• Romania,  Travel

    Doftana Prison

    This location was one of the main spots of our little trip to Romania in October 2019. It had been a pin on my map for quite a few years already but we never really made plans to travel to Romania again. But then a friend of ours asked if we wanted to go on a short trip for a few days and we, my partner in crime Leon and I,  quickly suggested going to Romania for 4 days to do some exploring there. And so it happened… A little bit of History Source Text: Tour of Communism Source Old Photos Doftana Penitenciarul first opened in 1895 as a fortress…

  • England,  Travel

    Fruitful Day

    In september 2017 we went on our first England & Wales trip. One of the locations I was really looking forward to was the ‘Fruit Exchange’ although I was told the entry would be a difficult one. As in, climbing up scaffolds & going down fire escapes which had to be done just before daylight hit because this location is smack in the middle of a big city. Well, lets put it this way…we failed…because of me. I got onto the first bit of scaffolds quite simply but then noticed a police car at the traffic light so I had to wait. Then a man was looking right at me,…

  • Abkhazia,  Travel

    Defacto State Abkhazia

    From May 14th till May 18th my travel partner and I spent a few days in the defacto state Abkhazia. Officialy this region is part of Georgia but they seperated themselves from it a few years ago and with Russian support they see themselves as a sovereign state. With only a handfull of countries supporting and recognising them, it is still a defacto state. The Netherlands is not one of the countries supporting them and so visiting this place was bit sketchy…with no embassy, no normal travel insurance and no authorities being able to help when in trouble we went in anyway. It would be a trip to never forget…and…

  • Japan,  Travel

    Western Village

    Last location of the day. Funny thing: we had passed this theme park in the morning already without realising it. We did see Mount Rushmore and said to eachother ‘Let’s check that place out when we come back later today’. Indeed we were going to check it out. This theme park is built in a Wild West USA style. We parked our car at the far end of the old parking of the park. As soon as we had stopped an old man came out of his house and looked at us in a grumpy way. He said nothing and we pretended not to see him, got our backpacks from…

  • Japan,  Travel

    Strange Love Hotel

    The Strange Love Hotel, also known as the Fuurin Motel, is situated in a small town in the Chiba prefecture. It only had 10 rooms but each with a different theme such as ‘Medieval’ or ‘Typical Japanese’. Many rooms had their own spa’s (onsen-as they are called in Japan) and privat gardens. Getting into the place was our first struggle. It seemed pretty boarded up with barbwire all around the building also. The trees were a bit dangerous also. They had spikes all over their stems. Luckily I saw it in time before either of us held onto one to climb down a small slope to get to the building.…