The Amish Experience in Southern Illinois

On August 20th, a long-time dream of mine came true. For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in the Amish and their unusual lifestyle, which is about as far from modern society as one can go in a western country. The Amish are a group of traditionalist Christians, who originate from the Swiss Anabaptists. They are known for simple living, including…

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…

An Afternoon in Rønne: The Largest Village on Bornholm

After three windy and rainy days, the weather was finally starting to look better, so last Thursday, I decided to go on my first trip that week after work. My teacher Rune gave me a lift to Rønne, the largest village on Bornholm, where I spent the afternoon sightseeing and hanging by the quaint harbour. Rønne has a population of 13,700 people, which is approximately…

Stevns Klint: A Danish Natural Heritage Site on the Island of Zealand

Stevns Klint is a 17 km long and 14 m high gem of a chalk cliff on the Stevns peninsula in Southeast Zealand. In 2014, the site of Stevns Klint was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, because of its fossil-rich cliff that offers outstanding evidence of the impact of the Chicxulub meteorite, which is thought to have caused the biggest mass extinction ever…

16 Hours in Bergamo

I arrived in Bergamo, an old city in Northern Italy, on a rainy afternoon in early June. I was officially back in Europe, and after 3 months of travelling through (mostly sunny) Asia, it was a welcome change of weather, architecture and easiness of travel. A month earlier, I had decided to book a short stopover in Italy on my way back to Denmark from…

Karakol: By the Eastern Tip of Issyk Kul Lake

After spending a few days in the Kyrgyz capital, it was time to take on a new city. Karakol is a city with 75.000 inhabitants, located near the Issyk Kul Lake in the easternmost corner of Kyrgyzstan. Karakol is a top destination for travellers in Kyrgyzstan due to the amazing and diverse nature found in the area, and because of this, we decided to spend…

Dublin: Pubs, Cathedrals and One Enormous Park

Dublin is a beautiful city with heaps to see and do: whether you enjoy getting drunk on one of the atmospheric Irish pubs, spending money on good shopping and dining or getting spiritual in the beautiful churches and cathedrals, there is something for everyone. Although everything is close by and could be seen in just one day, you need at least a few days to…

15 Favourite New Destinations of 2015

2015 has been a great travel year for me. I was in the middle of my two gap years, when 2015 started, so I’ve had plenty of time to explore the World. Basically, my year has been work, travel, work, travel, work, travel. Just the way I like it. I’ve been on weekendtrips to Latvia and Germany, family holidays in Spain, Andorra and England and…

Andorra: A Country Hidden in the Mountains

Andorra. How beautiful that sounds – and beautiful it is. Andorra is a country that I’ve always wished to visit, but I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard the questions “what’s Andorra?”, “is that a part of Spain” or “how can there be a country in the Pyrenees?” whenever I’ve mentioned my desire to go there. Unfortunately for them and many other people,…

Girona: The Overshadowed City

Girona, an ancient Catalan city founded in 79 BC, is a beautiful pearl in the Northeastern corner of Spain. But given its close location to the city of Barcelona, Girona is often greatly underrated and overshadowed by its majorly famous big brother. Being one of the major cities in Catalonia with a population of 97.000, Girona has a lot to offer and never fails to…