In this post I'll write a little about some of the more interesting islands I've been to. I saw that in recent years I have a tendency to visit this kind of land 🙂 . It was really hard to decide which one to take out of the list, so think of it like a bonus island! Here's the map.

Galapagos

Woow, the Galapagos islands, what an experience! It’s like 100% nature, it’s hard to explain but you get the feeling you are part of it, there are no boundaries between human and wildlife. It’s interesting to see how each island has a little different set of animals that are adjusted to the conditions on that island. Since my visit there, I can’t go to zoos…

Galapagos sea lion Galapagos - Blue footed boobie Galapagos Galapagos - Bartolome

Sri Lanka

Now this is interesting. Sri Lanka wasn’t even on my plans but we found a cheap flight so… you know 🙂 . My experience there was special since it was the first time I rented a motorcycle and toured the island with it, so really got to feel the people and the roads and I must say its quite different from travelling with a car. The thing I loved most was going through the tea fields! Want to read more?

Sri Lanka - Tea plantations 07350011

Isle of Skye

As part of my visit to Scotland I planned on visiting the Isle of Skye but didnt expect it to be sooo beautiful. I knew about the Old Man of Storr, but then I settled in Portree and got some more information about other locations which were jaw-dropping! Want to see more?

Isle of Skye - Old Man of Storr Isle of Skye - Kilt Rock Isle of Skye - Quiraing

Reunion

Reunion is a French island off the coasts of east Africa, near Madagascar. The visit started with a bad driving day, but after that I got to see a very diverse island. Unlike its neighbor, Mauritius with the white sand beaches, it offers plenty of hiking – from an active volcano and volcanic ashes to very very green areas. My tip: take the helicopter ride!
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Reunion - Piton de la Fournaise

DSC01543 DSC01246 Reunion - From the helicopter

San Miguel

This island lies in the Azores, somewhere in the Atlantic. It offers many day hikes, and 3 great lakes – Sete Cidades, Furnas and Lagoa do Fogo. Great place for a short visit!
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San Miguel San Miguel San Miguel - Ponta Delgada San Miguel - Furnas

Cuba

I guess the first thing you notice when you land in Cuba are the very old classic cars. During my 8 days over there I got to see many unusual things. Things like: stores with literally empty shelves, people standing on their porch all day long doing practically nothing, using 2 currencies, using horses as a taxi-bus, driving around in coco-shaped-taxis and so on. Its fair to say that Cuba is more about the culture and atmosphere than nature although it does have some nice places like Trinidad and Vinales.

Cuba - Playa Ancon DSCN0429 Cuba - Vinales Coco Taxi - Cuba DSCN0362

Almost made it …

As I mentioned before, deciding on the top islands was no easy task and there were a few I had leave out but are still worth mentioning.

  • Bazaruto – Mozambique
    Take the boat and go there for the day ! It's about an hour in a motor boat, which brings you to this isolated island …
    Bazaruto
  • San Andres – Colombia
    It takes a short flight from Cartagena to get here, but I felt like a king with this "all you can drink" deal ! Take the 'tour' to "Jhonny Cay" island with its crystal clear water.
    San Andres
    San Andres
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