Gorkhi Terelj National Park is considered one of the most beautiful parts of Mongolia and it's only a short 55km drive from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.
While Mongolia is famous for the vast Gobi Desert, it's not all there is to see by a long shot. Picture endless steppe, rolling hills, lakes and rivers, dotted with herds of wild horses and ger camps. It's beautiful, dramatic and deserted. I joined a 15-day tour from Ulaanbaatar through Golden Gobi for $535 and... Continue Reading →
I love exploring new cities when I get the chance. There's always something to see and do, enough to keep you busy for weeks! At least, that's what I thought until I got to Ulaanbaatar.
Mongolia is one of those countries that's on everybody's bucket list, but not many people actually seem to visit. For those travellers on a budget, it's an expensive destination because it's almost impossible to get around with public transport (it doesn't really exist outside of the capital city), so you'll need to book a tour.... Continue Reading →
Just like Iceland's Golden Circle or India's Golden Triangle, Russia's Golden Ring shouldn't be missed.
Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is one of the most beautiful countries I've ever been to. Think vast plains and active volcanoes, snowy mountains and black sand beaches, ancient history and a landscape that inspired some eerie folklore. While it’s best visited in the summer if you want rolling green hills and a... Continue Reading →
The highest mountain in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m) and it’s the most popular peak to climb. While you get extra cool bragging rights, you’re spending a ton of money for a somewhat mediocre hike. Why not tackle the slightly smaller Mount Kenya (5,199m) which is a much more beautiful, more enjoyable and cheaper hike?... Continue Reading →
Cape Town has always been on my bucket list. At first, it was just a popular African city with good views. The more I learned about it, the more I realised there was so much more to it. Hiking, wine tasting and a beach full of penguins to name a few, this city and it’s... Continue Reading →