Bike snaps from Amsterdam

Earlier this autumn I went to Amsterdam to visit a dutch travel friend I met in Chile. I must admit, I wasn’t too trigger happy during the stay – though I found Amsterdam to be a beautiful city, and I absolutely loved the place (I’ll add it to the list of cities I’d like to […]

Huyana Potosí – The time I tried, and failed, to hike up to 6000 meters

I lift my leg, move it forward and thrust it into the icy ground, letting the spiky crampon get a good grip on the hard snow. Then the other, lift, move forward, thrust. Repeat. Over and over again. I’m gripping the top of my ice ax tightly with my left hand, almost using it as […]

The medina of Marrakech

“Straight or right?”, we are wandering aimlessy around in the souks  of the old town of Marrakech;  a giant labyrinth of narrow streets with shops selling you everything from spices, herbs, make-up and leather bags to live hens and the sweetest of sweets. The streets twist and turn and split and there’s no point even […]

Everyone gets sick in Sucre

“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 […]

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Snaps from Salar de Uyuni

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 […]

On the road to Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni. Seemingly endless salt flats stretching out in the highlands of Bolivia. White as far as the eyes can see. A highlight for many a traveler on their trips through South America. That’s where I was heading – again. Almost four years earlier my mom had taken me and two of my brothers […]

Laguna Ceja, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Snaps from a dream, lagunas near San Pedro de Atacama

I almost didn’t bring my camera.  I thought I was just going to float around in Laguna Cejar (the beauty of the tour totally took me by surprise) – chill and float – and I didn’t want to risk getting my camera stolen, or broken, while paddling around in cold, salty water. As soon as […]

Cafayate, Argentina

Snaps from Cafayate

My Tucumani friends had told me that one to two days would be enough time to stay in Cafayate, but when I got there I couldn’t leave quite so quickly. There was the beautiful Quebrada de Cafayate, and a a narrow cacti spotted canyon with lots of small waterfalls. In the city you could taste […]

Quebrada de Cafayate, Argentina

La quebrada de Cafayate

It’s not very deep – most places the water barely covers my feet, at the deepest it doesn’t even reach my knees – but we can still feel the latent forces of the wide river as we cross it. No wonder the rivers here can destroy roads during rainy season, no wonder there’s a sign […]