Wintery Days in the Northerly City of Tabriz

At 2 PM on January 25th, we caught a night bus from Shiraz, and 20 hours later, at 10 AM on January 26th, we arrived in Tabriz, a city in the far northwest corner of Iran. Tabriz is a long way out of the loop of Iran that we had been doing, but we wanted to experience a completely different part of the country as…

My Best Travel Moments of 2016

I love this time of year. It’s time to reflect on the year that has passed and remember all of the good times. This year, I’ve visited 24 countries and in every one of them, I’ve had beautiful and memorable moments. But some of those moments stand out more than others – they are the moments that I think back on with a huge smile…

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…

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,…