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Are you one of those young people with high ideals, irresistible desire to help everyone and change the world for better? With insoluble love for everything living and unliving? Or one of those with an unexplicable urge to go to travel to Africa? The whole hot continent from north to south? If so, then you must have come across humanitarian projects and volunteering. As I did, a couple of years ago.Continue reading “How does it feel to be a part of a humanitarian project”
When we decided to travel to Nepal, our first thought was dedicated to the Himalayas. With dreamy eyes, we imagined ourselves on top of the mountain giants looking over the landscape ready to spread the wings and fly. Then the facts crashed down on to us. We are not any rock climbers, we do not have any real experience with extended hiking and we have a really low budget, which doesn’t allow us to hire any guide. Bah. What are we going to do? That’s when we discovered the Indigenous People’s Trail. It was perfect. Ten villages spread across the Kathmandu Valley connected by a walking path, each and everyone representing different community and culture.Continue reading “Nepal, Kathmandu Valley: How to make the most of Himalayas on your own”
After exploring the island of Papua, we boarded a ferry and five days later reached Sulawesi, one of the four biggest islands of Indonesia. Sulawesi is located east of Borneo and comprises of four long peninsulas, which creates a funky shape of the landmass. It’s known for its coral reefs, diving and national parks. However, our interest was quite different. We got on the mission to explore the peculiar culture of Tana Toraja, renowned for their animistic beliefs, unusual burial sites and funeral ceremonies.Continue reading “Indonesia, Sulawesi: Peculiar culture of Tana Toraja”
Before going there, the only two things I knew about Papua New Guinea were –nobody travels there because they are cannibals – and –there are no roads. Nevertheless, I was irresistibly attracted to go and see, to visit the tribes and hopefully not to get eaten.Continue reading “How to travel Papua New Guinea on your own: Local customs & safety”
In my last five years of constant travelling, many people asked me how do I sustain myself, where do I get the money for it. Low-cost travelling is usually associated with low-cost airlines and cheap countries, mainly in Asia. But that isn’t all to it. I’d like to share a few tips with you how to travel with minimum-cost practically anywhere around the world. Yes, it’s possible. Two essential ingredients are trust and courage.Continue reading “How to travel with minimum cost Anywhere: Tips on accommodation, transport and food”
So here I was. Back to Europe after an adventurous trip to Israel questioning myself – what next? When I discovered this A-mazing place, One World Institute.
It got everything! Studies, work, travel, volunteering in one big bundle. Moreover, it’s in Norway! One of those countries I’ve always dreamt about.
People were not very willing to give us information about regular public transport when we were trying to make our way to West Bank without booking a tourist tour. [West Bank is a territory east of Israel, bordering with Jordan, defined as illegally occupied Palestinian land.] Nevertheless, after following a vague instruction to walk down to the main street and wait for a bus, we magically got the right one. Bethlehem, here we come.Continue reading “Israel Part 2: West Bank”
Part 1: Jerusalem, call of duty
March 2014 – my first trip out of Europe ever smashed me with full power. I remember every detail, sound, smell, colour. Everything was so different and overwhelming.
what was the first thing you’ve seen after getting out of the building of Tel Aviv’s Airport? [Salvador Dali]