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Chinese food

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

As some of you know I love to try all kind of different food (who doesn’t?) and also to photograph food in different countries. So as a not so big surprise, here are my pictures of Chinese food.

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For more Chinese food pictures, see my China pictures

Hong Kong protests

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

A few days ago I was in Hong Kong and took my time to check out- and photograph the ongoing protests there. In China the government have blocked news and other internet pages about the protests, and the TV news channels are only showing people that support shutting down the protests. Manipulating the media to make people believe what you want them to believe is nothing new around the world, either by controlling internal media or blocking external.

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Hong Kong protest - blocked streets

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Hong Kong protest - night blockade

Hong Kong protest - shame on HKSAR stencil

Hong Kong protest - students

Hong Kong protest - police blockade

Hong Kong protest - umbrella blockade

Hong Kong protest - police without helmets

Hong Kong protest - students tents

Hong Kong protest - sleeping next to tents

Hong Kong protest - street art

Hong Kong protest - speech

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Hong Kong protest - books beds

Hong Kong protest - street art

Hong Kong protest - street blockade

China travel

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Recently I moved to China and I thought that now is the time to post some random pictures from my stay here. Enjoy!

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China-scorpion-seahorse-food
China-rice
China-Qingdao-festival
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Hitchhiking through Armenia, Georgia and Turkey

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

About a week ago I finished my hitchhike from Vanadzor in Armenia to Ankara in Turkey, a trip of 1500 km. I managed to get a ride from all kind of car, taxi- och bus drivers as well as a long comfortable ride in a truck. Several times the drivers invited me for food and/or a place to sleep for the night, even though we most of the time could not even have a basic conversation because of the language barrier. Here are some pictures from the trip:

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Vanadzor, Armenia to Spitak, Armenia (21 km)

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Spitak, Armenia to Giumri, Armenia (46 km)

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Giumri, Armenia to Achaltsiche, Georgia (164 km)

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Short walk out of  Akhaltsikhe

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Trying to take a shortcut through the mountains, but after some hour/s realizing the road is blocked with several meters of tall snow

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So have to hitchhike back to Akhaltsikhe again…

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Beautiful waiting place in Akhaltsikhe as the sun sets

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Achaltsiche, Georgia to Batumi, Georgia (320 km)

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Batumi, Georgia to Rize, Turkey (130 km)

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Morning in Rize

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Moving slowly between the cities but at least moving

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Finally got a ride with this amazingly kind truck driver

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A few hours of dinner with his family and then back on the road

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Night stop sleeping inside the truck with early start again

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Cheese delivery driving me some 10s of kilometers

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Last route about 100-120 km arriving to Ankara with these guys

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Abandoned hotel in Spitak, Armenia

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

About a week ago I was passing by Spitak in Armenia while hitchhiking. Spitak is a small town surrounded by beautiful mountains. One hour outside of town, in the foot of the mountains, there is also an old abandoned Russian hotel. This old hotel complex is huge and include a bar, swimming pool and bowling hall.

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Part of the hotel complex

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Indoor swimming pool and bowling hall

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Animal cages

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Bar area with ice stalactites and an unknown big bird

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Independent luxery villas

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From above

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The hotel is perfectly located to continue into a mountain trek after exploring it

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Still in some areas the houses are ruined or replaced with metal houses after the 1988 earthquake, with no support in sight.

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Superb live fish dinner after a nice walk

Urban exploration in Cyprus

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

I was always interested in urban exploration and recently I realized that although Cyprus is relatively well maintained there are a lot of interesting abandoned buildings. Here are a few photos from some places that I visited during the previous two weeks.

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Faces of Asia

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

I realize I haven’t been updating the web site for a while and although I have been in Bulgaria during the last months I decided to post some sunny faces from my backpacking trip in Asia from the beginning of this year.

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Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

In early August while trekking in the Pirin Mountains I was taking these pictures which I later on forgot to post, so here they are. Pirin Mountains are located around 2 hours drive away from Sofia with the highest peak at 2914 meter. There are several huts in this Bulgarian mountain range but camping is also possible as always. If you camp be prepared with warm clothes as the nights are getting really cold even in the summer.

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Pirin Mountains cow

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Pirin Mountains empty hotel
Abandoned construction sites can make a good last-minute sleeping place inside a city, for example when hitchhiking and getting stuck.

