My boyfriend Wiebe and I travelled across Sri Lanka for 16 days and spent less than €500 p.p. for the entire trip. Sri Lanka is a cheap destination, however, the breakdown in this post is geared towards a budget traveler. All costs mentioned below are per person per day, but based on two people travelling together. It includes all expenses in the country itself, i.e. excluding international flights or insurance.
Canoe trips in Czech Republic are very popular among local residents. This has the advantage that sufficient facilities are found along rivers. The Ohre is one of the most loved rivers for multiday canoe trips and my boyfriend Wiebe and I experienced the reasons why ourselves. We paddled in 3 days from Loket nad Ohri to Perstejn, a journey of 51 km in the green scenery of the Karlovy Vary Region along historical monuments and protected natural areas. These 3 days in the canoe were the highlight of our backpacking trip through Czech Republic. After reading this article you will be prepared for a similar multiday paddling adventure.
1. Crater lakes surrounding Fort Portal
The surrounding of Fort Portal is known for its bright crater lakes, shielded from each other by green steep hills. My dad and I visited one of the lesser known crater lakes of Uganda, entitled Lake Kifuruka, about 20 km south from Fort Portal. The local bus and boda boda (motorcycle taxi) ride were quite adventurous as it rained heavily the night before. The sand roads were converted into muddy slides and we had to cover some parts by foot. At one point we even considered returning as the road was in such a bad shape but we still made it to our eco-lodge.
We stand back at the foothills of Mount Sabyinyo in Uganda, the place where it all started 10 hours ago. I am soaked, exhausted and still shiver when I think of the dangerous tumble my dad made during the slippery descent. I sigh and wonder if I would hike this mountain again.
Iceland is on the bucket list of many people for a reason. It is an incredibly divers country with dramatic landscapes and untouched nature. Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice. However, I named it ‘the island of magical fairytales’. Don’t you think it is appropriate when you look at the mosses, canyons, waterfalls and black beaches in the pictures below?
1. Start early in the morning
Wiebe and I started our trip with the electric scooter around 9 am and saw the crowd in Zadar (Croatia) steadily increasing with every half hour. So start early if you want to avoid the masses of people. This way you will have more space to cruise full speed through the streets.
1. Telascica Nature Park?
Telascica Nature Park is located on the island Dugi Otok in the Adriatic Sea, perfectly reachable as a day trip from Zadar (Croatia). I especially loved the bay of Telascica, the cliffs and the salt lake. We walked along the edge of the cliffs reaching a height of 160 meter above sea level and swam in Lake Mir where we had fun observing the shrimps and mullet species that live in the water. My boyfriend Wiebe and I decided to sail to the island with Sailing Croatia which was a fun and alternative way to discover Telascica.
The Adriatic Sea surrounding the island Dugi Otok near Zadar (Croatia) is the perfect location for a kayak tour. During our day trip from Zadar with Kayak & Bike Tours Zadar, my boyfriend Wiebe and I kayaked several hours on sea, jumped off a cliff, floated in a cave and snorkeled near a sunken shipwreck.
Traveling is not just about visiting the classical sites, it is about interacting with people and learning about different cultures. Have a look at the beautiful people I met in Kenya and get inspired to explore the world too.
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.