My Seven Years in the Air: A History of Quirkiest Flights

A history of my quirkiest flights: with my best friend and travel companion, & the most awesome travel app out there! Here’s looking at you, TripIt 😉 7 years of travel & over half a million km spent in the air. That amounts to 27 days of continuously sitting in an airplane. Give or take, you know. … More My Seven Years in the Air: A History of Quirkiest Flights

Bali-laziness, Fireflies & Shooting Stars

We were off to Bali with a pretty sizable list of things to go and places to see – as always.
But then life happened.

In a good way, of course.

Because, with barely 5 days in our pockets, on an island where getting around takes quite a bit of time (despite the relatively decent infrastructure) there was just too much to do & waaay too little time..

At some point, you have to tell yourself to: just chill the heck down & enjoy the show.!

So I abruptly tore my to-do list and brought it back to basics, giving in to the most delicious piece of laziness I’ve had in quite a while.
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A Bali Readathon #3: Snowing in Bali

Here’s my 3rd and last book review from the Bali readathon, which I actually finished after getting back, but I’m sure it still counts.

Snowing in Bali is a very well written book and a fantastic first hand account of the drug landscape in Bali.

The stories in the book are those of seemingly regular people, who were drawn into the whirlwind, glamorous, scary and dangerous life of drugs, their rise and fall and current predicament… … More A Bali Readathon #3: Snowing in Bali

Wannabe Underwater Astronauts – in Bali!

I came across Seawalker in my search for snorkeling options, and got quickly convinced to change plans.

Because, even with all the great progress in my recent swimming lessons (muchas gracias, Elvis!) and the eventual life vest I guess you can wear while snorkeling, it just seemed easier to do this seawalk.

Plus, I’ve always dreamed of playing astronaut!
And this was the Cousteau type of astronaut , so double win!
….. … More Wannabe Underwater Astronauts – in Bali!

A Bali Readathon #1: Revolt in Paradise

Most unfortunately, my daring plan to cover 5 different books during my 30h flight to Bali failed miserably!
This, when my Kindle app got into a squabble with my Spotify app.. Then my Samsung tablet couldn’t handle the pressure anymore and just abandoned me, mid-reading!
Leaving me crying – most literally – because I then had to entertain myself with movies and I made the mistake of watching …
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What do cemeteries, deer and takoyaki have in common?

I still remember the smell of the air the first time I set foot in Japan.

That unique scent of sea, salt, algae and hot sidewalks.. Japan will own the trademark on that smell.Read more…

I had not slept for the entire 11-hour flight from Paris, choosing to feel every single thing on the way.

The takeoff, the friendly smiles of the flight attendants, the screams of a nearby kid who was not as happy as me to be on board the plane.. … More What do cemeteries, deer and takoyaki have in common?

A look back to Japan

Ten years ago I left the country for the first time.

I went to Japan, of all places!

At the time, I’d never even been to your typical Romanian seaside. I mean, even Paris seemed far away and exotic and unreachable!

I remember asking my brother how flying feels like: “It’s really just like riding the bus, only it runs smoother”.

A flying bus, 10 km up in the sky. Nice.. … More A look back to Japan