Vagabonding is not to be confused with a mere vacation, where the only goal is escape. With escape in mind, vacationers tend to approach their holiday with a grim resolve, determined to make their experience live up to their expectations; on the vagabonding road, you prepare for the long haul knowing that the predictable and … Continue reading The world is a book
Visiting a bookshop is always inspiring. Last year I found a very interesting map that You can use to pin the countries and cities You have been visiting. Coming back from South East Asia I bought some more pins and this is the final result: Europe is full of pins. You know, I live in … Continue reading A map with many flags
Updating my Couchsurfing profile I discovered I have visited more than 50 countries! The right number is 54. This is the complete list: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, … Continue reading 54 is the magic number
Street art in Bucharest in a very interesting tour of the city https://www.flickr.com/photos/pandemia/14488624964/in/set-72157645349116363
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain via Why we all need journeys
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pandemia/14997380022/in/set-72157646202855897 Definitely the happiest time I had during my Balkans trip, during last August. Weird old/new city that deserves more attention anyway. Complete album always in the same spot.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pandemia/14899782148/in/set-72157646913097172 Byrek in Albania, Burek in Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina. You can have a meal, with yougurt, for a couple of euro or less. Tasty, with cheese, spinach or meat. Highly recommended. More pics from Sarajevo from my Flickr set.
Yes, this is exactly what I think about life: Take advantage of opportunities and embrace new challenges. And travel more when you’re young rather than wait until the children are grown or you are retired. As Dr. Pillemer summarized the elders’ view, “Travel is so rewarding that it should take precedence over other things younger … Continue reading My life in a nutshell
Second time in New York and I could not miss again the most beautiful museums! Thanks to a freezing temperature and a bit of snow I preferred to stay inside and warm: seven museums in six days! That's Brooklyn where I lived for a week or two, thanks to Paul and Couchsurfing. MOMA … Continue reading New York (and Montreal) 2011
If you can’t relax, slow down and enjoy the moment, Italy may not be for you via Travel Tip Tuesday : 6 Reasons Italy May Not Be For You | My Melange.