yet.
If you missed the sun, you missed the nature. The sun doesn’t rise above the horizon during winter, leaving it hanging in the blue. I’m thankful and blessed to wake up in arctic wilderness last winter, driving my own husky sled across the mountain around Abisko and overlooking Lapporten in the morning, it’s the very moment that seems unreal.
We didn’t left Abisko with disappointment although we couldn’t really see northern light dancing wildly in the sky but a faint glows of green. We caught a glimpse of the light unexpectedly on the second night where we went up to the hill by our own; the sky actually cleared up on the last night and the lights were bolder and brighter. The silence, the northern light and the stars, it became something magical.
// Husky sledding with Abisko.net
// Reindeer tour with Abisko Guesthouse
// IceHotel (27) Kiruna
// STF Abisko Turistation / Lake Torneträsk
// Northern light hunting day two
// Chasing the Northern light day three with Lights over Lapland