I didn’t come up with this trip, it was more like joining a friend’s plans for her birthday. In fact, I didn’t know about Cinque Terre until she told me about it.
My friend and I decided to go to Oslo on a girls’ trip to catch up while visiting a new place. I was expecting it to be very expensive, but in fact, I don’t think it’s more expensive than London or Paris, as a tourist. It’s also a small and cozy city, we walked everywhere. I was amazed to see a European capital without traffic jams. It was the 1st of May weekend, but still, so quiet.
Solo travel is quite a new trend and it’s becoming more popular. I’m a big supporter of it, as I’ve been traveling by myself for about 10 years now. I’ve decided to write about a few highlights and how my perception changed over time.
I had the opportunity to explore a few places in Palestine, and it is more than what news capture. I was a student in Tel Aviv at that time, learning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and keen to experience different aspects of it.
I’ve heard friends complaining about long flights as one of the reasons for not traveling further. Agree that being stuck inside the plane for 9+ hours is not the most exciting activity, but there are a few tips to make it more enjoyable. Or at least to not be a reason to avoid long travels.
After quitting my job in Bucharest and preparing for the London adventure, I took two weeks off to travel somewhere new. It seems like the things you plan in advance, but it was all very last minute. I booked my flight one week before, and I made it work on the way.
I love flights, flying, airports, all about it. I search for flight deals for fun. I learnt more about them over time and it’s in constant change, but some rules do apply.
I’ve been to Crimea while it was still part of Ukraine, peaceful and relaxed. I was not imagining that only a few months later, Russia was going to annex it to its territories… again. The irony, back then I asked a Russian friend if Crimea seemed different and he responded it feels like home for him.
I took a short weekend break to Zürich, arriving on Saturday afternoon and leaving on Sunday afternoon. You may think that’s too short, but it’s long enough to interrupt the routine and enjoy some great chocolate.