"Adventure your life," is what got me to sleep on top of an Austrian mountain at 2250m and -13 degree C. It also fueled me as I traveled through solo. This adventure-fueled travel bug also allowed me to live the traveler’s beach dream on a tiny island in Sulawesi.
After finishing my studies and this extensive traveling, I'm now lucky to have a job that focuses on travel. Though I spend most of my time behind my laptop and not on the road (one thing people instantly ask me whenever I say I work for a travel guide), I love it.
The furthest north I've been is Stockholm, so I'm extremely excited to visit Scandinavia again for TBEX Copenhagen. I'm looking forward to meeting other passionate travelers and learning more about how they approach new cultures and adventures.
As mentioned before, it's the quest for adventure that drives me. A lot of people ask me if I'm scared, especially when I travel on my own (in Malaysia the conversion always goes like this: "you travel alone?" - "yes" - "only you?" - "yes" - "so sorry!") The thing is - people who travel have stories to tell. I want to be one of them.
The Faroe Islands are especially tempting destination in November. November is completely off-season and in my experience that's one of the best times to visit places. I did some research and I was amazed about the facts I found. I’m intrigued to find that here are no mosquitoes on the Faroes, not even in summer! And that on a hot summer day the temperature doesn’t pass 25 degrees. There are 18 islands and only one is inhabited. There are no trees, except for a planted park in the capital Torshavn. Everything is covered in grass - a delicacy for the many sheep that live there. In fact "Faroe islands" translates to Sheep Island!
Looking through pictures of the islands most people instantly notice the colorful houses. The reason? No building permits! But the most amazing thing about the Faroes must be the untouched landscape, the high cliffs and jagged-topped mountains.
If I get to go, there are a lot of things I’ll do. I’ll visit a supermarket and buy something fascinating (I love spending time in foreign supermarkets, my friends always have to drag me out of there), I’ll get someone to teach me some useful Faroese phrases and I might try some boiled sheep head. Or dried, fermented and boiled fish. Really. Can’t really say any of this sounds like it could become my new favorite meal – but never try, never know, right?