In the Norwegian winter, north of the Arctic Circle, daylight fading, a group of orca enthusiasts and I snorkelled with orcas and humpback whales. We also happened to see the Northern Lights.
Chasing the sun in Tromsø
On my first full day in Norway, seeing the sun became an important mission because of the long night. So I hiked up the nearest mountain.
Adventures at the end of the earth
Getting to Raja Ampat in Indonesia was a task, but it provided exceptional wildlife sightings and experiences.
Surviving the Swiss Alps
The Swiss Alps offer not just breathtaking beauty, but also danger of a domestic kind???
Hiking in Hong Kong #4 – Coasteering
Coasteering is the sport where you find a rocky coastline and stay as close to it as possible, either on the rock, or swimming in the water! This is part 4 of my Hiking in Hong Kong series. Read part 1 on the best-known hikes, part 2 on another bunch of good hikes and part […]
Pitiless Traveller: More amazing stuff that you can see if you hike in Hong Kong.
The first of a series of blog posts on Hong Kong’s amazing hiking options!
I have been to Indonesia so many times that I have lost count. It started with the disastrous “Lost Christmas”, many years ago. Indonesia has provided me with a variety of travel stories, being the country where I learned to scuba dive; checked out a bunch of volcanoes; tried a hand at surfing and saw […]
I like meeting people on my solo trips and often stay in touch with them after the trip ends. Facebook became popular at the right time for me to stay connected with people across the globe with whom I might have spent just a day or a few days travelling. Some of these people have […]
“You get the best stories when shit happens to you”, a traveller once said to me. I had agreed. I could tell and retell stories of some of the worst things that I had endured. When everything went according to plan, there was usually not much to talk about. It was December 24, 2009. I […]