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Exploring Khndzoresk: Between a Swinging Bridge and Ancient Caves

A most likely unknown region, which is hard to reach, but is it even worth it? Lets go exploring Khndzoresk! ...

Communication during traveling

Communication is in general the key in all relationships. During traveling it is not as easy all the time. Sometimes ...

Volcano Boarding in León, Nicaragua: An Unique Adventure

What is positive about a volcano eruption? Sport!If you're heading to León, Nicaragua, for volcano boarding, get ready for a ...

Climbing Monserrate in Bogotá, Colombia: What you need to know

If you’re heading to Bogotá, Colombia, and you’re up for a challenge, make sure to climb Monserrate. Visiting this iconic ...

Surviving Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport: A Nightmare in Transit

Photo taken by: https://www.instagram.com/_ahmedmuntasir ...

Off or peak season

It is always the question to travel during off or peak season. What are the benefits of each and for ...

Border crossing Uzbekistan

Lets talk about how the border crossing is in Uzbekistan. I have crossed three borders in Uzbekistan, so it’s time ...

Is the country of Georgia a dream for wild camping?

Georgia is a country located in the Caucasus region and is sharing a border with Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey ...

Expectations vs reality – Azerbaijan (Baku)

Where is it located? Azerbaijan is a country located in the Caucasus region. They are one of the countries which ...

Expectations vs reality – Timor Leste

Another expectations vs reality article, this time about the little unknown country Timor Leste, in Southeast Asia! Where is it ...

Guided tour Tehran

Even though Iran is having many sanctions against them. No international brands are there anymore, people would usually book a ...

Kutaisi Airport – review, what is important to know?

The Kutaisi airport in Georgia was rebuilt in 2012 and is now the second busiest airport in the country. It ...

Spending almost a week for free in Cappadocia

Cappadocia, the probably most expensive region in Turkey. Most people come here for their honeymoon and leave a lot of ...

Waking up with a surprise in Kyrgyzstan – Storytime

It's another story about one of my favorite countries Kyrgyzstan, this time about another unique one I believe.  Prestory Doing ...

Expectations vs Reality: El Salvador

Where is it located? El Salvador is a country located in Central America and is sharing borders with Guatemala and ...

How traveling might change in the future?

Futuristic thoughts from Bana: We are living in the early years of the 21st century, a time marked by significant ...

Living with locals – Osh  / Kyrgyzstan

Where is it located? Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia and is sharing the border with Uzbekistan, China, Tajikistan ...

Finding beauty in the unbeautiful

When traveling, we tend to focus on beautiful things. A pristine beach, a scenic forest, or a spectacular mountain range ...

Expectations vs Reality: Iraq

Where is it located? Iraq is situated in the Middle East and shares borders with Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan ...

Hitchhiking in India: An Unconventional Adventure

Hitchhiking is my thing - from various countries to now exploring the roads of India. Just spent a couple of ...

Dumpster Diving For Beginners

So, you're here because you're curious about dumpster diving? I've got you covered with my experiences to guide you through ...

My worst Couchsurfing experience so far

The most experiences I’ve made on Couchsurfing were overall positive, but still after hundreds of people I stayed at and ...

Are Niagara Falls Really Amazing?

Niagara Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls globally, with an incredible 2.6 million liters of water falling every ...

Great Almaty Lake – the turquoise blue beauty

While being in Almaty, this picturesque lake is an absolute must-visit for nature enthusiasts! It's a natural protected area, though ...

Dumpster Diving – No Need to Buy Bananas Ever Again!

Caution: What's Ahead Might Spark an Addiction What Exactly is Dumpster Diving? Dumpster diving, or as I might call it ...

Chorro el Indio: A Hidden Waterfall Gem in Venezuela

On our little journey through Venezuela, we came across a little-known treasure - Chorro el Indio, a stunning waterfall near ...

Becoming a Local in Saudi-Arabia

When I travel, I believe it's important not to stand out as a tourist. Instead, I aim to blend in ...

A Surprise Goal – South Sudan

In this part, I'm going to talk about the pictures I took. A picture can say a lot, but sometimes ...

Border Crossing from Tajikistan to Afghanistan: What You Should Know

Crossing the border from Tajikistan to Afghanistan through the Shir Khan Bandar border is a unique adventure. I've got some ...

Fire and Spontaneous Sleeping in Groningen! – Personal Blog July #21

In between bigger trips, which weren't that many this year, there is always some space for short, spontaneous trips!  Let's ...

Camping in Botswana’s Beautiful Wilderness – An Unforgettable Story

Imagine this: After an exciting day of safaris in Botswana, the sun began to set, seeing a golden shade over ...

