"Travelling is living" metteks's Profile

My travel-homepage: http://www.metteks.dk

My name is Mette, and I am 35. I live in the countryside near Kolding, Denmark. I work as a schoolteacher here.

I really love traveling. Sometimes it is the only thing I can think about, then it helps a little, but only a little to work on my homepage or at my pages here at VT. Sometimes it doesn?t help, I just get more frustrated and want to travel more.

How I like to travel

When I travel I like the local stuff. I take local busses in stead of pricey air-conditioned tourist busses, I eat local food at street corners (and have never gotten sick from that) and I stay in the cheapest family run places I can find.
I don?t like the idea about flying between mayor towns, just to see the sights that all tourists see, and nothing else.

I don?t like to follow other tourists in a big group, and only does so, if I have to. I like to experience the locals, see how they live and what they do. I like going to small villages where there is no tourist sights and nothing to do, but to relax or walk around and observe the locals. This gives me many great experiences and is a cheap way of traveling too.

My travel History

My first real holliday outside my own country was to Iceland and The Faeroe Islands when I was 14 with my parents. After this trip followed a lot of holydays with my parents and quite a number of trips with my schools.

Then I finished the gymnasium and I went to Australia where I lived and worked on two fruit farms for 9 months.

Back home I started studying at university, but after 1? years I had have enough. So I worked hard, saved up some money and went to Latin America for 7 months. Here I re-learned Spanish, was a volunteer at a rainforest of Ecuador and traveled all the way to Mexico.

Now a days I still travel, but not that far away and not for so long time. I stay in Europe, but I still long for unusual places, where not so many tourists go, and have recently been to Albania

The places I have visited

Sweden 1991
The Faroe Islands and Iceland 1992
Norway 1993
Ireland 1993
France 1993
Prague (Chezke Republik) 1994
Sweden and Finland 1994
Nederland and Bretagne( France) 1995
Rome (Italy) 1996
Bangkok (Thailand) and Australia 1997/98
Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico 2000/2001
Gotland (Sweden) 2001
Amsterdam (Nederland), Portugal, Barcelona (Spain), Bordeaux and Paris (France) 2002
Berlin (Germany) 2002
Bulgaria 2003
Sm?landsstenar (Sweden) 2003+2004
Slovenia, Croatia, Innsbruck (Austria) Venice and Verona (Italy) 2004
Tenerife (Canarie Island, Spain) 2005
Italy (Southern part) 2005
Slovakia 2005
Budapest (Hungary) 2006
Miami (USA), Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay 2006-2007
Uganda 2007
Luxor (Egypt) 2009
Scotland 2009
Malaysia and Singapore 2010
Milan (Italy) 2010
Hafjell, (Norway) 2010
Sardinia (Italy) 2011
London (Great Britain) 2011
Albania 2011
Lübeck (Germany) 2011
Sousse (Tunisia) 2012
Krakow (Poland) 2012
Sweden 2012
Romania and Moldova 2012
Harz, Germany 2012
Malta 2013
London (Great Britain) 2013
Uzbekistan 2013

Most recent trip

%c I just came home from Uzbekistan, where my boyfriend and I travelled around for 14 days. We had a great time and met some wonderful friendly people.
%c*

The future


I am at the moment not sure what the autumn brings. No travel is planned yet.

Unesco World Heritage List

Places on the Unesco list, that I have visited:

Albania
Historic Centres of Berat

Argentina
Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini
Iguazu National Park
Jesuit Block of Córdoba
Jesuit Estancias of Córdoba: Jesus Maria, Alta Gracia
Quebrada de Humahuaca

Australia
Great Barrier Reef
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Bolivia
City of Potosí
Historic City of Sucre
Tiwanaku

Brazil
Iguaçu National Park

Chile
Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

Czech Republic
Historic Centre of Prague

Denmark
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Roskilde Cathedral
Kronborg Castle

Ecuador
City of Quito
Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los R?os de Cuenca

Egypt
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

France
Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Paris, Banks of the Seine

Germany
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar
Upper Harz Water Management System
Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
The Wadden Sea

Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala
Tikal National Park

Honduras
Maya Site of Copan

Hungary
Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andr?ssy Avenue

Italy
Historic Centre of Rome
Venice and its Lagoon
I Sassi di Matera
Historic Centre of Naples
The Trulli of Alberobello
Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
Costiera Amalfitana
City of Verona

Malaysia
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Malta
City of Valletta
Megalithic Temples of Malta

Mexico
Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal

Nicaragua
Ruins of Le?n Viejo

Panama
Archaeological Site of Panam? Viejo and Historic District of Panama

Peru
City of Cuzco
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Chan Chan Archaelogical Zone
Historic Centre of Lima
Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca
Historical Centre of Arequipa

Poland
Cracow's Historic Centre
Wieliczka Salt Mine

Portugal
Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem in Lisbon
Historic Centre of Evora
Cultural Landscape of Sintra
Historic Centre of Oporto

Romania
Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
Historic Centre of Sighişoara

Spain
Works of Antoni Gaud?

Sweden
Hanseatic Town of Visby

Tunisia
Medina of Sousse
Amphitheatre of El Jem
Kairouan
Dougga / Thugga

United Kingdom
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

Uruguay
Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

Uzbekistan
Historic Centre of Bukhara
Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures

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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Happy Birthday Mette! wish you a wonderful day!

  • DaHongHua's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    A warm happy birthday greeting from Malaysia. Wish you keep more travelling and more exciting VT pages for sharing. Cheers.

  • atufft's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Mette--Sorry for the duplicate comment which you can erase. I wanted to thank you for visiting my Honduras pages. You are a veteran VT traveler whom I greatly admire.

  • jekins's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    hi please have a nice day an meeting you here at VT, your trip is intereting,i hope you visit cameroon africa one day,and see other tropical things,bye

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2012 at 5:50 AM

    Hello Mette and thank you for visiting my Ingapirca page. I prefer a good bed and a hot shower too, it can be worth a few dollars more for that. Just now I'm going through all the Riobamba pages. I might go there on my next visit to Ecuador. Would like to do some hiking around Chimborazo.

  • Sep 22, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    May your birthday bring,You as much happiness,As you give to everyone,Who knows you ...

  • siavosh's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Happy Birthday Mette

  • takla73's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Happy Birthday Mette and have a nice day Greeting from Alexandria Egypt TAKLA

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Love the antigua photo. It really captures it!

  • Makart's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Impressive travelogue.

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