My Worst Travel Moments of 2017

Another year, another set of bad travel experiences. Those are bound to happen when you decide to travel as extensively as I do, but thankfully, there are always more good experiences than bad, which you can read about here. But, because I don’t want to give a wrong impression of the life as a traveller, I choose to write about the bad experiences as well,…

My Favourite Travel Photos of 2017

2017 has been another great travel year for me, although I haven’t visited nearly as many countries as last year. I’ve been studying full-time and working part-time, but I’ve still had time to visit 14 countries, 7 of them new ones, on over 16 different trips. I love to take pictures and I take waaaay too many on every trip, so finding my favourites has…

17 Favourite New Destinations of 2017

Another beautiful travel year is over, and it’s time to look back at some of the most amazing new places that I saw this year. In 2017, I visited 14 countries of which 7 were new ones. I spent 18 days in Iran, explored some more of Europe, visited the Faroe Islands twice, saw a total solar eclipse on a Route 66 tour in the…

Exploring Tirana: The Most Colourful European Capital

On the morning of my last day in Albania, I caught a bus from Berat to Tirana, the country’s colourful capital. I was excited to explore the city that I had heard so much about from other travellers (some were more excited about it than others). I had heard about all the colours of the city, so I was expecting colours, and colours was exactly…

Hiking the Day Away in Berat

It was almost 1.30 AM when we went to bed after a fun night in Saranda, and only then I thought of checking the timetable for the busses to Berat the next day… To my great annoyance, it only leaves twice a day from Saranda, at 8 AM and 2.30 PM. If I caught the later one, I would arrive in Berat just after sunset,…

On The Albanian Riviera: Saranda, Ksamil and Butrint

After finishing up my explorations of Gjirokastra, I went to the bus station at 12 AM and caught a minibus to Saranda, the next stop on my itinerary, for 300 lei (2,5 USD). Saranda is a small city situated on the open sea gulf of the Ionian Sea in the Mediterranean. It’s the gateway to the Albanian Riviera and famous sights such as the beach…

Arriving in Albania and Exploring Gjirokastra

After not travelling solo for almost a year (last time was Mongolia in April/May!), it was finally time for me to head off on my own again for 4 days of solo explorations in the Eastern European country of Albania, on March 18th. I’ve always been fascinated by the east, and Albania has especially piqued my interest, because of how unknown and unexplored it is…

Eastern European March: Romania and Albania

This month, I’ve got some super exciting travel plans coming up – I’m exploring two countries in a part of Europe that I haven’t been to before, Eastern Europe! This part of Europe has always been of great interest to me, but I’ve been saving it for years for an interrail trip that I have yet to do – maybe I’ll do that in the…