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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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),…

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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…

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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…