Nimis in Ladonia

Ladonia is a micronation within a Swedish nature reserve, founded by the artist Lars Vilks to house his two sculptures–Nimis and Arx–that had been declared illegal by the local council. To get there, you have to travel to the Kullaberg Nature Reserve, close to the seaside town of Mölle. We got out of the car … Continue reading



In the afternoon Niv took us to his kibbutz, where he and Orly grew up and his parents still live. I guess Orly hadn’t been there for years because when she saw a teenage boy jumping in and out of the pool, she called to him uncertainly and was amazed that this was the same … Continue reading



The rain finally cleared and my cold finally gave me a bit of a break, so we got out and into Stockholm and the sun brightened it all up for us.  The city which looked so menacing yesterday under heavy, dark clouds seemed so lighthearted and fun today. We took one of those “hop-on, hop-off” … Continue reading


And Chile Too

I had a love/hate relationship with my year in Chile; not with the country, but with my year there. I lived in Valparaiso, a city at the cusp of something great. I helped to paint my roomate’s new venture, a small cafe. Nothing special just a hangout with too many ideas: is it a cafe, … Continue reading