Cambodian food

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Food food food, here are more Asian food pictures, this time from Cambodia:

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Cambodian food rice

Cambodian food noodles

Cambodian food monastery

Cambodian street food spider

Cambodian food mix

Cambodian Khmer food rice

Cambodian street food insects

Cambodian food hamburger

Cambodian desert

Philippines food

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Continuing the pictures of Asian food, here are some pictures of food in the Philippines:

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Philippines food poster

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Philippines food rice

Philippines food chicken feet

Philippines food chicken feet market

Philippines food BBQ

Philippines food fresh drink

Thai food

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

To continue my food pictures from Asia, here are some Thai food pictures:

Thai food: rice

Thai food: rice

Thai food: desert

Thai food: eggs

Thai food: insects

Thai food: insects

Thai food: squid

Thai food: noodles

Thai food: meat

Thai food: chicken

Thai food: street food

Thai food: sugar cane drink

Thai food: meat noodles

Thai food: street food

Thai food: shop food

Thai food: fried hot dogs

Thai food: sweet desert

Thai food: desert

Thai food: grilled squid

Thai food: seafood balls

Thai food: meat

Thai food: curry

Thai food: heart rice

Thai food: grill it yourself

Thai food: rice

Thai food: fish soup

Thai food: street sticks

Thai food: hotdogs

Thai food: insects

Food in Malaysia

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

This is the first post of several with pictures of Asian food. I will not name the food but feel free to guess in the comments. So for this time, here is the Malaysian food:

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Ratchaburi, Thailand

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Ratchaburi is a really nice and [farang] untouristic city which is reachable both by road and train, and even though it was more than 2 months ago that I visited there I want to share these pictures.

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Baby elephant in a market

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Buying fish, first having to “catch” them

Ratchaburi festival concert
Last day of a several day concert, with a small crowd

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Nice Thai rice food

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Interior design of a guesthouse/hotel (no idea which because the sign was only in Thai, and what is the difference anyway?)

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Riverside walk with massage, food markets and people just hanging out

Ratchaburi snake man
Snake show

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Street art at the riverside

Ratchaburi train station
Ratchaburi has a really charming train station

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Warning signs everywhere what you are not allowed to do in the train, for example throwing bombs.

Street Art in Australia (part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

This is part 2 (out of 2) of pictures of Street Art I took in Australia about 3-4 months ago. I should actually have posted this a long time ago but forgot somehow, so here it comes.

For part 1, click here: Street Art in Australia

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Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Here comes some pictures from about a month ago that I meant to put here earlier. Prachuap Khiri Khan city has two main attractions which are a hill respectively a mountain. The hill has a small temple on the top and some semi-aggressive monkeys, while the mountain of 800 meters is a more demanding and interesting trek with friendly monkeys as a bonus. To get to the mountain you need to pass a military area but this only requires a registration at the entrance. On the other side of the military area is also a beach if you feel like chilling out after the trek. Just take care not to miss the closing time of the military area.

Prachuap Khiri Khan squid lady

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Prachuap Khiri Khan temple monkey

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Prachuap Khiri Khan monkey jumping

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Prachuap Khiri Khan temple painter

Prachuap Khiri Khan bird eggs for food

Prachuap Khiri Khan eating insects

Prachuap Khiri Khan squids drying in sun

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Prachuap Khiri Khan mountain temple

Prachuap Khiri Khan mountain top

Prachuap Khiri Khan Alice in Wonderland

Prachuap Khiri Khan beach shells

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Prachuap Khiri Khan King sweating working hard

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Manila, Philippines

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

To prolong my Thai visa with a month I had to go out of the country and then fly in again, because by land the visa extension is limited to 2 weeks. This was lucky because even though I always wanted to visit Philippines I didn’t have any plans to go there during this Asia trip. But now I found a cheap return ticket (one way is not allowed anyway) and the next day I found myself being in Manila, the capital of Philippines.

Arriving at 4 am in the beginning of the week I was surprised to see that the city was still alive and moving. There are no public transport at this time besides taxi and the area I arrived to is a bit expensive, so I get a cheap taxi to another area which some helpful local recommended to me 5 minutes earlier. The area I arrive to is the party area of Manila. Everywhere lady-boys and taxi-men are yelling after me, dark alleys with people hanging around and strip clubs (“Gentlemen clubs”). But people are really helpful and about half an hour later (around 5 am) I am checked into a hotel and laying in my bed, starting to realize that I am in the Philippines.

The next morning I force myself up at 9 am to get the complementary double breakfast. Double because I have a double room, although its pretty small. Next to me for breakfast sits one foreigner and his lady-boy. They are really friendly people and when the lady-boy leaves the guy tells me his wife is luckily coming firstly next week.

