My philosophy

‘Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller’ – Ibn Batutta

 

Some books inspire generations of readers and have a fundamental impact on how we see the world. Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ sure is one of them. Reading this classic American novel at the age of 17 just blew me away. The epic adventures of Kerouac with fellow Beatniks across North America radically changed my point of view towards travelling. The idea of exploring the world inspired me to hitchhike across Portugal when I finished high school. Many years later the idea of independent travel still resonates in my blood.

From a harsh jungle trekking in the Surinamese jungle to climbing 4000m peaks in the Alps, sandboarding in the Namibian desert to underground clubbing in Jakarta, lots of travel stories to share and endless future plans to write about. Ultimately, my mission is to capture the very soul of independent travelling.

The main focus of my travel blog covers the following topics:

  • STREET: Murals, grafitti, street art, abondened buildings and modern architecture.
  • EAT: From street food to funky lunch spots, craft beers bars and specialty coffee roasters.
  • BEATNIK: Get up, get in your car, hit the road and start exploring. Then, get off the road and jump into the unknown. Go wild.

STREET + EAT + BEATNIK = STREATNIK  

This will result in informative content (e.g. city guides) and personal reflections on the art of travel, critically written but mostly peppered with a healthy dose of (absurd) humour.

Much of my travel is done on a medium budget, so one day I’m star gazing out of a tent, then sleeping in a luxurious private lodge and another day I’m enjoying a rooftop terrace in a city with Airbnb. My travel mode varies between epic road trips to backpacking the remote corners of the world.

Enjoy my blog, and if you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to let me know.

What’s your road?