From Inishmore, Aran Islands.
This tiny café was crammed with tourists who all found a cheery welcome as well as hearty food and delicious cake. It was recommended to us by our local minibus guide, and definitely showcases the charm of the Aran Islands. I loved the traditional thatched roof and the beautiful flower arrangements. I have never seen so many gorgeous window boxes as in Ireland!
From Maumturk Mountains, Connemara.
A little bit of sun makes this proud foxglove look positively radiant. Just a taste of the wild beauty of the Connemara region. We had a beautiful hike in the Maumturks (though the rest of the group was more interested in hiking, and I was more interested in taking pictures of every flower…)
From La Selva Ecolodge, Ecuador.
La Selva occupies an interesting place between civilization and jungle; the two are inextricably connected here, like vines on a hut.