Expectations vs. Reality – Qatar

Qatar, a country that has faced global criticism, especially during the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup. Also due to ...

I have enough from airports – Personal Blog June #18

My goal was to fly from Kupang in Indonesia all the way to Brunei. I was taking my first flight ...

Rough Night in North Macedonia – Storytime

Let me tell you about a rough night in North Macedonia . The day started off rough with continuous rain ...

How to Create a Great Couchsurfing Profile

Couchsurfing is an excellent app to explore different cultures and save money on accommodation. However, finding a host or people ...

Living with locals – Bishkek / Kyrgyzstan

Where is it located? Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia and is sharing the border with Uzbekistan, China, Tajikistan ...

Living with locals in Kyiv, Ukraine

Where is it located? Ukraine, a country in Eastern Europe, shares borders with Belarus, Russia, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland ...

Travel Burnout – The Dark Side of Traveling

For many, traveling is an exciting and positive experience. It's a chance to explore different countries, see amazing places, and ...

Living with locals – Groningen / Netherlands 

Where is it located? The Netherlands are a small country in Western Europe and is sharing borders with Germany and ...

Boat tour in Mexico – Storytime

Having a boat tour in Mexico wasn’t planned, especially during a stay with a host family, while meeting family, but ...

Kuala Lumpur airport – review, what is important to know?

Kuala Lumpur has one of the busiest airports in Southeast Asia and for sure the best or one of the ...

Expectation vs reality – Brunei Darussalam

Brunei, a strict muslim kingdom, who was introducing the Sharia as their law system in which homosexuals are getting stoned ...

Mount Bromo Donkey Trail – A way to save some money!

The island of Java is really popular when it comes to visiting Indonesia. Many people are visiting Mount Bromo as ...

Happy Kids in Syria – Story behind the picture

While doing a short trip through Syria we were crossing through the cities. On the way from Damascus to Aleppo ...

Living with locals – Bahrain

Living with locals in Bahrain, a little country in the Middle East, how can it be? Here you can find ...

Living with locals – Karakol / Kyrgyzstan

Where is it located? Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia and is sharing the border with Uzbekistan, China, Tajikistan ...

Hitchhiking in Albania

Albania, an underrated country for traveling, many are saying this, but how is hitchhiking in Albania?  Where is it located? ...

Living with locals – Costa Rica

Costa Rica, one of the biggest tourist destinations in their region, but how is Couchsurfing working in the country? How ...

Hitchhiking in the UAE

Hitchhiking and UAE are two things, which in the first moment don’t match with each other, but how is it ...

Living with locals – Estonia

Estonia, one of the Baltic States. How is it living with locals in Estonia? Read the article and find out ...

hitchhiking from Skopje to Turkey in 72h- Storytime

During the covid-19 pandemic, nothing was normal. The countries were changing their rules and rules, about which you could have ...

Exploring in Oman and returning to Austria before going home – personal blog January / February 2023 #5

After spending a while in Muscat, the capital of Oman, it was time to see more of the country! It ...

Walking almost 200 km through Spain with google Maps – My first long hike

Walking through Spain! My plan was clear, I wanted to fly to Malaga and walk to Seville, at the first ...

Hitchhiking – Getting picked up from Police in Slovenia – Storytime

Visiting Slovenia during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hitchhiking in Slovenia. Being basically illegal in the country, thanks to a truck driver, ...

 Hitchhiking through the UAE to reach Oman – personal blog January 2023 #4

After arriving back to the UAE from Kuwait, it was time to not waste time and reach Oman as soon ...

Being threatened with jail at the border from Bosnia and Montenegro – Storytime

This little story is about a border, which usually should not be problematic. Even a border in Europe doesn’t need ...

Living with locals – Couchsurfing Luxembourg 

While traveling, there is always the question, where do I sleep? By sleeping at places from locals, the question is ...

Sleeping at houses of strangers – Couchsurfing explained

I mentioned Couchsurfing in many articles already, but this is an article, to understand it better. It will make it ...

Cahuita National Park –  paradise in Costa Rica?

The Cahuita national park, a quite known park in Costa Rica. The places around are crowded with tourists, like many ...

10h transit in Lisbon, what to do and how to use the time?

A transit is never the optimal thing to have. What can you do this time? I had a 10-hour transit ...

Driving on a beach in Rømø – Denmark

After doing a short family trip in Sylt (an island in Germany) it was possible to do two things, driving ...

 Witness to a shark attack – Cape Verde !

I’ve never gotten out of the water faster than in this terrifying moment , right in front of me a ...

