Travel notes, 2011 * Photo and words © Robin Laananen

“South America is home of two cities I’d want to explore further after having a brief glimpse. One is more about the scenery, adventure options, mixed with relaxation possibilities. Rio de Janeiro ranks high with its beautiful scenery, which is ironic since having my camera visible for more than a couple minutes at a time runs the risk of donating it to the streets. The high crime rate attracted by tourism is a bitch, the catch 22.
The other future revisit is more due to the warmth of the locals, though not to ignore the photogenic, brightly colored architecture. We were in Bogota, Colombia for 16 hours, if you count the 2 hours spent at the airport. We had to go directly to the venue under “Beatles-mania” conditions, and the crowd was amazing. I was woken up by drums the next morning, immediately grabbed my camera, ran downstairs and followed a parade of mostly children in lavish costumes.
We were able to spend a good portion of time in Santiago, Chile where I rented a car to take us on a hike in the Andes. It was peaceful, which moved to, dare I say, magical when an off-season Condor circled overhead for a few minutes.
Warpaint’s final official show of 2011 took place in Honolulu last weekend, which felt perfect on multiple levels. The girls and I have been enduring extensive travel the past few months, adjusting to various time zones, far from the familiar, and now we found ourselves in tranquil island isolation. For a TV appearance and one show, we remained for 5 days. Snorkeling, boogie boarding, and sunset dinners prevailed. Perfect.
I will be updating my site, and my tumblr account soon, please do check them out!”.

Travel notes, 2011 * Photo and words © Robin Laananen

“South America is home of two cities I’d want to explore further after having a brief glimpse. One is more about the scenery, adventure options, mixed with relaxation possibilities. Rio de Janeiro ranks high with its beautiful scenery, which is ironic since having my camera visible for more than a couple minutes at a time runs the risk of donating it to the streets. The high crime rate attracted by tourism is a bitch, the catch 22.

The other future revisit is more due to the warmth of the locals, though not to ignore the photogenic, brightly colored architecture. We were in Bogota, Colombia for 16 hours, if you count the 2 hours spent at the airport. We had to go directly to the venue under “Beatles-mania” conditions, and the crowd was amazing. I was woken up by drums the next morning, immediately grabbed my camera, ran downstairs and followed a parade of mostly children in lavish costumes.

We were able to spend a good portion of time in Santiago, Chile where I
rented a car to take us on a hike in the Andes. It was peaceful, which moved to, dare I say, magical when an off-season Condor circled overhead for a few minutes.

Warpaint’s final official show of 2011 took place in Honolulu last weekend, which felt perfect on multiple levels. The girls and I have been enduring extensive travel the past few months, adjusting to various time zones, far from the familiar, and now we found ourselves in tranquil island isolation. For a TV appearance and one show, we remained for 5 days. Snorkeling, boogie boarding, and sunset dinners prevailed. Perfect.

I will be updating my site, and my tumblr account soon, please do check them out!”.