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On May 28th we started a four days roadtrip. We rented a convertible Camaro and set off with style. Our first stop was the university campus in Berkeley, where we sipped out morning coffee.
On May 28th, we started a four days road trip. We rented a convertible Camaro and set off with style. Our first stop was the university campus in Berkeley, where we sipped out morning coffee.
Our roadtrip took us to Sonoma Valley, where we visited wineries to taste the local wines. We stopped for a bite in Sonoma and visited Pangloss Cellars, where we tasted a white wine made in concrete eggs and had a chat about Voltaire's Candide.
Our road trip took us to Sonoma Valley, where we visited wineries to taste the local wines. We stopped for a bite in Sonoma and visited Pangloss Cellars, where we tasted a white wine made in concrete eggs and had a chat about Voltaire’s Candide.

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The most magic hike ever in Muir Woods left me with a memory so hard to draw that I had to give up.
The most magic hike ever in Muir Woods left me with a memory so hard to draw that I had to give up.

Joining the crowd for the celebrations at Bay to Breakers on May 15th, 2016, in San Francisco.
Joining the crowd for the celebrations at Bay to Breakers on May 15th, 2016, in San Francisco.

SF Travel Journal Remastered

Watercolor pencils

A week or so ago I went to Blick to buy art supplies, and there I stumbled upon some amazing watercolor pencils (they can be used as regular color pencils, but you can add water afterward to turn them into watercolor). I feel head in love with them and thought they were perfect to give new life to my travel journal, which colors I had lately found to be too dull. The keen observer might have noticed that the last pages that I posted looked different, well that is because of those colors. I ended up repainting all the pages in the travel journal. The archive of the travel journal, which can be seen here, has been updated with the repainted version. Below you can see a comparison between the pages before and after I repainted them. Personally, I love the new vibrant colors. The new versions are the ones to the right.

Rome and Tuscany 2015

While we were waiting to board our plane in Kastrup Airport, I made a list of Italian phrases and made a drawing of my dreams for our future adventure in Rome and Tuscany.
While we were waiting to board our plane in Kastrup Airport, I made a list of Italian phrases and made a drawing of my dreams for our future adventure in Rome and Tuscany.
While in Rome I felt inspired to some really weird drawings.
While in Rome I felt inspired to some really weird drawings.
A futuristic knight
A futuristic knight
A fantastic insect creature. Catching photographs in the "golden hour". Visiting Palazzo e Galleria Doria Pamphilj – where we enjoyed the great audioguide by Jonathan Pamphilj and I marveled over the amazing Velázquez painting of Pope Innocent X.
A fantastic insect creature. Catching photographs in the “golden hour”. Visiting Palazzo e Galleria Doria Pamphilj – where we enjoyed the great audio guide by Jonathan Pamphilj and I marveled over the amazing Velázquez painting of Pope Innocent X.
Enjoying a Peroni beer at Bar San Calisto in Trastevere. Dinner at Fish Market. Visit to villa e museo e galleria Borghese and its beautiful statues by Bernini and Canova.
Enjoying a Peroni beer at Bar San Calisto in Trastevere. Dinner at Fish Market. Visit to villa e museo e galleria Borghese and its beautiful statues by Bernini and Canova.
Lunch at Pinsere, where you get the best Roman “pizza”. Dinner at Cul de Sac. Cocktails at Salotto 42. Explorations of the ruins of Villa Adrina. A stay in Orvieto, where I fell completely in love with the Duomo.
Lunch in Castiglione del Lago. Stay in Montepulciano, the most adorable town. Dinner at Cantina Gattavecchi, where I had the best steak in my life. Enjoyed the view over the valley from our balcony at Camera Bellavista.
Lunch in Castiglione del Lago. Stay in Montepulciano, the most adorable town. Dinner at Cantina Gattavecchi, where I had the best steak in my life. Enjoyed the view over the valley from our balcony at Camera Bellavista.
A pitstop in Montalcino, where we had lunch and wine tasting at Enoteca la Fortezza. Arrived at Fattoria di Rignana in Greve for 3 days of relaxation.
A pitstop in Montalcino, where we had lunch and wine tasting at Enoteca la Fortezza. Arrived at Fattoria di Rignana in Greve for 3 days of relaxation.
A stay in San Gimignano. Had lunch at Caffè Giardino, which became an instant favorite. Was upgraded to the best room at Hotel Bel Soggiorna because our aircondition did not work, and spent the evening and early morning looking at the marvelous view over the Tuscan valleys.
A stay in San Gimignano. Had lunch at Caffè Giardino, which became an instant favorite. Was upgraded to the best room at Hotel Bel Soggiorna because our aircondition did not work, and spent the evening and early morning looking at the marvelous view over the Tuscan valleys.
Came to Siena, which was in the middle of preparing for Palio di Siena. Loved the city's Duomo. Had the most wonderful meal at Taverna di San Giuseppe.
Came to Siena, which was in the middle of preparing for Palio di Siena. Loved the city’s Duomo. Had the most wonderful meal at Taverna di San Giuseppe.
A visit in Monteriggion – gave me a reason to read up on my Dante. Went for a couple of days relaxation at Podere Palazzolo.
A visit in Monteriggion – gave me a reason to read up on my Dante. Went for a couple of days relaxation at Podere Palazzolo.
Had another wine tasting. Went to Lucca, a city you cannot help but fall in love with. And then we came to Florence, where we were engulfed in art, culture and tourists for a couple of days.
Had another wine tasting. Went to Lucca, a city you cannot help but fall in love with. And then we came to Florence, where we were engulfed in art, culture and tourists for a couple of days.
The Uffizzi Gallery is amazing in both its architecture and collection. Battistero di San Giovanni had the most wonderful mosaic ceiling.
The Uffizzi Gallery is amazing in both its architecture and collection. Battistero di San Giovanni had the most wonderful mosaic ceiling.
Found a Brew Dog Pub in Florence for a little homely feeling. Went to Bologna, which was the perfect ending of a perfect journey. It has an amazingly weird unfinished cathedral and two towers, that are leaning in a manner that makes you dizzy. The city's "Seven churches" is one of the most amazing and tranquil places I have ever visited. And the cities amazing porticoes gives it a charming character unlike any other italian city.
Found a Brew Dog Pub in Florence for a little homely feeling. Went to Bologna, which was the perfect ending of a perfect journey. It has an amazingly weird unfinished cathedral and two towers, that are leaning in a way that makes you dizzy. The city’s “Seven churches” is one of the most amazing and tranquil places I have ever visited. And the cities amazing porticoes gives it a charming character unlike any other italian city.
Bought 3 great comics with Rat-Man. And then it was back to Denmark to a few more days of holiday.
Bought 3 great comics with Rat-Man. And then it was back to Denmark to a few more days of holiday.