Places I have visited

Type of location

Trek

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal

    Walked the circuit in 11 days. Or was it 13, not sure.

  • Laby Taman Trek in Brunei

    Took a taxi here, hitchhiked back. As I couldn't get on a list minute tour of the national park I came here to see a bit more of Brunei

  • Torres del Paine: Circuit Trek Trek in Chile

    Did the circuit trek in 5 days instead of the recommended 7-9 days

  • Parque Nacional Queulat Trek in Chile

    Did a short hike with my Chilean parents to see the glacier

  • Torotoro National Park Trek Trek in Bolivia

    Took two tours together with André, Diana and some other people

  • Colca Canyon Trek Trek in Peru

    Cabanaconde - Sangalle - Malata - San Juan de Chucho - Cabanaconde

  • Salkantay Trek Trek in Peru

    Hiked from Mollepata to Collipapampa where I took a bus to the entrance of Llactapata. Landslides had ruined the trail so you would have had to hike on the main road. From Llactapata I walked to Aguas Calientes.

  • Laguna 69 Trek Trek in Peru

    Very nice trek. Got lost from the trail and hiked through the bush. First one at the top!

  • Alpamayo Trek Trek in Peru

    We were plannin on doing the circuit but decided to skip the Santa Cruz part, therefore ending at Pomabamba

  • Quilotoa Loop Trek in Ecuador

    Did a 3 day hike

  • Cotopaxi Circuit Trek in Ecuador

    Warm up hike as preparation for climibing Chimborazo. 80 km.

  • Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona Trek in Colombia

    Walked around the park

  • Pacific Crest Trail Trek in United States

    Hiked the entire PCT end-to-end from North to South in 103 days. 2663 miles or 4286 km.

  • Seoraksan Trek in South Korea

    Unfortunately I hurt my foot in Japan so I couldn't hike properly

  • Wadi Shab Trek in Oman

    Left my bag in an abandoned shak, put my camera in a plastic food bag and went neck deep through the river into the Wadi.

  • Haraz Mountains Trek in Yemen
  • Mount Sinai Trek in Egypt

    Hiked up during the night to reach the summit for sunrise. My guide (forced on me) was too stoned to walk so he went home to sleep

  • Wadi Rum Trek in Jordan

    Hitchhiked with a bedouin who drove me past the guards to avoid the entrance fee. He then drove me into the Wadi where we found a spot in the shade to eat the first proper meal in a long time.

  • Yehudia Trek in Israel

    Combined two of the three treks here

  • Cappadocia Valley Trek Trek in Turkey
  • Qadisha Valley Trek Trek in Lebanon

    Got lost following the trail on Maps.ME. Turned out there were two trails only a few meters apart but above and below a ridge

  • Koruldi Lake Trek Trek in Georgia

    Couldn't stop walking, it was too beautiful here

  • Chalaadi Glacier Trek Trek in Georgia

    Not worth it

  • Kazbegi Trek Trek in Georgia
  • Saif-ul-Malok Trek in Pakistan

    Hitchhiked halfway before the there was too much snow to drive. Me and the Pakistanis on tour, hiked up where I got altitude sickness (or something).

  • Mount Sinai Trek in Egypt

    Hiked up during the night to reach the summit for sunrise. My guide (forced on me) was too stoned to walk so he went home to sleep

  • Pacific Crest Trail Trek in United States

    Hiked the entire PCT end-to-end from North to South in 103 days. 2663 miles or 4286 km.

  • Pacific Crest Trail Trek in United States

    Hiked the entire PCT end-to-end from North to South in 103 days. 2663 miles or 4286 km.

  • Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek in China

    Did a hike with Maren, Sean, Tristano, Luiza, Jean

  • Quilotoa Loop Trek in Ecuador

    Did a 3 day hike

  • Cotopaxi Circuit Trek in Ecuador

    Warm up hike as preparation for climibing Chimborazo. 80 km.

  • Kolsai Lake Trek Trek in Kazakhstan

    Only had time to see the first and the second lake

  • Ala-Kol Trek Trek in Kyrgyzstan

    Jeti-Oguz to Ak-Suu. While hiking I forgot my camera on a rock before crossing a pass. I was too lazy to walk back for it... First time I heard about people trekking without a tent, some old man who did the same trek by sleeping under pine trees

  • Song Kol Horse Trek Trek in Kyrgyzstan

    Horse trek from Song Kol to Kyzart. Stayed at a yurt and cooked dinner with some Germans, Casimiar and Phuong on our one night.

  • Pshart Valley - Madiyan Valley Trek in Tajikistan

    Not entirely sure these are the coordinates, but I'm pretty sure. Slept in a yurt the night before the hike.

  • Fann Mountains Trek in Tajikistan

    Kulikalon lakes - Alaudin lakes

  • Koruldi Lake Trek Trek in Georgia

    Couldn't stop walking, it was too beautiful here

  • Chalaadi Glacier Trek Trek in Georgia

    Not worth it

  • Kazbegi Trek Trek in Georgia

Sight

  • Halong Bay Sight in Vietnam
  • Semenggoh Wildlife Center Sight in Malaysia

    Orangutans

  • Perito Moreno Sight in Argentina

    Met up with my Chilean parents again as I was on my way back to Calafate

  • Cueva de las Manos Sight in Argentina

    Would have been impossible reaching this place unless the people I was hitchhiked with just so happened to be going there too

  • Puente del Inca Sight in Argentina

    As I decided to hitchhike from the border this natural bridge just happened to be walking distance away

  • Salar de Maras Sight in Peru

    Hitchhiked, and took shared taxis with David

  • Machu Picchu Sight in Peru

    Didn't really enjoy it, but you can't go to South America without seeing Machu Picchu

  • Halong Bay Sight in Vietnam
  • Petra Sight in Jordan

    Went with Max and Keenan. Took me a long time to decide to actually pay the ridiculous entrance fee.

