North Goa tends to be the crazy part of Goa. Lots of busy beaches with lots of tourists. You need to get a little out of the tourist areas of Baga and Anjuna, rent a scooter or a motorbike, and drive north until you reach Vagator. Suddenly you’re in paradise … more »
The tree and the obelisk
Luxor, in Egypt is a city of ancient wonders. Close to the King’s valley and the Queen’s valley it is a treasure trove for anyone who likes to immerse themselves in another time. On the banks of the river Nile and next to some of the driest landscapes I have … more »
The dunes in the Atacama
During a tour around the Atacama desert we stopped at this massive fluffy dune. The sand was so soft that it got in our shoes. The Atacama desert is dry. So dry that it carries the title ‘Driest place on earth’. Your skin will crack, your nose might bleed, but … more »
Missing warm winters
Winter last year was actually summer. We spent a lot of time in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Cuba. All equatorial nations where summer and winter don’t really exist. Spending a great day at the beach during the northern winter sure feels liberating! Here’s a tribute to those wonderful days when … more »
Huacachina: the one and only oasis in South America!
Huacachina, next to Ica (Peru) is the only oasis in South America. Nestled in immense golden sand dunes that can take up to one hour to climb by foot, you find a lagoon that completes the picture-perfect oasis, just like those one sees in the movies… plus the touristic oriented … more »
The dry road that leads nowhere..
In the middle of the Atacama, the only thing that the wind can rustle, is the texture of the sands. Welcome to the desert!
Shortly after sunset on Gili Air
Gili Air is a tiny Island off the coast of Lombok in Indonesia. It’s a beautiful little unsustainable chunk of paradise. The Island measures about a kilometer from end to end and has developed some huts, restaurants and other tourist facilities. There is no drinking water on the island and … more »
Tulum – Imagining the Spanish arriving to Mexico
This ancient Mayan fort was one of the first points of contact with the Spanish. It was a major sea-port for Mayan trade as well as a point of defence. Definitely one of the most dramatic sites in Mexico. The confluence of the ruins and the sea with the strong … more »