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26 Feb

Southeast Asia – Thailand and Laos

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Southeast Asia attracts many backpackers and tourists around the world, especially during a peak season. It was end of January and my biggest concern before flying to Thailand was the amount of other tourists around. Why? During the peak season prices will get higher in general and it would get more difficult to interact with local cultures because many places around live of tourism and peak season means “harvest time“.

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31 Jan

You either hate or love India

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Heading to unknown without any actual plan or destination may sound uncomfortable but I think it’s the proper way to travel. India was a month long crazy adventure for me and it’s definitely a country that requires a lot of time and nerves to travel in. My story goes something like this…


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06 Oct

Small and peaceful Mossel Bay

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I had to make a sad decision to leave Cape Town and head down to Mossel Bay. If I’d stayed in Cape Town for any longer, I would have been stuck there forever. I love the city with its great vibes and I will definitely visit the city again at some point of my life.

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26 Sep

Goodbye Finland, Hello World!

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A day till RTW and I must say it has been the most stressful week of my life. There has been way too many things going on and I feel like being in some sort of limbo at the moment. I started emptying my apartment on Monday, turned 29 on Tuesday, the last day of work on Wednesday, cleaned my old apartment and moved all my remain stuff to a warehouse on Saturday. And finally got my backpack ready to go and had a chance to write.

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12 Sep

Last weeks in Helsinki, what the hell am I doing?

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15 days till beginning of my round-the-world trip and time is running out. I’m feeling a bit terrified of the situation but still excited at the same time. I want to dedicate this post to all my friends, family and a beautiful city called Helsinki. It has been my home for the past 9 years; and still my favourite city in Finland. I know when ever I decide to come back there’s an opportunity to have a fresh start here.

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17 Aug

“Turbo is the greatest measure of speed”