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3 Travel Stories from the famous Camino de Santiago

3 Travel Stories from the famous Camino de Santiago

What is the first thing that pops in to your mind when you hear „Santiago de Compostela“? This smallish city in the North-West of Spain, is the final destination of thousands of pilgrims every year. They walk the Camino de Santiago, the world’s most ... Read More...
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, so took a taxi, spending much more than I had planned. We drove through the fields, far a... Read More...
Loosing my Shared-Taxi at the Togo-Benin border

Losing my Shared-Taxi at the Togo-Benin border

Usually, problems crossing borders involve corrupt officials, visa troubles, or unexpected closures...I'm not sure what the locals thought when they saw a tall hairy white man running barefoot from the border in the morning sun, with no luggage, ... Read More...
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 Michelin restaurant, a hole in the wall place, or a convenience store, you can never go w... Read More...
Short Travel Stories from Santiago de Compostela

Short Travel Stories from Santiago de Compostela

We, Anna&Matt from Hostelgeeks, went to Santiago de Compostela, and beforehand we were not really sure what to expect. But we knew many pilgrims will arrive at „kilometer zero“, the spot right in front of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. ... Read More...
Unexpected Kindness from a Stranger in Bruges

Unexpected Kindness from a Stranger in Bruges

I arrived in Bruges late at night and I could not understand my map. I therefore couldn't find my way to my hostel, so asked a woman for directions. She said she was going that way so would point me in the right direction, and she ended up walking me... Read More...
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 were crosses tucked in the ground, on top of each other, with rosaries dangling from them i... Read More...
My Top 3 Geocaching Moments while Traveling

My Top 3 Geocaching Moments while Traveling

Out in Finland we snowboarded down a mountain, walked a couple of kilometers through a stunning winter wilderness found a hut then had to dig down into the snow to find a geocache (What's geocaching?). We left a "Travel Bug" inside it for the cool me... Read More...
What's not to like about Texas? I laughed

What’s not to like about Texas? I laughed

I stared out the window as the bus crossed the state that had the most pride. I tried to like Texas. I wanted to see why Texans were so proud of Texas. But I saw nothing but empty, parched land.I headed to the Backpacker Hostel in Irving. I saw a... Read More...

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 introduced me to HelpX, a network that lets you work internationally for room and board. You t... Read More...
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. The children we've met so far are blind to prejudice, race, gender, religion... They simp... Read More...
Freezing Christmas Sea Swim and I survived

Freezing Christmas Sea Swim and I survived

The annual Christmas sea swim has been taking place for almost 60 years on Clacton beach, Essex, United Kingdom. The low mumble of excited folk, showing off their Santa hats whilst sipping mulled wine, increase the tension as everybody stands, half n... Read More...