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.