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A break up is the start of the rest of your life. It’s up to you what this ‘rest of your life’ will bring. My 5-year relationship ended over a year ago now and with a lot of soul-searching and hindsight I can see it was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. Although there have been times in my journey where that’s definitely not seemed the case.
In my …

[ Written by guest | 28 Jul 2015 | 13 Comments | ]

A year ago I decided that I needed a change. I’d tried very hard to conform to a conventional lifestyle but, like a square peg in a round hole, it just didn’t quite fit. So I decided to quit my job, sell my house and move to Honduras to train to be a scuba diving instructor. After months of deliberation, I booked my flights and slowly began to tell people …

[ Written by guest | 25 Jul 2015 | 10 Comments | ]

When I first told my family and friends that I was planning on backpacking for a month on my own in Iran, they looked at me like I was a bit crazy. Though I could understand their doubts and reluctance (let’s be honest, Iran is generally not on the top of the world’s most touristy places), I was just excited and curious to see for myself what this country was …

[ Written by guest | 20 Jul 2015 | 20 Comments | ]

When I booked my flight to Saint Lucia, the only thing I knew about the island was its location: The Caribbean. In the weeks leading up to our trip I heard more and more about Saint Lucia: The Bachelorette was shot there, it’s a dream honeymoon destination, it is part of the Commonwealth. But nobody I knew had ever been and thus arriving at tiny Hewanorra Airport I still had …

[ Written by guest | 10 Jul 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

New Zealand is beautiful – even if you haven’t been there yet, we all know that much. Images of its mountains, coasts, country, and lakes saturate the internet and people rave about how clean, green, and natural everything looks. Although photos can’t possibly do its beauty justice, many photographers try of course. As a New Zealander, I can say that Crystal Brindle’s photos are some of the first I’ve seen …

[ Written by guest | 9 Jun 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

A weary bus ride up a windy road on a Saturday afternoon was finally close to its end, as we were creeping up into the small town of Bac Ha, Vietnam. It felt tiny and yet full of hotels – I certainly did not get any sense of character of its own. I wasn’t sure whether I would have good time there.
But once a new week started afresh on Sunday, the town changed its face. …

[ Written by guest | 7 Jun 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

If you’ve traveled to India before, you must have certainly experienced the incredible diversity with the country. India is a mosaic of cultures, climates and people – which also makes it a very popular tourist destination. The Taj Mahal and the beaches of Goa (and their likes) attract a huge number of visitors each year, but being from here, I’d like to tell you about a few hidden gems which are just equally as fantastic – …

[ Written by guest | 2 Jun 2015 | 17 Comments | ]

You are a traveler and you ‘suffer’ from wanderlust. You’ve already seen half the globe and aim for the whole thing before you are forty. Or thirty. You speak at least two languages and you know how to make small talk in at least three more. Your Facebook friends include people from every continent and there is a big chance that you don’t even remember how you met half of …

[ Written by guest | 29 May 2015 | 14 Comments | ]

I was about to visit Asia for the first time, and of course I had certain things in mind, when I thought about Japanese culture and its people. Still, I didn’t really know what to expect. I am not a big planner and think that it doesn’t matter how much research and planning you do in advance – the experience itself is the thing that counts and without too much planning your experience …

[ Written by guest | 26 May 2015 | One Comment | ]

It is no secret, that Dresden, in the valley of the river Elbe, belongs to the most beautiful cities in Germany. Despite that it often looses out against its bigger siblings Munich, Hamburg or Berlin. Back in the days, it gained importance in the 18th century, when most of the city’s most iconic buildings were built, like Frauenkirche (Women’s Church) or Zwinger.
In 1945 the city was bombed severly, which left …

[ Written by guest | 2 May 2015 | 4 Comments | ]