The last of the Sikereis

Several years ago our trip ended up at the Island of Mentawai, Indonesia. This was the farest point we reached.. After having the most wonderful times of my life at Vanuatu, I decided to fly to Sumatra to visit the Mentawai people which we did not managed last time. On the way I stopped at…

Land of the Stone God

​After arriving back to Santo with the ferry I met Norah and her sisters again and within an hour we where already on the way to the southern part of the island all the way to a tiny village called Lolits. It was quite late when we arrived so after a quick dinner we went…

Independence day at Malekula 

After a few wonderful week at Ambrym I was heading to the island of Santo on-board of the cargoship Freedom. So far my favorite one, it is a nice boat, and the friendliest crew of all. I spent most of the time on the bridge with the captain, who is same age as me but…

4 dancing haystack and 13 dead pig

The cargoship arrived quite late to black island of Ambrym. It is well known in Vanuatu, that islands with active volcanoes has more effective, stronger magic. Ambrym considered the strongest as it has not one but two active volcano not far from each other, an incredible sight from the sea when you approach the island…

Land of kastoms

​After my preparation was done I continued walking towards the north. My aim was to visit a tiny and extremely remote village of Lavatmanggemu. Altough it is really far from everything and anyhing this small place once made it to the world news as they have a very special bank. A bank which instead of…

Jump with a smile

With a nice twist I ended up on a plane to Vanuatu from Leticia, thanks to the strange anomaly in the plane ticket prices… it was actually cheaper to fly here than to Bolivia, which was my original aim. I did not mind it too much, especially now after spending almost a month in the…

The Javari valley

After Susana left I went back quickly to Narino to buy the nice canoe from the lady, the one was letting lots of water in. But from this point on I had unlimited time to do the rapir and it is still the best so far I have seen. For the work we needed 2…

Adventures on Tikuna-land

Even from the plane I was already quite excited about the view. We where flying quite low luckily long hours over the wanderful amazonas jungle. Rivers, some flooded areas, wanderfuly scenery. You see the water surface sometimes under the canopy as a sparkling mirror. The great amazonas jungle! One of my dream! What a beautiful…

Hats and Ponchos

After having a great time around the Caribbean coast, we felt the need to cool a bit off and escape from the insane humidity, so decided to take the bus to the middle of Colombia just north-east of Bogota. As Susana was short of time, we thought we would like to experience some village-life around…

Meeting the Elder Brothers

It all started around ten years ago, if I remember well Adam from my ex workplace (correct me if I’m wrong) mentioned that he watched an exciting documentary about an indigenous group living in the Columbian mountains and it sounded really interesting so I watched it as well and got hooked. Since than I always…

Cartagena, Colombia

Colombia! Oh, I always wanted to come here soo badly, and finally im here! After selling Psyrema I had a decision to make.. do I want to go home, continue traveling on land in Asia, or in south America… or basically in which order… 🙂  So it seemed an easy and logical decision to buy…

The dark side of Cape Verde

While Maio was a really great place to explore I never felt unsafe or bothered by anyone basically the same is not true about the rest. But lets start it at the beginning.  The passage from Maio to Sao Vincente was unpleasant as expected, beating to the wind all the way, small but steep waves, lots…