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…

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…

Khorog to Dushanbe: An Epic Flight through the Pamir Mountains

After three days of driving along the Pamir Highway, a few days in Khorog and then a little detour to Afghanistan, it was finally time to head to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, or as we would say; back to civilization. After several days without wifi, showers and variety of foods, we were both excited to be going to a big city again. Although I…

Photo Diary: Faces of Afghanistan

Beautiful people are all over the world. But no country has as many of them as Afghanistan. Not only are the people there beautiful on the inside, they are also stunning on the outside. Green eyes are generally quite rare, especially in combination with dark skin, which is my favourite combination, but not in Afghanistan. Everywhere we went, we saw everything from young girls with…

How to Travel Safely to Afghanistan from Tajikistan

Afghanistan is not your typical backpacker destination. Especially not nowadays, as the country is an active warzone. But as Steve and I found out while travelling in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) in Tajikistan, it’s actually possible to visit Afghanistan via Tajikistan and be completely safe. I’m not usually one for posting guides on how to get to places, but since there’s not much information available…

Starry Night Sky over Afghanistan

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.” On our one night in Sultan Eshkashim, a small Afghan town on the border to Tajikistan, we had a clear night sky and grabbed the chance to gaze at the stars. We wanted to make the most of our time in Afghanistan, and…

Two Days in Sultan Eshkashim: A Taste of Afghanistan

For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard about Afghanistan in the news – and not for good reasons. It has always been a country that I’ve sworn not to travel to, at least until the Taliban had finally been defeated. But when Steve and I heard that it was possible to travel to the only safe area in Afghanistan from the GBAO in…