Pulegoso

I’ll tell you a story about Venetian glass. It’s something very typical for my family, with all the randomness and weirdness of it. So here’s how the story goes:

That Day I Went Hiking Barefoot

There are some days when you know you’re up to doing something crazy, but you never quite know the degree of crazy. That day, apparently, the sky was the limit, because I did what I wasn’t even planning to do: I hiked the Lagoon.

On Being Adventurous, Not Stupid

A few days ago… What to begin with? People, don’t be stupid. Don’t be like me. Don’t book tickets to Budapest while your passport is at the US Embassy and the flight is in less than two weeks…

Berlin to Copenhagen, No Air Travel

Let me tell you about the walk of shame. Americans gave that name to returning home from a nice sleepover in the same clothes, mainly spotted at university campuses. Sounds right? Wrong. The walk of shame, my dear friends, is the walk from the airport, where you arrived to board your flight to Copenhagen, back…

SAS Savers: How to Travel the World on Less than $50 per Day

Some of you may be familiar with Nomadic Matt – a well-known travel blogger whose philosophy is that traveling is for everyone, and it’s possible to travel the world for $50 per day. However, although his website is a must-read for aspiring young explorers, my own experience shows that with Semester at Sea it’s totally possible…

Oops, I Did it Again (Travel Bug)

They say there’s always an angel on your right shoulder and a devil on your left. Well, I don’t know which of them keeps doing it, but as soon as I got back from Barcelona, I started looking for flight and accommodation options for my mom. She wanted to go to Budapest in April; I…

Cape Town, Day 4: Table Mountain

An icy cold can of mango juice. An icy cold can of mango juice on my ankle. My ankle hurts. Looks like a huge bruise. It’s been sprained in the most stupid way possible. But let’s start from the beginning. Today was planned to be the Table Mountain Hike day. However, waking up this morning,…

Into the Desert

04.10, sometime after midnight I’m lying on a dune, doing a butterfly thing with my arms. Up and down, up and down. The sand is softer than silk on my bare skin, and it cools and warms as my arms move. It’s completely dark, that perfect darkness of solitude that a city inhabitant can only…

Off On An Adventure

Written at 12 pm – my Internet provider still totally blocks wordpress. In six hours I have to head to the airport. Well of course nothing is packed, and by nothing I mean nothing. But the golden rule is – if you forget something outside the packing list, which only has essentials, then you don’t…

Out of Curiosity – Travel Polls

I always enjoyed polls and tried to do them for school and university assignments. Now my goal is to collect some data to use as an intro for my upcoming documentary, and although the journey itself hasn’t started yet, I’d like to start the work. Besides, it will be fun to compare my own experiences…