Mostar from the Perspective of a Native Traveler

Tina by Mostar bridge with flowers in hair, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Article published October 2021 and updated May 2023. Mostar is the home of my family. It’s the home of my ancestors. It’s where my origins are. And yet I am thankful that I was born in Germany because only 2 years later war would strike the country, changing the lives of the people there forever. I was too little to understand what was going on. Probably my biggest luck. This way, I was able to…

Walking the Camino Portugues on a Budget

Tina walking the camino in countryside, Camino Portugues

Do you dream of walking the Camino Portugues but worry about the finances? Then I urge you to stop. In fact, the Camino was one of my cheapest adventures. My route starts in Porto and ends in Santiago de Compostela, 10 days of intense walking in-between. As a stingy traveler I was keen to not cross my budget of 12 to 15 euros per day. And it worked out. All you need to do, is…

10 Lessons learned on the Camino Portugues

Tina sitting by river, Camino Portugues

Walking the Camino de Santiago had been on my mind for quite some time. Seeing photos of friends and joining pilgrim groups on social media only sparked that wish more and more. In late spring 2019, I decided to take action and booked 10 days of holidays along with a flight ticket to Porto. The road to one of the biggest adventures and self-discoveries of my life was paved. These are the 10 most valuable…

Unusual Places and Sights in Prague

Mosaic head, Stodůlky, Central park, Prague

Most visitors flocking to Prague have surely made acquaintance with the astronomical clock, the saints on the Charles bridge or the giant babies by David Černý. Are you planning a trip to Prague or like to discover all the magical places this city has to offer? Then check out Prague’s Best Kept Secrets for inspiration. This time we want to take you on a tour to Prague’s less known and rather bizarre sights. And there…

Abandoned Places in Prague – Time Machine

View over Prague from Barrandovské terasy

Article published November 2016 and updated September 2023. Every now and then we’re catching up on our mission to explore abandoned sites that once represented marvelous examples of contemporary architecture but are now in a dilapidated state. We call this series Time Machine …because visiting those abandoned places feels like traveling back in time. Our experience shows that the majority of abandoned buildings is located in the countryside and in surroundings which are difficult to…

5 Reasons to Fall in Love With Ninh Binh (Vietnam)

The rowing boat tours of Tam Coc

Are you in the midst of planning your trip to Vietnam or are you even currently there? Or maybe you just came here to escape daily life for a while. Either way, you are in the right place. In this article we want to take you to one of the most serene places in Vietnam: Ninh Binh, located at the scenic Tam Coc river. Are you a backpacker like us? Always on the lookout for…