10-minute-friends and floating thoughts.

I made six new random friends since I boarded the bus in Jaisalmer yesterday evening. Within a few minutes, I'd introduced myself to the guys across the corridor of the sleeper bus, and my plan of having locals handy in case I was confused worked out fabulously. Plus none of us got bored, and I … Continue reading 10-minute-friends and floating thoughts.

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The joys of backpacker hostels and other differences between foreign and Indian tourists

I'm really regretting that I spent the last two nights in a hotel. It was affordable, sure enough (just over 10€ per night), but I'd done what an Indian person would have done. Okay, I don't think an Indian girl would've hired a tuk tuk driver at 4.50am to drive into town and help find … Continue reading The joys of backpacker hostels and other differences between foreign and Indian tourists

Noticing confusion: India? Again?

This is what I'm listening to while writing: https://youtu.be/dnxCxHLAqn8 I noticed that I'm confused. Wait? I'll be in Delhi this Thursday? People had been asking whether I was planning on travelling ("now that you're not doing anything, really"). I wasn't. Now it's happening anyway. I was preoccupied installing myself in Berlin, which has worked pretty … Continue reading Noticing confusion: India? Again?

Why would I want to travel alone?

About three weeks ago, I co-facilitated (along with the wonderful Anick-Marie and Luca) a workshop at the Alternative Travel Gathering in Amsterdam. Its theme was "solo travel". We had a great discussion, shared a lot of hitchhiking experiences, our strategies of dealing with lonely moments on the road, and some of the differences between genders … Continue reading Why would I want to travel alone?