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…

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...

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...

Lapland: Northern lights like you’ve never seen them before!

Lapland: Northern lights like you’ve never seen them before!

Lapland offers an unparalleled spectacle during the Northern Lights season. Between fjords, tundra, steep cliffs and steep coasts, the region is known for its spectacular aurora borealis. What are the Northern Lights ? After touring Tromsø we turn to the beautiful...

Waterfalls in France: a change of scenery in cascade !

Waterfalls in France: a change of scenery in cascade !

You long for great open spaces, but you don't want to leave France ? With its varied landscapes, pleasant climate, and rich heritage, France remains a tourist destination par excellence. The list of places in France most visited by tourists, includes must-see sites...

Journey in the most stunning deserts of the world

Journey in the most stunning deserts of the world

From the Sahara of the « Little Prince » to the depths of the Great Arctic, from Chile to California, from Jordan to Namibia, from Australiato Bolivia, the desert is found in all four corners of the globe. It gains ground almost everywhere, mainly because of global...

Lapland, a Winter Paradise

Lapland, a Winter Paradise

Hyvää päivää, Lapland (or Sápmi in the Sámi language) stretches over four countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola peninsula of Russia. The region is bounded by the Norwegian Sea on the west, the Barents Sea to the north and the White Sea in the east. This...

Lapland, cradle of Sámi Culture

Lapland, cradle of Sámi Culture

In Lapland, North of the Arctic circle in Finland, it takes only a few minutes to forget the frenzy of daily life and to plunge into a peaceful, stillness and pristine nature. Kilpisjärvi (Gilbbesjávri in Sámi language) has a population of about 100 and is located...

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...

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 has made its mark in Namibia!

Lake Otjikoto, a lake that has made its mark in Namibia!

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...

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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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