  • Qasr Amra Sight in Jordan

    Our second desert castle while hitchhiking with Max and Keenan

  • Qasr Azraq Sight in Jordan

    First of the desert castles. We took a bus here and hitchhiked back.

  • Mount Nebo Sight in Jordan

    This is where Moses overlooked the promised land. The final stop before our driver returned back home. Our friendly driver basically drove us across the country

  • Dead Sea Sight in Jordan

    Slept by the Dead Sea. Woke up with our legs white with salt

  • Akdamar Adasi Sight in Turkey

    Met Marcus while waiting for the boat to the island

  • Tatev Monastery Sight in Armenia

    Met a Russian hitchhiker

  • Tatevi Anapat Monastery Sight in Armenia
  • Noravank Monastery Sight in Armenia
  • Khor Virap Monastery Sight in Armenia

    Banged on the door, hoping a monk would open and let me sleep inside the monastery. Sadly no one answered and I slept outside

  • Geghard Monastery Sight in Armenia
  • Sanahin Monastery Sight in Armenia

    One of the last monasteries on my monastery hunt

  • Haghpat Monastery Sight in Armenia

    One of the last monasteries on my monastery hunt

  • David Gareja Monastery Complex Sight in Georgia

    Accidentally almost walked over to Azerbaijan

  • Darvaza Gas Crater Sight in Turkmenistan

    Door to Hell. Met an interesting Swedish photographer, and two weird Spanish guys who traveled for the purpose of visiting each country in the world

  • Blue Mountains National Park Sight in Australia
  • Band-e-Amir Sight in Afghanistan

    Took a taxi here

  • Gobustan Mud Volcanos Sight in Azerbaijan

    Got a ride with Jake who was heading to Georgia. He dropped me off at the junction of R10 and M2.

  • Chukhur Ghabala Sight in Azerbaijan

    Very boring ruins

  • David Gareja Monastery Complex Sight in Georgia

    Accidentally almost walked over to Azerbaijan

Nomadic Village

  • Toom Nomadic Village in Mongolia

    Our car left us here for 2 days as it went back to Mörön for tuning. Helped the family slaughter a goat

  • East Taiga Nomadic Village in Mongolia

    Went to visit the Tsaataan people. Also known as the Dukha, or the Reindeer people. Agustinus knowledge of languages really amazed me.

  • Song Kol Yurt Nomadic Village in Kyrgyzstan

    Not sure about the coordinates, but I think it was the northern part of the lake. Arranged for a horse trek from here.

  • Ayaz Kala Yurt Camp Nomadic Village in Uzbekistan

    Stayed at a touristic Yurt Camp with Marco. Hitchhiked with a tour bus to Bukhara the following day.

Pass

  • Thorung Pass Pass in Nepal

    The pass on the Annapurna Circuit. To save time I skipped acclimitizing and walked from two camps away over pass.

  • Gumbezkul Pass in Tajikistan

    Beautiful pass at 4731m. Really demanding hike with David, Ana and Casimir. Who doesn't do sports in Hong Kong

Peak

  • Corazon Peak in Ecuador

    Climbed a 4790m Volcano with Keith.

  • Iliniza Norte Peak in Ecuador

    Climbed a 5126m Volcano with Keith.

  • Chimborazo Peak in Ecuador

    Climbed to the furthest point from the center of the earth together with Keith. 6263m Volcano.

  • Jebel Hafeet Peak in United Arab Emirates

    Hitchhiked to the top with two Somalis in way too warm weather

  • Corazon Peak in Ecuador

    Climbed a 4790m Volcano with Keith.

  • Iliniza Norte Peak in Ecuador

    Climbed a 5126m Volcano with Keith.

  • Chimborazo Peak in Ecuador

    Climbed to the furthest point from the center of the earth together with Keith. 6263m Volcano.

City

  • New Delhi City in India

    Stayed at Sam's. Met too many people to mention. Highlight is Sam and Shreyaanaa

  • Haridwar City in India

    Kumbh Mela

  • Amritsar City in India
  • Jammu City in India

    Sat on the roof of the bus coming here

  • Dharamshala City in India
  • Jodhpur City in India
  • Udaipur City in India

    Met David Adam

  • Ahmedabad City in India
  • Agra City in India

    Took me the entire trip to decide if I should pay the entrance fee or not. It was worth it

  • Mumbai City in India

    Met up with Sofia who came from Finland to travel with me for a few weeks

  • Gokarna City in India

    Nice beach area

  • Kovalam City in India
  • Varkala City in India
  • Kollam City in India
  • Alappuzha City in India

    Started a river cruise from here

  • Kochi City in India

    Ended the cruise here

  • Bekal City in India
  • Munnar City in India
  • Margao City in India
  • Panaji City in India
  • Calangute City in India
  • Candolim City in India
  • Hampi City in India
  • Varanasi City in India

    First time I really felt heat

  • Kolkata City in India

    Went to Sam and Nanju's wedding

  • Kathmandu City in Nepal

    Didn't like it

  • Pokhara City in Nepal

    Went for my first steak in months together with Nadav. To save money we didn't order any side dishes or drinks, just the steak.

