Peaceful, pretty, powerful Thingvellir.

Usually I only dive in tropical waters. I quite enjoy immersing myself in the world of fish and coral, but not once have I seriously considered diving or snorkeling in cold water. That is, until my colleague signed me up for it. On a short, but sweet Iceland adventure I stood on a parking lot…

The Spreewald

It seems like summer came on the first of June this year. From pretty chilly temperatures, we went to 28 degrees. What a change! And that on a Saturday! Time to go exploring. It was still quiet on the streets when I walked to the train station. However, at the train station were many people…

The world of black and blue

As part of my new job, I’m responsible for a team of tour leaders in Iceland. Iceland, being an island, is however detached from the continent and it seems like this physical distance is immediately creating an emotional distance as well. It almost feels like I manage two different teams, even though they all do…

Today I found the salt

A month ago I moved to Germany for a new job. It should all be easy. Germany is my neighbouring country and essentially we are practically the same right? It’s part of the EU, so it should be easy to move. The culture isn’t that different. I’m familiar with the language, at least to some…

A winter break in France

Five winters I’ve worked for ski schools in different parts of the world, but I’d never been on a proper ski holiday. Spending a winter in the snow is amazing, but in reality there is not as much time for skiing as you might expect. You’ll often work 6 days a week and even though…

Mountain carting in Grindelwald

It was a cloudy and rainy day on our second day in the Swiss town Interlaken. I’d planned to go up to Grindelwald First and have a look at the view from the top of the mountain. But that wasn’t going to happen. The top of the mountain was covered in thick clouds. There was…

Exploring home: one step at a time

I’ve always wanted to do a longer walk through my own country. I don’t know why, but I guess after traveling so much through other countries, I wanted to find beauty in my own backyard. The idea of being outside and seeing the country at a slow pace just really appealed to me. When I…