Road trip in Transylvania

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I just came back from an amazing road trip in Romania – a country that must be one of the most underrated destinations in Europe! The road trip couldn’t have been better; we had nearly 30 degrees and sun most of the days, and everything was just perfect.

We spent most of our time in Romania driving around in Transylvania, and our route was Brasov – Sighisoara – Sibiu – Transfagarasan – Bucharest. We had four full days in the country, so we didn’t have much time, but it was enough to see these places. I will write about the charming cities Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu in a later post and focus on the road trip itself here.

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A weekend in Warsaw

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I have been to Poland several times, but I have only visited  Krakow, Gdansk and Sopot. In August I decided that it was time to explore the capital, Warsaw. Warsaw might not be as picturesque as Krakow and Gdansk, and there aren’t that many tourists visiting Warsaw. I still found the city very interesting and beautiful!
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Photo diary from Lofoten

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Earlier this month I went on a company trip to Lofoten, a group of Islands in Northern Norway. I have never been this far north in Norway earlier and I was really amazed by the stunning nature that met us. We had a great program that included activities like rafting, kayaking, abseiling and hiking. Because this was a company trip and I didn’t organize it, I wasn’t planning to write about it, but the pictures were so beautiful that I had to post them. I am definitely going back to Lofoten in the future!

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Travel Guide: 48 hours in Trondheim

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Trondheim, my hometown, is the third biggest city in Norway, located in the middle of the country. I grew up in Trondheim, and I am currently living here as a student, as it is the major student city in Norway. Lately a few friends from other countries have been visiting me, and I have gotten to explore my own city as a tourist. Here is how I would spend two days as a tourist in Trondheim!

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“How can you afford to travel?”

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“How can you afford to travel as much as you do?”. This is a question I get all the time. The answer is not simple. I am only a student, and no, my trips are not sponsored – nothing is free. Because the question is asked frequently, I think it is appropriate to dedicate a blog post to it!

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Vietnam on a shoestring

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Two years ago I went on a week-long trip to Vietnam. As you may know, I love Asia. The culture, the nature, the weather, the people – what is there not to love? Before this trip I had already visited many countries in Asia, but not Vietnam. A good friend of mine is Norwegian-Vietnamese, and after hearing her stories about Vietnam and the culture, I was really excited to visit the country.

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Guest post: Five days in D.C.

For the first time, I have guest writer contributing to my travel blog! Terese Nordgård is a Norwegian travel blogger who just came home from a trip to Washington D.C., and she has been kind enough to write a guest post about her trip. I recommend you to check out Terese’s travel blog here!

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Yangshou – a Chinese village

Recently I was looking through my old travel videos and I found this video from Yangshou in China. I went there on a weekend trip in 2013 while I was studying in Hong Kong. Over the years I have spent some time in China, but I have usually stayed in urban areas. I went to the village Yangshou because of the beautiful nature in the area. We started our stay in Yangshou on a river boat in the sunrise, which was amazing! We spent the days in Yangshou enjoying the charming village and its lovely atmosphere. We also went on a trip to the even smaller village Xingping, watched old Chinese play traditional games and ate the most amazing street food I have ever had. I loved Yangshou!

A weekend in Krakow

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I first visited the Polish city Krakow when I was 14 years old, on a school trip to Auschwitz. I enjoyed the city so much that I went back the year after. At that age, what attracted me the most was Krakow’s cheap shopping. Recently I decided to go back to Krakow and see what I thought about the city now, almost ten years later. Not surprisingly, I still find the city awesome. Not because of the shopping, but because of Krakow’s charming old town.

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Beautiful Tanzania

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In 2011 I had just finished high school and I decided to take a year of to travel. That is the best decision I have ever made. During my gap year I did not only get to see the world; I also learned a lot about my self and I learned to see things in different perspectives. In the fall of 2011 I spent three months volunteering at a hospital in Tanzania. I also got to see a lot of the country, and here is a list of my favorite destinations in Tanzania. I really recommend a trip to this beautiful country!

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