Les Calanques – Marseille’s Hidden Mediterranean Paradise

August 2019. I had been jobless for a few months, so if I really wanted vacays, they had got to be cheap! So I booked a Flixbus (a European low-cost bus company) and the cheapest (and lousiest) hostel I could find in Marseille, France, and hit the road! Marseille is only six hours away fromContinue reading “Les Calanques – Marseille’s Hidden Mediterranean Paradise”

Marseille, France – A Masterpiece of Contrasts

Some 10+ years ago my family and I took a road trip to Spain, but somewhere in France we got lost and accidentally got into Marseille.I didn’t get to see much of it back then, but a few glimpses were enough to fill my hungry nomad eyes with wonder! Over the years I heard andContinue reading “Marseille, France – A Masterpiece of Contrasts”

Goodbye Choo-Choo, Introducing Balù

Hey everyone! It’s been a while, I know… Six months have gone by since I moved back to Italy from Bolivia and I still haven’t managed to fully overcome the reverse culture shock, but at least I’ve made some progress. During this time I’ve been traveling locally, so I hope in my next articles I’llContinue reading “Goodbye Choo-Choo, Introducing Balù”

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”

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”

Meet My Travel Dummies!

As crazy as it might sound, I usually have some stuffed puppet with me when I travel. So let me introduce my dummies! Mr. Elephant He was my first travel dummy ever and I took him with me to Poland in January 2015. We visited Warsaw, Cracow, Auschwitz and Katowice.  As you have probably figuredContinue reading “Meet My Travel Dummies!”

Funny Stuff People Say When I Tell Them I’m Romanian

I was born and raised in Romania, but I have spent the last 13 years or so living in other countries and traveling worldwide. While Romanians are well-known in Europe (and not always for the right reasons), a lot of people outside the Old Continent have barely heard about my country, which often results inContinue reading “Funny Stuff People Say When I Tell Them I’m Romanian”

24 hours in Madrid

Madrid is one of the most visited capital cities in Europe and if you have already been there you can understand why. It is a big, lively place with beautiful architecture and a lot of history. Despite being a relatively big city, the main tourist attractions Madrid offers are at a walking distance from eachContinue reading “24 hours in Madrid”