Into the Desert

Just joining now? Begin the journey here! Orange dunes roll like a never-ending ocean of sand. We have woken on the border of Erg Chebbi, a great sea of Ochre on the Algerian border were dust rules and camels graze on whatever can be found. Yet even in this arid and unforgiving landscape, there is… Continue reading Into the Desert

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Moroccan Desert Roadtrip

Ever since visiting Morocco last January, I have thirsted to be back in Africa among the hectic dusty streets and crowded bazaars of this beautiful country. The colors, tastes, smells, and people made an everlasting impression on me in my first journey, one that stuck with me and built a craving to return. A little over… Continue reading Moroccan Desert Roadtrip

Walking with Monsters in Sofia

Fat snow fell as the bus from Skopje pulled into Sofia Station. The sun had long been down, and even though it was only 21:00, it felt as though the station had been asleep for a long while. I disembark, and immediately notice how much colder Sofia is than Skopje. The buildings are grey, designed… Continue reading Walking with Monsters in Sofia

Run Through Kosovo

The bus from Belgrade arrived in dark Priština late in the evening, snow drearily falling as I exit the bus and make my way to the hotel. (In actuality, the route was much more direct but Google refuses to believe that such a route exists.) No restaurants are open, only a little shop with a… Continue reading Run Through Kosovo

Black Snow of Serbia

The sun is setting as I land in Niš, far in Southern Serbia near the Bulgarian border. I expect grey looking people, angry and a bit brutish. I leave the airplane with my best 'Don't mess with me cause I'm another Eastern European but my country's even shitter than yours so don't fight me" look.… Continue reading Black Snow of Serbia