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…

A Weekend Trip to Bustling Bucharest

We arrived at our hotel, Ibis Hotel Palatul Parlamentului, in the early evening of March 10th, dropped off our stuff and then went out to explore Bucharest by night with one important mission – to get something to eat! We had chosen Bucharest as our destination for the weekend for reasons of it being cheap, a more or less undiscovered city and a great base…

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…

25 Travel Goals Before 25

In 4 years, 5 months, 2 weeks and 2 days, I’ll be turning 25, but before that I have some goals that I would love to achieve! I have a full list of lifetime goals on the Travel Goals page, but there are some places and things that I just need to see and do in the near future – and I have decided to set…