Travelling is freedom - Basti´s global journeys

About me

My last birthday in paradise

My last birthday in paradise

Hello everyone!

My name is Basti and  I am 25 years old . I grew up in beautiful Munich and moved to the United Kingdom in 2010 for a Bachelor´s at the Universtiy College London and a Master´s in Development Economics at Cambridge University. My degrees left me plenty of time in the summer to engage in my favorite activity: backpacking!

I did my first trip in 2009, a 7 weeks roadtrip through the US and Canada. One year later, I went backpacking for the first time in Thailand. Ever since, I have used all of my spare time to travel to countries that appeal to me with their culture and history, so far around 40 countries.

On the way to the Oktoberfest

Augustiner and Lederhosen – a true Bavarian!

During my first big trip to Asia four years ago, I started writing my extensive mails to friends and family. The feedback was very positive and I decided to launch a blog, which allows me to share my passion with everyone.

This is not a conventional travel blog. You won´t find the “10 things to see in blabla” or “a perfect day in blabla”. I am not aiming at short, superficial and shallow blog-posts. I want to take the reader of my posts with me on my travels and enable you to discover the culture, history, politics and mentality of the countries I am visiting.

If you have any comments, feedback, ideas, or just anything that you would like to tell me, please do not hesitate to post it underneath my News or send me an inbox.

I would like to thank all of my friends for supporting me with this project, my amazing parents for bearing with my frequent and (sometimes too long) absences and my wonderful girlfriend for always being there for me and now accompanying me on my trips.

I hope you have fun reading my blog!

Basti