Early 2024 we are spreading our wings again and are exited to travel to the furthest corner of the world.
Follow us on a thousands of kilometers long journey through Argentina and Chile. From the ice-blue glaciers in the far south of Tierra del Fuego to the driest desert in the world in the north of Chile.
Granted, New York is busy and noisy, but it is overwhelming. And then in the superlative! With 8.5 million inhabitants, New York is the largest city in the United States.
Many buildings, monuments and views are world famous and there is also a lot to discover in the field of viewing platforms, such as the 'Transcendence' on
the 93rd floor of OnevanderBildt. 30,375 square feet of mirrors create a sense of boundless space, where you emerge into a structureless world of reflections.
The energy we feel during our stay in NYC cannot be found in any other city in the world.
Recently I was back in Turkey, I was back in Istanbul. Here in 1978 I photographed one of my first assignment travel reports. And of course the city has changed and grown enormously in those more that 4 decades, but what has remained is the authentic atmosphere. Especially in the old town Stamboul and around the Galata Bridge.
A colorful mix of Europe and Asia, of west and east!
New-Zealand, almost the same size as England, is one of the most islolated and least populated countries in the world. It is a country of great contrasts.
Geological forces have created a spectacular landscape dominated by mountains, sapphire lakes, scenic fjordscoasts, active volcanoes and glaciers.
All this, in combination with the Maori-culture and the most exotic wildlife, makes
New-Zealand a paradise for nature- and travel photographers.
Descending into a volcano is virtually impossible in practice. After an eruption, the residual liquid rock solidifies in the main vent and magma chamber, sealing off al acces. Even so, there is apparently one exception...
An adventure in the footsteps of Jules Vernes!
I have always been fascinated by volcanoes, ever since learning about them at school. I have visited volcanoes in Indonesia, Chile, Bolivia, Greece, Canary Islands, New-Zealand and Iceland.
Howerver, experiencing a volcano eruption up close was still high on my wish list but I knew this was a long shot, as the opportunities to do that safely are rare. The eruption in the Geldingadalur valley in Iceland that started in March 2021 offered the opportunity to observe this natural spectacle up close in a safe way.
Te Puia o Whaakari is the only active marine volcano in New-Zealand and part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. In this zone, the Pacific- and Indian-Australian tectonic plates clash with each other and the earth's crust is pushed into the earth mantle.
Read the report (incl. video) of our spectacular helicopter landing and hike in the active crater...
About 50 miles north of Anchorage, just outside the small town of Palmer, Knik Glacier Tours have their Base Camp. From there, on the River Knik, we sail upstream in an airboat to Inner Lake George. This lake measures more than 15 square miles and is filled with icebergs and ice floes.
The view of te ice landscape here is so vast that it is beyond description.