Snaps from Benjamin Constant in the Brazilian Amazon

We are walking around on the narrow wooden walkways (high water season), taking a left here, a right there (not much else to do in Benjamin Constant), hoping the planks will hold, getting further away from the main streets, when we finally reach a dead-end, and two little Brazilian boys. I ask them if I […]


Snaps from the charming colonial town of Villa de Leyva

Panorama of the main church in Villa de Leyva

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 […]


(Mostly yellow) snaps from Cartagena

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).


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 […]


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 […]


Snaps from Cafayate

Cafayate, Argentina

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 […]


Walls of Barrio Brasil, street art in Santiago

Street art of Barrio Brasil, Santiago

“If you want to be an artist, marry a an art curator” it’s scribbled on a building a couple of blocks away from the hostel I’m stying in in Santiago. So that’s the secret, good to know! I keep wandering around in the neighborhood, taking random streets, getting lost on purpose (without actually getting lost, […]