Wild Camping in the forest of Sigulda – Latvia

While hitchhiking through Latvia and its neighbors we ended up in the forests from the region of Sigulda. Due to ...

Land Border between Mexico and Belize, what is important to know?

When thinking of traveling to Mexico, then one thing which is most common, it is not hard. Mexico had a ...

Almost being arrested while dumpster diving – Croatia

During the 0 Euro Challenge in Europe, it was necessary to get some food, while somehow in Zagreb, escaping the ...

Aqaba Beach local experience – Storytime

I wrote the article about the beach in Aqaba already. Aqaba beach - what you can see without a tour ...

Fishing in Yukon, while having a transit

I had 24 hours in Whitehorse, a city in Yukon, due to a transit. It is crazy what you can ...

Hitchhiking with a terrorist – in Armenia

This will be a short story about me hitchhiking with my host in Armenia, a different type of story, but ...

Hitchhiking Switzerland – Find a ride or die. 

Hitchhiking in winter through Switzerland, can be cold and indeed it was! This is about how hitchhiking is going in ...

How I entered the UK illegally, through a legal way!

Since Brexit, the exit from the European Union from the UK, it was very annoying to enter the main island ...

Layover in Nairobi – Kenya

Having eleven hours for a layover in Nairobi - Kenya, that is kind of too long, but it is possible ...

Hitchhiking in Belize

Before entering Belize, it was not even sure where to go, or what to do, just going for it. After ...

Living with Locals – Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, one of the fastest growing cities in Ethiopia. It is also the biggest city in all of the ...

How to enter Syria

Syria is a country, which has been in the list of the most dangerous countries. That is why it is ...

Giant Kites Festival in Sumpango

The Giant Kites Festival (in Spanish: Festival de Barriletes Gigantes) is an annual celebration in November with a long tradition ...

Underground nightclub Syria

Probably the last thing, which you would expect in Syria is an underground night club! I will tell you a ...

Sleeping like in the soviet union – Klaipeda

A little story from Lithuania. The plan in Klaipeda, the coast of the country, was to take a ferry to ...

Seeing a Rammstein concert in Mexico City

Rammstein, a German band, who almost always plays songs in German. They are internationally famous and have concerts all over ...

Hitchhiking in Italy – own experience

When thinking about hitchhiking in Italy, nothing came to mind. I didn’t expect it to be the easiest and not ...

Aurora Borealis – Ivalo, what to expect?

Aurora Borealis or also known as northern lights, are something most people have on their bucket list, but what do ...

Phone stolen during traveling, what to do?

Getting your phone stolen is something bad in general, but what to do if that happens during traveling? On the ...

Self driving – Guatemala

In 2019 a friend and I rented a car in Guatemala, for getting better around while exploring the country. With ...

Hitchhiking in Transnistria

Transnistria is an unrecognized country, when you are there, it looks like being in the soviet union. How is it ...

Hitchhiking with chicken – Kyrgyzstan

After becoming parents of little chicks, during a hitchhiking trip. There was no way around, so they had to join ...

Poland to Slovakia – Crossing Kasprowy Wierch

Due to the open border, the border between these countries is not a hard border. You are just driving over ...

Sleeping for free in – Cappadocia 

Cappadocia, the place in Turkey, where you can find many balloons flying through the air. It is a tourist hotspot, ...

Border crossing Nicaragua

Nicaragua, a county in Central America, who have many neighbors and a dictatorship going on. What is the best way ...

Short local story from the jungle – Dominica

While I did a tour through the jungle of Dominica, I left the group to get to know a local ...

Excursion Isla Saona – The dream of the Caribbean? 

The paradise island in the Caribbean is found! In the touristic country, the Dominican Republic, you can find the Isla ...

Camping Comino Malta – How to do it wrong

Before a big camping and hitchhiking trip, I thought of getting some experiences, to not be the biggest newbie. I ...

El Pianista hike in Boquete – Trip review

While traveling through Panama, there was one stop in Bajo Boquete, which everyone just calling Boquete. It is a city ...

Camping in Wadi Rum – Everything you need to know

Camping in Wadi Rum, or basically sleeping in it. Can it be good, being overnight in a desert? Few years ...

Volcano Santa Ana – El Salvador, how is the hike?

El Salvador is on many lists one of the most dangerous countries. Some sources even said back then, that it ...

Edge of the world – Saudi Arabia desert

Edge of the world in the Saudi-Arabian desert, is a place 100km away from the capital Riyadh. When visiting or ...

Wild Camping in Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro is a tourist hotspot in Panama, the island, with only 8000 living people packed from tourists, who ...

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