Twin here and there
by C-Ludik

Twin here and there
by C-Ludik

« Over there/Everything is new and wild/Free continent without fences/Beautiful as you would never imagine/Here our dreams are narrow/That’s why I will go over there »
(Jean-Jacques Goldman – Over there)

« Over there/Everything is new and wild/Free continent without fences/Beautiful as you would never imagine/Here our dreams are narrow/That’s why I will go over there »
(Jean-Jacques Goldman – Over there)

‘Twin here and there by C-Ludik is a bilingual travel blog combining travel stories and photojournalism to celebrate the beauty of the world and the richness of cultures from all continents. I’ve always been passionate about photography and I am personally attached to the idea of the travel diary, where text and images work together harmoniously to keep a moment or to catch a fugitive memory. I challenge you to read any article on this blog without wanting to be there, on top of a mountain, on the crest of a dune or contemplating crystal clear waters. However, before discovering these new places, you will have to need the relevant outfit, from snorkel to beanie, from flip-flops to snow shoes, because you will travel across many lands, at different altitude and latitude, in other words to the four corners of the Earth. You will dream of escape, of charming stories and of amazing pictures that will make you pack up immediately. Life is short and the world is wide and beautiful, so come with me, there’s a place on the Earth I’d like to show you…

The Fabulous Spectacle of Trees

The Fabulous Spectacle of Trees

« Auprès de mon arbre, je vivrais heureux » sang Brassens. In Japan, the practice of « shinrin yoku » or « forest bathing » is recognized as medical therapy and has millions of followers. In Japanese, Shinrin means forest, and yoku means bath. Shinrin yoku means...

The Head in the Clouds in the Reserve of Monteverde

The Head in the Clouds in the Reserve of Monteverde

Monteverde (Green Mountain) Located in the province of Puntarenas is one place not to be missed in Costa Rica. It is Costa Rica’s most important ecotourism destination. In 1951, American Quakers from Alabama purchased land in Costa Rica and moved there to avoid the...

The Caño Negro Refuge: Pointed teeth and Feathers along the Water

The Caño Negro Refuge: Pointed teeth and Feathers along the Water

The Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro, the largest wetland in Costa Rica, is located on the northern plains of the province of Alajuela near the border with Nicaragua. The reserve is remote and off the beaten path and tourist circuit. The closest village...

Tenorio Volcano National Park, the most wonderful !

Tenorio Volcano National Park, the most wonderful !

Once almost unknown, the Tenorio Volcano National Park in northwest Costa Rica is home to a unique natural treasure: a sublime turquoise blue river and waterfall unlike any other in Central America or in the rest of the world ! On the Guanacaste mountain range, not...

Fauna and flora of the Arenal Volcano National Park

Fauna and flora of the Arenal Volcano National Park

How about a breath of fresh air in the heart of the Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica ? This tiny Central American country is a vast nature sanctuary! The sumptuous Arenal Volcano National Park seduces in multiple ways: its omnipresent nature, its incredible...

Arenal Volcano National Park, A Natural Wonder

Arenal Volcano National Park, A Natural Wonder

Costa Rica is a land of volcanoes. These volcanoes are part of the Central American volcanic arc and part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Of the many volcanoes in Costa Rica, five are still active, Poás, Irazú, Arenal, Turrialba and Rincón de la Vieja. In the northwest...

Costa Rica: A Vast Reservoir of Biodiversity

Costa Rica: A Vast Reservoir of Biodiversity

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America bordering Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the South. It is home to 5% of the planet's biodiversity ! Out of two million species identified in the world today, about 91,000 are found in Costa Rica. In other words,...

Journey to the Heart of the Tropical Forests of Costa Rica

Journey to the Heart of the Tropical Forests of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located in Central American between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and bordered by Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the Southeast. It is a small country (one tenth the size of France) but vast in its biodiversity. Costa Rica is the perfect...

Niagara Falls, a Natural Wonder between the United States and Canada

Niagara Falls, a Natural Wonder between the United States and Canada

Niagara Falls attract approximately 20 million visitors each year. They form a natural boundary between the province of Ontario in Canada and the State of New York in the Eastern United States and are located 17 miles northwest of Buffalo, New York, and 75 miles...

Acadia National Park: A Park where the Mountains meet the Sea

Acadia National Park: A Park where the Mountains meet the Sea

National parks are much more than preserved wilderness. They have the power to stimulate our senses and make us feel alive. Their beauty offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world and the opportunity to experience extraordinary moments. As John Muir, the...

Acadia National Park: True Nature in Maine

Acadia National Park: True Nature in Maine

The state of Maine, « Vacation Land »  as it calls itself on vehicle license plates, is covered by vast forests and dotted with more than 6,000 lakes. It is the northernmost state in the northeastern of the United States and one of six states composing the « New...

The Sultanate of Oman in the time of Castles

The Sultanate of Oman in the time of Castles

Some 500 forts dot the mountains of the Sultanate of Oman. No matter where you go, you will run into a fort or a castles. There are so many you can’t visit them all! Those inland were influenced by Persian architecture, those on the coast by Portuguese. They dominate...

Escapes in the Hajar Mountain Range

Escapes in the Hajar Mountain Range

In the Sultanate of Oman, the landscape is tinted with three colors: ochre, the green of lush palm groves and the white of village houses embracing the mountain walls. Ochre is the dominant color and extends from the mountains to the desert and canyons. For...

The Natural Wonders of Oman: Green Wādī and Moving Sand

The Natural Wonders of Oman: Green Wādī and Moving Sand

Without a doubt Mother Nature gave the Sultanate of Oman her best ! As soon as you leave the city of Muscat, the scenery changes abruptly, and you find yourself in a mineral world of stony plains and jagged mountains. In the 14th century, Ibn Battûta, a Muslim Berber...

