After one year since my last trip to Cape verde, I finally took off again! This time I headed to my beloved Mexico. I’ve already been there five years ago, as a volunteer. The purpose of this journey was totally different this time - I went to meet my fiancée’s family and enjoy a family … Continue reading Travel guide: Mexico
Summer is here and so is traveling. How to behave planet friendly and not affect the local ecosystems during your travels? I've put together a simple list for you! 1. Destination choice. Choose destinations that are not overwhelmed by tourists. In case you choose such a destination, try to go off the beaten path and … Continue reading Traveling #minimumwaste
I started thinking about the sustainability of mass tourism after moving to Prague, the Czech Republic's capital. The heart of Europe. The pearl of cities. A city that sees nearly 8 million (!) tourists every year. (1) Let me remind you that Prague has some 1,5 million inhabitants. The tourists - or should I say … Continue reading Sustainable traveling
As you might know from my blog, I've traveled quite a lot, but I've never seen anything so beautiful as the capeverdian island of Santo Antao. It is nicknamed as a "hiker's paradise", which couldn't be more accurate. I guess just the word paradise itself is the right description. The landscapes are stunning, the views … Continue reading Cabo verde
Travel guide: Gabon
Info: Language: French (+ indigenous languages) Currency: Central African franc CFA, exchange rate: 1 EUR=655 CFA (as of July 2018) Prices: same or higher than western Europe - water 1,5 l = 400 CFA - meal normal restaurant = 2,500-3,000 CFA - meal western restaurant = 5,000-10,000 CFA - croissant = 500 CFA - double … Continue reading Travel guide: Gabon
How to overcome your limits 3x in one day? Go to a hidden cave in the middle of Gabon rainforest!
As we crave the extraordinary, hidden, unknown and slightly bizarre things, we decided to go to a small sleepy town named Lastoursville, somewhere in the Gabon rainforest, to find a large complex of caves with yellow (?!) crocodiles. No need to tell you that a trustworthy information is extremely hard to find, which further approves … Continue reading How to overcome your limits 3x in one day? Go to a hidden cave in the middle of Gabon rainforest!
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During my last trip to Africa, being a “minimum waster”, I couldn't not see all the trash that is almost ubiquitous. You've heard, you've seen it. Beaches and streets in the third world countries full of trash, mostly plastic waste like PET bottles, biscuit wrappers and plastic bags. Bali, Philippines...the media is full of it, … Continue reading Show them how
Travel guide: Nigeria
Info Language: English, pidgin english + many local languages Currency: Naira, exchange rate: 1 EUR=416 naira (as of June 2018) Prices: lower than in Europe - water 1,5 l = 200 naira - dinner normal restaurant = 1,000-1,200 naira - double room 1 night = 8,000 naira Visa: You must obtain it at the embassy … Continue reading Travel guide: Nigeria