MACAU IN 3 HOURS – IS IT WORTH IT?

Although Hong Kong with its high buildings was itself rather overwhelming, we did have a plan to visit another big city nearby, Macau. Macau.. the city with the highest population density in the world and with a bit of European influence since its colonial days.. recently also well-known for its casinos.. Despite a warning from a friend that there…

HOW (NOT) TO SABOTAGE YOUR OWN (BEACH) VACATION?

If you are anything like me.. you probably have already sabotaged your own vacation. Sabotaging one´s own vacation is obviously a horrible thing since vacation time is meant to be the happy time – time to rest, time to relax, time to play, time to (re)connect and get inspired. Undoubtedly it is meant to be…

HONG KONG.. THE CITY OF MANY WINDOWS.. MANY DREAMS..

It is always easier to write about a trip once it has passed. With time things settle. It is almost like your experiences find their own place in your “necklace of experiences” (a chain of memories in our minds..) And a little bit of time also works like a sort of a filter.. helping you to pick out the…

WHAT IS THERE (NOT) TO LOVE ABOUT BALI?

Do you have a dream destination? Do you have a list of places you would like to visit during this life time? In case you are anything like me, your list should include most of the countries in the world… and then some more. However, as we all know the resources tend to be limited. There will never be enough…

TRAVEL ANXIETY – HOW DO WE BEAT THAT?

I have always been quite relaxed about travelling. Living abroad somehow turns travelling into kind of a casual act. Or at least, flying regularly to your birth country is soon not even considered as travelling. Even if it means couple of flights back and forth. I have never been too worried about flying or natural catastrophes or…

MINDFUL TRAVEL

For me traveling is one of the easiest activities to carry out with heightened sense of mindfulness. Going to an unknown place forces us to step aside from our daily routines and worries, while providing us with the opportunity to breathe in something new. It is difficult to obsess about your unpaid bills or broken…