Some people prefer holidays somewhere between palm trees and the beach. I met a German traveler, who went to Chernobyl instead – tracing world history. In the interview, he speaks openly about his experiences and feelings on a Chernobyl day tour with strict Ukrainian security controls, sensation-seeking drunk tourists, abandoned radioactive pets, remaining dangers of the Nuclear Power Plant and time traveling into the year 1986, when the area around Chernobyl became an abandoned restricted zone after the Nuclear Power Plant catastrophe.
If you are looking for travel experiences away from major backpacking routes: Try Albania holidays between churches and mosques, sworn virgins and interestingly tough traditions. Find amazing snowy spots in the Albanian Alps around Valbona and crystal clear water at stunning beaches in Himara. Discover Lake Koman and lively Tirana. Find hostels, dead fish on big markets, busses and places to remember. Read more about one fantastic week in Albania.
Ever wanted to try insects for lunch, feel leeches on your legs, join street aerobics or see ladyboys singing songs of Whitney Houston? Or are you rather up for relaxing in colorful beach huts, eating the world’s best food and snorkeling in fascinating underwater worlds? In both cases, Thailand is the right place for you. These are my favorite 15 fun things to do in while backpacking Thailand.
On my seven weeks backpacking trip around China, I laughed, I cried, I felt very often illiterate, went on fantastic hikes, got altitude sickness close to the Tibetan border and tasted lot’s of horrible food. But in the end, it was an amazing experience. Read about my top 20 places to visit on a backpacking trip around China.
You will taste the bitter-sweet tourist flavor of Krakow as soon as you arrive in the old town on a summer day. Just ignore the bored horse carriage drivers and their far too expensive offers. Be ready to share experiences with thousand other tourists. And be clever enough to visit the famous Wawel Castle and other attractions for free, go on a culinary time travel and try cheap traditional food in a Bar Mleczny. Open your ears for exceptional street musicians. Encounter your own fear in the Alley of Lost Souls and dive into shocking history. We loved Krakow. We spend two days on a backpacking trip in Krakow in summer and clearly want to go back. It was just too nice…
Between bunker excitement, pink tank, beautiful architecture and prison cells: Check out Brno for two days while traveling Czech Republic. For sure: When we arrived in Brno, we first hated the place. We arrived after 9 pm trying to find a cheap hostel, bed or campsite – and finally ended up camping next to a road in a village. BUT we gave Brno a second chance … That was the right decision! We discovered a real beauty.