Anyone who has visited Glasgow already knows that "People Make Glasgow". It's nearly impossible to order a round at the bar, without striking up a conversation with someone. Just reading the slogan you might think it's catchphrase to compensate for less than picturesque cityscape. On the contrary, the city has plenty of beautiful spots.
While Kirkjufell is clearly the main draw on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, it would be a shame to overlook Skarðsvík Beach. The golden sands and turquoise water cut a sharp contrast to the surrounding dark, volcanic landscape.
For 5 days straight there wasn't a cloud in the sky, which is great for sunning on the patio outside the chalet but doesn't provide much variation for taking photos. I never get tired of seeing the mountains though, even after a long drive with traffic and lots to organize, it's always worth it.
See Venice and die, the saying goes. Yes, see Venice and die of old age waiting for your flight at the Marco Polo Airport is the origin of the phrase, I believe. The phrase is actually "See Naples and die", and the frustration of going through the Venice airport is a hefty but comparatively small price to pay for such a beautiful city.
Berlin has a wealth of old abandoned buildings, although real estate is becoming scarce and the condemned buildings, amusement parks and the like are slowly but surely being cordoned off and torn down. All the more reason to go see them before they're gone.
The sun was shining for a week straight in San Francisco, which is nice for getting a tan but a bit monotonous in taking photos. The famous fog, called Karl, also didn't make an appearance unfortunately. But with the jet lag I was usually up early - rare for me - and was able to get some nice pictures at sunrise.