I started wayfarover to tell the stories from my travels that would have otherwise stayed in the super-secret pages of my travel journals. I’ve been blogging on and off since 2011 with only a short break between blogs, and I started wayfarover in 2015 to be able to focus more on the subject of travel. While I do like writing the occasional guide, this blog is all about narratives and thoughts on backpacking.
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 have been lucky enough to travel both solo and with a partner, so I will write about that. I will write short filler-stories when I don’t have time for writing, and when I don’t feel like it at all, I will just post pictures. Since my move to WordPress.com, my no ads policy has had to change since I’m not part of the premium plan that allows you to turn the ads off. (Probably because I spent all my money on empanadas, pad thai and alpaca hearts.) However, you should know that I can’t affect what ads are shown and I am in no way affiliated to the products they market. The blog content itself still continues to be ad-free. If I happen to mention a product or a company, it is because I like them, not because I’ve partnered up with them.
I hope you enjoy reading through my ramblings, and 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.