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Impressions of Pristina

Republic of Kosovo, at least that’s how this little place in the western Balkans is called by inhabitants of 76 countries of the world. People from the other countries call it “just a part of Serbia”.

During my travels through the Balkans I had heard quite a variation of stories about the Kosovars. According to some they are gypsies, poor as hell and stealing everything that is not too hot or too heavy. To others they are brave soldiers, prepared to die in protection of their lands and a couple of insiders told me that they are the nicest, friendliest people around.
I couldn’t wait to go and have a look.


Lanzarote for Independent Travelers

Where I come from, Lanzarote is known to be granny paradise. Every year around the beginning of November the march of the lemmings starts when every aged person in the possession of a medium piggy bank moves his or her lazy ass to either the Spanish Costas or to the Canary Islands.

This sounds like a place you don’t want to be, right?
I had the same feeling for quite some time, until now, Lanzarote appeared to be the only destination with guaranteed sunny weather, where I could get with a relatively cheap flight.
So I’ve put all of my prejudices aside and went over there, to have a look if it’s as bad as it appeared in my imagination.

 

Off the Beaten track: El Salvador

I like to think of myself as a “Die Hard traveler”. The kind that doesn’t care for free towels, hot showers or private rooms, the kind that prefers a hammock with a view over a bed in a room and rice with beans over McDonalds. Actually, the fact that I prefer booze over everything else mentioned before moves me more over to the Backpacker category, but that’s not the point I’m trying to make.
Like every “Die Hard Traveller”, I try to get off the beaten track wherever I can or at least wherever it suits me best.
After one too many parties on the gringo trail, with the complementary morning headache, I felt it was time to go local, to go to El Salvador.

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How to Start Writing a Travel Story

So you have been on a great trip, haven’t you? And after you told the story to your mom, your wife, your friends, your grandparents and your dog, you’re still full of it and you want to share your experiences with others too. Am I right? But you have no clue where to start. That’s alright, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll try to set you up with some basics.

First question you need to ask yourself is if you want to inform people or entertain people. Probably your answer will be both (lucky guess), that’s good. If your answer is only to entertain people, that’s okay too. If you only want to inform people – maybe you’re not in the right place after all. Let me explain.

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