  • Hanoi City in Vietnam

    Lived here with Phuong

  • Ninh Binh City in Vietnam
  • Tam Coc City in Vietnam

    Halong Bay on land. Visited with my dad

  • Hue City in Vietnam

    Visited twice, first time with Phuong and second time with my dad

  • Da Nang City in Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City City in Vietnam

    Stopped by on the way to Cambodia

  • Duong Dong City in Vietnam

    Stayed at Eden Resort while on vacation

  • An Thoi City in Vietnam
  • Hoi An City in Vietnam
  • Phnom Penh City in Cambodia

    Met up with Oona here. Met Thijs at the hostel.

  • Battambang City in Cambodia

    Went on various tours in the area with Oona

  • Siem Reap City in Cambodia

    My night bus back to Vietnam never arrived, and I had to pay $100-200 (@todo) for a taxi to Phnom Penh so that I wouldn't miss my flight.

  • Kuching City in Malaysia

    Spent a day, mostly to see the orangutan wildlife center

  • Kuala Lumpur City in Malaysia

    Arrived in the middle of the night, and couldn't find my hostel. Lots of drunk people tried to help me, but eventually at 5am I found it on my own. Best hostel I've been at so far

  • Brinchang City in Malaysia

    Hiked around the tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands

  • Tanah Rata City in Malaysia

    Hiked around the tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands

  • Malacca City in Malaysia

    Woke up as someone was going through my pockets in the hostel. He said he was looking for water... He had broken in through the door with some magnetic gadget that disabled the lock

  • Singapore City in Singapore

    Stayed with Phuongs friend who introduced me to some amazing food. Met Kanittha.

  • Bandar Seri Begawan City in Brunei

    Met an English teacher at the youth hostel who worked illegally in some remote village in Thailand

  • Bangar City in Brunei

    Took a boat here to try and get on a last minute tour of the national park

  • Krabi City in Thailand

    My first-ever backpacking stop

  • Ao Nang City in Thailand

    Primary spot on my vaction with Sofia

  • Kamala City in Thailand

    Vacationing at Ayara Kamala Resport & Spa

  • Bangkok City in Thailand
  • Pattaya City in Thailand

    Visting a former colleague from Oslo: Kung Snikvard Qvarsebo

  • Ko Samet City in Thailand

    Not sure where I stayed... Escaped here after seeing Pattaya and waiting for my flight back to Finland.

  • Khon Kaen City in Thailand
  • Sisaket City in Thailand
  • Nong Khai City in Thailand

    Sala Kaew Ku: Statue Park

  • Rome City in Italy

    Spent a day transiting on my way to South America

  • Vatican City City in Vatican City
  • Buenos Aires City in Argentina

    Spent a full transit day here on the way from Finland to Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia City in Argentina

    Arrived hoping to catch a cruise to Antarctica, sadly the prices had gone up 2-3 times. I slept underneath a tree outside town and then started hitchhiking north.

  • Rio Grande City in Argentina

    Met Emilio as I hitchhiked out of Ushuaia and stayed with him at one of his friends for the night.

  • El Calafate City in Argentina

    Got a ride with my Chilean parents from Puerto Natales. The next day I continued with them for the entire Carretera Austral

  • Gobernador Gregores City in Argentina

    While hitchhiking, we all shared a tent and cooked an amazing dinner.

  • Uspallata City in Argentina

    Where Seven Years in Tibet was filmed

  • Mendoza City in Argentina

    Ate an overrated steak

  • Maipu City in Argentina

    Bicycle wine tour with Gerard. Ended the day with an asado.

  • San Juan City in Argentina

    After wasting a day trying to hitchhike north I gave up and decided to go back to San Juan to take a bus to Salta

  • Salta City in Argentina

    Rained each time I was here, and I was here like 3 times.

  • Cafayate City in Argentina

    Spent the night sleeping under the stars at El Anfiteatro.

  • Cachi City in Argentina

    Hitchhied here in a police car together with Rodrigo. Had a quick look at the town before walking north to find a place to sleep

  • Payogasta City in Argentina

    Spent the night sleeping in a cemetery

  • Tilcara City in Argentina

    Celebrated Carnival

  • Purmamarca City in Argentina

    Woke up early to hitchhike onward to Chile

  • Punta Arenas City in Chile

    Met Simiel and her friend who were also hitchhiking here. Stayed at Simiel's.

  • Puerto Natales City in Chile

    Met Pablo as I came back from my hike

  • Puerto Rio Tranquilo City in Chile

    Camped at a popular camping area. Met someone who drove his motorcycle from Alaska here

  • Coyhaqiue City in Chile

    Camped outside of town

  • Puno City in Chile

    Camped in an abandoned house

  • Puno City in Chile

    Stayed with my Sergio's family who lives here

  • Puerto Montt City in Chile
  • Puerto Varas City in Chile

    Got a ride from Chiloe with some European girls heading this way

  • Castro City in Chile
  • Achao City in Chile

    Went to see an old church

  • Dalcahue City in Chile

    More churces

  • Curaro de Velez City in Chile

    More churces

  • Valdivia City in Chile

    Got a ride from here all the way to Santiago

  • Santiago City in Chile

    CouchSurfed with Miguel Met Samuel and Dave.

