Whenever I see pictures of really interesting or stunningly beautiful places, the first thought that usually pops up in my head isn’t that I want to visit the place to soak up the peace and quiet. To listen to the birds, take beautiful panoramas, go hiking, swimming, exploring, whatever the place calls for. No, it […]
A bit north of Bogotá, in the state of Boyacá, lays the colonial, picture-perfect town of Villa de Leyva (even the clouds are picture-perfect). Just a short bus-ride from the capital, it is a popular weekend getaway for Bogotanians and other nearby living Colombians alike. People take a break from big city life and wind […]
I try to place my feet in the straps of the board without looking, keeping the eyes on the kite – working hard at keeping it steady at 12 o’clock, right above me –controlling with one hand while the other flips the board ever so slightly in the water to make it easier to guide […]
We are standing in the crowd outside the church, almost at the front waiting for the procession to start, when a middle-aged man comes up to us. “Would you like to help us out a bit” he asks the two Danish guys I’m hanging out with. Not really sure what to expect the guys agrees, […]
A few hours outside Bogotá is the Páramo, or moorlands of Chingaza. A wet national park high in the mountains (the highest peaks reach just over 4000 meters) and home to some 40 lakes. The fresh drinkable tap-water the rolos (people from Bogotá) are so proud of comes from here. We went to the part […]
The river is floating lazily by, crystal clear water over small rounded rocks, huge boulders sprouting out along the riverbed, trees leaning in, wanting to soak up the water with their green vines. The sound of the river is a constant around me, calling me to jump in, and I do, with all my clothes, […]
I’m slowly getting used to Bogotá, my apartment, the weather, the Transmilenio (which I try to stay away from as much as possible, especially during peak hours. Colombians are really, really nice people, just not while trying to get on or off the Transmilenio…), the university and to speaking Spanish (almost) all the time. I’ve […]
The old town of Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia is bursting with colors, especially warm colors, yellow, orange, red (or maybe that’s just the colors that I got hung up on for some reason).
Before I left Norway for Colombia and my exchange here I had one last clown shoot, in the cellar of one of the libraries at the university of Oslo. The clown is the wonderful Lisa, one of my great climbing mates and a person I’m gonna miss a lot!
While my last post with pictures from Marrakesh was all about the chaos and colors of the medina, this one is all about the lines, the lights and shadows, and pictures framed in by doorways…
“Doctor” the two young female interns are saying flirtatiously while giggling and bashing their eyelashes at young Señor Doctor. “Doctooorrr did you take a look at my test?” “doctoooorrr are the blood test results ready yet” Doctooorrrr this and doctoooorrrr that! “Aaah, you are soo funny doctoooorrr”. In the background the TV is spewing out […]
After two wonderful days in Eduardo Avaroa National reserve, looking at colorful mountains and lakes, and spotting hundreds of flamingoes, we finally reached the highlight of our trip, the big wast salt flats of Uyuni, except it wasn’t the highlight I had expected. As I mentioned in my last post, I have been there once […]