Asia

There are no food pictures here

”Why don’t you take pictures of your food?” he (I don’t remember his name, so let’s just call him John) asks me as he happily snaps some pictures of his dish with his Nikon camera. I shrug my shoulders as I devour my plate of delicious dry curried noodles, camera safely stored in my bag […]

Perlis state park and the Wang Burma cave

I had been battling giant ants the size of my hand and huge, hairy tarantellas – lurking around and waiting to throw their bristly legs around an unsuspecting victim and inject deadly poison at the back of the neck with razor sharp teeth – in the camp bathrooms.  I’d barricaded the dorm room doors with bunk beds, trying to catch […]

The kindness of strangers – Or how I got off the Banana Pancake trail

Fuck! I knew I had overstayed my Thai Visa by one day. I knew it would cost me 500 baht. And still, there I was, at a border control office in Padang Besar with only 440 baht in my wallet and two border control guards looking disinterested at me and my not full enough purse. […]

Songkran on Koh Tao

Sick, how could I be sick? It was the 13th of April, Songkran, Thai New Year, I’d decided to overstay my Visa and stay an extra day in Koh Tao for this day, and I was sick. My body was aching like I had a fever, I was feeling limp and on top of that […]

How to screw up your ears while diving

A part of me knew that I probably shouldn’t have been diving that day, but it was just a tiny cold, barely a cold, my nose was just running slightly. I blamed it on the rain the other day. I’d gone out diving (after my diving course I just couldn’t stop), with Sammy as my […]

The time I fell in love with diving

I’ve always loved being under water, swimming around, being completely engulfed by it. The first time we went to Greece when I was a kid, I spent most of the summer swimming around the ocean floor, practicing holding my breath and do the mermaid swim, it wasn’t really much to see there under water; mostly sand, […]

The journey to Koh Tao

I feel like we’re a gang of livestock getting ready to be sent off to slaughter there we huddle together on the little traffic island – nested between two three-lane roads – just at the end of Soi Ram Buttri, the parallel street to Khao San Road, in Bangkok. There have to be at least […]

Khao San in the rain

It’s my second time in Bangkok, and somehow I get washed up on chaotic Khao San road again. All, all alone for the first time in weeks, months if you forget about my little clown adventure up to Phonsavan in Laos, and I feel uttermost alone. Then the sky opens up and release it’s huge amounts […]

Biking around Angkor

I’m in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on a rented rickety bike without any gears – but with an awesome front basket – on my way to see the incredible temples of the Angkor area, doing the big loop. Of course I took a wrong turn somewhere – having to try to find a one-way road leading […]

S-21 and the Killing Fields of Phnom Penh

Once there used to be laughter and gossiping in these corridors, then there were screams of agony and pain – now there’s silence, only broken by soft footsteps and whispers of the people coming to learn about the cruel ways of the Khmer Rouge regime. Haunting pictures of the people – men, women,even kids – […]