about my self
I found VT an wonderful site to learn about other countries, other people, getting uselful inforation and meeting people. It motivated me to help others to find inforamtion as well. Travelling is my passion. When its summer we pick up our bags and get prepaird for the unknown: seeing new exciting places.
In Europe there are many great spots you have to visit! My favourite spots are: Barcelona, Prag, Budapest and Madrid. As it comes to Europe, I have a certain thing with Eastern-Europe, especailly the South-East, balkan region. So, since i have been in Bulgaria in the summer of 2003, i defintely put this country on the numer one spot! Outside Europe my favourite country is Bolivia. Travelling has 2 important factors to calculate: first there is the money-problem I think, however, we managed to deal with this factor: our policy is to travel as cheap as possible. Flying with airlines that have dubious reputations, staying at chap hostals and staying away from all kinds of toursitic Dysneyland-like activities have untill now proved to help a lot. The other factor is that not everyone is that enthousiastic for these kinds of holidays. Most of the people prefere Ibiza or at least a nice hotel in a comfortable city. So, each year it's again that struggle to find people who are crazy enough to spend their money on it. Apart from that it's also important that only good friends are the suitable travelfellows, considering f.e. sitting two month in filthy houses somewhere in South America...
I like to explore a particular country till the bottum. I dont like to travel in the way such as people might do while visiting a whole continent in one month (f.e. the European thing) that is, in short: -What day is it? -Its July the 17 th. -Oh, then this must be Paris.
Not only seeing as many as possible the places of one country, but also experiencing that country in its fullest way, is what I like. I like to learn (at least some basics of) the language, like to stay at and meet with locals, and like to learn about the history, culture and contemporary society of the country in all its aspects. What are the other things I do then, when i am in the unknown??