Didn’t we almost have it all?

The last few posts have dealt a lot with the subject of travelling vs expectations, and finally I managed to circumvent both my prejudices and hopes by not really knowing much at all about Ethiopia. Yes, I have noticed an increased interest from fellow travelling friends to visit Ethiopia, but I haven’t really reflected on…

A country slowly picking up the pieces

When starting to plan this big overlanding adventure of the African continent, it felt like the only real hot potato would be Sudan. I almost jokingly suggested to my travel friend that we had to pass through Sudan since I only wanted to travel by land from Cairo to Cape town, not really thinking it…

Chinese Amnesia

This is not a personal blog post about my trivial and adventurous experiences in China, my impressions are surprisingly neutral so far, and I feel it’s more imminent to dig straight in to politics, which I actually avoided for quite a while now. I cross my heart and promise to write something more convivial and…

Chernobyl – a human disaster leaves room for natures survival

Though I was too young to remember the news of the Chernobyl accident I still remember the triggered fear of nuclear power which the accident resulted in. Sweden was the first outside country to realise the magnitude of reactor number fours meltdown and it was a Swedish politician who phoned and informed Moscow when Kiev…