Among the Tsaatan

Among the Tsaatan I had been to Mongolia twice before, but this time my focus was the extreme north, past the Khovsgol Nur. This is the summer pasture of the reindeer herders of Mongolia – the Tsaatan. I traveled from Ulan Bator to the town of Moron and then began the search for the Tsaatan. … More Among the Tsaatan

Among the Pnong

Ratanakiri June 15, 2009 I wanted to go trekking in the hills of the north-east. In part because I was beginning to hanker after mountains and in part because this area sees few tourists, especially in the rainy season. It was far enough off the beaten path to suit me. And so began the interminable … More Among the Pnong

Into The Jungle

Manaus, Brazil July 2008 I had for so long wanted to go into the jungle and live my dream. I wanted to go in for multiple days taking with me no food. I wanted to sleep in hammocks between trees, and eat only what we caught or picked. I wanted to learn about traditional ways … More Into The Jungle

Walking to Pakxeng

Luang Prabang June, 2003 I had been in Laos a few days, in the town of Luang Prabang and could not wait to explore the countryside. Being severely allergic to tour groups meant going on a solo walkabout. So I set off from Luang Prabang, heading north-east, thinking to go walking for week or so. … More Walking to Pakxeng

On Safari

Masai Mara, Kenya, June 13th, 2001 I am on a safari-bound jeep heading toward the Maasai Mara National Reserve. There are five others in our group. Sofie and Michel are from Sweden. Henny and his father are from the Netherlands. Gary is from Scotland and there’s myself. Steve, our Kenyan driver seems taciturn at best. … More On Safari