To ring in the new year with a dose of sunshine, we headed over towards St. Moritz for the day. We walked through the forest of Staz and the pretty Lej da Staz, which was of course frozen. From there we walked across the frozen Lej da San Murezzan (Lake St. Moritz) to the train […]
It was in the early hours of the morning when I stepped off the plane in Cape Town. The arrival in the second country I’ve visited in Africa was very different from when I walked across the tarmac at the Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania four years ago. The most noticeable difference was the missing smell […]
It’s always such a special moment when waking up to snow for the very first time in winter. If I’m then able to stay indoors all day and watch the snowflakes fall, I’m a very happy person indeed. Once it stops, it’s such a treat to be able to walk in the fresh snow, beneath […]
For many years I’ve wanted to head out at Christmastime and photograph the lights around the downtown area. This year, after my last day at work before the holidays, I sent up my tripod and attempted to capture the magic.
As faithful readers know, Alex and I go on annual foodie-weekends. Due to the facts that both of us had been on extended travels this year and general things happening in life, we had more of less decided to skip this year. But then I told her a friend of mine had waxed poetic about […]
It was late in the afternoon when I walked out of the Mestre train station in Venice. There weren’t many tourists, and I quickly bought a ticket for the vaporetto which would take me to my hotel next to the Rialto bridge. As the boat pulled away from the pier, I took a deep breath […]