  • Valparaiso City in Chile

    Met up with my Chilean mom who lives here

  • San Pedro de Atacama City in Chile

    Met Natanael who worked at the hostel where I stayed

  • Calama City in Chile

    Spent the day while waiting to get on a tour to Chuquicamata mine

  • Chuquicamata City in Chile

    Largest open-pit mine in the world. Che Guevara was here

  • Iquique City in Chile

    Met a photographer at Humberstone and spent the day with him here before going to Bolivia

  • Humberstone City in Chile

    Abandoned saltpeter works. Slept by the highway outside of the town as some dogs chased me away when I arrived in the middle of the night. Met a photographer

  • Cochabamba City in Bolivia

    First time I decided to take a taxi to the bus station early in the morning. Bolivian bus stations are not known as the safest of places

  • Sucre City in Bolivia
  • Potosi City in Bolivia

    Cerro Rico

  • Uyuni City in Bolivia

    My entrance to Salars de Uyuni

  • Torotoro City in Bolivia

    Met Kate on the bus ride here

  • La Paz City in Bolivia
  • Coroico City in Bolivia

    Bicycled the Death Road independetly and finished in Coroico

  • Copacabana City in Bolivia

    Met Lea on the bus here

  • Challapampa City in Bolivia

    Took the boat to the southern end of Isla del Sol and walked here where with Lea

  • Puno City in Peru

    Stopped by to see the Uros

  • Arequipa City in Peru

    Really liked the city, thought about moving here

  • Chivay City in Peru

    While hitchhiking with a tour bus, we stopped here to eat and sightsee

  • Cabanaconde City in Peru

    Starting point for the Colca Canyon trek

  • Cusco City in Peru

    Met up with David again.

  • Ollantaytambo City in Peru

    Spent half a day and stayed here for the night after seeing Moray and Maras

  • Aguas Calientes City in Peru

    Real name is Machu Picchu Pueblo

  • Mollepata City in Peru

    Starting point of Salkantay Trek

  • Lima City in Peru

    Spent quite a few days here with Daivd. Loved the pretty girls, the location, and the great food.

  • Caral City in Peru

    Thought it might be worth seeing the ruins. It wasn't

  • Barranca City in Peru

    Spent the night here while seeing Caral

  • Huaraz City in Peru

    Met Nuria at the hostel who joined me and David for our trek

  • Hualcayan City in Peru

    Starting point of the Alpamayo Trek

  • Pomabamba City in Peru

    End of Alpamayo Trek. On the bus back to civilization we ran out of petrol, broke the bus and slept by the road for 8h.

  • Trujillo City in Peru

    Spent a day sightseeing with David, Nuria and an Argentinian girl

  • Huanchaco City in Peru

    Slept here while sightseeing the both the town and Trujillo

  • Mancora City in Peru

    Left my camera outside beneath the hammock during the rainiest day of the year

  • Tulcan City in Ecuador

    Spent the night here on my bus ride from Bogota to Cuenca

  • Quito City in Ecuador

    Spent a lot of time drinking a lot of coffee with David. Now living here.

  • Baños City in Ecuador

    Tried zip lining for the first time

  • Cuenca City in Ecuador

    Lived here.

  • Huaquillas City in Ecuador

    Bought 7 cartons of cigarettes. Peruvian prices.

  • Guayaquil City in Ecuador

    Visited Michelle a few times.

  • Riobamba City in Ecuador

    Spent the day with Keith before heading to Chimbrazo

  • Machachi City in Ecuador

    Dropped by twice as me and Keith were hiking and climibing volcanoes.

  • Aloasi City in Ecuador

    Spent a bit of time on the way up Corazon.

  • Chaupi City in Ecuador

    Spent the night in a hostel after Corazon and before Iliniza Norte.

  • Cali City in Colombia
  • Ipiales City in Colombia

    Went to see Las Lajas cathedral

  • Medellín City in Colombia

    Spent my time with Alvaro mostly

  • Cartagena City in Colombia

    Met Alvaro, went to Playa Blanca

  • Santa Marta City in Colombia
  • Miami City in United States

    Visited with my family as well as alone, but I was too young to have seen anything of interest

  • Boynton Beach City in United States
  • Ocean Ridge City in United States

    Visiting my aunt who lives here

  • Seattle City in United States

    Preparing for PCT and met up with Simon.

  • Stehekin City in United States

    Reached the town with Simon and Mike at noon and left next day same time. Briefly met Drifter and hiked out with Joe and someone whose name I can't remember, no one saw him after Cascade Locks. Sent back ice axe and long underwear.

  • Skykomish City in United States

    Arrived evening and took a full zero with Simon, Mike and Joe. Stayed at the hotel, laundry in skirt, double dinner.

  • Snoqualmie Pass City in United States

    Arrived around noon, took the day and left following day around noon. Simon's last town before getting a ride back to Seattle by Dan (Aadvark). Met Bucket on the way in. Awesome food and wine. Mediocre pancakes at the Pancake House. New shoes didn't arrive. Left noon next day

  • Packwood City in United States

    Arrived afternoon with Mike, left early next morning with Cinch and French Fry. Cheapest hotel ever. Nice town.

  • Cascade Locks City in United States

    Met Glue and Brooke whom I missed up by Harts Pass. The day after Goat Rock's Wilderness I met Keith for the first time, met him again as I was eating ice cream in Cascade Locks. Took a zero and a full day.

