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10 good reasons to visit Ostrava
1“Oh, have a nice time in Prague!” was a frequent phrase I heard from friends who got to know I was going to the Czech Republic. I really like Prague but this time my journey took me elsewhere. Thanks to being kindly invited by the Czech tourism board, I got to visit Ostrava – home... read more
Carabiners and quiet
– “Where are you from?”, someone asks during breakfast. – “From Latvia.” – “And you?” – “Well, technically, I’m from Latvia, too.” Ilya was born to a Jewish family in Jūrmala (beach resort city), spent the first ten years of his life in Latvia, then moved to Israel. He knows but a few words in... read more
How to make a simple wooden bed?
After researching a bunch of advice on different social networks, I came to a conclusion that none of them really fits my needs – some require very specific instruments, others – materials, yet others – skills I don’t have. Almost ready to give up and buy a ready-made version, I came up with a different... read more
Travel and stay with a friend
So, what do you do if you are planning to jump over to London for couple of days? You want to meet some folks, you need a place to stay. How big is possibility that there are some friends out there, I mean in London. Pretty big, right. So, I usually shout on Facebook –... read more
From Antarctic to Arctic
„Get your shit together and come to Canada!”, Raphael wrote this sincere invitation sometime between April and May. I was truly touched by his words, so I did. After traveling together in Antarctica and some other spots of South America, I arrived in Montreal June 21 to join Raphael for his Alaska road-trip. It took... read more
Biking and couchsurfing in Copenhagen
I found Jesper’s place quite easily following the detailed description of the route he send me. Jesper is a danish student who couchsurfed my place a year ago and we had a really great time and mutual understanding. That’s why I was really looking forward to see him again and also Copenhagen (CPH) – for... read more
Just another world trip – by Astrid and Sven
„I think we found your home. Looking forward to see you (you can’t miss us :)),” sms from Astrid found me while I was working in my garden, some 3 km away from home. Yes. There is no chance to miss the Astrid and Sven’s truck. They have put a usual living caravan in a... read more
T.I.P. James
It’s a week since I’ve been on my second Camino. And tomorrow will be the day I arrived on my first. This is where I met James. I can’t call him a friend. I guess Caminomate would be an appropriate name. Or kind of soul-mate, too. Cos’ we shared the passion of traveling. It was... read more