The Best Instagrams From January And February

The Best Instagrams From January And February

The past 2 months saw me travelling London, Iceland, Edinburgh, Svalbard (in the Arctic), and Amsterdam. Naturally I got plenty of photographs from these highly photogenic places, many of which were shared on my Instagram account. I spent 2 weeks in London, mostly to...
What It’s Like Living In The Arctic

What It’s Like Living In The Arctic

This is a companion piece to my recent article about my thoughts on spending time in the Arctic. I wrote that post on my feelings as a visitor, but having spend time with friends there, I wanted to get their perspective on what it’s like actually living in the...
Thoughts On Spending Time In The Arctic

Thoughts On Spending Time In The Arctic

What was supposed to be a short trip of only a few days to the Arctic, turned into me spending over 2 weeks there. I initially went to spend time with a couch-surfer, and do the usual winter touristy stuff, such as dog sledding and ice-caving. But after meeting some...
Seeing The Northern Lights In Longyearbyen

Seeing The Northern Lights In Longyearbyen

Theres something magical in the winter months in the northern latitudes, and that is the appearance of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. The sky lights up in green, or sometimes other colours, as charged particles enter the magnetic norths...
Extreme Weather Ice Caving In Svalbard

Extreme Weather Ice Caving In Svalbard

Waking up in the polar darkness to the sounds of the wailing Arctic wind, one just wants to remain cosy and warm in bed. Then your mind slowly wakes up to realising that you are supposed to go ice caving that day. Chucking on layer after layer of technical clothing...
Dog Sledding In Svalbard In The Arctic

Dog Sledding In Svalbard In The Arctic

Dog sledding in the Arctic is a dream of many adventurous travellers, and something I had been wanting to do for a long time.  Up high in the Arctic Circle in Svalbard I had the chance to organise such a trip. Leaving the small town of Longyearbyen behind, the main...

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