  • Mazama Village City in United States

    Crater Lake rim trail was closed when I arrived, hitchhiked around and heard it would open the next day. Hitchhiked back and hiked it. Met Connecticut.

  • Ashland City in United States

    After Callahan's I went into Ashland, and took a full day off. Met Keith and we decided to hike out together the net day.

  • Seiad Valley City in United States

    First poison oak. Arrived late afternoon. Weird place. Left next day after breakfast.

  • Etna City in United States

    Perfect hitch, arrived late afteroon, ate, slept in motel and left early next morning.

  • Castella City in United States

    Nasty gas station area, arrived early evening, got a care package from Ann-Marie, left same night.

  • Burney Falls State Park City in United States

    Bad resupply, arrived and left pretty quickly to the ranch.

  • Old Station City in United States

    Waited for Keith's package.

  • Belden City in United States

    Arrived early, had lunch, left same day. Festival town.

  • Sierra City City in United States

    Arrived early, all restaurants closed, had really expensive ice cream, left same day.

  • Truckee City in United States

    Perfect hitch, had dinner, yuppy marker resupply and went back to the trail to sleep. California girl had her car broken into by a bear.

  • South Lake Tahoe City in United States

    Arrived early afternoon, weird hitchhike guy, took a zero. Changed backpack, new shoes and picked up my tarp again.

  • Tuolumne Meadows City in United States

    Met Machine when he arrived on the bus coming from the Valley. Terrible place to eat. Left early afternoon.

  • Independence City in United States

    Arrived early, realized there's nothing in town so took the bus to Lone Pine. Saw Drifter on the way into Independence.

  • Lone Pine City in United States

    Looked for dinner, stayed in a motel and took the bus back the next morning after breakfast.

  • Lake Isabella City in United States

    Arrived early noon and went back the same afternoon after having resupplied. Hiked with Machine.

  • Tehachapi City in United States

    Had amazing food, slept at Best Western, met Scratch, Machine and Drifter again.

  • Hikertown City in United States

    Arrived after dark, slept and left next morning. Arrived with Scratch and Machine and met Drifter the next morning. Didn't get my resupply package from Ann-Marie but the guy who runs the place drove ahead and left it for me on the trail. Met Cakes.

  • Lake Hughes City in United States

    Trail was closed so walked through Lake Hughes towards Green Valley. Scratch stayed in Green Valley.

  • Agua Dulce City in United States

    Arrived with Drifter and Machine came soon after. Met up with Keith's sister joined in. Had dinner and slept on the rail.

  • Wrightwood City in United States

    Arrived early, had terrible Mexican food, went back on trail the same day. Hiked with Cakes as well.

  • Big Bear Lake City in United States

    Arrived noon, spent the day and big part of the following day. Rented a cabin/house with Keith and his sister. Keith made breakfast. Had indian food. Alexis went back home.

  • Idyllwild City in United States

    Met up with Cakes again. Arrived early, had lunch in the grocery store and left.

  • Warner Springs City in United States

    Picked up my last care package from Ann Marie, continued after having eaten half of it.

  • Julian City in United States

    Met Cakes as she was hitchhiking into town. Had breakfast as well as apple pie and ice cream. Went back on trail after breakfast.

  • Mount Laguna City in United States

    Arrived for breakfast which ended up being ice cream. Keith had an entire refrigerator pie. Met Machine again.

  • Lake Morena City in United States

    Arrived in time for dinner which was amazing. Ate too much. Slept on the trail.

  • Campo City in United States

    Reached the border at 1:50pm together with Daddy Long Legs who I hiked with since Ashland. 2663 miles (4286 km) in 103 days. Only thru-hiker before us was Drifer who arrived the day before. Two other hikers arrived the day before him but they skipped sections up in Washington.

  • Baracoa City in Cuba
  • Guantanamo City in Cuba

    Someone stole my bag including all my money, my passport and all my gear on the Camion (truck/bus) from Baracoa. Spent 4 days here waiting to be escorted to Havana

  • Santiago de Cuba City in Cuba
  • Havana City in Cuba

    Spent 9 days in immigration prison

  • Krabi City in Thailand

    My first-ever backpacking stop

  • Ao Nang City in Thailand

    Primary spot on my vaction with Sofia

  • Kamala City in Thailand

    Vacationing at Ayara Kamala Resport & Spa

  • Bangkok City in Thailand
  • Pattaya City in Thailand

    Visting a former colleague from Oslo: Kung Snikvard Qvarsebo

  • Ko Samet City in Thailand

    Not sure where I stayed... Escaped here after seeing Pattaya and waiting for my flight back to Finland.

  • Khon Kaen City in Thailand
  • Sisaket City in Thailand
  • Nong Khai City in Thailand

    Sala Kaew Ku: Statue Park

  • Vientiane City in Laos

    First stop on my middle east trip

  • Luang Prabang City in Laos

    Too touristy for me, at that particular time of my travels. Only slept a few hours seeing all the sights before continuing north

  • Oudomxay City in Laos

    Met Kyle at the hotel. We walked up a hill to see the surroind area for sunrise.

  • Nong Khiaw City in Laos

    Was planning to take a river boat towards Vietnam, but there were no boats and I was in a hurry.

