the magnificent vic falls was also part of the itinerary on our last trip to Namibia. we opted to go on the Zimbabwe side. and with our passports full of stamps from Botswana and Zimbabwe I am here to say the drive from Katima to the falls was totally worth it.
however, if you are making the journey during the rainy season as we did, be prepared to get completely soaked. No amount of waterproof clothing can save you – trust me I tried! but what a breath taking sight. Continue reading
a recent trip to Namibia left me pondering philosophical questions about the reasoning behind conservation aims. After writing my master thesis and going back into the bush it made me realize that we, humans, are more to blame than we care to think … Continue reading
I have taken a bit of a hiatus from blogging but recently I was reminded how important it is for me to share and keep up regular posts. I guess part of the reason is lack of routine – or maybe that’s just an excuse. I was recently talking to a dear friend and I asked how do I get back into it, and she simply said, “write about your most recent wow moment”. Continue reading
San Francisco, I won’t lie, has a lot of similarities to Vancouver, but somehow as I continue to explore this wonderful city, something is missing. Something rooted in the essence of self human satisfaction – like when you cook dinner for your close friends and you look over at them cutting into their tomato and watch their eyes hone in on their next bite. Their mouth movements say a lot about your meal, and I for one find it satisfying to watch my dinner guests explore their food – for me that’s what I call “self human satisfaction”. Self human satisfaction can also manifest and express itself in many different forms or not, take for example… Continue reading
It is a fact that after arriving in Katima Mulilo for no more than one week a resonate feeling of confusion subsisted and wouldn’t leave my side. Sure, maybe the Malarone contributed but according to my doctor the Malarone would not be the root of the problem after a couple of days, because at that point my body would be used to it already. In agony and self pity I began slowly to analyze why my internal receptors were so out of whack. Continue reading
What’s there to say about Kyoto that hasn’t already been said :)? It’s paradise – utter paradise, during the cherry blossom season. And I am sure that the paradise still remains after all the cherry trees have lost their blossoms!
The hustle and bustle of the fish market early in the morning was impressive. Everyone was driving these electric carts, very closely resembling a golf cart without a top, loaded with fresh fish, herbs and vegetables on their way to be delivered to their customer.
“This place was a liability, with signs no one can read, people shouting, carts honking, and no proper lanes for pedestrians to follow, it was surprising to see no one got hurt. But what a sight. Once we got away from the busy entrance and continued to make our way into the market it started to dawn on me that I would have a field day photographing this beautiful energy. They say that when you get lost capturing a specific moment or feeling through the lens of a camera it somehow takes you away from being present and enjoying your surroundings. I personally disagree, if anything I was more alert to the presence of a man chiselling away at a frozen tuna the size of a small car. It made me alert to this man’s relationship to the knife as it pounded the iced tuna. Zooming in on the rubber boots at this particular moment grounded me and allowed me to make sense of all the chaos in the fish market”.
In light of yesterday being international happy day I have decided to share with you all our wonderful experience we had two weekends ago, in London.
Although it was quite the short stay nevertheless we were delighted to see our lovely friend Susan and experience London through our Savoy lenses.
There is something magical about walking through revolving doors and being surrounded by oil painted portraits hanging on walls, a sparkly chandelier, and the smell of the latest Hermès scent … We arrived and were looking forward to a walk through the London streets making our way to Tate when we were all absorbed in the Savoy lifestyle. With the many attentive staff members, dropping off our bags took oh I don’t know 5 minutes. And then we were off to explore on a sunny spring day! Continue reading
You wake up after a night of partying because, well, you were welcoming 2016 the night before. We were desperate for coffees and green smoothies and that’s what we found when we walked into our favourite breakfast place * @aroma kaffeebar * in Munich. We agreed, at the end, that someone should pay the bill so we could get fresh air and that’s when it happened! Continue reading