Angkor’s famous four

I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Today I got up at 4.30AM, to jump into a tuktuk with my sleepy face at 5AM, race to the Angkor ticket office and through to the Angkor Wat. Arriving at Angkor Wat I found a huge crowd of people doing exactly the same thing. Of…

Weekly photo challenge: Achievement

So many steps. So many I can’t remember how much. My brain is dead, my body broken, but I made it to the top in time. Dune 45 in Namibia is a challenge. Sure, it’s nice to see the sunrise at stupid o’clock, but to walk up a dune? At every step you sink back…

The land of many heads

Uluru is not the only attraction in Australia’s red center. Close by, and part of the same national park, is Kata Tjuta. Getting up early pays off as you have a beautiful opportunity to watch the sunrise in the desert here. Even though I was staying at a campsite close to the national park, the temperature…

Uluru at sunset

They say Uluru looks different every time you visit it. It’s colors keep changing with the light, from red to purple and back. So before you leave this national park, make sure you’ve seen a sunset or sunrise. On my visit the rock looked bright red, almost orange, during the day. As the sun was…

O dune almighty

A day in the Sossusvlei starts early. No time for a shower or breakfast. It was still dark and the sky was covered with stars. We were on our way to the famous Dune 45, apparently the most photographed dune in the world. The best time to see the dune is at sunset our sunrise,…