  • Hanoi City in Vietnam

    Lived here with Phuong

  • Ninh Binh City in Vietnam
  • Tam Coc City in Vietnam

    Halong Bay on land. Visited with my dad

  • Hue City in Vietnam

    Visited twice, first time with Phuong and second time with my dad

  • Da Nang City in Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City City in Vietnam

    Stopped by on the way to Cambodia

  • Duong Dong City in Vietnam

    Stayed at Eden Resort while on vacation

  • An Thoi City in Vietnam
  • Hoi An City in Vietnam
  • Puerto Princesa City in Philippines

    Arrived by flight in the afternoon. Went on the firefly tour Phuong recommended.

  • El Nido City in Philippines

    Met Daniël and Quiel on the bus here. We went on a snorkeling tour together.

  • Manila City in Philippines

    Took the bus to the historic center and spent the day walking back to the airport.

  • Coron City in Philippines

    Only spent a day, only divers and diving here.

  • Calapan City in Philippines

    Not much to see here

  • Sabang City in Philippines

    Shouldn't even have stopped here. Island hopping was the wrong decision.

  • Tokyo City in Japan

    Camped in a park, slept in a capsule hotel as well as a manga café. Went to the Tsukiji market but couldn't afford sushi

  • Chichibu City in Japan

    CouchSurfed with Chris at the Greenhouse

  • Ogano City in Japan

    Enroute to the Greenhouse

  • Kyoto City in Japan

    Only night I spent in a hostel while in Japan

  • Osaka City in Japan

    Slept in a $8/night hotel with my own room (about 1x2m). Met an American who also tried urban camping.

  • Nara City in Japan

    Spent the day but didn't sleep here

  • Himeji City in Japan

    Stopped here to have a look at the castle while hitchhiking. Terribly difficult to find the entrance to the highway

  • Hiroshima City in Japan

    Spent the day and camped on Miyajima to see the shrine for both sunset and sunrise

  • Shimonoseki City in Japan

    Boat to Japan. A very nice lady drove me thourgh the tunnel and took me all the way to the boat terminal

  • Kurokawa Onsen City in Japan

    Hitchhiked with a nice lady who drove me 2h out of her way to get me all the way here. Met a hiker who gave me a raincover for my bag at the youth hostel

  • Busan City in South Korea

    Stayed in a really nice hostel with a big fluffy dog. The owner invited me to dinner with her brother downstairs

  • Seoul City in South Korea

    Met up with David whom I met in India

  • Gyenongju City in South Korea

    Went to the oldest hostel in South Korea. The recently deceased owner seemed like a fascinating person

  • Sokcho City in South Korea

    Hitchhiked here to see the national park. Slept in a Jjimjilbang.

  • Dubai City in United Arab Emirates
  • Sharjah City in United Arab Emirates
  • Jaziraah Al Hamra City in United Arab Emirates

    Stayed with Marco whom I met in Uzbekistan

  • Al Ain City in United Arab Emirates
  • Abu Dhabi City in United Arab Emirates

    Spent the day, and slept at the airport. Went to the Mosque for Iftar and Masdar City where I took a ride in a self driving car

  • Manama City in Bahrain

    CouchSurfed at JR's. Joan showed me around the city.

  • Doha City in Qatar

    CouchSurfed with DJ and met lots of other couchsurfers through him. Hilarious guy who taught me a lot

  • Al Wakrah City in Qatar
  • Muscat City in Oman

    CouchSurfed with Robert. He really took care of me when I turned sick.

  • Ibra City in Oman

    CouchSurfed with Malik. Met his friends, including Muhammad. Had iftar together

  • Sur City in Oman

    Dropped by while hitchhiking

  • Al Kamil City in Oman

    Slept outside a museum-castle and got a fever preventing me from traveling

  • Ta'izz City in Yemen

    Went to see the fort

  • Ibb City in Yemen
  • Sana'a City in Yemen

    Arrived together with Harriet to start the tour around Yemen

  • Al Hajjara City in Yemen
  • Manakha City in Yemen
  • Aswan City in Egypt
  • Luxor City in Egypt

    Met Max for the first time

  • Abu Simbel City in Egypt
  • Hurghada City in Egypt

    Visited as a child with by family

  • Dahab City in Egypt

    Forgot my boots in a van. Called around until I somehow reached the driver. Max brought my boots on the way to Jordan

  • Nuweiba City in Egypt

    Met Haramain

  • St. Catherine City in Egypt
  • Giza City in Egypt
  • Cairo City in Egypt

    Arrived in the middle of the night from Yemen. While looking for a hostel two guys tried to rob me. I screamed and flung my boots at them.

  • Aqaba City in Jordan

    Slept on the beach after having chased a thief who stole someones phone. I found him but realized I was too alone (weak) to do antyhing.

  • Wadi Musa City in Jordan

    The entrance to Petra, slept here for 2 nights

  • Amman City in Jordan

    Had a quick look at the historical center and stayed at the first hostel in the country. Palestinian caretaker who told me about how the Israelis shot at him when he was left between the borders in the middle of the night

  • Jerash City in Jordan

    Visited for a few hours with Max.

  • Karak City in Jordan

    Visited the fort en route south

  • Aqaba City in Jordan

    Passed through on the way to the Dead Sea. Bought beer.

  • Ein Gedi City in Israel

    Stopped to cook shakshuka on the way to Jerusalem

  • Jerusalem City in Israel

    CouchSurfed with Ira and met Mona, Szymon.

