8 years. 110 stories. 19 countries
On 23rd of November 2009 I boarded a plane in Copenhagen bound for Bangkok. I had spent the previous 4 months selling my flat, my furniture and just about everything I owned. I had reset large parts of my life and was equally excited and nervous. Nothing could have prepared me for the adventures and the roller coaster ride ahead. In most people’s mind including my own, this was insane. But I wanted to do it, start over. I wanted to see the world, experience, photograph and learn. Learn I did and mostly it was learning by failing. Nomad life is a lot of problem solving and I really like astronaut Chris Hadfield’s quote “there is no problem so bad you can’t make it worse!”. Back then I never thought I would make it through more than a year of the nomad life. Fast forward 8 years, hundreds of thousands of pictures and stories later, here is my curated collection of Nomad stories.
Like my life, this page is a work in progress mess, a living archive. Not every country I have been to is represented, I just chose my favourite stories from the road. Start your journey by choosing stories from either my own 36 very favourite personal collection, or select by country in the grid further below.
36 Personal Favourites
You made it through my 36 personal favourites and you still want more? Or you want 110 of my favourite stories (out of 500+ stories) organized by country? Well then, look no further than this collection!
Entire Nomad Curated Collection by Country
Stories I wrote about ... me
All the 110 stories are about visits to a specific country. Roughly once a year (I am a little behind!) I try to write a State of the Union blog post that I call “Trips Around the Sun”. These posts can be accessed below, pour yourself a drink, dive in:
Beyond - a movie about ... me
Beyond is a 10 minute movie about my life as a gypsy, nomad, time-traveler and jedi. Directed, filmed and edited by Charlene Winfred. The movie was created by Charlene in New Mexico and Utah, April 2013.
Books written by ... me
I published three books about travel photography during the past 7 years, all are on sale on Blurb.com. I don’t want this page to turn into a shop, so I will just link to the blog posts that talk about the books, so you can have a read about the books themselves first.
“Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate” – Tolkien
“I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.” – Doctor Who
“I am not running away from things. I am running to things before they … flare and fade forever. It’s a big old universe and there’s so much, so much to see.” – Doctor Who
“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” – Doctor Who