Back in my bed, which covers almost the whole room, I am thinking I can not wait to explore Manila. Just one more hour of sleep…

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An enormous amount of homeless people in Manila

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Huge harmless apartment spider

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Local buses are called “Jeepneys” and cost about 20 cent USD

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Chicken legs

Philippines, Manila - one day chicken food
One day chicken and chicken balls

Philippines, Manila - dog for sale
Buy me

Philippines, Manila - chinatown street sellers

Philippines, Manila - Chinese water snake NYE
Chinese New Year (year of the Water Snake)

Philippines, Manila - la vida room
La Vida Room for 3 hour “naps”

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Manila maintenance

Philippines, Manila - naked girls sells newspaper
We all know that naked girls sell magazines, and now also newspapers

Philippines, Manila - mountain
 Beautiful mountain Batulao (only 800 meters) with it’s 10 peaks

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Looking back half way

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Mountain guide who should have been in school instead

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Mt Batulao camp “Don’t change the mountain, let the mountain change you”

Philippines, Manila - chicken fight planning
Chicken fight – trying to decide which chickens will fight each others depending on their size

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More chicken owners coming into the ring of smiling discussion

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Preparing the chickens. The fight is until death.

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The fight is going to start

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And about 2 minutes later it’s over

Philippines, Manila - refreshing drink
Sweet drink

Philippines, Manila - night buses

Philippines, Manila - electrician

Philippines, Manila - penthouse

Philippines, Manila - people

Philippines, Manila - smiley

Philippines, Manila - street art

Philippines, Manila - Tagaytay
Tagaytay view over Taal Volcano Island

Philippines, Manila - taxi driver asleep
Taxi driver asleep

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Pollution

Philippines, Manila - karaoke
Last night in Manila with new friends and karaoke

Street Art in Australia

Friday, January 25th, 2013

While spending Christmas and New Years Eve in Melbourne, Australia, I took the street art pictures below. The street art in Melbourne is plentiful but mostly focused around the “inn areas” of Brunswick– and Smith street in Fitzroy.

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Dubai transfer

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

About a month ago I had a short transfer in the United Arab Emirates on my way to Sri Lanka and Australia. Although I landed in Sharjah and not Dubai I decided to see Dubai during my transfer. From the Sharjah airport I took a small bus for 10 AED (less than 3 USD) that goes to Lamcy Plaza in Dubai. The bus trip took one hour and after arriving I walked for about 30 minutes to get to the nearest metro stop which I randomly found, trying to walk into the center. If you are not into walking you can also find cheap taxis waiting outside Lamcy Plaza.

I can highly recommend to take longer transit times when flying, which will allow you to explore a “bonus destination” without paying for an extra flight ticket. Just remember when you go away from the airport to check the possibilities for getting back to the airport again in time for your next flight.

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Can somebody tell me what the thing below the phone booth is?

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Dubai pictures fountain

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Burj Khalifa

Dubai building

Dubai construction

Dubai cleaner

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“The mind is considered as the factory of ideas. The better materials used within the better produts quality is produced.”

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Dubai mosque

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Dubai metro

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Dubai football

Dubai flag

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Dubai apartment

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Burj Al Arab

Dubai skyline
Dubai skyline

Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Last week I was in Copenhagen and took these street art pictures while walking the streets, with about half of them taken inside a social center squat.

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Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (3) Security breech

Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (4) Sculpture

Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (5) End to Everything

Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (6) Hate FCK

Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (7) For the kids

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Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (10) Police

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Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (12) Do it your way

Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (13) Bicyclers

Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (14) Woman

Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (15) The Bad Lad

Street Art in Copenhagen, Denmark (16) Piss here

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Street Art in Costa Rica (part 2 of 2)

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Here are the last street art pictures from Costa Rica.

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Missed part 1? Click here:
Street Art in Costa Rica (part 1 of 2) 

Street Art in Costa Rica (part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

While I am not in Costa Rica any more I will finally post these street art pictures I took there about a month ago.

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Street Art in Nicaragua (part 2 of 2)

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

This is the second part of Street Art in Nicaragua. The first part can be found here:

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Street Art in Nicaragua (part 1 of 2)

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Nicaragua’s beautiful nature and people together with it’s interesting culture makes it a place difficult to leave, and my planned week quickly resulted in a 2+ months stay instead. Here below are some of the street art pictures I took from all over Nicaragua during this period.

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Aerial pictures of Nicaragua

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The Caribbean coast of Nicaragua doesn’t have any beaches or places where the normal tourists end up, but is very beautiful and interesting in it’s own way. Here you can find amazing rivers and small villages with different indigenous people from Nicaragua, like the Miskito. If you still want to see tropical beaches you only need to go out to the islands outside the coast and you will find your postcard vacation.

