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16 Favourite New Destinations of 2016

In 2016, I visited 24 countries of which 16 were new ones. 2016 has been a most exciting travel year and I’ve experienced a lot and ticked several things off my bucket list. I’ve continued my explorations of Europe, visited my beloved Faroe Islands twice and spent 3½ months travelling through new regions of Asia. To celebrate the great travel year of 2016, I’ve put…

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My Worst Travel Moments of 2016

2016 has been a year of many beautiful and memorable moments, the best of which I put together in a list in the previous post. But all good times come with bad times, and even though they aren’t what fill the pages of this blog too often, they happen to me too – this year more than ever. A lot of things that I never…

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My Best Travel Moments of 2016

I love this time of year. It’s time to reflect on the year that has passed and remember all of the good times. This year, I’ve visited 24 countries and in every one of them, I’ve had beautiful and memorable moments. But some of those moments stand out more than others – they are the moments that I think back on with a huge smile…

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My Favourite Travel Photos of 2016

2016 has been a glorious travel year. I’ve visited 24 countries, 16 of them new ones, and everywhere I’ve been, I’ve brought my trusty Sony camera with me. Even here in Copenhagen, I can’t live without it. I’ve taken thousands of pictures this year, more than ever before, and choosing my favourites hasn’t been an easy job. It took me a while, but here they…

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From Southeast to Central Asia: A 3-Month Round-Up

On March 2nd, I embarked on my longest journey so far – a journey that took me through some amazing countries in Southeast Asia, East Asia and Central Asia. 101 days, 45.000 km., 14 countries, 12 capitals, 20 flights and 57 blog posts later, I arrived back in my home country of Denmark on June 10th with a heavy backpack full of beautiful memories. Today,…

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Thoughts on Bali after One Week

Because of Bali’s popularity amongst holiday makers and backpackers, I have never really been interested in going there. Although I know that there is a reason for its popularity, I generally prefer to stay away from places that are overcrowded with tourists. However, since I knew that some of my friends would be on Bali during my last week in Indonesia, I chose to go…

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Climbing Mount Batur – a 1717 m. Active Volcano

For my last week in Indonesia, I decided to explore Bali, one of the most popular island destinations in the world. It was a huge change from the remoteness on Pulau Belitung, where I had just come from, so on one of my last days in Bali, I decided to get away from the busy tourist cities and surround myself with nature by going hiking!…

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Pulau Belitung: A True Unspoilt Paradise

Sometimes being an eclipse chaser takes you to the most remote and unknown places. For many chasers, the two eclipse destinations last year (Faroe Islands and Svalbard) were unknown to them or places that they never thought they would go to and this year, it was the same for me. The eclipse path this year went through much of Indonesia, covering some well-known places, but…

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Total Solar Eclipse ’16: Indonesia

Yesterday, at exactly 7.21 AM, one of my biggest dreams came true. Ever since my first experience with a Total Solar Eclipse in Faroe Islands, where a huge cloud covered the sun at the totality stage, it has been my dream and my goal to see totality. Therefore, I decided that I would fly to Indonesia to watch it this year and start my journey…

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A Major Culture Shock in Jakarta

When I booked my tickets to Jakarta, I didn’t really know what to expect. I had only heard bad things from other travellers, so my expectations weren’t high, but at the same time, I couldn’t stop wondering how a city of Jakarta’s size could be that bad. I mean, there’s a reason why 9,3 million people live there. Sure, those who are born into poverty…