How I Afford to Travel – 7 Tips for Traveling on a Budget

When it comes to traveling, people sometimes ask me “What do you do?” or “What do your parents do?” – which translated means “How do you afford to travel so much?” Well it’s time to reveal the secret! And no, I’m not rich and I don’t sell drugs either! Many of my trips were/are studyContinue reading “How I Afford to Travel – 7 Tips for Traveling on a Budget”

Expectation Vs. Reality: Annoying Tourists

Siem Riep, Cambodia Expectations 5.00 AM The alarm sets off. It is still dark outside. I hop on the bike I rented yesterday and ride it towards Angkor Wat. Today’s goal: see the sun rise over the beautiful ancient temple. As I approach the historic site, the fresh morning air wakes me up completely. HereContinue reading “Expectation Vs. Reality: Annoying Tourists”

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit BOLIVIA

I’ve been living in Bolivia for almost 2 years now, so if you ask me why you should visit it, I can come up with a bunch of reasons and say: “Trust me, I’m an expert!” But we’re trying to be humble down here! Jokes apart, Bolivia is an amazing and unique country and itContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Visit BOLIVIA”

Mines, Satan and Thin Air

Mines, Satan and thin air are the first words that come to my mind when I think of Potosi, one of the highest cities in the world! Background Potosi is located in Southern Bolivia, it has around 200.000 inhabitants and it is located at an average altitude of 4067m (~13,300ft). Yes! That is high! IContinue reading “Mines, Satan and Thin Air”

Choo-Choo Lucky-Lucky

I am happy to introduce to you Choo-Choo Lucky-Lucky, my new travel dummy. The name comes from the Indonesian “cucu laki-laki”, meaning grandson. If you are wondering why that name, there is no reason other than the fact that it sounds funny. Characteristics: Name: Nomad Surname: Dummy Occupation: nomad dummy Height: 1 and a halfContinue reading “Choo-Choo Lucky-Lucky”

Fez, Morocco – Living the Telenovela

I grew up watching Mexican telenovelas. No, I’m not proud of it. And yes, for some weird reason, Latin American soap operas were extremely popular in Romania back in the 90s and early 2000s. Thalía was my friend, I held back my tears when Marimar ate mud, held my breath when Soraya Montenegro almost killedContinue reading “Fez, Morocco – Living the Telenovela”

Reactions To My TOP 5 Favorite COUNTRIES

Every country I have visited so far had something unique and fascinating that made me fall in love with it. Sometimes it’s the people, other times the culture, the food, some place in particular, or a mix of different elements. Here is a list of my top 5 favorite countries and my reaction to them:Continue reading “Reactions To My TOP 5 Favorite COUNTRIES”

Push That Boat! Stuck in the Peruvian Jungle

I have funny stories and not-so-funny stories about almost every single trip I have taken to the Amazon rainforest. This one is both of them. August 2018. Together with a Bolivian friend I visited a Shipibo indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon. I love to adventure deep into the jungle every once in a while,Continue reading “Push That Boat! Stuck in the Peruvian Jungle”

When I Was a Terrorist…

This is one of the most surreal travel experiences I have ever come across. I was once denied access to Thailand because they thought I might be a terrorist. True story! But let me give you a little bit of background. Back in 2016 I took a trip to South East Asia. My plan wasContinue reading “When I Was a Terrorist…”

Brazil-Peru-Brazil-Colombia-Peru in Less Than 2 hours. True Story!

This is one of those stories that are fun to tell but stressful to experience. It all happened at the 3-country border between Peru, Brazil and Colombia, in the Amazon rainforest. In November 2017 I traveled from Bolivia to Benjamin Constant, a small town in N-W Brazil, for an indigenous conference, together with 3 BolivianContinue reading “Brazil-Peru-Brazil-Colombia-Peru in Less Than 2 hours. True Story!”