2009 © Bart Everts
We started this website just for fun, to share our photo's we've taken during our trips. So in the first place we hope you just enjoy the photo's and, perhaps a bit too optimistic, become as enthousiastic about these countries as we are! Secondly, we also try to give some useful practical and background information on countries and places we have visited. As compared to reading travel guides, we find it often equally or even more informative to look at websites on which travellers share their travel experiences and photo's. Then you really get the best impression of what to expect and what things are really worth visiting. We definately don't aim at providing as much information as possible, but just some brief info that supplements the photo's. But if you have any more detailed questions, we will of course try answering them. Hopefully you enjoy(ed) our website .
We are Rianne van der Windt and Bart Everts. We're Dutch and 29 years old and both have our PhD in Biomedical Research. We recently moved from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Saranac Lake, Upstate NY, USA for a 3 year PostDoc.

We both love nature. Now that we're living in Saranac Lake in the middle of the Adirondacks, we have have easy access to mountains, forests and lakes. A great environment for outdoor activities. I am particularly interested in birdwatching. And of course we share the passion of travelling: seeing and experiencing cultures and natural beauty of other countries. In addition, one of my hobbies is photographing which can be perfectly combined with the travelling.

You can contact us for any questions, recommendations, suggestions or remarks by email:

Bart Everts:

Rianne van de Windt:
In may 2004 I bought the Nikon D70, which I used more than 2 years with great pleasure in combination with a Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 lens and a Nikkor 70-200mm 4.5-5.6 lens. This was fine for most of my pictures, but to get better handheld closeup shots I bought the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 OS HSM Lens. Although its aperture is not that big its great value for money, because it has built in virbration reduction. This allows you to take sharp handheld pictures with shutterspeeds down to 1/50 of a second at maximum zoom! Furthermore, after exchanging my D70 for the 10Mp D80 bodyin 2006, I recently bought the D300. An absolute upgrade from my D80. This D300 body outcompetes the D80 is nearly every aspect. It's focuses quicker, generates pictures with less noice and with deeper colors due to the CMOS chip and allows you to save specific camera settings and programs, which you can easily load when you need them. I use this camera now together with the Sigma 150-500mm lens and the similar and very versitale Nikon 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6G VR lens for the wider angle shots. I now have the Nikon 105mm Macro lens F/2.8 VR as well for the smaller creatures on our planet.

Nikon 18-200mm
f/3.5-5.6G VR
Sigma 150-500mm
f/5-6.3 OS HSM
Nikon 105mm macro
f/2.8G VR
Nikon D300