Exploring the Quebrada de Humahuaca

I find myself travelling along a steep and winding road through lush forest with trees covered by bromeliads. I am on my way to the province of Jujuy, the most northerly province of Argentina bordering Bolivia. A quick stop at the last YPF petrol station in the area, a very dusty and busy place full…

A new chapter

Once again on a plane! This time heading to the North-West of Argentina, to a city called Salta just beneath the Andes cordillera, where I will be doing an internship with an NGO that deals with young disadvantaged students. Salta is also the name of the province which is not to far from the Bolivian…

A first taste of Argentina

After an epic trip to Buenos Aires, nearly 40 hours journey, I finally got to Argentina! I made friends with Exequiel, a very funny Argentinian guy who definitely made my journey lighter and explained to me many things about Buenos Aires and places I should visit once there. As soon as I landed people were…

Escaping selfie sticks in Panjiayuan Market

Beijing 17.08.16 Do you want to spend the weekend in Beijing because you don’t have enough money for a trip or just because you have too many characters to learn but still want to go somewhere in the city without fighting against a crowd of sweaty Chinese tourists? Panjiayuan Market can be a  good alternative…

Chinese days

Beijing, 16.08.2016 I am getting every day more excited at the idea that in October I am going to start a completely new adventure in Salta, Argentina. Normally, when people hear that I will be going to spend my Year Abroad there, they have two reactions: on one hand, some people look a bit confused,…