Note that when traveling with ferry or steamboat you sometimes need to show your passport, and a copy of it is not always enough.

The following pictures I took while flying in a small airplane from Puerta Cabeza to Bluefields, along the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (east coast).

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (1)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (2)

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Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (5)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (6)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (7)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (8)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (9)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (10)
Long thin rivers like the one going to Rama

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (11)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (12)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (13)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (14)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (15)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (16)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (17)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (18)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (19)

Aerial pictures from the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast (20)

Street Art in Honduras

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

I only took a few pictures of street art while in Honduras, but I thought it’s worth to publish them here anyway. Enjoy!

Street Art in Honduras

Street Art in Honduras (2)

Street Art in Honduras (3)

Street Art in Honduras (4)

Street Art in Honduras (5)

Street Art in Honduras (6)

Street Art in Honduras (7)

Street Art in Honduras (8)

Street Art in Honduras (9)

Street Art in Honduras (10)

Street Art in Honduras (11)

Street Art in Honduras (12)

Street Art in Honduras (13)

Street Art in El Salvador

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Surfing is a big thing in El Salvador, both for the tourists and the locals. This can also be seen in the street art that have themes like surfing and ocean animals.

El Salvador street art: surfing (Respect the locals)

El Salvador art

El Salvador street art: stencils

Graffiti El Salvador

Graffiti de El Salvador

El Salvador street art: male con turistico peatonal

El Salvador street art: surfer

El Salvador street art: sea horse

El Salvador street art on walkway

El Salvador street art: head

El Salvador street art: Carlos Molina

El Salvador street art: squid with beer

El Salvador graffiti

Street Art in Guatemala

Monday, September 10th, 2012

While traveling in Guatemala two months ago I took the pictures below.

Enjoy!

Street art Guatemala (1)

Street art Guatemala (2)

Street art Guatemala (3)

Street art Guatemala (4)

Street art Guatemala (5)

Street art Guatemala (6)

Street art Guatemala (7)

Street art Guatemala (8)

Street art Guatemala (9)

Street art Guatemala (10)

Street art Guatemala (11)

Street art Guatemala (12)

Street art Guatemala (13)

Street art Guatemala (14)

Street art Guatemala (15)

Street art Guatemala (16)

Street art Guatemala (17)

Street art Guatemala (18)

Street art Guatemala (19)

Street art Guatemala (20)

Street art Guatemala (21)

Street art Guatemala (22)

Street art Guatemala (23)

Street art Guatemala (24)

Street art Guatemala (25)

Street art Guatemala (26)

Sweden pictures

Monday, June 18th, 2012

I didn’t have time to write here recently nor taking pictures, but here are at least a few pictures from my last week in Sweden. The days here are really long now with sunrise at 4am and sunset at 10pm, which doesn’t leave out many hours of darkness per night.

Sweden pictures (1)

Sweden pictures (2)

Sweden pictures (3)

Sweden pictures (4)

Sweden pictures (5)

Sweden pictures (6)

Sweden pictures (7)

Sweden pictures (8)

Sweden pictures (9)

Sweden pictures (10)

Sweden pictures (11)

Sweden pictures (12)

Sweden pictures (13)

Sweden pictures (14)

Sweden pictures (15)

This week I will take mini trips to Amsterdam and Brussels, with only a few days in each.

Copenhagen Zoo

Friday, June 8th, 2012

While in Copenhagen last week one of the things I did was to visit Copenhagen Zoo. Every year in Copenhagen zoo the animals eat a total of:

20 000 kg fish
25 000 kg meat
46 000 mice and rats
20 000 eggs
100 000 kg concentrates
350 000 hay
50 000 kg carrots
250 kg raisins
500 kg sun flower seed
260 kg mealworms
55 000 grasshoppers
80 kg honey

Plus huge quantities of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Copenhagen zoo: red coala

Copenhagen zoo: lizard

Copenhagen zoo: guana

Copenhagen zoo: funny frog face

Copenhagen zoo: funny animal

Copenhagen zoo: butterfly on lego

Copenhagen zoo: bird stealing bear food

Copenhagen zoo: bear

Copenhagen zoo: alligator

 

Copenhagen pictures

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Here are a few random pictures from my last week in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Next stop is Sweden before heading out to Central America for the summer, passing by Amsterdam and Brussels on the way.

