For more than a 1000 years, pilgrims have trudged by candlelight up Adam’s Peak (the place where Adam first set foot on earth after being cast out of heaven), also known as the Sri Pada (Sacred Footprint left by the Buddha as he headed towards paradise). At 2.30 am in the morning we walked the 5200 steps and approx. a 1000 metres to reach the summit (2243 m) before sunrise. Watching the sunrise along with the ceremonial prayers was magical and by far one of the most memorable experiences in Sri Lanka.
Imagine if buses like these existed on the road in Norway, full of colour and well decorated. Wouldn't life be more fun? In Sri Lanka I was quickly mesmerised by the lovely decorated buses and decided I wanted to document life on board. In this case the bus, at one point, was so full of people they were hanging out the door. The bus drivers operate like monsters on the road, overtaking other cars all the time, almost trying to hit a speed record it seems. As a tourist you pray for your life, wether you are on or off the bus, as a two way lane will suddenly open up for a third middle lane, sometimes forcing Tuk-tuks off the road. The only time I noticed the bus driver actually drive like a normal bus was when we passed a police vehicle on the way.
British channel islands
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Discovering Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka with Maiko Nishino-Ekeberg. Maiko is a professional ballet dancer at the norwegian Opera&Ballet.
Article made for the magazine HENNE.
Article photographed and written for Dagbladet.