Hiking the Cocora Valley in Colombia

Hiking the Cocora Valley in Colombia

I was never a big hiker until I undertook a multi-day trek in Nepal a few years ago. While I still can’t really claim to be a hardcore hiker, I do take time for hikes a lot more often now. The distances, the physical challenge and the long hours don’t [ ]

Backpacking Uganda in Photo’s

Backpacking Uganda in Photo’s

As I previously mentioned in my post on backpacking in Africa, travelling in that part of the world can add up to be quite pricey. But with a little imagination and a sense of adventure you can travel/backpack in Africa on a relatively low budget. Of course, it will never [ ]

Eating Nepal

Eating Nepal

While Nepal is not particularly reputed for its “haute cuisine”, it does offer a few dishes that can tickle the taste buds. Finding a tasty meal in Kathmandu is easy; there are foreign and local restaurants in abundance around the city. I had some authentic tasting Mexican food in a [ ]

What’s in… Iran?

What’s in… Iran?

Almost every time I excitedly announced I was headed to Iran, the most puzzled looks thrown my way. Reactions ranging from “Are you nuts?! You’re gonna get yourself killed!” to a calmer “Iran? What’s in Iran?”. No one ever asks you that when you say you’re going to Thailand or France… [ ]

9 Day Trips you should Never Take

9 Day Trips you should Never Take

… Because they should be overnight trips!   Day trips… they’re convenient when you want to see as much of a region as possible in a short amount of time. However, there are quite a lot of these convenient trips that really don’t do the place justice. You find yourself [ ]

Explore the Elements

Explore the Elements

One of the photography goals I’ve recently set for myself, is to focus more on themes: to capture recurring colours, patterns or situation. I find most of the themes I’ve been working around so far, quite average. I usually collect pictures of exotic drinks, dishes, mistranslations, strange signs and a [ ]

5 Quirky things to do in Bogota, Colombia

5 Quirky things to do in Bogota, Colombia

Every time I spend a reasonable amount of time in a big city, I try to look for some funny, cool, quirky things to do besides the general tourist attractions. As this was my second time in Bogotá, it didn’t take me long to have completed the list of “must-sees”. [ ]

Journey to the Togean islands, Indonesia

Journey to the Togean islands, Indonesia

I’m staring out the bus window with a intense frown covering my face. The lush Andes landscape rolling by, leaves me almost indifferent. I realise what beauty surrounds me, but I just can’t enjoy it. The combination of high altitude and winy mountain roads leading us up and down the [ ]