Travel

Travel is a big part of my life. I have spent all my days off from work traveling, thanks to careful planning. As it is something that makes me really happy, I’d like to do it for life. Why do I travel? I asked myself this question only recently, and to my surprise, it was difficult to answer. I narrowed it down to three reasons. For the sights, which I love to photograph. For the constant learning, be it learning more about myself, more about how others live around the world, more about human nature. And last but mostly, for the people whom I meet along the way, both couchsurfing hosts and fellow travelers. Somehow, traveling brings out the best of me and I am at my most sociable and open when traveling. And the people I meet along my travels, they tend to be on a similar wavelength to me, so it makes it really easy to get along with or get to know them within the short time that I spend with them. Some may say that relationships and friendships made while traveling aren’t real, and that they work so well simply because they are transient. Well, maybe, but then again, who’s to judge. I’ve grouped my posts into countries I’ve been to, but they won’t be factual to say the least.

Couchsurfing, the good and the ugly

Turkey

Vietnam
My first motorbike trip

Slovenia
It’s always better in winter

Bosnia
Pickpocketed in Sarajevo
The strangest couchsurfing experience

Romania
Hitchhiking in Transylvania

Taiwan

Iran
Couchsurfing in Tehran
Falling in love in Isfahan
My first Iraqi friends in Kashan
Persepolis, shisha and a kiss in Shiraz

Korea

India
Trichy and Madurai
Kodaikanal and Munnar

Indonesia
Kawah Ijen for free
A little adventure at Bromo
Cycling in Jogja, and Prambanan
The ultimate couchsurfing experience in Jogja

Sri Lanka
Climbing Adam’s peak
The hilly tea plantations

Cambodia
Cycling with a less-than-ideal travel partner

Italy
The first couchsurfing experience in Cagliari

Spain

Morocco

Germany

France

Portugal

Serbia
Staying with a human rights law student

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