Copenhagen pictures: coast

Copenhagen pictures: bicycle artwork

Copenhagen pictures: park

Copenhagen pictures: birds

Copenhagen pictures: opera house

Copenhagen pictures: Nyhavn

Copenhagen pictures: Christiania bike

Copenhagen pictures: boat tour

Copenhagen pictures: duck

Copenhagen pictures: icecream

Copenhagen pictures: Danish flag

Copenhagen pictures: chiwawa

Copenhagen pictures: boxes

Copenhagen pictures: toilet

Toilet – “One step closer. It is shorter than you believe”

Copenhagen pictures: sun clock

Sun clock – “Do like me. Only count the bright hours”

Street art in Tel Aviv (part 3 of 3)

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

So here it is, the final pictures of street art from Tel Aviv in this series.

Enjoy!

Street art: Tel Aviv (1)

Street art: Tel Aviv (2)

Street art: Tel Aviv (3)

Street art: Tel Aviv (4)

Street art: Tel Aviv (5)

Street art: Tel Aviv (6)

Street art: Tel Aviv (7)

Street art: Tel Aviv (8)

Street art: Tel Aviv (9)

Street art: Tel Aviv (10)

Street art: Tel Aviv (11)

Street art: Tel Aviv (12)

3D duck

Street art: Tel Aviv (13)

Street art: Tel Aviv (14)

Street art: Tel Aviv (15)

Street art: Tel Aviv (16)

Street art: Tel Aviv (17)

Street art: Tel Aviv (18)

Street art: Tel Aviv (19)

Street art: Tel Aviv (20)

Street art: Tel Aviv (21)

Street art: Tel Aviv (22)

Street art: Tel Aviv (23)

Street art: Tel Aviv (24)

Street art: Tel Aviv (25)

Street art: Tel Aviv (26)

3D tiles

Street art: Tel Aviv (27)

Street art: Tel Aviv (28)

Street art: Tel Aviv (29)

3D faces

Street art: Tel Aviv (30)

Street art: Tel Aviv (31)

Street art: Tel Aviv (32)

Street art: Tel Aviv (33)

Street art: Tel Aviv (34)

Street art: Tel Aviv (35)

You find part 1 here and part 2 here

Street art in Tel Aviv (part 2 of 3)

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

The versatility of the street art in Tel Aviv is amazing, both with different styles and media. This is post 2 out of 3 with street art from Tel Aviv, more to come!

Street art: Tel Aviv (1)

Street art: Tel Aviv (2)

Street art: Tel Aviv (3)

Street art: Tel Aviv (4)

Street art: Tel Aviv (5)

Street art: Tel Aviv (6)

Street art: Tel Aviv (7)

Street art: Tel Aviv (8)

Street art: Tel Aviv (9)

Street art: Tel Aviv (10)

Street art: Tel Aviv (11)

Street art: Tel Aviv (12)

Street art: Tel Aviv (13)

Street art: Tel Aviv (14)

Street art: Tel Aviv (15)

Street art: Tel Aviv (16)

Street art: Tel Aviv (17)

Street art: Tel Aviv (18)

Street art: Tel Aviv (19)

Street art: Tel Aviv (20)

Street art: Tel Aviv (21)

Street art: Tel Aviv (22)

Street art: Tel Aviv (23)

Street art: Tel Aviv (24)

Street art: Tel Aviv (25)

Street art: Tel Aviv (26)

Street art: Tel Aviv (27)

Street art: Tel Aviv (28)

Street art: Tel Aviv (29)

Street art: Tel Aviv (30)

Street art: Tel Aviv (31)

Street art: Tel Aviv (32)

Street art: Tel Aviv (33)

Street art: Tel Aviv (34)

Street art in Tel Aviv

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Ok this post is long due I realize. When I was traveling in and around Israel last Christmas I spent some days in Tel Aviv. This city is amazing to walk around in, especially in the African neighborhood which is really artistic. You can easily loose track of time just exploring random streets; finding graffiti and other kind of street art everywhere!

If you like street art then Tel Aviv should definitely be on your must-visit list, but even if you have other interests the city has so much to offer so you will not get disappointed.

Street art: Tel Aviv (1)

Street art: Tel Aviv (2)

Street art: Tel Aviv (3)

Street art: Tel Aviv (4)

Street art: Tel Aviv (5)

Street art: Tel Aviv (6)
3D face (glued onto)

Street art: Tel Aviv (7)

Street art: Tel Aviv (8)

Street art: Tel Aviv (9)

Street art: Tel Aviv (10)

Street art: Tel Aviv (11)

Street art: Tel Aviv (12)

Street art: Tel Aviv (13)

Street art: Tel Aviv (14)

Street art: Tel Aviv (15)

Street art: Tel Aviv (16)

Street art: Tel Aviv (17)

Street art: Tel Aviv (18)

Street art: Tel Aviv (19)

Street art: Tel Aviv (20)

Street art: Tel Aviv (21)

Street art: Tel Aviv (22)

Street art: Tel Aviv (23)

Street art: Tel Aviv (24)

Street art: Tel Aviv (25)

Street art: Tel Aviv (26)

Street art: Tel Aviv (27)

Street art: Tel Aviv (28)

Street art: Tel Aviv (29)

Street art: Tel Aviv (30)

Note the braille text

Street art: Tel Aviv (31)

Street art: Tel Aviv (32)

Street art: Tel Aviv (33)

Street art: Tel Aviv (34)

This is post 1 out of 3 with street art from Tel Aviv, more to come!

