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

Long Train to Ella

In the old capital of Kandy, we sat in the train station with a hoard of other tourists waiting for the train. Our destination was Ella, far away in the mountains among tea covered hills and Ayurvedic spa's. The train trip from Kandy to Ella is regarded as one of the prettiest train rides in… Continue reading Long Train to Ella

Cave Temples and Castle Rocks, Sri Lanka

After our long Kuala Lumpur Layover, Ivana and I arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka pretty tired and sweaty at 23:30. Once we got to Steps Backpacker's Hostel, we fell asleep pretty instantly. The next day, we got up fairly early to grab breakfast and head to the bus station for our ride out of Colombo.… Continue reading Cave Temples and Castle Rocks, Sri Lanka