Mar
26

Chingaza National Park in the fog

Chingaza national park cundinamarca Colombia

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 […]

Aug
13

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 […]

Feb
16

Textures of the Perito Moreno glacier

The first thing that hits you when you catch a glimpse of the Perito Moreno glacier is its size. Even though you can’t fathom how big it really is, as you have nothing to properly compare it with, you see that it’s huge, it’s gigantic. It’s stretching on endlessly into the horizon where it meets […]

Feb
13

Walking the W in Torres del Paine pt.1 – The tail

The yellow grass rustles in the wind. It moves around with waving motions – first one direction, then the other. It lets itself being swept around without putting up any resistance. The strong sun is shining down on us from a blue, cloud-dotted, sky. The mighty mountains of the Cordillera del Paine shoot up in […]

Jan
27

Reaching the top of Cerro Guanaco – Tierra del Fuego National Park

I had been walking steeply uphill in the forest for what felt like forever when I reached the valley and the tree line. I was in a slightly worse shape than I had feared; the climbing sure had taken its toll on my body, so the flat areas unfolding in front of me where like […]

Oct
2

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 […]

Feb
19

Over the clouds in Mount Cook National Park

Before I came to New Zealand I had plans of doing at least one Great Walk during my stay, but because of lack of time and equipment (you need to bring all your equipment with you to the huts, even cooking utensils. I would have loved the simplicity of the Norwegian trekking huts where you […]

Feb
7

Kayaking in Abel Tasman

Golden beaches, clear blue-greenish water, dolphins, seals and tropical forests; that’s what you’ll find in Abel Tasman National park – New Zealand’s smallest National Park – positioned on the north western part of the South Island.

Feb
3

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Almost nine and a half hours -that’s how long it took us to do the 19km long Tongariro Alpine Crossing – with a sidetrack up to the mighty 2291m high volcano Mount Nguaruhoe (or Mount Doom as it was called in Lord of the Rings). We arrive at the car park a bare ten minutes […]