Have you ever made a bucket list? I think for me it started with those Tumblr accounts that share bucket list items that 14-year-old me got all hyped up about. It would be funny to see those first bucket lists I made today, just to see how many of those things I’ve actually done already, [...]
Is digital nomadism the new #corporatelife?
Way before the pandemic, the glamorous idea of digital nomadism, working from under palm trees and maybe being your own boss had started taking off, in contrast with the traditional way of thinking about travel as free time and come corporate office as work environment. Then came covid and first, travel stopped. Bye bye, digital [...]
A story about Saint Petersburg
I guess there are many reasons people may have prejudice towards Russia, the biggest being politics, history, and hear-says (media <3). These probably all contribute to the fact that not so many pick it as a holiday destination. Add the extra struggle of a visa application (and its cost), and why would you want to [...]
Is traveling solo dangerous?
Is travelling solo lonely?
On the roots of a product: Balinese coconut oil
We use all sorts of exotic oils and lotions and products in Europe, but they come to us nicely packed and prepared so that we don’t need to do anything except enjoy. That’s amazing and clearly saves time and energy, but coconut oil jars or chicken wings don’t grow on trees. There's always somebody somewhere [...]
Southeast Asia travel diary: Days 11 to 15
Day 11: The mice of Kuang Si Falls If the night buses in Thailand surprised me in a super positive way because they were comfortable, the AC was on point, we were given snacks and blankets and pillows, this night bus that I took from Vientiane to Luang Prabang was from a completely different world. [...]
Southeast Asia travel diary: Days 6 to 10
Are elephant sanctuaries ethical?
In the area around Chiang Mai, there are quite a lot of elephant sanctuaries with elephants saved from exploitation for tourism, farming or other. They claim themselves to be ethical and use that in their advertisement. Unfortunately, I don't believe that all of them are as good as they say they are, and it is [...]