From Buenos Aires to Bolivia

It took us almost eight hours to reach the Argentinian border in Quiaca to cross to Bolivia. We hadn’t had neither a meal nor a good sleep the night before so the long bus ride felt even longer. the city of Salta was pretty terrible, but the other small ones were really nice, Bajo Pampa, Humauaca, and Quiaca. they all had this cute small friendly town atmosphere. we walked towards the bridge that connects the…

"From Buenos Aires to Bolivia"

Questions for writers

These¬†are some of the questions I would like to ask a fellow writer if I ever met one. Why do we doubt ourselves? What’s your favorite place to write? Do you write down sitting down? If yes, do you ever think about how sitting for many hours a day considerable shorten our lives? Do you let people read your unfinished works? Would you trade your life in the real world to live inside one of…

"Questions for writers"

Greetings from Vancouver

Hey, it’s me. We finally made it to Vancouver somehow, and it’s great to be here. Not really so different from Australia though, but the city in itself is much friendlier than I expected. I had read online that it was difficult to make friends here but it wasn’t the case for us. It probably helps that we were not looking for people to have deep personal relationships with. We just want people to hang…

"Greetings from Vancouver"

Dear mom

Dear mom, By the time you read this I will be on a plane to Australia. I know it will come as a surprise, and I must say sorry for telling you I went to a friends place. It was a lie. I had packed my bag last night and hid it and I had been planning this for the last few months. I know you love me very much, that’s why I need to…

"Dear mom"

Free writing

Just dumping thoughts now, nothing serious. First, I will be 33 this year, can’t believe I made it this far. If someone were to ask me what happened after Berlin in 2007 I wouldn’t be able to give them a precise answer. Many things happened and I don’t remember most of them. What happened before Berlin I remember it more much best better, what? It seems the reason we live and travel is not to…

"Free writing"

Letters I would like to receive

Bruno, hi! This is Ria (a character from one of your books), remember me? Surprise! Haha, oh geez so much pressure being at the top of the list, it’s like people will think I’m the most important one, but hey I’m just a fictional character so I don’t need to worry about it. So how have you been? I sent two letters back in autumn you must not have gotten them, oh wait, did I…

"Letters I would like to receive"

10 tips to help you get a couchsurfing host

As something of a veteran on couchsurfing.com . I ‘d like to share some tips that helped me find hosts in the past. The basic tips (fill out your profile, write a good request, etc) you can find them on the CouchSurfing website, these one are a bit more advanced. ¬†Most active hosts usually know what’s going on tonight or tomorrow, so asking them if you can stay with them tonight instead of next month…

"10 tips to help you get a couchsurfing host"

For 2011's Bruno

This letter is just for you. Bruno from 2011. That’s when you first decided to start writing right? Well, there are some things you wish you had known back then, but you didn’t and no one told them to you, so I might as well say them now before it’s too late: You love writing in short sentences and listing items, so let’s do it that way. Writing is your dream, that much is clear,…

"For 2011's Bruno"