Up close and personal with the Albanian Mountains in Valbona

Up close and personal with the Albanian Mountains in Valbona

The journey started in pitch darkness on the side of an Albanian dirt road. Luckily, I wasn’t alone; I was in company of a new friend I had met in a hostel. The owner of our guest house in Shkoder had promised a bus would make a detour to pick us up and drop us [ ]

A Greek Sunday Dinner: Cooking Lessons in Athens

A Greek Sunday Dinner: Cooking Lessons in Athens

The first thing that sprung to mind when I decided to go to Greece was: “YES! Greek food!” I’ve always been a fan of the Greek cuisine. Feta is one of my ‘go-to’ cheeses and moussaka happens to be my signature dish. When my friends and I are at an impasse on what or where [ ]

Flash visit to Kotor, Montenegro

Flash visit to Kotor, Montenegro

It hit me on my way to the airport: in just a few hours I would be landing in Montenegro and I knew nothing about the country. I had no idea where to go after my plane would land in Podgorica, the country’s capital. With no guide book at my disposal and flaky internet on [ ]

24 Hours in Gisenyi, Rwanda

24 Hours in Gisenyi, Rwanda

If there is one thing you’ll find in abundance in Rwanda, it’s pleasant, laid back towns. Perhaps so laid back , you might have to dig to something to do. There is a fine line between chilling and being bored and that was my general state of mind in Rwanda; I was never sure if [ ]

What I’ve been up to + what’s next

What I’ve been up to + what’s next

It’s been awfully quiet on Travel Cake these past few week. So quiet in fact, some of you have been wondering if maybe I’d left the blogging scene. If you’re following on Instagram or on Facebook you’ll already know that’s not the case. So what have I been doing? Why the silence?   I’ve been [ ]

Where to go in Bali – 10 Insider Tips

Where to go in Bali – 10 Insider Tips

When I was living in Bali, my mailbox was flooded with e-mails from friends and acquaintances planning a trip to the island of gods, asking me which spots to hit. I probably should have written a standard answer to copy paste in every reply but just thinking about these places got me so excited, I [ ]

12 Favourite Destinations

12 Favourite Destinations

It’s been exactly 10 years today since my first independent trip. By “independent” I mean a trip not organised or sponsored by parents, school or other organisations… I started traveling on my own dime in my own time. I was 19 when a friend and I booked a ticket to Zimbabwe, a country we knew [ ]

Things you might want to know before going to Rwanda

Things you might want to know before going to Rwanda

Rwanda is tiny African country sandwiched between some of East and Central Africa’s biggest: Uganda, Tanzania and The Congo. Its landlocked position, recent turbulent past and small size could be reason to question its tourism potential. Having lived in Rwanda during my childhood and remembering the places we’d visit during the weekends and holidays, I [ ]