#61: Part 2 – My so desired destination: Djibouti

Definitely an unusual destination to travel to for vacation, but as much as I am passionate about adventures, misadventures and emerging markets economies, well, Djibouti was a must for me. Well known for being one of the few bases of Legione étrangère, when it was still a French colony, as well as for being the…

#59: Sharing Kindness in Tirana, Albania

Please avoid misconceptions when choosing your next travel destination. We are growing up, trying to be good adults in a world full of anger, hate, racism, envy. This is a very hard task to do nowadays – and I can see it’s not for everybody. However, I keep telling myself not to give up and…

Indonesia Is Not Only Bali

Bali, Bali, Bali… we never stop hearing the name of this beautiful island in Indonesia from anywhere in the world. Yes, but Indonesia is not only Bali. In this post I’ll share some of the hidden (or less touristic) treasures of the country – only the ones I’ve been though. I’ve lived in Indonesia for…

#56: An Unforgettable Surprise! – Romania

For the past months I’ve been travelling here and there, mostly in cold places. Living usually in warm/hot places I was kind of missing the winter feeling probably, that I decided to take trips to all those cold countries, breathing fresh air and freezing myself. 🙂 Now I do remember why I don’t like to…

#54: Baku & The Land of Fire, Azerbaijan

My trip to Georgia was followed by the discovery of the so called Land of Fire: Azerbaijan. “The Land of Fire is a phrase in the Azerbaijani language and an ancient Azerbaijani cultural concept that denoted either the entire Azerbaijan’s geographical land or the metaphysical realm of mortals, and later became associated with political sovereignty and cultural symbolism.”…

#53 – Shy Smiles of Tbilisi, Georgia

I’ve recently got back from a trip of 3 countries and one of them was Georgia. I’ve decided with my sister to go visiting some cold places as we were just coming back from hot places like Canary islands and Indonesia. We wanted to have the “winter feeling” back on track, and we chose right!…

#52 The Tiny, Green And Quiet Brunei!

Few months ago I read an article on the web stating the 10 least visited countries in the world. One of them was Brunei. Currently living in Indonesia it was just as easy for me to board on a direct flight with Royal Brunei Airlines and get to the country after 2/3 hours. The picture…

My Worldwide Friendship With A Swedish Girl

As I usually write about my own lifestyle besides all the trips I do and the countries I live in, I feel the need to write about the importance of one specific person in my life and how she was always able to be there when I needed. Mentally and physically. She is the one…

The Real (Unexpected) Saudi Arabia – Part I

“There is nothing in Saudi Arabia, why would you go there?” “It is too dangerous there and women are not respected, don’t go!” etc. People talk, and talk nonsense without then really understanding what is really happening on the ground. A lot has to do with media portraying Saudi Arabia (or the Arab world) in…

The Kingdom of Bahrain

What do you do on a weekend in Saudi Arabia? Go visit Bahrain! The Kingdom of Bahrain, in fact, is just a tiny cute island next to Qatar and in front of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It can be reached by car through Dammam directly, or by flight. I took a Flynas flight…