Burundi is a small country in East Africa with approximately 10 million inhabitants. Since its independence in 1962, the country was plagued by ethnic and political tensions. The Burundian civil war lasted from 1993 until 2005 and has claimed the lives of approximately 300,000 people. The decision of the president to run for a third term in 2015 again sparked protests and unrests throughout the country that last until today. As a consequence, tourism in the country came to a near complete stop. Most Western governments have issued travel warnings against travel to Burundi. But the second least happy nation on earth has a lot to offer if you decide to visit despite the dangers.
2017 is now officially over. It was an amazing year with lots of amazing trips and travel moments: 133 flights took me to a total of 33 different countries. 16 of them were new countries for me and I hit country number 100 in September with my visit to Senegal.
This is part 2 of my journey arournd the world in 8 days. I you haven’t read the first part yet, you can access it here.
Guam, a tiny island South East of Japan, part of the territory of the United States. One part of the island is a US military base while the other is home to an endless number of both fast food joints and Japanese tourists. Life doesn’t seem very real here. I spend a day wandering around the main town and relaxing on the beach. After more than 24 hours without flying I am ready for the next chapter: Off to Palau.
Do you have to be rich to travel the world? Do you have to give up your job and start travelling full time? I can answer both questions with a big NO. I am not rich and I have a full time job that gives me about as many off days as any other working person. In case you haven’t won the lottery yet (one day you will) and if you aren’t willing to sell you car or house in order to live on the road full time I can show you how I make my travelling affordable.
“What was your favourite country?” – a question I am asked quite often after having travelled to over 100 countries. While many travelers consider this a rather annoying question, I don’t really have a problem with it. But still, it is very hard to find an answer to it. In this article, I have compiled a list of my top countries by category. What is the most adventurous place? Where to find the picture perfect paradise?