Sarek National Park

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Sarek National Park

There we go, a short timelapse video, trying to show a tiny bit of Sweden's endless beauty. The shots were taken mainly in Sarek National Park, but at some other locations too. We took a four-day trip to Sarek National Park in the far north of Sweden, walked about 100 km within a 72 hour timespan, and hence were able to see what's likely to be the most beautiful views we've ever seen.

Sweden Road Trip

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Sweden Road Trip

Our trip led us from Switzerland, through Germany and up to Sweden by ferry. We stayed near Jönköping on a camping site in one of the first nights in Sweden. The night sky was beautifully filled with countless stars. Travelling further north, we passed Stockholm, Uppsala and Motala, where we could enjoy a great view (sunset included, of course) over Lake Vättern from our hostel room balcony. Stockholm and Gothenburg are Sweden's largest cities, still they're pretty quiet, compared to most other cities in the world. After almost five months, I have finally taken some time to finish editing and now uploading these pictures. There were just too many other things on my schedule, hence my personal projects had to suffer.. or let's say wait in […]

Summer in Berlin – Part 2

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Summer in Berlin – Part 2

Better late than never. I'd shot these two short videos this summer in Berlin, after buying the new Canon 6D. So it sort of served the purpose of trying out the video mode of the camera, as well as the Magic Lantern firmware. I hope, this might bring back a few short minutes of summer into this cold time of the year.

Summer in Berlin – Part 1

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Summer in Berlin – Part 1

Finally back in Berlin. This time, we drove there by car and stayed for four days. Once again, some of the usual sights for photos. Again, we spent nights on Revaler Strasse, enjoying Berlin's awesome night life. Each time, there are many new things to discover in that city, and still it feels more familiar each time. One of the world's best-designed and most interesting memorials is the Holocaust Memorial. That guy rocks!

Latin America – Part 9: La Paz & Flashback

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Latin America – Part 9: La Paz & Flashback

I've got quite some words left, but hardly any photos from these last days. So here's a short timelapse clip, followed by the end of the story. On Thursday morning we took the 9 am bus to La Paz. After an hour or something, everyone had to leave the bus and get on a boat, while the bus was being moved across a leg of the lake with another boat. After another couple hours we arrived in La Paz around 1 pm. The bus route coming from the west offers an impressive view of the whole city, spreading its buildings all across hills and valleys, as so many South American cities do. We walked to a bed & breakfast called […]

Latin America – Part 8: Copacabana & Isla del Sol

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Latin America – Part 8: Copacabana & Isla del Sol

Next stop was Copacabana, Bolivia. Since the touristic bus to Copacabana was full and we hadn’t booked in advance, we had to take a colectivo from Puno to some place near the Peruvian-Bolivian border. From there we walked to Bolivia and, after getting our passports stamped, we took a bus to Copacabana that cost us like half a dollar. Copacabana is a pretty small village with but one sorta busy street, where there are some bars and many restaurants (visit La Orilla for good food). After hanging around for a night and a day, we took the boat the next morning to La Isla del Sol, which absolutely blew me away. Those beautiful landscapes and the blue water of Lake Titicaca […]

Latin America – Part 7: Fiesta de la Candelaria

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Latin America – Part 7: Fiesta de la Candelaria

The very day of our arrival in Puno was the first day of the Fiesta de la Candelaria, which is said to stand with the carnival in Rio and the one in Oruro, Bolivia, as one of the three largest festivals in South America. This said, it’s probably the largest fest of culture, music and dancing in Perú with more than 200 dances in over 150 dance sets. The festival is in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria, patron saint of Puno. Over 70’000 people are somehow involved in the festive activities (the city has a population of about 100’000). Most of the participating dancers were dressed in very colorful costumes, dancing through Puno. The evening are all about drinking and […]

Latin America – Part 6: Puno & Uros

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Latin America – Part 6: Puno & Uros

We arrived in Puno, which would be our last stop in Perú,  in the morning after a night bus ride. Puno is a small city on the shore of Lago Titicaca, only two hours from the Peruvian-Bolivian border. The city itself is no beauty, though the huge lake with its floating islands is pretty amazing. What’s more is the big statue of a condor on top of Mirador de Kuntu Wasi, one of the city’s surrounding mountains. On our second day we took a boat to Las Islas Flotantes de los Uros, which cost us 10 Soles plus 5 Soles entry fee each. They brought us to some islands that were mostly made outta straw – and were floating. A […]

Latin America – Part 5: Cuzco & Machu Picchu

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Latin America – Part 5: Cuzco & Machu Picchu

Our flight took hardly an hour (well, plus 45 mins delay). It was quite an experience to fly above these countless mountains and see everything from above. After the 10-Sol taxi ride from the airport to the historic center, we walked around for what felt like hours with all our backpacks to find a cheap and nice hostel. At that point we were used to that though, since we hardly ever booked a place to stay in advance. In the end we found a nice and cozy place called Hostal Central (it got less nice and cozy from day to day though), where we had to pay 15 dollars each per night. We walked around the centro historico for a while and […]