My name is Stefan and I am a keen independent solo traveller – with my favourite area being SEA. I started quite late travelling with my backpack. I was 32 when I headed to Cambodia for my first backpacking trip in 2011, and never looked back. Now I take any chance I have to head back to see more of the beautiful countries.

A few years ago, I decided that visiting was not enough. And now I am permanently living in Vietnam. And I love it

I absolute dislike organised tours, and love organising everything for my trip. For me doing the research and planning the itinerary is part of the fun of travelling.

My preferred style is travelling slowly – taking it easy and trying to experience a place, and not just ticking a box. I usual stay in simple local guesthouses and enjoying the local food places. No need for posh hotels and restaurants serving food I can get back home.  While I like seeing important sites in countries, I am more interested in rural areas and places off the tourist trails.

I prefer travelling overland over flying, especially when there is a chance exploring the countryside on a motorbike. There is no better way for me to experience the rural areas. I also love photography – I am just an amateur.

But I still loving taking pictures of the country, the food and the people that make a trip so special. And a few years ago, I discovered another activity that I can use while travelling – scuba diving. Combining everything makes a perfect trip for me.

However, in the end travelling is more for me than just seeing sites, it can help growing as a person. Hence the most important things for me when travelling are:

Take your time – learn about cultures – meet locals –  enjoy local food – appreciate the experience



Why having this Blog?

This blog is a great opportunity for me to share the love of travelling, exploring new places and activities. This is why there is a separate section for my two favourite activities when travelling – Motorbike trips and Scuba Diving. It is also a reminder of the experiences I had during these trips.

I am writing honest and personal accounts of my travels. And I hope that I can help others planning their own independent trips in SEA and other areas. If you need any help or advice – feel free to contact me. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Me with two of my favourite things: ca fe sua da and a hammock