A map of flavours (I) – Southeast Asia

If there is a universal language, I’d like to think it’s the appreciation of good food. Asia is nothing if not famed for her abundance and diversity of…


Hawaii, from Lost haven to concrete America

I never planned to be in Hawaii. I’d never imagined it. But the paths of an around the world trip are unknowable. I planned to end my Asian leg of the trip…


Allemansrätten and the land of infinites

There is an inexplicable sense of freedom when you drive your car on holiday. It’s an open book, it can get you anywhere. A van epitomises this kind of…


Seaweed is killing the Caribbean

It’s another sunny day in the Caribbean. Everything is how it should be, how the pictures show you in the travel magazines and people tell you after their…


How we should write about traveling

The last days I have been thinking a lot about what to write next. I have been going over my diaries and pictures and found quite some adventures that haven’t…


The taxi driver and the barkeeper, two opposing views on Cuba

I’ve taken a cab just a very few times in my life, but this one from Havana to Trinidad will be worth it. More than a journey, the four hour route becomes a…


Osaka, a darker approach to Japan

It’s very very early in Namba Station. My legs are rustling after a seven hour incarceration in a night bus. It’s the only option to cross Japan on a…