Albert Ekholm

Albert Ekholm

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Just an ordinary 26 year old Swede who loves adventure & animals, and travels whenever possible! Why don't you join me? 😊 Currently: South Africa🇿🇦
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Top: Traditional Lesotho village 🇱🇸 Bottom: Traditional Swaziland village 🇸🇿

21 Hours ago
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Just the daily view in Swaziland! 😍 Love it here, definetly one of the prettiest countries I've visited! 💚 Tomorrow I'm off to do some mountain biking safari! ✌️😎

3 Days ago
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Love me some horseback riding! And Malealea in Lesotho was a really beautiful place for it! 🐎💚

3 Days ago
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Went on a 14k hike up the mountains to see some ancient bushman rock paintings. Even though some paintings are estimated to be 5000 years old, the vast majority has not been dated, and could be much, much older. Pretty cool stuff if you ask me! ☝️ Now, after a few days in Lesotho, we are continuing on to Swaziland!

5 Days ago
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Messing around near the Lesotho border! Shitty quality but you know what's up! ✌️ 😎

5 Days ago
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Hiking amongst baboons and ancient cave paintings in the Southern Drakensberg! 😍👌

7 Days ago
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So I rented a car together with an American and a German that I met on Facebook, and I'm currently exploring the Southern Drakensberg area with my new, international family! 👌💚😂

8 Days ago
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Met this weird-ass bird that had been injured and rescued at the "Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre". The guide said that if I accepted that rock that it's holding in it's beak it pretty much means we are married! 😂 The eyelashes really charmed me though so I actually considered it for a sec... 😓 😇

10 Days ago
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Finally time for me to leave Joburg! Next stop is Durban, where I will meet up with some people to rent a car! 😁✌️ Anyway here is a pic to show how close we got to the animals in Kruger!

12 Days ago
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Stopped at Blythe River Canyon on the way back from some INSANE days in Kruger National Park! 👌😎 Got so many great photos to upload, I don't know where to start! 🦁

13 Days ago
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Spent the day exploring Joburg and visiting the Apartheid museum! It amazes me how little most people (including myself) actually know about the South African history and the Apartheid regime. 😶 Very heavy stuff... I might have shed a tear or two..🙄

17 Days ago
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Today I visited Soweto, a Township that homes more than 1.2 million people, 98,5% of which are black Africans. Alot of the people live in small shacks without water, electricity and proper sewerage systems. In the midst of it all rises the two cooling towers (picture) of the decommissioned Orlando Power Station, which has become a popular place for people to bungee and BASE jump. Felt very bizarre in all honesty!

19 Days ago
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It took me about 29 hours to get from my home in Sweden to my hostel in Johannesburg, but now I'm finally reading a good book by the pool! 🤗😎 Storing up energy for the coming adventures! 💪 (In case anyone is curious, I'm reading "Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee - A Look Inside North Korea")

20 Days ago
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So apparently winter happened overnight! Really happy I got some snow before leaving! 🤗⛄

26 Days ago
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How cool are these? South African Rand, with animals on the back and Nelson Mandela on the front, love it! 💚🐆🐃🦁🐘🦏

30 Days ago
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So me and my best bud had 3 hours to make up costumes for a Halloween party... 😂

48 Days ago
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Highlight of the weekend: Catching my old man's blues band jamming at a local Thai restaurant! Yes, you guessed right, my old man is the geezer with a hotdog on his shirt... 😂🤘

60 Days ago
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I've been so preoccupied lately that I completely forgot to announce that I'm leaving again! 😁 I'll be spending a few months (as usual, not sure exactly how long) backpacking South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. 🐒🦏🐘 My flight to Johannesburg leaves on November 23 and I just can't wait!!! 🌍✈️✌️

63 Days ago
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Three bored Swedes decided to go Sunday-camping.. And it was freezing! 🌧️🍁

67 Days ago
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Got myself a new phone just in time for the Swedish fall! 🍁🍂

70 Days ago
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Happy World Vegetarian Day to all of you! 💚🐾🌿❤️ I would like to remind everyone that all life matters, and leave you with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi: "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ✌️

74 Days ago
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I feel like going on an adventure... Who's in, and where are we going? 😎

76 Days ago
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In honor of my decision to binge-watch Animal Planet all day, here's a pic of a wild Crocodile that I took in Western Mexico! 😆 🐊

85 Days ago
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It's been a while since I uploaded a street art pic, so for today's Throwback, how about some grafitti from La Paz? 😆

91 Days ago
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Got lost in the woods again today. This time I found an old flooded silvermine! 😏

99 Days ago
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Visiting a relative in Eksjö! The central part of town consists mostly of wooden houses built between 1600 and 1700. Around 60 buildings are registered as historical landmarks. 👌

104 Days ago
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Pride2017 is over, but let's all try to keep that same mindset, warmth and acceptance til' next year's Pride, shall we? ❤

109 Days ago
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Spotted a Stormtrooper at yesterdays Pride parade i Örebro! 😆😅✌

110 Days ago
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Have you guys ever seen one of these cuties before? 😉 This is a "Peruvian Hairless Dog" or "Perro Sin Pelo de Perú"! Oh how I miss all of my rescue animals... 😥❤ adoptdontshop ☝ throwback

120 Days ago
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The Swedish summer is ending, it's raining, everything is dark and gray.. Days like these I really miss Mexico! 😥😐

125 Days ago
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Another road trip with work! 😆 This time to Norrköping, and of course, there is always time for some sightseeing! 👌😅

135 Days ago
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On the top of Mt. Eggishorn, at 2927 meters. 🗻✌ I had an amazing week in Switzerland, mainly thanks to my lovely friends Jane and Philippe, you guys are the best! ❤ Now I don't really like listing and ranking stuff, but Switzerland is probably among the top 5 countries I've been to so far!

140 Days ago
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Today I went to the lovely Lucerne! 👌 Really beautiful city, but honestly a bit too "touristy" for my taste. Definetly worth seeing, but far from the Swiss highlight imo! ☝ Pic: The famous Kapellbrücke (Chapel bridge), built in 1333 (but restored after a big fire)!

141 Days ago