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Travel Postcards / 25.01.2012

No matter the place or the time, religious offerings are the essence of Bali. Colored flowers and other small objects are nicely arranged in small baskets made of leaves to pay homage to the Gods. Offerings are part of the daily life and the deities are celebrated everywhere, from the small temples in people's homes to...

Travel Postcards / 20.01.2012

I visited Singapore twice, both times as a stop over while going scuba diving in Siladen, a lovely island in Northern Sulawesi. Singapore at dusk is likely the best moment to stroll along Marina Bay (one of my favorite spots), enjoying the view of the skyline when it starts getting illuminated, outlining against the pink and blue...

Travel Postcards / 18.12.2011

One of the most important and worshipped deities of Hinduism, Ganesha has many attributes: Lord of Success, Remover of Obstacles, God of Knowledge, Wisdom, Wealth and more. With its characteristic elephant head, Ganesha is easy to identify and widely represented in Hindu temples, together with the other main deities: Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Durga.   More on Bali: Enchanting Bali Temples...

Travel Postcards / 12.12.2011

Sunset is a magic hour in Siladen, a small Island in North Sulawesi. At dusk, when the sky gets painted with shades of yellow, orange, red and pink, the view on the Manado Tua volcano is breathtaking. And in front of such a wonder, one wishes it would never finish.   More on Siladen: Great dives...

Cities, Culture and Art / 03.08.2010

A new, inspiring guest post on ‘Beyond Borders‘ series. It is becoming increasingly difficult for travelers to cross borders because, by and large, they have ceased to exist. Or have they? [caption id="attachment_3475" align="alignleft" width="608"] Manila Bay, Photo by Luis Limchiu[/caption] Some time ago, in the 1980s, I spent a couple of years in the Philippines. I...

Sea & Beaches / 04.02.2010

The journey to the Philippines has been one of the great and unexpected discoveries among my latest wild travels.   Time was short and I only explored El Nido, loving the dramatic scenery, the colors of the sea, the clouds running in the sky, and thinking at going back some day...