My Favourite Travel Photos of 2016

2016 has been a glorious travel year. I’ve visited 24 countries, 16 of them new ones, and everywhere I’ve been, I’ve brought my trusty Sony camera with me. Even here in Copenhagen, I can’t live without it. I’ve taken thousands of pictures this year, more than ever before, and choosing my favourites hasn’t been an easy job. It took me a while, but here they…

Photo Diary: The Cherry Blossoms of Japan

Whenever I think of Japan, I think of cherry blossoms, and I know that I’m not the only one. Every year in late March to early April, thousands of people flock to Japan to see the beautiful cherry blossoms or the “sakura”, as the locals call it. What I didn’t know when I booked my flight to Tokyo was that the sakura only blooms for…

Climbing Mt. Kinabalu: Summiting and Descending During an Earthquake

At 2 AM, climbing a mountain isn’t what I would normally be doing, but on the morning of March 20th, that was exactly what I was going to do. I had been tossing and turning all night, thinking that the wake-up call would come at any second, so when it finally did, the night felt like it had been going on for ages, although I…

Climbing Mount Batur – a 1717 m. Active Volcano

For my last week in Indonesia, I decided to explore Bali, one of the most popular island destinations in the world. It was a huge change from the remoteness on Pulau Belitung, where I had just come from, so on one of my last days in Bali, I decided to get away from the busy tourist cities and surround myself with nature by going hiking!…

Total Solar Eclipse ’16: Indonesia

Yesterday, at exactly 7.21 AM, one of my biggest dreams came true. Ever since my first experience with a Total Solar Eclipse in Faroe Islands, where a huge cloud covered the sun at the totality stage, it has been my dream and my goal to see totality. Therefore, I decided that I would fly to Indonesia to watch it this year and start my journey…

15 Favourite New Destinations of 2015

2015 has been a great travel year for me. I was in the middle of my two gap years, when 2015 started, so I’ve had plenty of time to explore the World. Basically, my year has been work, travel, work, travel, work, travel. Just the way I like it. I’ve been on weekendtrips to Latvia and Germany, family holidays in Spain, Andorra and England and…

Sunrise on the Kattegat Sea

For the past year, I’ve become more and more fascinated by the sun. After experiencing the Total Solar Eclipse on Faroe Islands in March this year, I’ve really gotten to understand and appreciate how important the sun is to the life on Earth. Imagine a day without sunlight! It’s the most depressing thing that I can imagine – but thankfully, we still have millions of…

Total Lunar Eclipse & Blood Moon ’15

Just over two hours ago, my friend Laura and I woke up and went outside to see the Total Lunar Eclipse. Ever since experiencing my first Total Solar Eclipse on Faroe Islands earlier this year, I’ve been fascinated by eclipses and therefore, I had to get up and see this one! A Lunar Eclipse is not as rare as a Solar Eclipse, but it is…

Destination Gotland

After sailing for three hours from Nynäshamn on the Swedish mainland, I finally arrived on Gotland at 11.20 PM on May 1st, to the beautiful town of Visby, which is the main town on Gotland. The old Hanseatic city center of Visby is surrounded by a 3,4 km. town wall and is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Scandinavia. It’s also represented on the…

The Midnight Sun on Svalbard

Since I arrived on Svalbard on April 15th, I’ve had 24 hours of daylight, which has been amazing to experience and hasn’t even given me any problems with my sleep (then again, nothing does.. I can sleep whenever and wherever). Going to bed at midnight with the sun still shining bright and the sky as blue as 12 hours earlier is a strange sensation that…