What is it like in other places? I love finding out. Hitchhiking around Iceland and throughout Georgia (Caucasus). Hiking between sea and clouds in Santo Antão (Cabo Verde) and through the gorges and pine trees of the Black Forest. Exploring the mountains and rain forests of Ecuador. Enjoying the culture and landscapes of Japan, from Tokyo and Kyoto via the temples of Koyasan to Okinawa and the Kerama islands.

One day I want to get around to dig out some of my own photos and share them here, but for now, a few impressions of some of the places I treasure having had the privilege to see, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons:

Cuyabeno lake, Ecuador

© Daanv, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Quilotoa crater lake, Ecuador

© Eric Schmuttenmaer, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Okunoin cemetery, Koyasan, Japan

© Daderot, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Zamami-jima, Okinawa, Japan

© Guillaume 1995, CC BY-SA 4.0.

© Lydur Skulason, CC BY 2.0.
Wutachschlucht, black forest, Germany

© Mboesch, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Mount Kazbek, Caucasus mountains, Georgia

© Vyacheslav Argenberg, CC BY 4.0.
Santo Antão, Cabo Verde

© Konstantin Krismer, CC BY 3.0.