Entries from 'adventure'

a new adventure

With the New Year, we’re starting a new chapter of our nomad life. For the next year or so our base will be Pakistan, where I will live and work with the little one while Björn continues to work in Afghanistan, shuttling back and forth. So far, things have been going well and we’re settling…

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a few pics from that last big trip: Soaking it in at Fox Glacier I

When we stayed at Fox Glacier, we decided to do a guided tour of the lower part of the glacier. After having walked up to the ice field on the marked path on our own, we were keen to get a little closer to the action, so we joined a group and went back. However,…

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productive break

It’s been quiet around here, but we’ve been busy in real life: we made a baby! :)

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Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it: I’ve never been this far away from home

We spent Christmas and New Year’s in New Zealand. And even though I have been to quite a few far away places in the last couple of years, in numbers this was the biggest distance (more than 18.000 km) ever. Also, it was the first time for me to not spend this time of the…

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… and from that trip through Liberia

And here are some (iphone) pictures taken during the trip through Liberia. 1) ferry across Cavally River 2) exit from the guesthouse in Fishtown 3) bushmeat for sale on the roadside 4) through the jungle 5) I made some little friends 6) further through the rainforest 7) beautiful rainbow over the jungle 8) laundry day…

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a few more pics from Côte d’Ivoire…

These are some more pictures from the trip through Côte d’Ivoire, all taken with the iphone and from a (moving) car. 1) & 2) street market in Abidjan 3) sunset over major road in Abidjan 4) skyline of Abidjan 5) view from our hotel in Soubré 6) roadside scene in one of the villages along…

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Through the West African Forest

For a potential project, I travelled to Abidjan and embarked on a journey through the last remaining part of the Upper Guinean Forest in Côte d’Ivoire and neighbouring Liberia. It was quite an adventure and we spent endless days on bumpy roads while exploring the Tai–Grebo–Sapo region. The sheer size of the trees and plants…

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So war’s in Conakry

So I made it to Conakry in one piece and spent a week there. I stayed at the friendly Residence Cameroun, a short walk from the Departement des Eaux et des Forets of the Environment Ministry, where I spent some time meeting people and discussing ideas. The department is set in a beautiful green garden…

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this crazy thing that is my life

It really went back from 0 to 100 in the course of a few days… Between all the new things that have come up I still really, really enjoy my work with the kids at Happy Home. It is so nice to see them learning and growing. Somehow I guess this journey through these past…

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only in South Africa…

For a quick weekend trip we went across the border to Groot Marico. And even though it is much closer than most places in Botswana, it is a different country indeed. On Saturday, they held a little street market on the main street and we peeped into a couple of local shops and a working…

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in and out of the pan

From Gweta, we went further into the salt pans for an overnight trip. This trip turned out to be a little more adventurous than we had planned and it included a broken down car, a hike through the bush, a bumpy ride in an ancient car which came to our rescue, followed by a frantic…

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lion country

While at Mabuasehube, we got more than lucky and saw a total of 12 really big Kalahari lions.We had heard that a bunch of lions was occupying a campsite not too far from where we were staying and so we drove there to have a look. Indeed, they were there, dozing in the shade and…

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in the wild west

Last weekend, I went for a trip to Mabuasehube, a national park in the wild west of Botswana. From the tarred road, it takes more than 100km on a sand piste to the entrance gate and from there, another 25km to the campsite at Mabuasehube pan, so it’s really in the middle of nowhere. We…

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a little video of our trip to Mozambique

I finally managed to upload this little fim from our roadtrip through Mozambique.We drove through Maputo, took the ferry to Catembe and then made our way through the sand and dunes to Punta do Ouro on the coast. The town of Punta do Ouro is really built on sand – no roads there! The long…

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Under the Sea

During our trip, we went swimming with dolphins off the coast of Punta do Ouro. We went out on a little boat, equipped with fins and masks, and found some bottlenose dolphins very close to the shore. It was an incredible experience to swim with these beautiful, curious creatures and hear them communicating with each…

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