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magical Egypt

magical Egypt

Posted from Giza Governorate, Egypt. We were packed into the van, glued to the windows like children at a candy shop. Our tour leader, Islam (yes, that’s his name,) was giving us advice and information about what would happen and how things work, but it was difficult to pay attention. The medley of traffic was […]

Iceland stopover

Iceland stopover

Just south of the Arctic Circle, in the middle of the north Atlantic lays Iceland, an old country filled with vikings, volcanoes, and sheep. This northern land is most recently famous for the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 that caused air traffic chaos, but it has other claims of fame like singer Björk, and the Blue Lagoon, […]

Midsommar boogie

Midsommar boogie

Posted from Halmstad, Halland County, Sweden. There’s probably no place better in the world to be than in Sweden for Midsommar. To the Swedes this holiday, which lies in and around the summer solstice, is more important than Christmas and New Years. At least that’s the gist I got. People have the day off work. […]

Sweden you say?

Sweden you say?

Posted from Halmstad, Halland County, Sweden. Life can throw some interesting things your way when you’re least expecting it. And if you pay close enough attention you’ll see just how keen the universe’s sense of humour is. Like LOL keen. Like punch me in the gut keen. Like really, stop. I get it. Before I […]

Trang to Penang – entering Malaysia

Trang to Penang – entering Malaysia

Posted from Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah, Malaysia. After six weeks in Thailand I decided it was time to move on to the next country, magical Malaysia. But it wasn’t going to be a simple task. The problem I saw with getting from Koh Mook to Penang was timing. I was travelling over Songkran, the Thai […]

Koh Mook

Koh Mook

Posted from Kantang, Trang, Thailand. My ferry from Koh Lanta to Koh Mook took three hours and cost 500 Baht, which isn’t bad considering it was low season and I was quite certain a storm was going to slam into us during the crossing lengthening my trip considerably. In two weeks the ferries stop operating […]

Chúc mừng năm mới (Happy New Year)

Chúc mừng năm mới (Happy New Year)

I had no clue about Tet when I started to plan my route through Southeast Asia. The lunar new year – also known as the Chinese New Year – happens in January or February – the time when most of us Westerners leave our snow-torn countries for the warmth of tropical and cheap locations. In […]

Saigon … I think I love you

Saigon … I think I love you

Posted from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The bus ride from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh was rather uneventful. We stopped for food and I had some pork Pho. A lady told me to remember the number of my bus as they all look the same. Good thing she told […]

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Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]