The East Coast of the Sultanate of Oman: A Walk along the Coastline

The East Coast of the Sultanate of Oman: A Walk along the Coastline

The coast of the Sultanate of Oman, at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula, offers many attractions. For millennia fishermen have navigated this long, pristine coastline of over 1,865 miles (3,165 kilometers.) The coast is lined with sand-colored forts built...

Walvis Bay: Rendezvous with Desert and Ocean

Walvis Bay: Rendezvous with Desert and Ocean

Located 22 miles from Swakopmund, the city of Walvis Bay (pronounced « vahl-fis bay ») is a rather unusual place. Travelers often hesitate to visit this small industrial port town, which is often covered by fog. However, it is an essential break in the journey along...

The Mysterious Skeleton Coast, and Cape Cross’ Fur Seals

The Mysterious Skeleton Coast, and Cape Cross’ Fur Seals

After a long day driving through desert landscapes, we finally reach the ocean.  Stunning waves of sand dunes undulate as far as the eye can see along the Atlantic Ocean. Here we are on the Skeleton Coast, the northern part of the Atlantic Coast of Namibia stretching...

The Petrified Forest and Rock Carvings of Twyfelfontein

The Petrified Forest and Rock Carvings of Twyfelfontein

Let's continue « Travelling Through The Wild Side » to the reggae music of Namibian musician Ras Sheehama and discover Damaraland, through its art and geology... « Travelling through the wilderness / I keep on travelling and travelling… / Through the wilderness »...

Epupa Falls: rendezvous in Himba land

Epupa Falls: rendezvous in Himba land

Kaokoland - translate as “distant land” - is a region unlike any other. A former Namibian Bantustan, Kaokoland is located in the Kunene region in northwestern Namibia. The term Bantustan was first used in the late 1940s and is derived from Bandu word for “People.” The...

Etosha National Park : A journey to the Animal Kingdom

Etosha National Park : A journey to the Animal Kingdom

For most people, African fauna consists of felines or the famous “Big Five”-- the five African animals that all travelers dream of seeing and photographing. The expression “Big Five” does not refer to the animals of Africa that are the largest in stature, but big-game...

In the heart of the Etosha National Park wildness

In the heart of the Etosha National Park wildness

Namibia's animals consist of many species: 200 mammals, 645 birds, 250 reptiles, and more than 6,300 different insects. One-quarter of these are endemic to Namibia... It is also no secret that Etosha National Park is the best place to observe Namibian fauna,...

A glimpse of Etosha National Park

A glimpse of Etosha National Park

Namibia is a marvel for all those seeking distant new horizons... It is unthinkable to go to Namibia without going on a safari! Etosha National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and one of the best places to observe abundant wildlife roaming...

Lake Otjikoto, a lake that digs its own hole!

Lake Otjikoto, a lake that digs its own hole!

How did lake Otjikoto develop? Only 110 yards from the main road, Route B1, to Etosha National Park, there is an expanse of turquoise water well hidden from sight behind gigantic fig trees and euphorbia. Lake Otjikoto, located in Namibia’s Oshikoto region about 12...

Waterberg Plateau Park !

Waterberg Plateau Park !

What is Waterberg Plateau Park ? The Waterberg is a vast plateau of red rock 42 miles south-east of Otjiwarongo and about 186 miles northeast of Namibia's capital, Windhoek. The mountain owes its name to the springs surfacing on its lower slopes and its lush...

Madeira, Hiking trails between Ocean and Mountain

Madeira, Hiking trails between Ocean and Mountain

Madeira Island presents such a diversity of landscapes that it is very difficult not to fall in love with its charm. If you are looking for a “nature” holiday where ocean and mountains meet, Madeira is for you ! Madeira Island, a true natural paradise, offers...

Madeira’s Levadas, Hiking along waterways

Madeira’s Levadas, Hiking along waterways

Discover the Levadas of Madeira, these irrigation canals testifying to the ingenuity of man to adapt to nature without damaging it, during beautiful walks along the water.

Madeira: Stopover in Funchal, the Capital of the Island of Flowers

Madeira: Stopover in Funchal, the Capital of the Island of Flowers

The subtropical island of Madeira in the North Atlantic Ocean about 280 miles off the coast of Morocco attracts many tourists. Madeira is located at the same latitude as Bermuda, which lies further west in the Atlantic. Madeira covers an area of 286 sq. miles and is...

The comfy traveler, looking outside of the box

The comfy traveler, looking outside of the box

According to recent research conducted by Tali Sharot, director of the Affective Brain Lab at University College London, it appears that our brain is set up to see life in pink ‘la vie en rose’, no matter what happens ... This British researcher would like to show us...

El Tatio Geysers: the magical Atacama’s geothermal field

El Tatio Geysers: the magical Atacama’s geothermal field

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile... In this mineral world where everything seems so big, so infinite, and so calm. But some rocks are impatient. They wait for the morning surge of the geysers to warm up from the cold night ! Located about 50 miles north of San...

About

Portrait of C-Ludik Hi ! My name is C-Ludik and I’m the person who runs this creative space. Welcome to ‘Tween here and there, a travel blog that shares awesome destinations, stunning photographs and captivating travel stories from around the world. No two landscapes are ever the same because of a different light, different conditions... whether it's a new or an old place. That’s what I love about nature and landscape photography. As the famous Ibn Battuta traveler said: « traveling – it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller ». He’s right ! Behind the photographer, I see myself more as a storyteller. When I arrive on a place, I try to respond to what I see and tell the story of the land. If you love travel, exploring new places, and seeing more of this beautiful world then you'll be right at home here. ‘Tween here and there is the travel inspiration for those with full-time jobs and for those in search of any off-the-beaten track destinations around the world, near and far.

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