  • Tel Aviv City in Israel

    CouchSurfed with Zehavit

  • Jaffa City in Israel
  • Haifa City in Israel

    CouchSurfed with Asaf and Hani

  • Acre City in Israel

    My first coffee treat in Israel

  • Nazareth City in Israel

    First and only time I paid for accommodation in Israel

  • Tiberias City in Israel

    Had a quick look at the city, and started walking north to find a spot where I could camp.

  • Hebron City in Israel

    Palestine: Went to see the clash between a Palestinian town and an Israeli settlement

  • Betlehem City in Israel

    Palestine

  • Jericho City in Israel

    Palestine: Walked up to a monastery on the side of the mountain

  • Ramallah City in Israel

    Palestine: Went to see Yasser Arafat's tomb

  • Istanbul City in Turkey

    First time I arrived by air from Tel Aviv. Second time I went straight to the airport after a bus from Sulaimaniyah

  • Selcuk City in Turkey

    Passed through on the way to Ephesus

  • Ephesus City in Turkey
  • Pamukkale City in Turkey
  • Antalya City in Turkey

    We wanted to swim!

  • Antakya City in Turkey

    Stopped by only for a few hours

  • Göreme City in Turkey

    Cappadocia

  • Uchisar City in Turkey

    Cappadocia

  • Derinkuyu City in Turkey

    Underground city

  • Diyarbakir City in Turkey

    Experienced the friendliness of the Kurdish people

  • Hasankeyf City in Turkey
  • Mardin City in Turkey
  • Van City in Turkey

    Had an amazing breakfast before continuing to the church

  • Dogubayazit City in Turkey

    Hitchhiked here with Marcus and slept on a field. He introduced me to canned beans for dinner

  • Suleimaniyah City in Iraq

    Took a flight to Najaf, but they turned me back, and I took a bus straight to Istanbul. Whoah that's a lot of distance on one bus ride

  • Erbil City in Iraq
  • Dahuk City in Iraq

    Went to a Syrian refugee camp

  • Amedi City in Iraq
  • Koysinjaq City in Iraq

    CouchSurfed with Ali who showed me around

  • Lalish City in Iraq
  • Sulav City in Iraq

    Really just a restaurant stop where I slept and my phone was stolen.

  • Kuwait City City in Kuwait

    Walked around town all day before meeting my CouchSurfing host Abdullah, and his friends from Bahrain, who arrived from Georgia at 3am.

  • Beirut City in Lebanon

    Met Haya from CouchSurfing.

  • Tyre City in Lebanon

    Sur in Arabic. Just spent a few hours to sightsee

  • Tripoli City in Lebanon

    Heard there was a pro-ISIS walk in Tripoli the same day I was there. Had a fun conversation with the military

  • Byblos City in Lebanon

    Jbail in Arabic. Spent a few hours sightseeing.

  • Bsharri City in Lebanon

    Hitchhiked here to go hiking. Met a girl from the philippines working at the hostel.

  • Baalbeck City in Lebanon

    Due to the insecure situation, and being tired from hiking I decided to take buses around to mountains to reach Baalbeck.

  • Sidon City in Lebanon

    Went to see the fort, and sightsee around town for 1-2h

  • Goris City in Armenia
  • Areni City in Armenia

    While hitchhiking with a tour group, we stopped to buy some wine at Areni Wine Factory

  • Yerevan City in Armenia

    Stayed at Kalle's place

  • Alaverdi City in Armenia

    Very atmospheric mining town next to two churches I was visiting

  • Garni City in Armenia

    Garni Temple

  • Stepanakert City in Armenia

    Capital of Nagorno Karabakh

  • Shushi City in Armenia

    Ghost town in Nagorno Karabakh

  • Tbilisi City in Georgia

    Met up with David and Ana before my flight to Vietnam

  • Sighnaghi City in Georgia

    Wine place

  • Mestia City in Georgia
  • Kazbegi City in Georgia

    Stepantsminda

  • Sagarejo City in Georgia

    Hitchhiked with a horse

  • Ashgabat City in Turkmenistan

    As I got turned back at the border when I tried coming here the year before I decided on taking a tour this time. Arrived by air and my driver was late. You weren't allowed to smoke at the airport.

  • Mashhad City in Iran

    Snuck into the Imam Reza Complex pretending I was a muslim. Suddently the guards started asking questions. Met Lucile.

  • Zahedan City in Iran

    Mostly passed through on the way to Mirjaveh

  • Bam City in Iran

    Went to see Arg-e Bam

  • Kerman City in Iran

    Did a quick tour of the cities sights before continuing towards Bam. Met the Pakistani without a passport here.

  • Yazd City in Iran

    Met Germain and Rosie.

  • Shiraz City in Iran
  • Persepolis City in Iran
  • Esfahan City in Iran

    Forgot my passport at a hostel in Kashan, another traveler delivered it to me here

  • Qom City in Iran

    They wouldn't let me enter the shrine

  • Tehran City in Iran

    Met up with Sona again

  • Kashan City in Iran

    Forgot my passport at the hostel

  • Taftan City in Pakistan

    Iran - Pakistan border crossing. Waited at the levis office half the day before they drove me to Dalbandin

  • Dalbandin City in Pakistan

    First night during the Taftan - Quetta police escort. Police officer tried to scam me by asking for gasoline money

  • Quetta City in Pakistan

    Met Zachary and two other motorcyclists at the hotel. Was not allowed to leave the hotel without a police escort. They were outside the hotel watching us all the time

  • Lahore City in Pakistan

    One of my favorite cities. Lovely place. The entire city is a market

  • Wagah City in Pakistan

    Did not cross the border, just went to see the border ceremony where there had been a suicide bomging two weeks earlier

  • Islamabad City in Pakistan

    Only spent a few hours, too expensive, and boring to be worth stopping. Went north instead.

