Name:

Alexander

Age:

34 (b. 1989)

Lives:

Stockholm

Occupation:

Aviation

Equipment:

Nikon D7500 (January 2020 - )

Nikon D7100 (December 2014 - January 2020)

Nikon D90 (March 2010 - December 2014)

Most Recent Trip:

Cape Town, South Africa

Gaborone, Botswana

Johannesburg, South Africa

Mbabane, Eswatini

Manzini, Eswatini

Maputo, Mozambique

Maseru, Lesotho

November 2023

Next Trip:

Atlanta, Georgia

Nashville, Tennessee

New Orleans, Louisiana

Savannah, Georgia

March 2024

I've always had a great interest in travelling and seeing new places. I've also always found an interest in photography and photographing streets and cities.

Since buying my first DSLR camera in 2010 my interest has grown for each year. If I'm travelling alone I will spend almost all day just walking around photographing and absorbing the unique atmosphere of the city. If I'm travelling with friends or family I always make sure to find time to do the same for a few hours. It's very relaxing.

Since 2013 I've had a thread showcasing my photos on a forum dedicated to Skyscrapers and urban planning called SkyScraperCity. Since 2016 I've also kept a Tumblr blog for my pictures. Neither of those locations gives me many possibilities to explore writing and talking about the cities, which is why I've now started this page.

Two things I often find lacking in travel guides are the safety aspect and fast-food options. While most travel guides have sections about food, the focus, for good reason, are on the local food and restaurants. I often find myself more interested in finding out if there are any local fast-food chains in the country I'm visiting. I'm a huge fast food junkie and honestly prefer going to a fast food joint than to a high-end restaurant. So two areas that I focus a little bit extra on in my travel guides are safety and fast food. Safety is very important when travelling alone and travelling with a camera and I tend to avoid cities where it might be dangerous to walk around with a camera fully visible during the day.

There's a big difference between daytime and nighttime in this regard. Walking around with a camera in the late evenings is probably not a good idea anywhere in the world, but I want to feel safe while walking with my camera during the day in the central tourist areas. And it's often hard to find out if that's safe or not. Cities could have issues with crime in outer suburbs, but be perfectly safe in the city centre.