 

Gellért-hegy, Budapest

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Gellért-hegy, or Gellért Hill, is a 235 meter tall hill located next to the river Danube in central Budapest. The hill is part of an area listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the park that covers the hill makes a great walk as well as offers a landscape view of the city. On top of Gellért-hegy is Szabadság Szobor, the Hungarian Statue of Liberty built in 1947.

This morning while jogging on Gellért-hegy I brought my camera and took the following pictures. As you can see the Bridges in Budapest is a big part of the city’s landscape and makes a beautiful detail.

Gellért-hegy with Liberty Bridge
Gellért-hegy with Liberty Bridge

Gellert Hill with Szabadsag Szobor
Gellért-hegy with Szabadság Szobor

Elizabeth Bridge Budapest
Elizabeth Bridge

Chain Bridge Budapest
Chain Bridge

Budapest history museum
Budapest history museum

Gellert Hill statue with ass full of chewing gums
Statue with ass full of chewing gums

Liberty Bridge Budapest
Liberty Bridge

Liberty Bridge and Petofi Bridge
Liberty Bridge and Petofi Bridge

I Love Budapest street art
I Love Budapest street art

Budapest bridges

Budapest rooftops

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

I moved to Budapest! In the beginning I was afraid the weather here would be to cold, but actually it’s even warmer here than in my last living place, Cyprus. The city is beautiful (it’s not my first time here) and reminds me of Berlin, which is really positive. My plan here is to connect to outdoor sports people, as it was difficult to find people with that kind of interests in Cyprus.

One of the random things that I fell in love with here in Budapest is the rooftops. The roof of the city is very beautiful and like a hidden labyrinth with spread out treasures not known to the people down on the streets. Here are a few pictures that I took today on this theme:

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Szabadság Szobor (Budapest)

Budapest rooftops

Budapest rooftops

Ayia Napa pictures

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

While a friend came to Cyprus to visit me we took a road trip to Ayia Napa for two days. Ayia Napa is a more touristic city then Limassol where I am currently living, but with a really nice beach and harbor.

Here are the few pictures I took from the trip to Ayia Napa:

Ayia Napa beach

Ayia Napa swimming

Ayia Napa boat

Ayia Napa coffee and palms

Ayia Napa port

Ayia Napa fishermen

Ayia Napa monastery

Ayia Napa children play

Ayia Napa solar power

Ayia Napa ferris wheel

Ayia Napa desert and chess

TRNC street art

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is the part of Northern Cyprus that is a self-declared state which is only recognized by Turkey and called “occupied territory” by the rest. To pass from Cyprus to TRNC by foot you go to the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia (also locally known as Lefkosia). Nicosia is the only capital in the world that is divided into two countries. In the middle of the city is a passport control which normally takes 5-10 minutes to pass, and the stamp you get on a separate paper. The differences between the two sides of the city is like black and white with the Cyprus side being similar to Madrid, a bit more relaxed then the rest of Cyprus, but with the TRNC side being very similar to Turkey both visually and even more with the people with “southern” mentality and level of social life.

TRNC graffiti / street art

TRNC graffiti / street art

TRNC graffiti / street art

TRNC graffiti / street art

TRNC graffiti / street art

Cyprus graffiti (part 2)

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Below is part two of the Cyprus graffiti as promised. Part one can be found here: Cyprus graffiti part 1

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus 3D graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Here are some of the Cyprus graffiti that I have captured during the last two weeks here. The Cyprus graffiti scene is rather small and in general graffiti stencils is the most used art form here, but there are definitely some areas in a few cities which are like street art galleries.

Below is part 1 out of 2 with street art / graffiti in Cyprus.

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Cyprus graffiti

Note that most of the graffiti above is from Limassol.

