It’s already been three years since I first arrived to Suaq Balimbing. I spent six months there, following orangutans through the swamp rainforest for science. From dawn to dusk, chased by mosquitoes, constantly falling into invisible holes and disappearing waist deep into the swamp. But also joking with the lovely local assistants, having biscuits and…

We do all have our own ideas on what makes a place beautiful and worth visiting, and on what makes a trip memorable. In my opinion, unexpected adventures to hidden places are the best ones. Therefore, when my university friend Foni invited me to visit his village and its surroundings in the middle of Central…

I stranded in what felt like the end of the world and was surprisingly close to the edge of our world map. Now please do note that this is not a depressive story as it starts in a place called Puerto Natales in Chile – Patagonia. My travels had only been going for about one…

A special place in our hearts has to be the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. We spent a little over three months exploring this region alone and fell in love with the people, cuisine, the natural wonders, ancient Mayan ruins, and each unique and gorgeous city we had the pleasure and opportunity to visit. While the…

Nagaland has always been a mystery to the outside world, with very little being known about this as-often-termed ‘godforsaken’ place. Considered as the ‘wild east’ Nagaland is home to some 16-odd headhunting tribes, who, until very recently, valiantly fought off any intruders. They would chop-off their enemy’s head and ostentatiously hang it on the entrance…

Once upon a time… …there lived a Spanish king who ruled the South American country of Peru from afar. In those days the will of the King was upheld by his representative in the country, the Viceroy. Peru’s Viceroy ruled the Lima with gold stripped from the earth of the lush country, and as a…

Did you know that there are more than 400 primate species on Earth? Yes, more than 400 primate species! And did you know that about 65% of them live in only four countries? With 102 primate species Brazil is at the top of the list followed by Madagascar with 100, Indonesia with 48, and the…

My wonderful discovery happened during the British Lions rugby tour of New Zealand in 2005. Having visited some well known tourist regions in the South Island we were heading north for the remaining games in the North Island.We stumbled upon this coastal town of KaiKura about an hour’s drive from Christchurch and spontaneously decided to…

Scotland, a country with wild landscapes, majestic mountains, unspoilt white sand beaches and undeniable beauty around every bend. Scotland has these places in abundance; however there is one area that captured my imagination like no other, Assynt. Assynt is a sparsely populated area in the North West Highlands packed with allure. The mountains are otherworldly,…

The island of Chiloé in South Chile will be marked in my memories forever. When I applied to the English Open Doors program in Chile, I didn’t realize that the program would give me some of the best times of my life. Run by the government of Chile and the United Nations, English Open Doors…

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