Hostel Madness and Hiking Fails in Hong Kong

After a short sleep on the ferry between Macao and Hong Kong, I arrived in the city at 8 PM for the second time in under two months. My first visit to Hong Kong had given me a great impression of the city, so I was expecting to be equally as excited about it this time around. After spending a week in the big cities…

Days for the Soul in Seoul

Okay, so using the word “soul” in the title of a post about Seoul is probably the oldest cliché ever. But nevertheless, that was exactly what my days in Seoul were – days, where I got to reconnect with myself, get myself back down to earth, take a breather and reflect on the beautiful life that I was so lucky to be given, but sometimes…

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…

Taipei from Above: Maokong Hike and Gondolas

On my last day in Taiwan, I had a few hours to kill before going to the airport, so Jay and I decided to meet up and do a last little hike together. We chose to go to the suburb of Maokong, which is well known for its gondola lifts going up and down the mountain. We tried to find the hiking trail going up…

Taipei from Above: Climbing Mt. Elephant & Mt. Muzhi

On my second day in Taipei, after exploring the city for a bit, I decided to go on an afternoon hike to the popular Elephant Mountain at 183 m., where the view of the city is said to be spectacular. I had some trouble finding the beginning of the trail and when I eventually did, I ended up half running up the steep trail, as…

My First Impression of Hong Kong

After a 4-hour bus ride, a 2-hour flight, a long wait in London Heathrow Airport and another 10-hour flight, I finally arrived at my first destination on the journey: Hong Kong. I had two pleasant flights, first with British Airways and then with Cathay Pacific Airways, where I got free food, drinks and icecream! The service was the best I’ve ever tried and they even…

A Weekend Getaway to Vilnius

Back in July 2015, my mum was browsing a dealsite and came across a 3-night trip to Vilnius for just 700 DKK per person. Earlier that year, my mum and I went on a similar trip to Riga and we wanted to do it again – but to a different location, although still in the wonderful Baltics. We booked the trip and on February 5th,…

My Top 10 Must-Sees in Budapest

One day in the middle of December, I was searching for plane tickets on Momondo, just as I always do. I stumbled upon return tickets from Copenhagen to Budapest for just 278 DKK in January and I booked them. Just like that. Sometimes, I don’t even think, I just book, but I never regret. I had no expectations of Budapest, but it turned out to…

A Joyful Revisit to Bratislava

Back in the Summer of 2013, my family and I drove down through Europe to Croatia, stopping in several cities on the way. One of those cities immediately stole my heart and gave me my first moment of “I HAVE to come back!!”. That city was Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. When I was finally back in that area earlier in January this year, I…

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…