I am a solo female traveller so let’s set a few things straight first: after having travelled to 4 different cities, I can truly say that Morocco is one of the friendliest and most hospitable nations I’ve travelled in! Moroccans are a traditional, respectful and good-humoured bunch and I have never felt unsafe, harassed or worse!… Continue reading
“Hello my princess, I’m glad we meet again!”
I turn around and stare right into the eyes of the man I have been trying to avoid all day… I met Abderrahmid the day before and as helpful and friendly as he may be, there was something too eager and slightly disturbing about him.… Continue reading
Did you know that there are over 20 Mayan sites in Mexico? That’s right, one of the world’s biggest civilizations ever has left a huge mark on Mexico’s heritage sites! After exploring Mexico City, make sure to visit the states of Yucatán and Chiapas, where the majority of the Mayan ruins can be found. The proximity of most of them makes it handy to go on a Mayan exploration spree without having to cover too much distance.… Continue reading
Tears are welling up behind my dark sunglasses. Around me people are waving white handkerchiefs and the encouraging “olés” can be heard all over La Glorieta. I knew I shouldn’t have come… What was I thinking?
It all started the day before, when travelling from León to Salamanca.… Continue reading
“Tenerife? Isn’t that the place where thousands of British pensioners flock together to bake in the sun?” I am not going to spend one week in Tenerife eating fish and chips and listening to Brits moaning about the heat!”
That was my first, not so enthusiastic reaction, when my travel partner came up with the idea.… Continue reading
Kefalonia, with its green, pine-covered slopes and Mount Ainos majestically towering over the surrounding azure blue waters, is the biggest island of the Ionian Sea.
Does its name ring a bell? Very possible! The island of Kefalonia was the setting for the 2001 movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”, in which Nicolas Cage played an Italian captain during WWII.… Continue reading
“We have three major rules here: “no pictures, no running and HAVE FUN!”
I am standing at the entrance of Pusher street, the main thoroughfare of Freetown Christiania and talking is Nina, a 60+ year old woman and one of the first inhabitants of this alternative neighbourhood in Copenhagen.… Continue reading
The intoxicating smell of grilled meat and the plumes of smoke indicate that I’m close. I’ve just arrived in León, the revolutionary capital of Nicaragua, and my first mission after a long bus ride is to find food.
Behind the cathedral I can spot the little chairs and tables of the fritangas.… Continue reading
From the Portuguese colonial town of Paraty to the northern city of Olinda: colonial architecture and cobblestone streets can be found all over Brazil. But nowhere is the concentration so high than in the inland state of Minas Gerais. Minas Gerais has long been known for its wealth of minerals and its mining activities, which, together with the goldrush, created huge wealth in the 18th century.… Continue reading