Hmm Travel.. I think I live for this. I love getting lost in foreign places and hearing foreign languages. Many of my trips were done solo. I really don’t mind travelling alone, and actually quite enjoying it. I think, we will get to know ourselves better when we are alone, especially in a foreign place. I find it important to be self-content.
I’m one of those people who can live cheaply to save up some money, then spend it all on my travels. I’ve been to around 30 countries in the world so far; mostly in Europe, Asia, North America and Oceania. South America, Africa and Antarctica are still on my list.
You probably have some highlights or spectacular moments during your travels. Here are some of mine:
Jumping from an airplane at 14,000 feet altitude – Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Glacier Ice Climbing – Sólheimajökull Glacier, Iceland
Scuba-diving for the first (and possible the last) time – The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Conquering the deepest Australian outback – Uluru (Ayers Rock), NT, Australia
Living in London
It was a bliss to be able to live in London, if we are talking about traveling. Tickets come much cheaper with more airline competition. Most (if not all) airlines will have routes via, to, and from London. Within 6-7 hours, you’re in New York. 3-4 hours, you’re in North Africa. 1-3 hours, you’re in any cities you want in Europe.
I have been quite lazy writing my travels. But here are the things that I recommend to see based on my experiences:
- The nature, people, and music in Iceland
- Tiny villages on the Swiss Alps
- The warmth, food, fiestas, people and the culture of Spain
- Barcelona’s Roman area and random house parties
- Wine & Champagne tasting at a French vineyard
- Norwegian Fjords
- German beer and wurst sausages
- Exploring the old city of Florence by bicycle
- Getting lost in the narrow streets of Rome
- How old stones, modern glass, and metal structure can blend so beautifully in Berlin
- Being frozen in Prague (I went there in the winter, -20 C)
- Swedish archipelago
- Galician & Portuguese seafood, and how people are extremely welcoming there
- And of course London, my favourite city in the world
Moving to Australia
Since I moved and now residing in Australia, I don’t travel that often anymore. Now when I travel, I usually do it on a longer period visiting more places at once. Simple because plane tickets are way more expensive from here, and not to mention the vast distances.
Places high on my “to-visit” list
- New York
- South East Asia
- South America