• Hmong woman doing Batik during a Workshop in Sapa
    North Vietnam,  Vietnam

    Hmong Batik Workshop – Sapa

    While in Sapa I divided my time between the city and a homestay with a Hmong family in Ta Van village near Sa Pa. They offer half-day and full-day trekking tours and two ethnic handicraft workshops to their guests: a Hmong Indigo Batik Workshop and a Traditional Hmong Embroidery Workshop. I choose to do both.

  • Silver Smith Workshop Hanoi
    North Vietnam,  Vietnam

    Silversmith Workshop – Hanoi

    Always on the lookout for unique things to do and more things to learn I stumbled upon a silver smith workshop in Hanoi. In the silver crafting village Dinh Cong, about 30 minutes from the Old Quarter of Hanoi inside a community house this workshop takes you back to the time where Hanoi was still called Thang Long (1010).

  • Old Dubai Food Tour - Stopover Exploration
    Middle East,  Stopovers

    Old Dubai Food Tour – Stopover Exploration

    Another stopover in Dubai, another 21 hours to fill. This time I got a offered a hotel with a meal included by Emirates, since my stopover was so long. Apart from the inside of a hotel room I wanted to see the parts of Dubai I didn't get to see the last time, specifically the old town of Dubai, the…

  • connemara-national-park-and-kylemore-abbey-tour
    Europe,  Ireland

    Connemara National Park & Kylemore Abbey Tour

    From Galway – Ireland, I went on Connemara National Park & Kylemore Abbey Tour for a day, which I probably wouldn’t have chosen if I hadn’t seen the Cliffs of Moher before. If you have to choose between the two it depends on what you are more interested in: Connemara National Park is a lot calmer than the Cliffs of…

  • 4-days-in-galway
    Europe,  Ireland,  Travel Guides

    4 Days in Galway – Ireland

    After Dublin my route in Ireland took me from the east to the west coast where I spent 4 days in Galway. This charming coastal town is worth a visit in itself, but also as the perfect starting point for different day tours. In this post I have compiled the perfect 4 day itinerary.

  • Europe,  Ireland,  Travel Guides

    4 Days in Dublin – Ireland

    My interest in Ireland was piqued in 8th grade, when we learned about Irish history in English lessons at school. At the end of 12th grade we went on an excursion to the Republic of Ireland. The country fascinated me, so I decided to come back eight years later to see more and in more detail. I spend 4 days…

  • ireland-on-a-budget
    Europe,  Ireland,  Travel Guides

    Ireland on a Budget – A Student travels in 2024

    Do you want to travel to Ireland, but you don’t have a lot of money? Or do you just want to save money while also seeing an amazingly beautiful country? In this post, I tell you about how I travelled to Ireland on a Budget, as a student. I’m including a detailed travel map at the end and the actual…

  • teeling-whiskey-distillery-tour-tasting
    Europe,  Ireland

    Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tour & Tasting

    When in Ireland, as a person who likes Whiskey and is interested in the techniques and different approaches to its creation I had several distilleries on my list. The Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tour was the only one I was able to take part in during this trip and it was a great experience to visit the only new Distillery in…

  • asturias-in-november
    Europe,  Spain,  Travel Guides

    Northern Spain – Visit Asturias

    At this point I’m considering travelling during shoulder season for most European countries. Fewer people, less expensive, but still just as beautiful. This year I went to visit Asturias, a coastal region in Northern Spain. I stayed in the town Oviedo, but spent most of time exploring the countryside. Asturias and the Costa Verde blew me away with their natural…