I started wayfarover to tell the stories from my travels that would have otherwise stayed in the super-secret pages of my travel journals. If there is one thing I love more than travelling, it is storytelling. So, while I do write an occasional guide, this blog is all about travel narratives: thoughts on ethical backpacking, self-discovery, doomed holiday romances (and boy, do I have those!), places that forever left an impression on me.
I make mistakes but it’s OK, because I write about them for you to chuckle at and maybe you will learn from them as I do. I tell the stories of encounters with people who changed my life, or at least tucked on my heart strings for a fleeting moment; the stories of moments when I was scared and angry and lonely; the stories of experiences that have not been photographed but have been neatly folded and tucked into that special part of my brain where patronums can be summoned from.
I want to entertain you with my mishaps, get you to consider the way you see this world, and maybe even teach you a thing or two. If you have something to say, please leave a comment! I love comments. Comments are the internet equivalent of gold stars in your homework.
New to wayfarover? If you’re looking for some place to start, here are a few suggestions:
- The cozy affair
- That time I lost my passport to Gangnam Style
- That time I totally ignored Usain Bolt
- To the Man Who Grabbed My Hair
- About the importance of knowing your comfort zone
- Why you probably shouldn’t ride an elephant
- The London Syndrome, or how I fell in love with a city I used to dislike
- Why you should take less pictures (and why you shouldn’t)
Advice and location-specific tips:
- Iguazu Falls: The Ordeal
- Chasing the Devil
- How to learn a foreign language
- Eat your cake and have it too – how to not get sick from food abroad
- How to not get pickpocketed in Barcelona
- All the mistakes I made when I first went travelling
I also write postcards about once a month.