thetravelsketch

thetravelsketch has created 35 entries
  • Winter in Romania | A Photo Journal

    Some people like to claim that the world has already been discovered; that there’s nowhere left for the rogue adventurer. Personally, I have so many places left to see and so while I can’t validate or discredit this statement, I can say that it surely doesn’t feel that way in Romania.

    Romania has long been an off-the-map […]

  • Monthly Round-Up: December Travel Diary

    December officially marks the halfway point of one year around the world!

    The last leg of 2017 was a little more relaxed than the previous five months. With the holidays rolling around and finally entering Europe, we’ve been taking it slow. We started off in Bulgaria, spent two weeks trailing around Romania (including Dracula’s castle!), saw […]

  • New Year, New Blog

    Notice anything different? 🤔
    When I first started this blog back in June, I felt like I was caught in the middle of a tornado of tasks and obligations. I was wrapping up my projects at Tobi, saying goodbye to all my friends and family, and squaring away any last minute details for our RTW trip. I […]

  • Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Thailand

    Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. Check out previous editions here.

    I recently spent two weeks traveling around Thailand, talking with the locals and learning bits here and there about the local culture. Here are the top 10 interesting things I discovered.

    1. Hapas are all-the-rage […]

  • Monthly Round-Up: November Travel Diary

    After spending five months baking in the intense heat and humidity that is Asia in summer (and SE Asia during any season), our wish for colder weather finally came to fruition: it’s 40 degrees outside, there’s snow on the ground, and I’m officially shivering in my new boots.

    Jumping from Yangon to Istanbul in a 24-hour […]

  • 7 Times when the People of Myanmar Stole My Heart

    Myanmar is known for having some of Asia’s kindest, most welcoming people. As a country that only recently ventured opened its doors to international attention, its people are infinitely curious about the growing number of visitors it increasingly receives every year. You never have to look far for a smile or a genuine interaction. Here […]

  • Monthly Round-Up: October Travel Diary

    Four months have come and gone and we’re officially a third of the way through our trip! (*insert gasping emoji*) Shit’s crazy.

    We landed in Vietnam square on the 1st of October and stayed in the country for nearly the entire month. To be honest, I was a little hesitant of visiting at first. Vietnam was […]