Start here


Welcome to Get Lost Abroad!

I am Lien, a twenty-something travel addict from Belgium. Since my first trip oversea to Kenya in 2010 I have been bitten by the travel bug. Now I grab any opportunity to travel, either short-term or long-term. I love to travel slowly, interact with locals and taste the local street food. I started this website to share my backpacking experiences and travel advice to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and travel the world too. In contradiction to what many people think, travelling does not necessarily need to be expensive. On my travel blog you find tips and tricks for specific destinations, general backpacking advice or maybe you find your next dream destination in one of the inspirational stories or photo essays if you don’t know where to go yet.

read more


Find tips and tricks for specific destinations.

One boyfriend in Belgium, one boyfriend in Uganda

Crossing Uganda with the local busses

My dad and I are on our way to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda to climb Mount Sabinyo. As usual, the local bus is packed with more people than it was made for. After all this time in the country, we still don’t trust the rope that is supposed to keep our backpacks on the roof of the van. We are the only ‘muzungus’ (white people) which causes general amusement in the bus. With my basis knowledge of Swahili, I understand that the locals are talking about us. They wonder where we are from and where we are going.

read more

The cost of an epic road trip through Iceland

Sunset in Traustholtshólmi (Iceland)

Are you preparing your upcoming road trip to Iceland and don’t know how much to budget? Are you interested in an estimation of the fuel costs? Or you want to know how to save on car insurance? Or maybe you just want to be informed about the price of a bread?  Yes, yes and yes? Then continue reading.

read more