• The Great Barrier Reef
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    Moments in Australia: The Great Barrier Reef from above

    Flying to North Queensland as a part of our exploration of the  Great Barrier Reef in a propeller plane. There are only a few passengers on board and it almost feels like a private jet, champagne not included. Pristine blue waters and pieces of land here and there are a pretty view, but I hope for something more, something better. My wish is to fly over the Great Barrier Reef and to capture its beauty on camera. The flight is short – just 1.15 hours. As time goes by, I start getting used to the thought that we are probably flying too close to the coastline and chances to see…

  • Great Barrier Reef
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    Moments in Australia: the Great Barrier Reef, close and personal

    The trip to Whitsunday Islands, a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, begins after a few days in Sydney with detailed information about the flight in the waiting area. Is this a news channel?! Never before have I listened to such a comprehensive monologue regarding the flight, the weather, and everything related. Impressive! The thought of spending a  few days in the humid, tropical climate of Queensland, already excites me and teases the adventurer in me. Where is the sun? Why are clouds hiding the turquoise water, and, wait, is it raining?! It’s not the wet season! Busy with my confused thoughts, I am trying to peek between the clouds…

  • Christmas in New York
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    Christmas in New York

    It had been several years since I left New York and moved to Norway. Last year I started to feel nostalgia for all the cool, beautiful, and quirky things that one can experience in the Big Apple, for the feeling of New York City. In this context, my significant other surprised me for my summer birthday with a trip to the place where we first met in person. To rediscover the city which leaves no one indifferent. Places have a different perspective for me, depending on whether I inhabit or visit them. I wanted to see New York as a traveler, in a new light, and from an alternative point…