Tag Archives: CouchSurfing

Why travelling with little money is the best

Dan Kieran writes in The Idle Traveller: If you have to rely on other people, you are forced to be open and engage with them, which quickly spreads the notion of friendship and community. One person leads you to another … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Day 13

Where exactly is the line between the Near East, the Middle East and the Far East?  I am so old-school, when I am in a remote location, I miss newspapers more than the internet. I have never received as many … Continue reading

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Baking for Dummies

I would love to eat something else than only pizza, pasta and kebab every week. Unfortunately, recipes and cookbooks are more complicated for me to read than the works of Immanuel Kant or books about stochastics. But finally someone made a video … Continue reading

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While researching the story of a great Romanian adventurer, I found a great Romanian adventurer. But a different one.

When I moved to Romania, I knew that it had produced one of the greatest adventurer of all times. This is the story of how I was both wrong and right at the same time. (Scroll down to the 5th … Continue reading

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Lessons from my last Trip

After my Balkan trip last October, I wrote down the following lessons that I had learnt during those two weeks. Here you can read my original plan for Romania, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania. Unfortunately, in the end I didn’t have time … Continue reading

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Next trip: Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania

It’ time for another Balkan trip. This is the first time that I am posting my tentative itinerary before I travel, in the hope to solicit advice from locals or fellow travelers, learn about interesting stories/places/people to write about, find somebody for … Continue reading

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Couchsurfing knows who is attractive

For its page about Vilnius, Couchsurfing chose the photos of the most handsome and attractive couchsurfers in that city. Guess whose photo they picked for the number one spot of that gallery? Exactly. That’s me.

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