After the A-bombs: Discovering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Beautifully set between mountains and vast forests, Hiroshima is a bustling and modern city. While walking the streets of the city, one could easily forget about the devastating event that once left the city in ruins. Hiroshima was the first city in the world to be hit by an atomic bomb, dropped by the United States Army Air Forces at 8.15 AM on August 6th…

A Major Culture Shock in Jakarta

When I booked my tickets to Jakarta, I didn’t really know what to expect. I had only heard bad things from other travellers, so my expectations weren’t high, but at the same time, I couldn’t stop wondering how a city of Jakarta’s size could be that bad. I mean, there’s a reason why 9,3 million people live there. Sure, those who are born into poverty…

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…

Kazimierz: In the Footsteps of the Jews of Europe

Of all the cities in Poland that I visited during my one-week travels, Kraków was the one I spent the most time in. My main reason for going and staying for three nights was to experience the notorious atmosphere of the old town that – unlike in many other Polish cities – wasn’t destroyed during the Second World War and still stands as it was…