True love is hard work

I usually fall in love instantly, and maybe also fall out of love just as fast. With travelling, I’m passionate. I get off a train/bus/plane in a country, take a deep breath and the spirit of adventure pierces me, hits me right in the guts, and it’s the same old story again. Another place to…

On the road – a full time job

Travelling over land and sea is a different endeavour compared to quick bip-boping flights which just gets you THERE. With local transportation, minivans, hitch hiking, night trains, walking, shared taxis, cargo ships (all writing of destinations in Cyrillic or Georgian letters…), you just never know exactly when you’re gonna reach your destination, or in many…

Travelling in a world that’s falling apart

I guess most people my generation vividly feel and experience the world changing around us. So much is so very different from a couple of decades ago, and as the world is falling apart, maybe that will actually be the salvation. In just a few years we’ve seen the rise and fall, thank God, of…

A hitch hikers guide to Myanmar

Having spent a short time with a pronounced hitch hiker, a guy that solemnly used that form of transportation wherever he was, and where ever he was going, in the world. From street corners of his home town to the endless miles across Siberian Russia. Through African deserts and Malaysian highlands. Years and years of…

So easy to learn, still easier to forget

Rediscovering the ego is never a good thing. I left Chiang Mai with a bag of sadness. People had shortly come to mean more to me than what’s healthy and I had started to feel a need for security, a craving for belonging. Forgetting my place in this here creation, forgetting we are all in…

The biggest journeys are the ones we make on the inside

My first month in Indonesia brought me little physical movement but still kept me unusually much in motion. From Jakarta to Yogyakarta is not a far way to go in 30 days, but the two cities differences made my transgression from one state of mind to another both beautiful and welcomed. My all in, high…

From Guinea to Guinea – neighbours though worlds apart

After a few stumbling, rambling, intense months through the most inaccessible and non-touristic places I’ve been to it is time to move out of this continent. With lots of love and new experiences adventure continues in other parts of this old blue planet of ours. West Africa did sure leave it’s mark on me. Guinea-Bissau…

Mali – like nothing you’d expected

Mali. The ancient civilisation who caused the whole of North Africa to plunge into deflation when gifting the king of Egypt with a tiny bit of their gold reserve. Mali, with the mystical collection of thousand year old literature never copied or digitally preserved. Mali. A collection of forests, waterfalls, savannah and deserts. Mali. With…

The travellers dilemma

The short week spent in The Gambia came to an impulsive end. It is a beautiful country and actually most of the people we gave the benefit of a doubt proved to be mostly helpful and resourceful. Banjul is one of the most neglected capitals I have seen, and through the stinky, pot holed, garbage…

If I stay here, trouble will find me

A coincidence, that song by The National appears on my playlist as I sit down to write this first blog post in more than a year, on my last evening in my own apartment. My apartment which is now tucked away in cardboard boxes, neatly cleaned and sterilised for someone else to operate in this…