Clear skies and early morning frost. Short nights and midsummer parties in Finland while New Zealand shows it’s shortest days. Nice glassy day for a surf.
For a long time weekdays meant nothing. Now weekends and rainy days give time to disconnect from grinding manual labor and to seek unfamiliar views. Ice cold water freezes the brain as you duck dive through the waves. The cold prickles the unprotected hands and turns them bright red. Fingers feel like they are stung […]
This is what Kaikoura has looked like during the past few months through a Canon 70d and kit lens. I did buy a 50mm f1.4 this week. Finally returning to use a prime lens. This time it’s with a 1.6 crop… Perhaps next I’ll find something wider.
Most of us in this building are not nomads, travelers, vagabonds, or wanderers on a spiritual quest to find ourselves. During working hours we do what needs to be done and then continue exploring other possibilities or waiting for next chapter in our lives. Occasionally we enjoy the moments of surprise, laughter and the calm […]
Free people are everywhere and they judge no one. The place to find them this time was Koh Phangan. Surpisingly writing about what happened would do no justice to your own explorations and experiences. The island is full of love and to navigate it you just let go of comparison, be happy and go partying. I met beautiful […]
People had talked about Mandalay and I wanted to leave the place behind before I had even arrived. I thought I’d be happier that way. I was sitting on a bus from Bagan to Mandalay. The driver was pushing the throttle a bit too much. The dusty and dry air in Bagan lead me to […]
What is a tv but a modern day altar that we worship by giving it our time and attention. There is no interaction only pre filtered exposure to our senses. TV in Mrauk-U Barcelona or some other big European football team was playing at 3:30 a.m local time. The teahouse in the outskirts of Mrauk-U was […]
Water of life You can refill you water bottle almost anywhere, leave your belongings unguarded and trust the words spoken. You can also practice hackling, negotiating and skepticism or even distrust but it doesn’t seem to be part of the culture. Myanmar, as many kept telling me “is not corrupted by tourism, yet”. The leaders and military […]
Guide books will list you plenty of things to do in Myanmar. No doubt ‘Get in, see, do, eat, sleep & get out’ -sections will keep you busy. But what if you just got lost and stopped planning what it is that you want to happen next? Well, that was kind of my approach to […]