• Romania
  • 4 Day Trips from Brașov, Romania

    Peles, Day Trips from Brașov

    For visitors, the gothic city of Brașov is a gateway into the surrounding towns of Transylvania. Brașov is a major regional hub and is quite centrally located within the Romanian region of Transylvania. It is also situated on the main train line that crosses the country on its way to Bucharest, the nation’s capital. All of this means that […]

  • Romania
  • 11 Essential Things to do in Brașov

    Brașov

    Romania’s city of Brașov is kind of a perfect reflection for the country’s Transylvanian region. The city has all the elements that make Transylvania such a captivating place, available to you in a single city. It is yet another city of the Siebenburgen, whose development into a medieval city is owed to the Saxon Germans who […]

  • Latin America
  • First Time in a Light Plane in Belize

    Light Plane Belize

    As someone who has travelled for most of my life, I’ve had the good fortune to fly many, many times. However, in all those years I had never experienced flying in a light aircraft. Last year, that changed with a very unexpected flight during my visit to Belize. My first stop in Belize had been […]

  • Photos
  • Photo Series: Sighisoara, By Day and Night

    Sighisoara

    When I decided to travel to Romania this May, there was one main thing drawing me to the country – Transylvania. For many people, this region and its fictional inhabitant Dracula are all they know about the large and diverse country of Romania. I wasn’t much better and I was intrigued by the mystical, gothic […]

  • Romania
  • Churches of Cisnadie and Cisnadioara

    Cisnadie and Cisnadioara

    When you are staying in Sibiu, there a lot of options for day trips. The city of Sibiu is central to the region of Transylvania and a crucial transit hub. The main sights of this part of Romania relate to towns and villages settled by German Saxons during the middle ages, as Sibiu itself was. To the […]

  • Latin America
  • My Coolest Border Crossing: Panama

    Panama Border Crossing

    Border crossings usually aren’t very much fun. They’re generally stern places, home to queues and bureaucracy. And tedious! I just want to get that passport stamp and get excited about venturing into the next new country. They’re even less fun in Central America, with unclear procedures, varying “taxs/visa costs” and often people trying to scam […]

  • Romania
  • What to See in Sibiu, Romania

    Sibiu

    For visitors to Romania’s Transylvanian region, the medieval city of Sibiu is a destination one shouldn’t miss. Sitting in the heart of Transylvania and close to the centre of Romania as well, this city has played a key role throughout the region’s history, even being the capital of Transylvania for a while. As with much of […]

  • Latin America
  • Meeting the Romanian Engineer on my Ferry to Colombia

    Colombia Ferry, Romanian Engineer story

    As part of my big journey through Latin America, the plan had been to sail from Panama to Colombia at the end of my tour. Sailing via the San Blas Islands is becoming a popular backpacker route to both explore some idyllic islands and also travel cheaply to South America. After talking with friends from […]

  • Latin America
  • Taking the Bar Home in Roatan

    Reef Rider

    The Honduran island of Roatan lies off the country’s coast in the Caribbean Sea and was one of many fun places I visited on my tour through Central America. As can be expected for a Caribbean island, the fun revolves around beaches and rum, which is always good. We stayed in a quiet part of […]

  • Latin America
  • Off Track on Isla del Sol

    Isla del Sol

    One of the big sights when visiting Peru and Bolivia is Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. One of the true highlights of visiting this region is Isla del Sol, a beautiful and rugged island home to great hiking and historical Incan remains. Due to its terrain and remote nature, there are […]