Sheki and Kish: Days Up North in the Greater Caucasus Mountains

Azerbaijan is not a country that sees much tourism, but when tourists do go there, many tend to stay in Baku for their entire trip, maybe with a few day trips in the nearby area. But Azerbaijan is a lot more than its modern capital. Azerbaijan is mountains, ancient churches and palaces of old khans. One day, I decided to seek out just that. And…

The Rabies Scare in Baku

It’s a much debated topic in the western world whether or not you should vaccinate children. As a result, some parents have chosen not to, which puts everyone else’s children at risk of getting measles and other viruses that are easily transmitted from one child to another, but extremely easy to prevent as well if everyone just got the vaccination. It’s an extremely sad development,…

Baku: In the Modernized Capital of Azerbaijan

It was 5 AM, when I reached Azerbaijanian ground. I had spent the entire flight sleeping very tightly after staying awake for two days, so I didn’t even realize that we had landed, until a guy woke me up just as everyone was getting off the flight. Because it was so early and I was still extremely tired, I decided to camp out in the…

A Journey through Azerbaijan

In January, I went on a journey through a largely undiscovered country, one that has yet to experience mass tourism – Azerbaijan. From expensive futuristic skyscrapers with daily lightshows in the capital to citizens struggling to make an income in small run-down villages in the mountains, Azerbaijan is without a doubt an interesting place to explore. When I first told people that I was going…

My January 2018: Exams and the Former USSR

With much inspiration from one of my favourite travel bloggers, Adventurous Kate, I’ve decided to start this new thing, where I recap the month that has gone by mainly from photos posted to my instagram and snapchat stories, starting (very conveniently) with January 2018. This allows me to reflect on the past month and also give an introduction to the destinations that I visited, as…

Fourth Semester Travels: Europe, Asia and South America

My fourth semester at uni is just around the corner, and of course this semester will be full of exciting trips, as I just can’t stand being in the same place for too long! Last semester, I went on a five-day trip all around Belarus, spent most of November in the snow on the Faroe Islands, went on a Christmas market trip to Germany, attended…