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Stuck in Stockholm For A Week

Things don’t always go as planned. We got stuck in Stockholm for a few days, our departure got postponed. That’s how things go sometimes. Despite all the preparations it turned …

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Beach-hopping in Brazil: Bahia

With a total coast line of eight thousand plus kilometers and a climate which almost all year round, from south to north, is close to perfection, Brazil is a beach-goers …

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Seven Sailors of One Sea

Slaloming out from one archipelago, sailing into the other one. Heading out into the open sea until now was rare, due to the wind conditions. The original plan of sailing …

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Stuck in Stockholm For A Week

Things don’t always go as planned. We got stuck in Stockholm for a few days, our departure got postponed. That’s how things go sometimes. Despite all the preparations it turned …

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The Inca Children Mummies of Salta

One museum in northern Argentina deserves a visit for sure: the Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña in Salta, in short MAAM and in English The High Country Archaeological Museum. …

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Towards Paraná, Argentina

  Almost twenty-four hours non stop on buses ahead, how does that sound like? Both to speed up things and to go back to the land of high mountains and …

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Beach-hopping in Brazil: Bahia

With a total coast line of eight thousand plus kilometers and a climate which almost all year round, from south to north, is close to perfection, Brazil is a beach-goers …

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Culture Shocks Aloud

As a traveller in foreign countries you come across habits and phenomena you are not used to. Let’s say in China if you don’t duck at the right occasion you …

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The Moment

It happens that occasionally you drift away with the thinking. What is really the point with going out on a long journey, say goodbye to what you had at home, …

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Stuck In Utopia

It is rare that you come to a city, stay three nights, you leave and the conclusion is this: you have not seen anything of it. Well, it happened now. …

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Chilean Perspectives

Chile is way different from the rest of South America, in fact, wouldn’t it be for the Andes and the remnants of some indigenous cultures you could almost think that …

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On the Metro of Santiago de Chile

Having a carabinero standing in front of you, with his gun at an arm’s length distance from any potential by-passer, at least it makes me feel a little bit uncomfortable. …

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Finally in Buenos Aires

This is where I should say: Buenos Aires, at last. So I say it: at last, Buenos Aires! Of all the cities I have been to, this is the one …

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A Monkey Business

At an early stage upon arrival to the Amazon region I was about to say that I prefer experiencing the jungle on the television. Really, it crossed my mind, silly …

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Welcome to the Jungle

Imagine coming from a cool, mildly sophisticated mega-city up in the mountains to a place that invokes in you the most remote associations, where the heat of the jungle is …

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Parque Condor in Otavalo

I believe it’s very easy to agree upon something with everyone: the animal world is fascinating, exciting, beautiful and unfortunately occasionally quite sad as well. The human impact on nature …

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Into the Jungle

It is not often you have the possibility to hike fully independently in the South American jungle, so when you have the chance you should jump on it. In French …

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The Hmong Among Others

On a hot and humid November evening of the year 1977 a French military airplane landed in Cayenne, French Guiana, with 45 individuals onboard. During the cover of the night …

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Chilean Perspectives

Chile is way different from the rest of South America, in fact, wouldn’t it be for the Andes and the remnants of some indigenous cultures you could almost think that …

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And Fifty Weeks Later

Changes happen sometimes so quickly that you barely realise that just a few days earlier I had a completely different, a completely opposing lifestyle. I am now sitting in my …

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Culture Shocks Aloud

As a traveller in foreign countries you come across habits and phenomena you are not used to. Let’s say in China if you don’t duck at the right occasion you …

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I Wish I Had A Helicopter

As a side-note, we are in Rio de Janeiro now, and as it happens we got here at the same time as fifty thousand other visitors. The difference is that …

A Story for Tomorrow

Occasionally you see something that grabs you. Like really hard. A friend of mine sent me this video a few days ago, and I am really eternally thankful to him. …

Ten Weeks With an Afternoon Schedule

It is time to get personal. Today is ten weeks ago that the flight took off from Amsterdam and this trip started, when the plane landed there somewhere in the …

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Culture Shocks Aloud

As a traveller in foreign countries you come across habits and phenomena you are not used to. Let’s say in China if you don’t duck at the right occasion you …

Ten Weeks With an Afternoon Schedule

It is time to get personal. Today is ten weeks ago that the flight took off from Amsterdam and this trip started, when the plane landed there somewhere in the …

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Chilean Perspectives

Chile is way different from the rest of South America, in fact, wouldn’t it be for the Andes and the remnants of some indigenous cultures you could almost think that …

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And Fifty Weeks Later

Changes happen sometimes so quickly that you barely realise that just a few days earlier I had a completely different, a completely opposing lifestyle. I am now sitting in my …

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Parque Condor in Otavalo

I believe it’s very easy to agree upon something with everyone: the animal world is fascinating, exciting, beautiful and unfortunately occasionally quite sad as well. The human impact on nature …

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A Monkey Business

At an early stage upon arrival to the Amazon region I was about to say that I prefer experiencing the jungle on the television. Really, it crossed my mind, silly …

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Welcome to the Jungle

Imagine coming from a cool, mildly sophisticated mega-city up in the mountains to a place that invokes in you the most remote associations, where the heat of the jungle is …

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For A Few Gallons More

When in Venezuela, you should talk about things the Venezuelans talk about. Like being on wheels and what makes them spin. It happens that sometimes we upgrade our means of …

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May 6th 2012. Tacuarembó, Uruguay.

Sometimes you do crazy things. Like actually believing in guidebooks when nothing in them indicates much of excitement, even though they try hard. Sometimes you just have to accept that …

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For A Few Gallons More

When in Venezuela, you should talk about things the Venezuelans talk about. Like being on wheels and what makes them spin. It happens that sometimes we upgrade our means of …

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