the curious case of japan

  Japan is certainly an interesting place. You won’t get quite as lost in translation as you would have 15 years ago, but the country has managed to retain a lot of its idiosyncrasies and cultural traits despite the obvious influences from the West. And there are so many! From the simple ones like no …

dar es salaam, tanzania

  I can’t believe it’s been just over 3 years since our trip to Africa. In a lot of ways it still feels very recent, yet a lot’s happened since then. I realized recently that there are photos sitting unshared from Tanzania which is a waste. So here we are 🙂 Dar es Salaam often …

the unexpected moscow

  On the way to climbing mount Elbrus, we decided to spend a couple of days in Moscow. My dad lived there back in the late 60s & early 70s so I’d heard plenty of stories from those times, but nowadays the public image of Russia is quite different so it’s hard to make up …

don’t go to iran

  “… you might just fall in love”. That’s how I thought I’d start this post (inspired by this video) after buying the tickets for my 10 day trip and reading up on this otherwise atypical tourist destination. That’s what my research showed me — that it was a country that took you by surprise, …

zanzibar, stone town

  One of the highlights of my trip was definitely the island of Zanzibar. There will be more posts on its incredible beaches and scenery in the coming weeks (takes me quite a bit of time to properly display the photos and tell the story, apologies), but part of its charm is the popular Stone …