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Babí Léta in Novosibirsk

Babí Léta means Indian Summer in Russian and describes well my first week in Novosibirsk. We had mild and sunny autumn weather with temperature peaking at around 20°C while it was icy and snowing in Moscow. So Siberia isn’t always cold! Through HelpX I had found a really nice and […]

Pushkin – a palace worthy of a tsar

On my last day in Saint Petersburg I decided to go to Pushkin, a suburb named after the famous Russian poet who had begun his education in this place. After 30 Minutes on the metro and almost an hour in a crowded mini-bus that was speeding over ill-maintained bumpy roads […]

Four days in Saint Petersburg

Petrograd, Leningrad, Venice of the North, Paris of the East, or just Peter – Saint Petersburg has been called many things. And each of these names describe a different side of this beautiful city: You can find buildings of Soviet architecure, although not too many; they don’t “spoil” the old […]

Tallinn – Middle Age meets Modernity

I had very little time in Tallinn, but I still got to see most of “Old Town”. A compact, fortified city center with almost exclusively old buildings gives it its medieval touch and it almost feels like time travel walking through the narrow and bendy streets.   Zooming out a […]

Latvia: Leaving the Comfort Zone

That’s mainly what my trip before Russia is all about. Getting used to travelling alone and to meeting people, hitchhiking and coping on my own. So when I got dropped off in Riga, Latvia I had no clue where to go. It was rather late, so I arranged a stay […]

An adventure begins… in Vilnius

Although already a few days away from home, I felt that my trip had not really started until I touched down in Vilnius, Lithuania. Before that, I had known the people I had stayed with and spent a wonderful time with. And they had taken care of everything. That had […]

My Around-the-World Trip (map)

Here I mapped my traveling route around the world. You can simply follow the read line and discover travelling stories along the way…

Living in Lofoten

From January to May 2015 I lived on one of the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway at a boarding school of outdoor activities. I went on many tours, mostly on skies, saw northern lights and had a great time with almost a hundred other adolescents…

Expedition to Spitsbergen

After a few months of preparation at Lofoten Folkehøgskole my class and I were ready to embark on a great adventure: a two-week ski tour through Spitsbergen!

Trip to Turkey

In December 2014 I went on a ten-day trip to Turkey with my uncle. We got to see quite a lot; Cappadocia, the Aegan coast with it’s antique ruin cities and temples and of course crazy Istanbul…

Hindsæter Season One

How I worked in a hotel in the Norwegian mountains for almost five months in the summer of 2014, after having finished school…