Author - drowninginpicka

The pitch-black skies of Atacama – An Astronomer’s paradise

The pitch-black skies of Atacama – An Astronomer’s paradise

Is this for real? That was probably my first thought once the Sun was well on it’s way to light up the other side of the globe… Try to remember the last time you have witnessed a toddler see or experience something in his or her life for the first time. That wide open eyes and the smile in wonder, saying whaaaat the heck is this? 🙂 Well, that is how you...

A weekend road trip to Uluru (Ayers rock)

A weekend road trip to Uluru (Ayers rock)

Our Australian adventure happened in early 2018. I was about a year overdue to pay my cousins in Melbourne a visit. Visa paperwork, business…. anyhow, once I got the Visa I called Michael and told him, “Dude, I am flying down south next week, I want to see that big red rock :)”. We had about a week time and had an amazing journey from Melbourne to...

An unexpected visit to Japan

The Japan story is where all this actually started. Michael’s adventurer spirit was just about to take over the focus of his life. It was in April 2015 sometime around his birthday. To be honest with you, I was not aware that he was even planning to travel to Japan…I came home one day and was scrolling down my Facebook wall when I saw an image of him in...