Short Travel Stories

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Real-life Travel Stories (less than 30 seconds)

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Climbing 300 feet high in Bangladesh

Climbing 300 feet high in Bangladesh

Oh, what a wonderful experience it was! The first time I was able to climb about 300 feet high hill at Rijuk Waterfall, Ruma in the Bandarban district of Bangla...
Tinos, Mykonos - what does it matter?

Tinos, Mykonos – what does it matter?

After 6 hours on a ferry from Athens to Mykonos, my best friend and I got off the ferry to realize our bus that was supposed to get us wasn’t there. Confused, w...
Regretting feeling daring in Tokyo

Regretting feeling daring in Tokyo

Weary from a day of walking across Tokyo, we went to the first restaurant we could find. The owner did not speak any English and unlike in the tourist restau...
Meeting the nicest person in Lithuania

Meeting the nicest person in Lithuania

I arrived at Siarliai, a small Lithuanian town by bus to look at the „hill of crosses“. I had just missed the connecting bus that was supposed to take me there,...
Feeling liberated in Norway!

Feeling liberated in Norway!

My boyfriend and I spent last August in Norway. Our first stop was Trolltunga, 22km of walking through snow, mud, rain, wind and darkness. Two days later we ...
Moroccan Street seller in Granada

Moroccan Street seller in Granada

“Which photo do you like? I have the most beautiful posters from all over Spain, at the very least!“ “I love this one with Felicidad (Happiness). How much is on...
Sharing Rum with New Friends in Cuba

Sharing Rum with New Friends in Cuba

I tell time by looking at the sun's position. Spanish, Italian, French, German are my mother tongues for a beautiful moment. An island of poetry in every wave t...
A Paelle Pan and a Harpoon, please!

A Paella Pan and a Harpoon, please!

My very first backpacking trip by myself started in Malaga, Spain. It was also my first time at a hostel, so I was really new to all this travel scene. At the h...
The Triangle of Life, my food in Japan

The Triangle of Life, my food in Japan

Move over Elton John! Japan just proved that life is a triangle. Anyone who has been to Japan knows how good the food is. No matter where you go. Whether it’s a...
Catching the train with the police

Catching the train with the police

After our Freedom Trail tour, we wandered around China Town in Boston in search of our next thing to do. We ended up reaching the train station and thought that...
Lost in Translation? Not in Japan! The Short Travel Story from Tokyo

Lost in Translation? Not in Japan!

We’ve all heard about the kindness of strangers, but you’ll never experience it in quite the same way anywhere in the world as you would in Japan. During my one...
100.000 Crosses at The Hill Of Crosses

100.000 Crosses at The Hill Of Crosses

Breathtaking. That's the only word that came to my mind when standing on the hill of crosses in the middle of the Lithuanian nowhere. Wherever I looked, there w...
Shooting Stars in Wadi Rum (pun intended)

Shooting Stars in Wadi Rum (pun intended)

Jordan is a strange country. There are big cities, forgotten majestic mausoleums, mountains and depressions, but most of all there are deserts. My boyfriend an...

1 1/2 Month of Travel and Work in France

I was studying abroad in Strasbourg, France and wanted to do the travel around Europe and find myself deal. While I was planning, a friend in the programme intr...
Warned about the children of Cambodia

Warned about the Children in Cambodia

Be careful and judge each situation for yourself! We were warned about the children of Cambodia asking for hugs and stealing your watch yet we saw none of this....
Chasing Koalas on the Great Ocean Road

Chasing Koalas on the Great Ocean Road

We were quietly eating breakfast in the morning sunshine at a picnic table at our Great Ocean Road campsite. We’d hired a campervan for a few days, and it had b...

From Hell to Heli-pads

From monkeys climbing on my head to sleeping on train floors to cocktails on top of the world... Travelling gives you the greatest opportunities and the weirdes...
Gambia and my favorite part of it: The Children!

Gambia and my favorite part of it: The Children!

“During my trip to Gambia I found a lot of beautiful beaches and landscapes, but my favorite thing about one of Africa's smallest country is its people...specially the children! They love to ask you to teach them things and some of then even learned how to do the rock sign!“