Parque Utria and El Valle on the Pacific coast of Colombia

After walking along the shallow river for almost an hour, wading through the clear water, with thick green foliage at each side, we reach the little waterfall. It isn’t especially big, and as waterfalls go, neither especially impressive. But the setting, with the lush rainforest surrounding us, the natural pool at its feet, feeding into […]


Lake Atitlan – The prettiest lake in the world?

San Marcos de la laguna

Lake Atitlan, the most stunningly beautiful lake in the world, well definitely among the prettiest lake I have seen in my life. And I’m not the only person to think so. Aldous Huxley (the writer of the amazing dystopia “A brave new world” – a book everyone should read – for those who don’t know […]


Snaps from Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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 […]


Colors of Purmamarca


Snaps from a dream, lagunas near San Pedro de Atacama

Laguna Ceja, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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 […]


La quebrada de Cafayate

Quebrada de Cafayate, Argentina

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 […]


Textures of Cochamó valley

Textures of Cochamó valley, Chile, Åsta Skjervøy

From mud, to ancient moss clad forests and granite mountain domes. Here’s an abstract look at the beautiful Cochamó valley.