suddenly i wake up in japan

  Exactly 3 years ago, we were in Japan and enjoying this fascinating place & culture. It’s not that far back, but given the current circumstances it feels like a different lifetime and almost as a dream (on that note, listen to the song, should help). It’s funny how sometimes you need the perspective of …

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 …

hidden istanbul

  I’m saddened by the recent political developments in Turkey. Istanbul has always been one of my favorite cities to visit and now I find myself avoiding going through it like I normally would on my way east, as I’m sure many others do. It remains one of the most interesting and vibrant mixes of …

tedxbg swag

  After the second and the fourth TEDxBG editions in 2011 and 2013, I was one of the photographers of this year’s fifth conference again 🙂 As always, it’s a (long) day of great people, inspirational ideas, beautiful music and a good bit of fun.   The auditorium awaits.   What a stage this year! …

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 …