An Unexpected Good Time In Gent

How I ended up in Gent is a story of its own. Let’s just say that it was recommended by a Belgian traveller I met during my time in Colombia. Gent is a port city situated in the northwest part of Belgium. Disadvantageously located between Brussels and Bruges, many travellers pass through Gent without stopping,…

Unauthentic Playa Del Carmen

Amigo amigo! Masaje? Amigo amigo! Vamos a Isla Conzumel? Amigo amigo! Whatever you buy from me, tip is not included eh! Harassing touts, mediocre food, crowded streets, and ridiculous prices…….this very much sums up my time in Playa del Carmen.

My Time In Mexico City

Since I left home at the start of the year my plans have been all over the place. I started wanting to go to Argentina and Bolivia and I instead went to Colombia. I wanted to go to Europe and now I’ve ended up in Mexico City.

Out Of Water On An 8 Hour Hike

Thirsty, hot, tired, out of water…desperate. These are the thoughts that went through my mind as the entire group had run out of water only after 3 hours on an 8-hour hike. Altitude sickness, 30 degrees sun, then the cold at 3700 meters above sea level (m.a.s.). These are the facts we had to deal…

Budget Travel In Sogamoso & Villa de Leyva

My last week in Colombia was all about avoiding Bogotá. Throughout the first 4 weeks of my stay in Colombia, I had only gotten shit reviews about Bogotá. “It’s ugly”, “it’s cold as hell”, “it’s sketchy”, “I got robbed at knifepoint”…..enough! Even though I normally take advise on any location with a grain of salt and would…

Adrenaline Seeking in San Gil

For the last two years one of the things I have come to realize about me is that I am an early-stage adrenaline junkie. Some may say I have a death wish, while others may just think that I’ve lost my mind trying all these seemingly dangerous things. But to me it’s all part of…

My Week In Medellín

The hardest part of writing about Medellín is finding something to say about this city that has not been said or written before. It is also quite hard for me to write about big cities because honestly, I just don’t like big cities. Since leaving Lima in early February I had only stepped foot into…

After 2 Months On The Road, My Travel Habits Have Changed

I have always traveled for what I and many considered “long periods of time”. Disappearing from “the real world” for a month, sometimes a month and a half, were things that I was used to do about once per year, sometimes twice, to fulfill my travel needs. I always felt good about leaving for these…