Under the sea: images from the Badung Strait

In the last few days before I left Nusa Lembongan I finally managed to get in some fun dives (instead of guiding) so I could take some photos. Here are few of the critters I’ve spent the last months pointing out to people. All photos are either taken with my Canon G16 or with my GoPro…

Mt Rinjani: the terrible dichotomy (Part 2)

This post is divided into two parts. Check out photos and stories from the first half of the hike. After the summit I woke up from my post-summit nap to some spilled tea and a conversation between Adam and the guide regarding the day’s plans. Suddenly the guide had decided that he didn’t want to move camp that…

Mt Rinjani: the terrible dichotomy (Part 1)

Spending the last eight months in the sun has cooked my brain to the extent that a couple of weeks ago I thought it would be fun to go climb a 3726 meter (12.224 foot) volcano. Actually – turns out – it was a lot of fun, and I didn’t even murder my travel companion…

A torpedoed cargo ship and brainy parrotfish in Bali

After three full months in Indonesia I finally hopped out of my tiny little-Lembongan island bubble and decided to explore the BIG ISLAND! And by “Big Island” I mean Bali – which is really pretty tiny compared to some of Indonesia’s other islands like Java, Sulawesi or Sumatra. Luckily bite-size Bali is the perfect spot…

What’s a “snorkel test”?

Mention an upcoming snorkel test to any seasoned diver and they will smile, giggle and probably shake their head. Odds are they’ll have a story or two, or maybe some words of wisdom or warning. Mention a snorkel test to anyone else in the world (read: normal people) and they’ll cock their head to the side…