I stood on a rock overlooking Stockholm on my first solo adventure. I had promised this trip to myself a long time before, as a present for my 18th birthday. So there I was, alone, with only a backpack, 18 years old and ready for an adventure. And on the verge of sobbing. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t plan this enough. As much as I could have read about my peers travelling solo and backpacking through Europe, hitchhiking through the US or walking the great … Read more A slightly awkward story of my first solo adventure
Have you been postponing your travel plans and dreams until after you finish university and get a proper job? I know I have been dreaming of travelling since longer than I can remember. I didn’t want to take a gap year though and still felt like travelling is something that I’ll be able to do in not-so-near future. Moving to another country for university has changed my perspective on travel. You can combine studying full time and travelling, it just takes some planning, budgeting and … Read more 5 tips on how to combine travel with studying
Costa Blanca is a dream destination in Spain. So having been living in Valencia for over 8 months, I had to take the chance to see Costa Blanca when it came. And it came in the form of my brother and Favourite Travel Companion (aka the boyfriend) who possess a very valuable skill of driving a car. So I packed up and got myself driven along the Costa Blanca twice 🙂 View from Altea Old Town Famous for the sandy beaches and luxurious resorts, it actually … Read more Driving along Costa Blanca
There’s a number of people who have it really clear what to do in life and I envy them greatly. It seems like they have it all figured out and there’s a direction to their life. But it seems like there is a growing number of young people who are not so sure about their future and all the media telling us to “follow our passion” and “live the life we want” does not help when you have no idea what your “passion” is. I … Read more Can travel solve your quarter life crisis?
I finally decided to write a post about my city- Warsaw! Although I live abroad now, I visit home frequently, around every 3-4 months. Apart from running like crazy trying to fit seeing everybody during my short time home, I usually manage to visit some of my favourite places in the city as well. Poland receives a growing number of tourists every year. With cheap flights from Europe to many Polish cities it’s easy to plan a weekend getaway to Warsaw or some of the … Read more 10 reasons to visit Warsaw this summer
What I love the most about travelling is discovering the underrated places that turn out to be beautiful although you’ve never heard about them before. This Easter weekend was the first time I was spending Easter abroad and not with my family, so I knew I had to take the opportunity to do something special. So My Travel Companion and I decided to take advantage of the four days off and take a citybreak in Vigo with a trip to Islas Cíes. It was a … Read more Vigo and Islas Cíes- a hidden gem of Spain
Albufera Albufera is a freshwater lagoon, separated from the Mediterranean sea just by a small strip of land. It has a variety of flora and fauna, so it’s a must see for the lovers of nature looking to get out of the crowded city for a while. The locals offer short boat trips around Albufera. The perfect time, if you can make it, is to get one to see the sunset. As it is also used to cultivate rice, the villages around Albufera specialize in … Read more 3 perfect ideas for a day trip from Valencia
If there’s one thing I really love about the Spanish is their absolute love of celebration and general party. Okay, there are far more things I love about this country, but this one simply impresses me the most. Valencia has just finished celebrating their regional fiestas- Las Fallas. I was planning on writing about it before, but the pure madness of Fallas just sucked me in so here I am only a day after telling you how it was. Las Fallas is a local celebration … Read more What are Fallas de Valencia? My perspective on the 2017 celebrations
I went to study abroad in Scotland over two years ago. Now, I am in the middle of my degree with another two years to go and I have discovered that studying abroad has a lot more to offer than I thought at the beginning. I want to tell you how studying abroad can be a way to fulfil that travel dreams of yours. I am no stranger to that fantasies of wandering around the world. Although choosing a university in a different country was … Read more If you want to travel- study abroad!
Galicia was the first place I ever visited in Spain. It brings a lot of memories: I barely spoke Spanish back then. The fact that in Galicia they usually speak Gallego rather than Castillian Spanish which I was studying, didn’t make it any easier. But it was my first international exchange and I had a blast. I haven’t been there since, but recently my Favourite Travel Companion decided to move there, so I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days there and explore … Read more Galicia Itinerary- A tale of two cities