4 July 2014

Iguazu Falls- best waterfall ever- and Argentina vs. Brazil

When I planned my trip to South America, I discovered  places that I did not even know existed. One of the places that stuck in my mind was Iguazu falls, the widest waterfall in the world. I have always been enchanted by waterfalls, large or small, spectacular or not. When I heard that these waterfalls(yes, many times plural), were so big they divided two countries, Brazil and Argentina, it landed the first spot on my have-to-see-places on my two month adventure. Absolutely legendary!

15 June 2014

Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni- San Pedro to Uyuni Itinerary

Photo shoot at the salt flat- bring a toy dinosaur!

I thought Bolivia was just a few big cities, a massive lake(Titicaca) and some mountain villages. Little did I know what a ridiculously diverse and interesting country it is, and how much longer I would spend there than I had planned to. I sacrificed most of my plans in Peru for Bolivia, given the short time I had in South America, for salt flats, flamingoes, luscious jungle, Isla del Sol, and cholitas.

12 June 2014

Buenos Aires- Mario Testino and the MALBA collection

MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) is dedicated to Latin-american art from the 20th century to contemporary. Until 16th of June, MALBA is fortunate enough to display photographies by Mario Testino, one of the greatest fashion photographers of all times.

7 June 2014

South America: No plans make you dance!

Sunrise at Macchu Picchu

A few of the trips I've done have been to places that I've told myself I'm not brave enough to do on my own. That includes any country in the whole continent of South America! But as circumstances change and my urge to challenge myself just that bit more grows bigger, I've ventured out yet again to see it for my self.

22 February 2014

Ernest Cole: Photography for world change

Nowadays most people can take a decent photo. You simply need a good camera and be at the right time and place. That's why it makes such an impact when you discover someone who uses photography as a powerful tool hoping to change the world. South-African Ernest Cole(1940-1990) made it his life mission to teach the world about the horrifying truth of Apartheid.

6 February 2014

Taj Mahal - legendary!

Fun fact: Indians don't smile in family photos!
The most incredible thing I have ever seen is the Taj Mahal, a jewel strangely surrounded by the chaotic city of Agra. It is one of those really famous must see sights that are just as astounding in reality as in photos: Put it on your Bucket list!

2 February 2014

Bacolod- The Masskara Festival

"The City of Smiles", Bacolod in Negros, has grown to become known for their annual MassKara festival, "the festival of smiles". Every year it brings people from all over the Philippines together to celebrate community and culture in wonderful dance, costumes and masks. One of the most memorable experiences ever!

30 January 2014

Negros: Dumaguete, Sipalay and Sugar Beach

There's no place to island hop like the Philippines

Negros is just one of many islands in the Philippines where I wish I had more time to spend. But with a strict time budget and the after-shakes that continued a long way around I decided to head towards north, but not without experiencing Dumaguete, Sipalay and Sugar Beach first (and the MassKara festival in Bacolod, but that comes later).

22 January 2014

Philippines: Bohol - Chocolate Hills, Tarsiers and Earthquake!

I have never met so many smiling, friendly and not the least, honest people as in Bohol. I had read only a little bit about the 7000 islands before I went, but what stuck in my head was Bohol. The island of the Tarsier, Chocolate Hills and an unfortunate earthquake.

30 September 2013

Melbourne: Alleyways and Fitzroy

After nearly four months in Darwin, I ventured from the safety of a tiny city where I knew the streets like the back of my hand(mostly because there are only three main-ish streets). There are few things scarier than leaving safety for adventure, and going from Darwin to Melbourne, has been a bit of a culture shock.

27 September 2013

Darwin- Outcasts and Markets

First of all Darwin is a city where 70% of the population are single men between 30 and 60. They work in the mines, the army or offshore. They're sexist, vulgar, wealthy and the most laid-back people you'll ever meet. They spend their fortunes on strippers, alcohol and drugs, and is part of creating the odd, slightly creepy ambience of Darwin.

13 September 2013

Gibb River Road

Gibb River Road, a 660 kilometer former cattle road running from Derby to the Kununurra and Wyndham junction, is closed during the wet season from November till April and is usually open between beginning of May depending on how heavy the rain has been during the wet season. All the roads were open when we arrived in mid-May.

8 September 2013

Windjana Gorge (and traveling with strangers)

After Broome we had a difficult decision to make. We had full rental insurance on our car, but it would not cover unsealed roads, and especially mentioned in the contract; Gibb River Road. In the end we somehow decided for it. Traveling through the Kimberleys was simply too exciting to give up.

5 September 2013

Broome- the town of Camels, Dinosaurs and Pearls

Sunset Camel ride on Cable Beach
Broome. The first civilized place after thousands of kilometers away from Perth. A town where you can ride camels on the beach in the sunset, play in the wild waves on Cable Beach or visit a Pearl Farm. A welcome break from the adventures of the Australian Outback.

3 September 2013

Eighty Mile Beach

There were plenty of beaches along the way, but only a few were memorable: Eighty Mile Beach makes me smile just thinking about it.