Swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines

Whale Shark Oslob Philippines

Our relationship with whale sharks has been off and on… our first attempt to build something took place at Coral Bay, Western Australia. We had done everything we could to make it work: we went during the good season (March to June) and we used a boat that had a very high success rate for […]

My photo collection of Yunnan’s ethnic minorities.

Ethnic Minority in Yunnan

I want to share with you some more of my photos and as I have recently presented quite a bit about Yunnan (Shaxi, Lijiang and the Songstam Lodges) I want to present some of the photos I took of different ethnic minorities you can find in Yunnan. In Yunnan, unlike most of China where most […]

In Yunnan, Lijiang a chinese tourist paradise?

Lijang roofs

Domestic Chinese tourists are madly in love with Lijiang. Thanks to a local airport opened a few years ago there is now a daily torrent of tourists flowing through the pretty streets of the old town. Watching this performance is actually a tourist attraction in itself – everywhere there are groups struggling to keep up with their […]

Switzerland- Lavaux, between the grapes and the lake

lavaux vineyards in Switzerland

Last summer, as we were driving along the Lake Geneva highway, I had a glimpse of the Lavaux area from our car. This brief introduction was enough to excite my (chronic) travel bug and put the Lavaux vineyards firmly on my to-visit-list (it’s always the same when I travel …I meet new people, I see […]

Switzerland – Discovering Europe at 3,471 meters above sea level

6.45am, middle of our holiday, my kiwi wakes me up… Kiwi – we are going to miss the first train… Voyagista – What??? We said we weren’t going to take the first train! Kiwi – I couldn’t sleep and the weather looks great, we might as well go earlier… Hardly awake, we were already boarding […]