I breathe in and the sulfur hits me in the face like a sledgehammer. I turn around nauseated, trying to find out where that smell comes from and why it is there, in the middle of the city. I’ve arrived in Rotorua 2 days ago and I’m still not used to the smells that come from the volcanic activities surrounding the city.
Rotorua is the 10th biggest city in New Zealand and it is on my way between the Tongariro Crossing and Coromandel, my next stop which is why I decided to spend a couple of days here. It is famous for its “geothermal activities”, which means that the whole city smells like rotten eggs and that you can take mud baths in natural mud pools and that there are geysers and volcanic craters. Continue reading “Rotten eggs for everyone!”
2015 will be awesome! I don’t need any silly resolutions for that and here is why: Continue reading “New Years Resolutions? …LOL, no.”
Apparently Golden Week has started in Japan, everybody is going crazy on FB because for one whole week everybody is allowed to go on vacation. This is one of the two times in the year where the Japanese are expected to take time off, during that one week (and again one week in August) you should take your yearly vacation days and go somewhere. Or let me rephrase it this way: You are supposed to take your vacation days during this time, because the company is officially closed. You basically can not not take your vacation during that time. Continue reading “Golden Week syndrome”
I don’t want to reveal too much, but my travel adventures might come to a halt/pause sooner than I expected, so as long as I am still a full-time-passionate traveler, I will stick my nose into travel related stuff. Coming back to the “pure minimalist topics” will be soon enough!
Sooo, Minimalist travel. It’s really interesting to write about it, because it is basically minimalism but everything is on a much smaller scale. When you travel, you usually are some kind of “at the moment minimalist”, because all you have with you is your suitcase. So everybody who travels has to go through the very important question:
What do I really need?
Will this item when I pack it and carry it with me be used or is it a “just in case item” which wil just stay in my suitcase until I come back home? Will this item that I carry with me add value to my travel?
Because I am
a little bit weird, I like to question all of my stuff. From the fifth pair of socks to the third pair of shoes, do I really need it or could I do without it?
For instance, do you really need a guidebook?
I would say that you don’t need it! Continue reading “6 reasons why I travel without a guidebook”