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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 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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Earthquakes Hit Southern Japan: My Experience in Fukuoka

On the evening of April 14th, which was the day that I had arrived in Fukuoka, my last stop in Japan, I was sitting silently in my bed at the hostel, when the ground beneath me started shaking. I was in the top bunk, which made it even more shaky. Unable to fully comprehend what was happening, I stayed put and talked to my roommates…

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After the A-bombs: Discovering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Beautifully set between mountains and vast forests, Hiroshima is a bustling and modern city. While walking the streets of the city, one could easily forget about the devastating event that once left the city in ruins. Hiroshima was the first city in the world to be hit by an atomic bomb, dropped by the United States Army Air Forces at 8.15 AM on August 6th…

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Photo Diary: The Sacred Deer of Nara

On the second day in Kyoto, Victoria, Joachim and I decided to go on a day trip to Nara, a city located just 43 km. from Kyoto. Nara is famous for the many sika deer that roam the streets and the large Nara Park. In fact there are over 1,200 wild deer in the city and they are treated like kings! Years ago, the deer…

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Kyoto from Above: Climbing Mount Daimonji

Kyoto was my third stop in Japan and I had allowed myself three days to explore the city, two of which would be spent with Victoria and Joachim, who I also met up with in Tokyo. On my first day, I arrived at my hostel at 11 AM, after spending the night at the airport in Osaka and then spending the morning getting lost in…

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Hokkaido: An Arctic Asian Experience

Is this really Asia!? In case you were wondering, Asia is not all white beaches, tropical drinks and bikinis. I myself didn’t realize this until just recently, when I landed in the airport in Sapporo, the capital of the northernmost island of Japan – Hokkaido. The island’s name sounds tropical, but it’s far from it. Hokkaido is a beautiful, cold, snow-covered island so close to…

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Birthday Time in Tokyo

On April 1st, I arrived in Tokyo, the capital of Japan and the worlds biggest city with the craziest streets and the busiest metro. My 21st birthday was just around the corner and I was excited to be spending it in Tokyo! My first full day was spent on my own, as Victoria and Joachim, the two friends that I spent the next two days…