Not that I needed an excuse to go anywhere, but in 2019, I had the perfect ruse to go to Athens for the weekend—the Stoicon 2019! Before you start thinking that it was a gathering of stoics and people with poker faces, let me set this straight.
Category: Rest of the world
It’s been three years since my last solo journey. In 2016 I wandered through Visayas for a month. Good friends joined me on some legs of the trip; strangers shared my journey through the rest. I clearly remember when it happened. It was a beautiful day, and I was sitting in front of the beach right outside the cottage I was renting when this sinking feeling crept in. I don’t know why I was doing the things I did.
It’s a gloomy February on this side of the world. If you’re a person from the tropics, you should know that it’s a struggle to be a functioning human in northern Europe at this time of the year. Endless gray days, zero sunlight, and if you live in Amsterdam, you’ll get a bonus serving of wind and rain.
Drank my beer. Sorry Mr. Coelho. An ice-cold beer (and a few glasses of rum cola) is the most fitting reward after staying wide-awake and walking the whole day around Melaka. It’s a good thing that Melaka can easily be explored on foot. I was functioning solely on adrenaline and zero sleep, so walking was definitely a great idea. We got a map from the hostel, put our sunglasses on, and braved the hot December weather. Walking starts at the
Since Nepal is the gateway to the roof of the world, it is easy to think of this country as a destination only if you are a serious, cross-that-off-my-bucketlist type of mountaineer.I used to dream of setting foot in the Everest Base Camp and I was that person who kept on pushing it down the list because heck, I’m not yet ready (I don’t think I’ll ever be). Nepal was not a priority until a fortunate event happened that led