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.