St. Louis, MO – the Gateway to the West

St. Louis was to me a nice surprise when driving down the Great River Road in 2015. To be honest, I didn’t know much about the city and when researching it I couldn’t find any particular landmarks worth a visit, except perhaps the Gateway Arch. Nevertheless, when arriving in July last year I knew from the…

The lake of the flamingo

Always been amazed about pink birds with long necks who likes to balance on just one leg? Well, if you don’t want to go to South or Central America to spot one, you can always visit Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya. This parked opened in the 1960’s and originally included just the lake which…

The beauiful scenery of Lake Bunyonyi

While gorilla trekking in Uganda, we camped at Bunyonyi Overland Resort which is just by Lake Bunyonyi and offers beautiful scenery. The Resort has several cabins and rooms to rent but if you’re traveling on a budget it’s possible to put up your own tent on the lawn like we did. They’ve also got a…

Serengeti – the live version of Animal Planet

If you think of going on a safari only once in your life (which really isn’t possible, because once you got a taste of it, you’ll definitely wanna do it again!) I cannot strongly enough recommend you to go to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This place is truly magical and can’t be described in…

Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Of all African countries I visited during my great adventure in 2015, Uganda was probably my favourite one (at least in the top with Namibia). As we crossed the border on February 25th, I immediately fell in love with the green landscape. Even though it was rain season, our tour guide Susan said Uganda is…

Lake Naivasha – a birdwatcher’s paradise

At the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift valley lies Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake in Makuru County. Primary the lake is a source for the many green houses dwelling rose farms which produce a majority of the roses sold in Europe , but fishing in the lake is also a use for the…

What not to miss in New Orleans, LA

During the end of July 2015, me, my parents and youngest brother took a road trip along the Great River Road starting in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN all the way down to New Orleans, LA. It was an entertaining trip where we passed some great places and cities I’ll write separate articles on, but we all…

Kattegattleden: Västra Frölunda to Kullavik

The weather in Gothenburg this past week have been extremely dull (and I’ve lived in UK!) but today the sun finally came back. I was then reminded that the Swedish summers are absolutely stunning; colorful, blooming wild flowers everywhere, comfortable temperatures and eternal sun (well, summer solicits was last week but it won’t set until…

Davos Klosters

Ever been to the Alps? If not, make sure to plan a visit this upcoming winter! I had never been either so when a group of people at the university I’m studying at was organizing a trip down to Davos in Switzerland, I was keen to get on that bus. The Alps is Europe’s biggest…

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – home to orphan elephants

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was founded back in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick in honour of her late husband David, founder of Tsavo East National Park. The trust is recognizably known over the whole world for its successful work in wildlife and conservation. In Nairobi the trust runs a nursery for orphan elephants…

The Mara

Already at 3 am I woke up to the sound of the people at the neighboring Maasai Mara village. They were singing, dancing and had lit up a big fire that cast orange flames over the star filled sky. Apparently a lion had entered the village the night before and killed one of their cattle,…