When we walked through clouds

White clouds of all shapes perform an eternal dance through Aotearoa’s south island fiords, from the rain-soaked rainforest valleys of the west coast up to the mighty mountain ranges around Mount Cook in the interior. Snow-topped mountains, thousands of meters in height, mirror in extensive…

Bartering with artist Georgia Hill

It’s been a while since my last article and busy times lay behind me. I am now in Indonesia and there will be a few stories following up in quick succession over the next 2 weeks. Travelling and working on different projects made it hard…

Why I left Australia with mixed feelings

Over 2 weeks have passed since I left Australia, and my thoughts are still with the immense country. During my travels I started wondering about why I couldn’t see Aboriginals in the coastal areas and started researching. I discovered a “world behind the postcard” and…

Endless roads and empty spaces

When I decided to start my trade experiment in Australia I wasn’t only thinking about the tropical surf beaches and national parks along the coast. I imagined visiting the Outback, and dreamt of empty spaces and otherworldly landscapes. After arriving and finding out more about…

The good people of Melbourne

After my time exploring the coast south of Sydney, I arrived in Melbourne (apparently the world’s most liveable city) and I was ready for some cultural treats. I had the best of all arrivals, since some good old friends live in the city and their…

Road trip to Melbourne

It was time to hit the road again after the beautiful stay with Ben and his family in Jervis Bay. I am writing this in the first days of 2014 (shame on me, i promise to keep my journal updated more frequently from now on),…

Blue Mountains – Nature is mighty!

There are these moments when Nature just makes you go silent. The moment you step on to a lookout and everywhere around you rock formations drop for hundreds of meters, clouds are passing, the sun is painting shapes on to the surrounding plateaus and you…

Sydney, Australia – Garden meets Skyscraper

A week ago i arrived in Sydney. It’s been a potpourri of weather states and temperatures but i went out and about to discover. Sydney has many faces, from the quirky bars, trendy shops and backyard sceneries of Crown street in Surry Hills and Oxford…