On the way to Akureyri

Finally on the ring road! Life will be so much easier from now on! There are plenty of people on Iceland’s only highway just waiting to pick us up! Well, not exactly. It’s true that there are more cars than in the remote areas but there are also more hitchhikers. Plus, people think if they … Continue reading On the way to Akureyri

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The Westfjords – hitchhiking in the middle of nowhere

After having survived a freezing cold night in Ólafsvík, we packed our things, had Skyr and Muesli for breakfast, and walked to the main road. This being my first hitchhike adventure ever, I had no clue how long we’d have to wait to catch a ride, especially on a lonely road in the northwest of … Continue reading The Westfjords – hitchhiking in the middle of nowhere

Snaefellsness Peninsula – the adventure begins

On the second day, we already started our road trip. Together with three guys from our hostel, we drove all the way up to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. As soon as we got out of the city, we couldn’t help but stare out of the window and admire the landscape we were passing. We quickly stopped … Continue reading Snaefellsness Peninsula – the adventure begins

A day in Reykjavik – visit Asgard

This year, I spent my summer holidays in Iceland. I first had the idea about a year ago when I did an internship in a travel agency. So on August 4, after a 10 hour bus journey to Berlin, a 6 hour stopover in our capital, and a 4 hour flight to Keflavik, I finally … Continue reading A day in Reykjavik – visit Asgard

An eventful last day and a sleepless night in China’s buzzing capital city

The last day, oh no, time went by waaaay to fast! In the morning we went on the bus without really knowing what the plan was. Our guide happily announced that we were going to one of the huge, cheap shopping malls – and we were going to be the first ones, waiting in front … Continue reading An eventful last day and a sleepless night in China’s buzzing capital city

Day 6 in Beijing – Changde: where the air is purer and the grass is greener

We spent most of the day inside our air-conditioned bus. 4 hours to Changde and 4 hours back “home”. (When I’m travelling, I always refer to the place I’m staying at as home. Is that weird?) Anyway, due to the hotel room party, we didn’t really get much sleep, so I pretty much slept during … Continue reading Day 6 in Beijing – Changde: where the air is purer and the grass is greener

Day 5 in Beijing – indulging in culture

Of course a group tour to Beijing would not be complete without a museum tour. On Thursday morning our bus driver dropped us off at the largest museum of the world close to Tian an Men Square. After having been searched thoroughly (Please drink from your water bottle because we think it’s an explosive fluid … Continue reading Day 5 in Beijing – indulging in culture

Why Travel Makes You Awesome

I just think this post is awesome and it’s true at least for me and probably most of you as well. This goes to all you awesome travellers out there! 😉

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be awesome by traveling the worldPeople always ask how travel has changed me. If I look back at who I was before I started traveling to who I am now, I would have to say that travel has made me a better and more well-rounded person. I’m way cooler now than I was at twenty-five when I first left to explore the world.

Simply put, I’m a lot more awesome than I used to be.

In fact, I think travel makes everybody a lot more awesome person. We end our travels better off than when we began. I’m not saying this to be conceited or egotistical; I’m saying it because I believe that travel is something that makes you a better human being – someone who is happier, more outgoing, thoughtful, and intelligent. The kind of person people gravitate towards.

You become like the Dos Equis guy.

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Now I know where the smog actually comes from – Day 4 in Beijing

We finally got to sleep a bit longer. However, us being totally in control of our lives, we overslept. Thank god the hotel reception called every morning, but we still had to hurry to make it to the bus in time. In the morning we visited the Lama Temple, where we saw the tallest standing … Continue reading Now I know where the smog actually comes from – Day 4 in Beijing

Omg, look what’s over there! Is that? Yes! The Great Wall!

After only 3 hours of sleep we had to get up since we were going to visit the Great Wall. I spent most of the ride sleeping but when we left the city area I got to see beautiful hilly landscape. An hour before we arrived we could already see other parts of the wall … Continue reading Omg, look what’s over there! Is that? Yes! The Great Wall!