I came to Scotland for the very first time in 1998. It was my first backpacking trip and my rucksack was way too heavy for the frêle 22-year-old I was back then. I did manage to visit some of the highlights of Scotland, but sitting on a train towards Fort William, I spotted more experienced travellers making their way into the fierce looking highlands on foot.… Continue reading
Nicaragua is often seen as the cheaper and lesser touristy neighbour of Costa Rica. More travellers flock to this Central American beauty every year and it’s not difficult to see why! From colonial towns to spouting volcanoes, from pristine beaches to rural coffee plantations, backpacking in Nicaragua should definitely be on your list!… Continue reading
An intriguing history, abundant wildlife, scenic beauty, mouth-watering food and, ok I admit, some of the best wines in the world! No wonder South Africa attracts visitors from all over the world!
In January 2018 I hopped on a plane to Cape Town, ready to discover everything the country has to offer.… Continue reading
Andalucía: a place where the sounds of guitar and flamenco still resonate, a region where the corrida (bull fighting) agitates the spirits and where the numerous religious fiestas and the Semana Santa celebrations create a never ending vibrant atmosphere.
But behind these clichés lies a lesser known Andalucía.… Continue reading
“You’re going to spend two weeks in Iceland!? What will you do there?” a colleague of mine asked.
Still considered a cold and tiny island “somewhere in the sea”, few people are aware of its sheer size.
But Iceland is not like any other country, where the main cities are connected by motorways and driving is pure bliss.… Continue reading
There are only a few places in Europe that have managed to stay off the tourist radar. While its more famous neighbours Greece and Montenegro are already well established on the Central European tourist-trail, Albania somehow seems to have been largely forgotten.… Continue reading