Travel theme: Secret Places

Tonight when I opened to post something here I found out that Ailsa, one of bloggers who like my photos has invited me to join her travel theme in her blog. This invitation puts a big smile on my face😀

To be honest, I feel honor to have you guys who like my photos and posts. I feel overwhelming to know that some of you take your time to read my blog and even follow it, nothing can describe my feeling except thank you! Well… just a simple thank you won’t shows the whole feeling inside me, no words can describes it. You, all my blogger friends… make me happy!🙂

Now back to the theme which is about secret place. Hmm… do I have one?! Not until 2009!!!😀 The island of Gotland might not a secret place for some people but for me this is my secret place, place where I can picture myself writing, taking photo, creates dreams or maybe just doing nothing, enjoying the view of this beautiful island. A secret place that reminds me of my home town, Bali Indonesia and a place where I can go so many time without feeling any boredom. The one that make me happy, it is not so far from Stockholm🙂

Gotland is tiny little yet amazing island *so does Bali -in my opinion-* which has a Medieval Festival which is held every year in the beginning of August and as you can see in the second picture. The first picture was taken way back in year 2009 -my first trip to this island- in one of the spot called Diger Huvud which if I translate it in English will be “Enormous Head”. Why? Be patient… the easiest explanation will be shown in my last picture😀

I took the second picture last year when they celebrated another Medieval Festival for a week. This picture is one of many my favorite shot when the showed us the battle between the citizen of Visby who got attacked by Danish King. It was really interesting moment which I will remember for the rest of my life. The fourth picture is another great prove how great the festival is.

The picture with the boat one the beach is showing enough how clean and pretty Gotland’s beaches are. You can take your own breakfast and have it with this view -as we did- isn’t tempting to have this rare chance? Well… it is for me😀 That’s why I would love to go to Gotland every year, to feel home again and to be able to sit down and talk with the nature about my secrets😀 and also my dreams… hope and faith to continue this journey and become a better Deni. Another amazing spot in Gotland called Gamla Hamn which means “Old Harbor” which you can see in this picture on your right side. Can you see that the sea stacks formed an animal shape, in my eyes it looks like camel🙂 What do you think? This was another of my secret place because when I was there, I found only 5 of us were hanging around in this place. In my mind, I was feel a bit weird because it was very quite there. How could no one would like to come to this beautiful spot? But again, I guess because of the road to reach it is so narrow and it seems like no one will find the way. My P and I were in this place by mistake😀 lucky us!!!! Last year, I hadn’t able to come to this place as I did in 2009 because the length of my stay was quite short. I’ll go again… soon!!!🙂

The last picture was taken by my P because I would like to give an idea to my family back in Bali about how big the sea stack was😀 This shot too explain why they give a name to this place as “Enormous Head” My height is 155 cm so… you can count by yourself to know how tall it is hehehehe. I would highly recommended all of you who love nature and traveling to visit the island of Gotland. Maybe when you have chance you will see me around with my camera😀 well… you never know, right?!

This place might not be a secret place anymore but I love to share a wonderful experience to you all. Hope you enjoy the photos and some info from me, in the future I’ll post some more spots that you can visit in Gotland. Bye for now…!

Stockholm, dym 18062012

About dema1497

A Balinese who is currently living in Stockholm, Sweden. I love to write almost about everything and it helps me to understand more about myself and life.I love traveling, where I can learn a lot about other cultures, I love reading where I can improve my languages skill and learn about others through their works, and photography is one of my passions where I learn to understand nature deeper. I am a dream catcher... and will always be! Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy to read my posts. Take care
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10 Responses to Travel theme: Secret Places

  1. ailsapm says:

    It does look like a giant face! Gotland looks beautiful, how great that you have found somewhere that reminds you of home, when you’re so far away. Lovely post, dema1497🙂

    • dema1497 says:

      Indeed!!!😀 I was amazed to see those sea stacks. Thank you for your beautiful words Ailsa. If you get chance to visit me here, I’ll show you for real my secret place😀

  2. Great post! Thanks for sharing ths lovely place with us!

  3. I’ve gone ahead and bookmarked https://demaodyssey.com/2012/06/18/travel-theme-secret-places/ at Digg.com so my friends can see it too. I simply used Travel theme: Secret Places | One step at a time as the entry title in my Digg.com bookmark, as I figured if it is good enough for you to title your blog post that, then you probably would like to see it bookmarked the same way.

    • dema1497 says:

      Hi Lizette,
      Thank you so much for your compliments and glad to know that you like my blog. Really appreciate your effort to bookmark it🙂

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