• Life List,  Travel

    My Life List: Travel to one new country for every year of my life

    How it started Back in 2012, when I first created my bucket list over at Relocationjunkie.com, I had a dilemma. I wanted to grow old with grace, but I didn’t know exactly how. You see, at the age of 17 or 18 I had a dream. I don’t remember if it was a day time or night dream anymore, but I remember the imagery vividly. In the dream I was an old lady sitting in a rocking chair with 3-4 children sitting at my feet. The children looked up at me expectantly and said: “Nana, Nana – tell us a story! Tell us about the time you did _x_!” The…

  • Life List,  Travel

    My Life List: Climbing Machu Picchu

    Introduction to a dream I have wanted to climb Machu Picchu for about 7 years now. It escapes me where exactly the idea came from. I do remember being very passionate about the idea when I first created my bucket list though. That emotion has also never left since. That’s why, after 7 years, I have finally made plans to execute this dream in September/October 2019. I’ve waited long enough and I finally have the time and space to enjoy it. The best part: I’m now taking some buddies on this adventure with me! There is something fascinating about being out in the open, high up and in a place…

  • Travel

    The New York adventure: Visting NYC in a single (very rainy) day!

    New York. Two words synonymous with high fashion, high rise office buildings, great food and even greater shows! New York has such a diverse range of activities, that it’s actually impossible to see everything in a day. Yet that is exactly what a couple of friends and I attempted to do a few weekends ago. It was fun, magical and felt ever so adventurous. So, I thought I’d share some of the highlights with you here. Who knows… you may get some inspiration for your own trip too. If anything, I’m willing to bet there is a place or two on the list you may not have come across yet. Do feel…

  • South Korea,  Travel

    Finding and staying at a Seoul goshiwon

    If you’re looking for a cheap and affordable place to stay in Seoul, be it for one night or one year, goshiwons make a great budget option! Goshiwons are places offering small rooms, usually located in the more studenty areas of town like Shinchon, Hongdae, Ehwa, Seoul National Station etc. A goshiwon will usually offer renters a small room with a desk, chair and cupboard for about 15,000-25,000 won/night (short-term) or 300-600,000 won/month (long-term). Almost all of them will also offer free rice and kimchi for you to eat (and instant noodles and eggs too in the nicer places!)   Staying at a goshiwon Staying at a goshiwon is a…

  • Travel

    Travelling solo? Here are 5 great ideas for you to try

    Travelling solo can be an amazing experience. It not only gives you the opportunity to do what you want, when you want to, but it’s also a great way to break out of old routines for a while and go out and do something worthwhile. Personally, I’ve been on three “real” solo vacations so far and a number of mini solo day excursions. Each adventure brought a beautiful new experience with it and if you’re thinking about taking a solo vacation and haven’t yet done so, I would definitely recommend it! That said, if you’re unsure or don’t know what you could do on a solo vacation, the idea can…