View over Aqaba

10 Awesome Things to Do in Aqaba

Aqaba is a pretty cool city. I have to admit, I hadn’t even heard of it before I went there on my way to explore the Golden Triangle of Jordan. Most people, myself included, usually just fly to the capital...
Lauren and a sunset

How Zombies Pushed Me to Pursue My Travel Dreams

How many of you have ever felt like giving up? Felt like you failed at all your dreams and hopes, convinced that you are condemned to live out a boring, and as my dear friend puts it, "long, shuffling and...
Art in Gang 2

The Gangs of Yogyakarta

Contrary to what the name suggests, the Gangs of Yogyakarta aren’t hordes of heavily-tattooed Indonesian men roaming the chaotic, trishaw-ladden streets of the city. Gang I and II are in fact two narrow and...
Wadi Rum Camels

Heading to Jordan

I seem to have lost the ability to even imagine what it feels like not to be perpetually sticky. The heat in Indonesia is so humid, that even a few minutes outside are sufficient for me to give off the...
Bromo (on the left) and the sand sea on a nicer day.

The Time I got Stranded in a Sand Sea

Standing in a light drizzle and observing the early morning mist press in from all sides, I watch as the phone gets handed to Brendan. It’s six in the morning now and the light is gloomy. Visibility is low...
Green rice fields up around Ubud.

Bali: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Bali is dirty. There, I said it. It’s the conclusion that I have come to after about five weeks on the island, which, in glossy travel magazines, is often described as "the island of the gods", with...