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Travel around the world – ultimate guide by a survivor

Travel around the world – ultimate guide by a survivor
So, I’ve just got back home after almost 100 days of travel around the world. Needless to say, this was a fantastic time! Travel around the world has a particular flavour: not only is a lifetime dream for many but also provides a particular set of experiences collected in a short piece of time. My travel was exotic, tiresome, full of wonders, tough, interesting, fascinating and rich in everything else imaginable. I hope it is ... Read more

Quick Look At my RTW journey

Quick Look At my RTW journey
My journey around the world is over. I returned home safe and sound. It will take me a while to bring you all amazing adventures I had, to share pictures and videos so let me just share some highlights of this journey. Slow travel Telling the truth, this was the best part of the whole plan: do it slowly, so as a result I stayed more than 2 weeks in the same place, with the exception of Hong Kong. It worked really well. Two weeks is ... Read more

My Travel Around The World

My Travel Around The World
I always wanted to travel around the world. It was very close last year when I traveled to New Zealand and back. But this year I am literally traveling around the world. The journey starts this Saturday in Paris and will end in February 2015. I am beyond excited to share this news with you and I am anxiously looking forward to this journey. Travel around the world should be epic. Not only because of places you visit but for two ... Read more

Book review: The Scorpion – Fish

Book review: The Scorpion – Fish
I was very happy when I found out that Eland Publishing House decided to publish a new book by my favorite author Nicolas Bouvier. It is titled The Scorpion – Fish and I read it two days after Eland sent it to me. A very different book from the other Bouvier’s one but immensely fascinating. As we all well remember, Bouvier published his first book titled The Way of the World telling a story of a long journey taken with ... Read more

Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy: a fantastic adventure

Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy: a fantastic adventure
A month ago publishing house Eland got in touch with me referring to my short review of Nicolas Bouvier book The Way of The World, which is my favorite of all times. They sent me a parcel afterwards with a delightful content: 3 travel books to review! I was so happy when I got this parcel from my postman. And just today I’ve finished reading the first book: “Full Tilt. Ireland to India with a Bicycle” by Dervla ... Read more

Guest Post: St. Patrick’s Day!

Guest Post: St. Patrick’s Day!
It’s St. Patrick’s Day today! The whole world celebrates the patron of Ireland and so do I. Ireland is a wonderful country and due to its long and turbulent history it has very particular traditions, culture, music, language and feasts. Following this important tradition of remembering the saints and patrons I am sharing few impressions from my first stay in Ireland. It’s been almost a year since I went there for ... Read more

Remembering Nicolas Bouvier

Remembering Nicolas Bouvier
I blame Nicolas Bouvier for many things. For my love for books, travel and delight with the world. I have never met him. He died sixteen years ago after a filfulling life of a traveler and a writer. Not meeting him in person is one of my biggest regrets in life. Fortunately what he left is more than we could hope for. So here is my tribute to this amazing man. I’ll share some thoughts on his first and best known book: The Way ... Read more

Good times, bad times. The Islanders.

Good times, bad times. The Islanders.
“The island is owned by those who were determined enough to transform a pure grey rock into rich green garden- a paradise of botanists and ornithologists. When you watch the island from the western cliffs you see a chess board made of stone walls, which- when arranged in a line would be twelve thousands kilometers long- keeps this island like a fishing net and proofs that the Irish tales about being lazy is a pack of ... Read more

15th anniversary of Nicolas Bouvier’s death

15th anniversary of Nicolas Bouvier’s death
No surprises: I’m reading Nicolas Bouvier books all the time. Again and again and I always find some interesting quotes and thrilling descriptions of visited places. This time of the year I’m reading the Journal d’Aran at d’autres lieux. I’m planning to go to Aran late spring. We’ll see how it goes, but to celebrate today’s anniversary here is a lovely quote I found in his diary.   Read more

In memory of Nicolas Bouvier

In memory of Nicolas Bouvier
Just yesterday 84th anniversary of Nicolas Bouvier’s birth passed (1929-1998). I would like to share one of many thoughts on traveling found in Le vide et le Plain, Carnets du Japon 1964-1970. “Too many people expect from the journey too much without thinking of what travel expects from them. They wish to get healed from their particular imperfections with the change of the place of residence, and the passion of the ... Read more

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