QiXianFeng seven star tea plantation sunset

5 reasons why you need to visit a tea plantation when in China!

  A visit to a tea plantation feels like a must when you're in the country of tea - China! I'd never visited one before and this time I only tagged along mainly to do an excursion - and hopefully get some photos out of it. I'm not that into tea, so why visit a … Continue reading 5 reasons why you need to visit a tea plantation when in China!

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Wednesday Words: Confucius says slow

This time "Wednesday Words" is a quote I feel is quite right for me at the moment. I've spent almost 5 weeks here at "Yangshuo Traditional Tai Chi School" in Jima, and haven't learned a thing! Plus, I still feel as the stiffest person who ever sat foot on Earth!   Besides, I've missed so … Continue reading Wednesday Words: Confucius says slow

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Mutianyu – the stunt at the Great Wall of China

So, last time I was here, back in 1994, we visited Mutianyu, one of the most visited parts of the Great Wall of China. Back in the day there was 1 cable way up, but it would cost us 10¥ and we, cheaper than cheapest, did not want to pay that hefty sum, so we … Continue reading Mutianyu – the stunt at the Great Wall of China

Victoria Falls – helicopter ride with lovely photos

 "Viktoriafallen - helikoptertur med underbara foton" was first published on my Swedish Blog. Last post was about the Victoria Falls from the ground, but today it's from above... I'd never been in a helicopter before, and this, my very first helicopter ride, was to be experienced on my vacation away from the animals at Chipangali, in … Continue reading Victoria Falls – helicopter ride with lovely photos

Road trip to Matopos National Park

"Roadtrip till Matopos Nationalpark" was first published on my Swedish Blog.   When you're volunteering on Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, you also need to go to Matopos, where they track leopards and hyenas. They go either once a week, or every other week, it all depends on time and other circumstances.   Our task when I … Continue reading Road trip to Matopos National Park

Photo of the Week – Swedish Storm

    The storm Sven rearranged nature - all over Sweden, with hurricane winds up to 36 m/s. Large areas of southern Sweden were lacking electricity and trains & buses stopped for hours. These types of storms are getting regular everyday life for us in Sweden now, and while they are far from the disaster … Continue reading Photo of the Week – Swedish Storm

Thingvellir National Park

THIS POST IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN SWEDISH.     Since 1928 Thingvellir is a national park, one of Iceland's three national parks. The area will always belong to the Icelandic people, by law.   The park has a very beautiful and special environment, it's for example situated between the border of the North American and … Continue reading Thingvellir National Park