Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of Indonesia.

    After leaving Jakarta, we took a small flight to Yogyakarta. Staying in a very basic hostel and eating as cheaply as possible was easily attainable in this pulsing city. The main stretch of bars are full of life and live music. The Warungs provided good, cheap local delights. The people, like all Indonesians,... Continue Reading →

Kuala Lumpur Big trouble in little China town

Upon leaving Indonesia, to return in a month, we arrived in Kuala Lumpur. I had organized to attend my friends book launch but screwed up the dates immensely. We ended up staying in the capital for two and a half weeks, due to my fuck up, in the market area of China town. This compact... Continue Reading →

Jakarta. Not as bad as I imagined.

  Going to Jakarta had Senna excited and me less than Impressed. She expected a crazy built up city full of people and anonymity and I expected the exact same. Senna is a city girl and as the faithful old dog that I am, I agreed to spend a few days in, what I imagined... Continue Reading →

Florence, the quest for authenticity.

      From the Cathedral to the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence has the architecture. From the Uffizi Gallery to the Ponte Vecchio, Florence has the beauty. From Michelangelo to Dante, Florence has the history. All these things make Florence a must see on anyone’s list, but we didn’t really connect. Florence, and more importantly Tuscany,... Continue Reading →

Malmo, because Copenhagen was too expensive.

  Arriving home in Holland from work, Senna surprised me with yet another ticket purchase, this time to Copenhagen. Problems arose when we discovered the prices for hostels that had soared for the weekend due to the different festivals held at that time and a world science event. We decided to take the train straight to Malmo for... Continue Reading →

Bustling Berlin, The pulse of Western Europe

Off to Berlin in a different fashion, this time, by car. It’s around a 6-hour drive from Eindhoven unless, like us, you hit tremendous amounts of traffic. At least it gave Senna a period of rest before the Berlin marathon, which was the reason for our trip. Eventually arriving near Alexander Platz, we disembarked from our free family vehicle and... Continue Reading →

Alternative vibes and hipster coffees in Sofia

Alternative vibes, hipster coffee bars, and restaurants for almost no money. Museums, festivals and art around the corner. Cheap and quite unknown, AND almost no tourists. With a few coins and a tenner, you will be fine for a weekend in Sofia. Perfect for the beers and backpackers. Food and Sofia We arrived in the... Continue Reading →

Kolasin, an idyllic town in a tranquil setting – Montenegro

Set in the Moraca region of Montenegro, Kolasin is a gem for any traveler taking the Belgrade to Bar express railway route. Cushioned between the Bjelasica and Sinjajevina mountains, Kolasin is a quaint little town with plenty of bars, restaurants and a ski slope a taxi ride away. It is an incredibly cheap area, by European standards, at around one euro... Continue Reading →

Warsaw: zloties, vodka and a history

What do you do when Ryanair has black Friday deals? Exactly, scrolling until you find the cheapest flight as possible. This time it seemed to be the country of zloties, vodka and an incredible dark history. Warsaw, here we come. The first word that comes into my mind when I think back of this trip... Continue Reading →

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