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Setting Sail on Lake Superior

Posted by on July 16th, 2013 in Adventure, Canada, Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos | 9 comments

Our Canadian adventure had brought us over to Thunder Bay; where we had just stuffed ourselves with Finnish pancakes in anticipation of our next endeavor. It seemed apt that our boat was called Frodo, a small, but sea-worthy sailing boat. We were about to embark on a quest on the world’s biggest fresh water lake, Lake Superior.

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Paradise beaches of El Nido – Postcard

Posted by on July 12th, 2013 in Asia, Destinations, Feature, Philippines, Postcards | 6 comments

Islands and beaches of El Nido are about as close to a paradise you can find on this planet. Little havens of tranquility hidden between the towering rocks sheltering them from the wind. Crystal clear waters full of colourful fish and life. All you need is a cold beer or a coconut.

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Ha Long Bay – Where Ground Rises Sky High

Posted by on September 16th, 2012 in Asia, Destinations, Photos, Vietnam | 25 comments

“This wonder is ground rising up into the middle of the high sky” Nguyễn Trãi   We watched the majestic stone islands rising vertically from the calm sea. Straight rock faces ricing directly with lush green jungles pushing out where ever they could; such a bizarre sight and definitely one of the most popular sights in Vietnam. And here we finally were. Our journey had taken us from Saigon to Ha Long Bay, sort of like that Top Gear episode about Vietnam, except we didn’t drive the whole route with scooters and we went to Cambodia and Laos along the way. But I am quite interested in driving thru Vietnam on a motorbike; if anybody has done it, let me know. Anyway, we had gotten into a bus in the early hours of the day in Hanoi, which had...

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Cheung Chau – You won’t Believe you’re in Hong Kong

Posted by on June 18th, 2012 in Asia, Hong Kong, Photos | 8 comments

[Not a valid template] I’m sitting in a restaurant in Hong Kong, but something is different. I hear my fork click against the plate. I hear someone adjusting the radio in the building opposite of me. I hear a push cart screeching closer, I know exactly which direction it is coming from before I actually see it. There is an old chair on it. I hear the quiet but increasing hum of a bike approaching form the other direction. It’s weird. I can hear each sound and I can hear whey they are coming from. There is no background noise, no cars in the background, not even far away. I am still in Hong Kong, but not as you might think. [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] I am sitting in a back alley restaurant in Cheung...

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Learning from the wise waterfall in Sabang

Posted by on March 19th, 2012 in Asia, Philippines, Photos | 18 comments

It’s not the destination usually but the journey that teaches us. [Not a valid template] And this seemed to be the case with the waterfall I was heading to in Sabang. Armed with only vague instructions of walking along the beach for maybe 20 minutes, I set on my guest. I didn’t even quite know what to except of the waterfall. I had heard a local describing it as 100 meters high, but I was taking this with a pinch of salt, a rather large pinch. I walked past a Chinese temple, which as Chinese temples goes, wasn’t particularly impressive. However I did afterwards come to few signs set by them. There was also a guest book, which when I looked at, well, there wasn’t many people going this way. [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] [Not...

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