Top 10 things to see and do in New Zealand

Everybody that has ever visited New Zealand will probably agree with me that it’s an amazing country. The nature, the space, the people…it’s a special piece of stunning beauty. To those that have never visited the ‘land of the long white cloud’: you are missing out! 😉 I understand that it’s not possible for everyoneContinue reading “Top 10 things to see and do in New Zealand”

A day at the zoo

After I posted my last blogpost, I had a lovely conversation about the beauty of birds. It then progressed to the wisdom you can see in animals’ eyes. The animal kingdom is amazing. It inspired me to post some pictures I took during a visit to Artis (Amsterdam Zoo) last summer, to showcase the beauty and wisdom thatContinue reading “A day at the zoo”

Spread your wings and fly

Another shot taken at beautiful Hopewell Lodge. I can’t get enough of this place and I know I’ll be back there some day! I was enjoying the scenery from the stone ‘jetty’/steps at Hopewell. This shag was sitting on one of the poles, getting ready to take flight. I guess I took a photo of theContinue reading “Spread your wings and fly”

Fjällräven Classic

Last August, a friend and I participated in the Fjällräven Classic, a 110 km trek through the mountains of Swedish Lapland. The organisation by Fjällräven was excellent. The trek ran from Nikkaluokta to Abisko, passing Sweden’s highest mountain: mount Kebnekaise. On the photo you can see the mountain range in the distance. We were having a breakContinue reading “Fjällräven Classic”

Mountain goat

On the last day of my 2012 holiday to Canada, I went to Banff N.P. I booked a very small scale tour and the guide took a couple and myself on an extensive trip through this amazing area! On our way to Lake Minnewanka we saw a few mountain goats by the side of theContinue reading “Mountain goat”

Paradise

Remember my favourite hostel in New Zealand? Well, here is a photo from Hopewell. Little paradise on earth, if you ask me! The kayaks belong to the hostel. I rented one of those kayaks and had a wonderful but stiff paddle! I went with a roommate, but she didn’t like kayakking at all. She wasn’tContinue reading “Paradise”

Clouds rolling in

January 2012. I had my mind set on exploring a very remote part of New Zealand: the Catlins. I took a bus trip and decided to spend a few days in Curio Bay. When I arrived, the sun was shining and Hector’s dolphins were swimming in the surf. In the evening we went to lookContinue reading “Clouds rolling in”

Canada goose

In the spring of 2012, I ventured off to Canada. Of the two weeks I had, I spent one week in Vancouver. Way way too short, as I’ve fallen in love with that city and have so much more to explore! On a sunny day I made my way to Stanley Park and saw thisContinue reading “Canada goose”