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 [ ... ]

Bologna “la grassa”, a foodie’s paradise

Bologna “la grassa”, a foodie’s paradise

Bologna is often referred to as the culinary capital of Italy. Because of its abundance and variety in high quality cuisine, the city was nicknamed “la grassa”or  litteraly “the fat” during the Middle Ages. It was this little fact that had me browsing for flights and checking my calendar. Since I’m currently staying in Europe [ ... ]

Why I travel solo even when I’m in a relationship

Why I travel solo even when I’m in a relationship

When I travel solo whilst being in a relationship, I’m often confronted with questions and remarks like: “Oh… you have a boyfriend? Where is he?” “He lets you travel all by yourself? WTF?”  Then follow the looks of disbelief and suspicion. For some reason, there seems to be a misconception that only women who are [ ... ]