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Trentino, Garda, and Bergamo

Italy never fails to enchant with its natural beauty and history. Recently, I explored Trentino, took a brief ride along Lake Garda, and stumbled upon Bergamo Airport.

Trentino, nestled in the Alps, offers stunning landscapes and hiking in the Dolomites. Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake, beckons with its serene waters and lakeside villages. Bergamo Airport surprised us with nearby Città Alta’s medieval charm and Città Bassa’s modern vibrancy.

Our journey was filled with awe-inspiring moments, showcasing Italy’s captivating blend of nature, culture, and unexpected discoveries. As you plan your next adventure, consider these Italian destinations for a memorable experience. Italy’s beauty knows no bounds, and Trentino, and Lake Garda are just a taste of its splendor. Buon viaggio!

Trentino Garda Malcesine Garda Bergamo Airport Bergamo Airport

Grand Canyon from a Plane

It turns out you can fly over the Grand Canyon for free. Well, almost. You’re just flying, and the Grand Canyon is right outside your window. This happens when you’re sitting on the left side of the plane on a flight from Las Vegas to Dallas. And this is just a part of the beauty I managed to see.

Probably the view on the flight to Denver is even better, as the Grand Canyon extends to the northeast. I should check it out sometime.

Las Vegas Henderson Lake Mead Lake Mead and the Colorado River Pierce Ferry Airport

Grand Canyon from a Helicopter

My journey began not amidst the glittering lights of  Las Vegas, but in a place far more understated yet equally intriguing – Boulder City. This small, picturesque town lies a short hop from the city of sin but feels worlds apart with its laid-back charm. Known for its small but bustling airport, Boulder City serves as the gateway for those seeking aerial adventures over the Grand Canyon. Stepping into the airport, there was a palpable buzz, a mixture of excitement and the hum of propellers, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.

Our pilot, Hans, was as much a part of this adventure as the helicopter itself. Hailing from the historical city of Bruges, Belgium, he was a man whose life story could easily fuel a series of novels. With a broad smile and a twinkle in his eye, Hans welcomed us aboard. As we lifted off, the contrast between Boulder City’s serene streets and the chopper’s powerful blades encapsulated the day’s theme – peaceful beginnings to dynamic journeys.

Hoover Dam Hans sends his regards The Grand Canyon itself consists of many small canyons The depth of the canyon at this spot is about 1200 meters

As we headed towards the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam came into view, an awe-inspiring feat of human engineering nestled between the canyon walls. Hans, with his ever-present humor, quipped about how the dam was like a giant plug, and one day he’d find where the bathtub was draining. We chuckled, but the laughter didn’t mask the sheer impressiveness of the dam, a majestic sight from our aerial vantage point, reminding us of mankind’s capacity for greatness.

The water of the Colorado River meets the water of Lake Mead

Soon, the Grand Canyon itself sprawled below us, a vast expanse of geological history painted in reds, oranges, and browns. Hans transformed into a tour guide extraordinaire, pointing out landmarks and formations. But it wasn’t just a geography lesson; Hans narrated the scenery with amusing anecdotes and comparisons to his Belgian homeland. Each rock formation, he joked, resembled different types of Belgian chocolates. “That one,” he’d gesture, “is a perfect giant truffle.”

A mountain shaped like the Batman symbol Or a heart ❤ Each spot is a bush two to three meters in diameter Boulder City

As we circled back towards Boulder City, the sun was high in the sky, bathing the landscape in a brilliant, unwavering light. Below us, the Grand Canyon remained a spectacular vision, its vastness and beauty a stark contrast to the playful narratives Hans had spun. His humorous analogies to Belgian chocolates had transformed these ancient rock formations into a delightful, edible landscape in our imaginations. This journey was more than just a sightseeing tour; it was an immersion into a world where nature’s grandeur met the whimsy of human storytelling, all under the clear, bright skies of a perfect sunny day.

Uber and Lyft have finally replaced the traditional taxi services

In Las Vegas, in a hotel, on a marble wall, Uber and Lyft have finally replaced the ‘Taxi’ sign. Meanwhile, in half of the European countries, taxi drivers are seriously gathering in columns and causing traffic jams as a form of protest against the existence of these companies.