High Up in the Ardennes: The Beautiful Village of Vianden

On my second and last day in Luxembourg, I wanted to get out of the city and explore some of the country’s smaller villages. I had read about scenic Vianden, located high up in the Ardennes Mountains near the border to Germany, and that was where I headed first. I first caught a train to Ettelbruck and from there bus 570 to Vianden. The lady…

A Cycling Trip Through the Southeast of Bornholm

Weekend time is sightseeing time! I’ve spent three weeks on Bornholm, but only had two free days to fully explore some of the gems of the island. Although I’ve also made the most of my weekday afternoons, discovering areas close to Åkirkeby, I felt like I really had to make the most of those two weekend days! So, on the Saturday I decided to bike…

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…

In the Footsteps of Dracula: Visiting Bran Castle

No trip to Romania is complete without a visit to Bran Castle, famously known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’. If you’re familiar with the story of the vampire, written by Bram Stoker in 1897, you’ll know what I’m talking about. That dark, mysterious-looking medieval castle located high up on a hill above the village. The one in all the pictures. And the main tourist attraction in Romania.…

Iranian Desert Experience at UNESCO’S Lut Desert

At 10 PM on January 18th, we arrived in the city of Kerman, the 10th most populous city in Iran with a population of 900,000. We didn’t come to Kerman for the city itself, but for the many interesting sights that surround the city, including the Lut Desert, A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Exhausted after a 5½-hour long bus journey, we decided to settle for…

Kharanaq, Chak Chak and Meybod: Relics of Ancient Persia

From the hostel in Yazd, Steve and I booked a tour to see three places of cultural heritage; the 4000-year-old mudbrick village of Kharanaq, the old Zoroastrian fire temple of Chak Chak, and one of the oldest buildings in Iran in the modern city of Meybod. We tried to find other travellers to go with us, so we could split the slightly expensive price of…

A Visit to the 2,500-Year-Old Red Village of Abyaneh

On our second day in Kashan, we wanted to get out of the city and explore some of the nearby gems. Getting a taxi is generally not the cheapest option in Iran and busses rarely go to smaller places, so booking a tour was necessary. There were a lot of things that we wanted to see, including a salt lake, a desert and the red…

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…

Danish Island Holiday: To Møns Klint and Beyond

On the first weekend after moving to Copenhagen, I decided to take a trip out to one of Denmark’s nature pearls located on the beautiful island of Møn in South Denmark. Two years earlier, I had given my parents a voucher for a weekend trip to Møn for mother’s day, which they had decided to use on that glorious weekend in late August. Since I…

Cultural Wednesday: Visiting Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød

Today was a glorious day! The sun was shining, the air was fresh, and it was time for an adventure outside the city! Our teacher had arranged for our class to visit the ruins of Æbelholt Abbey, an old Augustinian monastery, which is located 5 km. west of Hillerød in Northern Zealand. Because of its remote location, a few of us chose to take our…