Part 2 can be found here: Cyprus graffiti part 2

Cyprus pictures

Monday, March 19th, 2012

I recently rented a car here on Cyprus and did a road trip with a friend to explore the island. Cyprus is very small and it takes about 4 hours to cross the island with a car, so during the 3 days we were on the road we saw most of the country. The views here are very varied with coastline, mountains, small villages, medieval ruins and big national parks. Here are some of the pictures of Cyprus from this trip:

Cyprus tractor
Somewhere in the mountains on a random detour

Cyprus peninsula
Peninsula near Polis & Venus bath

Polis Cyprus
Again near Polis

Cyprus food
Plate with mixed seafood

Cyprus shoes
Lonely shoe on a beach near Polis

Cyprus harbor
Polis harbor in sunrise after waking up in the car nearby

Cyprus fish boats

Cyprus sailboats

Cyprus road
Finally up in the mountains again

Cyprus mountains
Near an UN area up in the mountains

Troodos mountains

Bulgarian Martenitsa in Cyprus
Perfect place on a 1170 meter mountain peak to leave a Bulgarian martenitsa

Mount Olympus
Part of Mount Olympus

Priest

TRNC mosque
Mosque in TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)

Turkish northern Cyprus
Near the border of the Turkish northern Cyprus (TRNC)

Occupy buffer zone
Occupy buffer zone, near border of TRNC

TRNC Cyprus
Again in TRNC

Car map
Car travel map with car keys and coffee

Potamia ruin
Medieval ruins in Potamia, near Polis

TRNC flag
TRNC flag on a hill in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Caterpillar Cyprus
Hill in Potania with thousands of caterpillars

Potamia Cyprus
Again Potamia

Stavravouni monastery view
Stavravouni monastery view, near Larnaca

Cape greko
Arriving to Cape Greko in perfect timing for the sunset

Cape Greco Cyprus
Again Cape Greko (or Cavo Greco) near Ayia Napa

Map Cyprus
Trying to understand where we have been, only managing to pinpoint about half of the places

Kourion, Cyprus

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Today I was in the area of the bus station here in Limassol so I thought why not to go on a day trip somewhere. I had got the tip about Kourion before and I knew it was not far away so even though it was already midday I decided to go.

To go to Kourion from Limassol take bus 16 from the bus station near the water tower in the west side of the city center. You can buy a one day ticket for 2 euro which allows you unlimited trips. Be aware that the last bus back leaves already around 5 pm.

Kourion is the last stop of the bus and the trip there takes about 40 minutes, or 15 minutes with car. When you exit the bus you see a restaurant and behind it the road up to Kourion. You will pass an entrance where you have to pay 1,70 euro per person.

Kourion was an old city in Cyprus and the buildings that today are still visible were built during the 3rd to 5th century A.D. The most famous building here is the old amphitheater which held gladiator games when it was active.

Within 15 minutes walking from the archaeological site (outside the entrance) is the Kourion beach with a few restaurants and camping spots. Although nobody is swimming here yet the Cyprus weather is getting better with a lot of people walking around in t-shirt.

When I finally decided to head home to Limassol I wanted to try the hitch hiking here in Cyprus. Not to difficult it seems, or I was lucky, as the first car stopped and picked me up. Inside was a really nice Bulgarian man who lived in Cyprus during the last 4 years. To thank him for the ride, and to surprise him, I give him a martenitsa.

Kourion

Kourion theatre

Kourion archaeological site

Kourion Cyprus

Kourion view

Kourion mosaic

Kourion, old and new

Kourion horses

Kourion horizon

Kourion beach

Kourion beach Cyprus

Kourion beach rocks

Kurion, woman reading in nature

Martenitsa

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

First of March is Martenitsa day in Bulgaria. This is the celebration of spring and starts with people buying a red- and white striped ribbon made of yarn that they give to their loved ones, who put it around their wrist. The meaning of the red color is life and health, like the red cheeks, and the meaning of the white color is purity. The idea is that the Martenitsa will bring health to the bearer of the wrist band.

There is also a folklore telling the story of a dove that was sent with a white stripe tied to it’s foot as a message during the war. On the way to deliver the message the white stripe got blood on it and that’ this is the origin of the colors. But there are many different stories like this and nobody knows for sure how it all started.

During march the people wearing the wrist are looking out for a stork, a swallow or a tree with it’s first bud. When they see this they tie their wrist band on that tree (or the tree closest to them). After some time the trees here are filled with red- and white striped ribbons. They can also tie a blue object to the ribbon in the tree to protect against bad spells.

The last years this tradition has become more and more commercialized which helps the tradition stay alive. In some surrounding countries similar traditions used to exist but are now a memory of the past or stories from the grandparents.

These pictures are from two years ago as I just two days ago moved to Cyprus from Bulgaria and are not there to see this beautiful tradition this year.

Martenitsa
A Martenitsa ribbon tied on a tree branch

Martenitsa day
A tree full of flowers and Martenitsa ribbons

Martenitsa seller
Martenitsa street seller (from this year)

Martenitsa sale stand
There are as many different types of martenitsa as there are sellers

Sofia in snow

Friday, January 27th, 2012

This week it has snowed almost constantly here in Sofia. I usually don’t like the winter season but at the same time am I happy to be here, as Sofia is one of the most beautiful cities in winter time for me. Yesterday I got inspired while taking a walk and made the movie below, enjoy! This is my love song to Sofia:

 

Of course who can resist to take some pictures also?

Alexander Nevsky with lady

Cats from above

Shopping dog

Snow boots

Snowy animals

Snowy street

Snowy statue

Sofia park in snow

Sofia Vitosha winter

Moshav & Kibbutz in Israel

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

While hitch hiking in Israel me and a friend got a ride by a guy who’s family are living in a moshav, and who were himself planning to live there in his near future. He invited us to visit the moshav and we ended up staying there for two days, living as a part of his family.

A moshav is a type of community or settlement with the members of the community owning their own farms, in comparison to the kibbutz where the community shares the farms. In a moshav the people get a specific amount of land for farming when they get married. Nowadays it is more difficult to find good farming land which have resulted in some of these farms have been placed in the no mans land between Israel and Jordan, thanks to a agreement between the two countries. The same agreement gives Jordan a bigger ownership of the Dead Sea which is getting smaller and smaller every year because of mistreatment by the salt companies.

In this specific moshav where we were staying, the Zofar moshav, 2 out of 3 people were workers from Thailand. These people work on the farm land but with no other integration in the community. They even live in specific areas of the moshav which is only for them. Walking around in the moshav you can hear the loud music and karaoke singing from these areas, and to walk there feels a bit like walking around in Thailand.

Besides the no integration part of the Thai people, the feeling of a moshav or kibbutz are of utopia. Everything is perfect, beautiful and calm. The relationships between the different families are close and only a few people or families have chosen(?) to be for themselves. The area around the moshav is amazing desert and perfect for walking, jogging or even taking the motorbike or quad out for a spin. Still, with the desert looking like it will never end you know in the back of your head that if you need to go to a town it is only some hour away.

Not only can a moshav be self sustainable and also sell what they produce, some of them are using solar power both for themselves and to sell the extra power they don’t use. This usually means a small initial investment that is already payed back within 5 years, and then 15 more years of around 2 000 euro per month earned per family for the power they sell to the power companies.

All in all a moshav is a very nice way of living and it seems that also the young people are interested in keeping this tradition alive, although sometimes with newer technologies and ideas.

Moshav
Zofar moshav

Agricultural worker
Farm worker

Family house
Family house with solar power

Family dinner
Family dinner with amazing food, wine & kippas (hats)

Farm dogs
Well trained dogs that do not enter into the houses

Cat and toy
Curious cat

Ping pong table
What is a sunny day without playing some ping pong?

Tea pot with palms
Tea and palms

Sheep fucking
Sheep’s having some fun

Family breakfast
Breakfast (Jachnun; dough with spicy tomato sause) with the neighbours

Dog upside down
Dog taking a rest upside down

Bird cage
Bird cage with tons of birds…

Hungry cat
…And one hungry cat outside

Lunch plate
Again food.. This time a quick lunch before hitting the road

Israeli desert
Beautiful desert with camels

Negev desert

Moshav farms
Farms in the distant

Moshav tomato farm
Tomato farm

Moshav paprika farm
Peppers farm

Graffiti in Palestinian refugee camps

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

When traveling through Palestine I visited two refugee camps in the central- and southern West Bank. The kindness of the people living there was amazing (like in the whole Palestine) and I also took the opportunity to photograph some graffiti which you can find below.

Palestine graffiti

Aida graffiti

Erased faces graffiti
Erased faces

Palestine Aida Camp graffiti

Vittorio Arrigoni graffiti
Vittorio Arrigoni. Free Palestine. In Free Universe.

Butterfly graffiti

Home demolition graffiti
End to home demolition

Lajee center graffiti

Guernica graffiti

Bethlehem graffiti

Colors graffiti

Stairway to heaven graffiti

Captivating graffiti

Aida camp graffiti

Human graffiti

Wall graffiti
Israel, you are on the wrong side of this wall… and of History

Back graffiti
Watchtower guard post for the wall around Aida Camp

Opgai graffiti
Opgai & Che

Che Guevara graffiti
Che Guevara