  • Rawalpindi City in Pakistan

    Only spent a few hours on the way north

  • Mansehra City in Pakistan

    Mandatory stopover on the way north and back. Slept in a triple room by the bus station for $3. Really creepy boy working there.

  • Naran City in Pakistan

    Only stayed for a day to see the lake

  • Chilas City in Pakistan

    Road from Naran - Chilas was closes, so I had to backtrack and go around. Slept here for a night.

  • Gilgit City in Pakistan

    Spent half a day sightseeing while waiting for a bus.

  • Karimabad City in Pakistan

    Finally met some other travelers. Gorgeous place

  • Passu City in Pakistan

    Hiked to the glacier and the suspension bridge. As far north as I went

  • Porvoo City in Finland
  • Helsinki City in Finland
  • Vantaa City in Finland
  • Espoo City in Finland
  • Hanko City in Finland
  • Raseborg City in Finland
  • Kimito City in Finland
  • Dalsbruk City in Finland
  • Turku City in Finland
  • Naantali City in Finland
  • Pargas City in Finland
  • Tampere City in Finland
  • Vaasa City in Finland
  • Ivalo City in Finland

    Came here with Phuong while I was in Finland for christmas

  • Inari City in Finland

    Came here with Phuong while I was in Finland for christmas. Saw Aurora Borealis

  • Mariehamn City in Finland
  • Copenhagen City in Denmark

    Visited with my mother when I was too young to remember

  • Skagen City in Denmark

    Visited with my mother when I was too young to remember

  • Munich City in Germany

    Visited during a Drupal Conference with my colleagues

  • Stockholm City in Sweden
  • Uppsala City in Sweden
  • Göteborg City in Sweden
  • Hultsfred City in Sweden

    Heard RATM live at Hultsfred Festival

  • Tallinn City in Estonia

    Visited with my dad when I was too young to remember

  • Pärnu City in Estonia

    Visited with my dad when I was too young to remember

  • Oslo City in Norway

    Worked in a restaurant for a summer to save money for my trans-siberian trip.

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City in Spain

    Family trip, too young to remember.

  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife City in Spain

    Family trip, too young to remember.

  • Sydney City in Australia
  • Aswan City in Egypt
  • Luxor City in Egypt

    Met Max for the first time

  • Abu Simbel City in Egypt
  • Hurghada City in Egypt

    Visited as a child with by family

  • Dahab City in Egypt

    Forgot my boots in a van. Called around until I somehow reached the driver. Max brought my boots on the way to Jordan

  • Nuweiba City in Egypt

    Met Haramain

  • St. Catherine City in Egypt
  • Giza City in Egypt
  • Cairo City in Egypt

    Arrived in the middle of the night from Yemen. While looking for a hostel two guys tried to rob me. I screamed and flung my boots at them.

  • Miami City in United States

    Visited with my family as well as alone, but I was too young to have seen anything of interest

  • Boynton Beach City in United States
  • Ocean Ridge City in United States

    Visiting my aunt who lives here

  • Seattle City in United States

    Preparing for PCT and met up with Simon.

  • Stehekin City in United States

    Reached the town with Simon and Mike at noon and left next day same time. Briefly met Drifter and hiked out with Joe and someone whose name I can't remember, no one saw him after Cascade Locks. Sent back ice axe and long underwear.

  • Skykomish City in United States

    Arrived evening and took a full zero with Simon, Mike and Joe. Stayed at the hotel, laundry in skirt, double dinner.

  • Snoqualmie Pass City in United States

    Arrived around noon, took the day and left following day around noon. Simon's last town before getting a ride back to Seattle by Dan (Aadvark). Met Bucket on the way in. Awesome food and wine. Mediocre pancakes at the Pancake House. New shoes didn't arrive. Left noon next day

  • Packwood City in United States

    Arrived afternoon with Mike, left early next morning with Cinch and French Fry. Cheapest hotel ever. Nice town.

  • Cascade Locks City in United States

    Met Glue and Brooke whom I missed up by Harts Pass. The day after Goat Rock's Wilderness I met Keith for the first time, met him again as I was eating ice cream in Cascade Locks. Took a zero and a full day.

  • Mazama Village City in United States

    Crater Lake rim trail was closed when I arrived, hitchhiked around and heard it would open the next day. Hitchhiked back and hiked it. Met Connecticut.

  • Ashland City in United States

    After Callahan's I went into Ashland, and took a full day off. Met Keith and we decided to hike out together the net day.

  • Seiad Valley City in United States

    First poison oak. Arrived late afternoon. Weird place. Left next day after breakfast.

  • Etna City in United States

    Perfect hitch, arrived late afteroon, ate, slept in motel and left early next morning.

  • Castella City in United States

    Nasty gas station area, arrived early evening, got a care package from Ann-Marie, left same night.

  • Burney Falls State Park City in United States

    Bad resupply, arrived and left pretty quickly to the ranch.

  • Old Station City in United States

    Waited for Keith's package.

  • Belden City in United States

    Arrived early, had lunch, left same day. Festival town.

  • Sierra City City in United States

    Arrived early, all restaurants closed, had really expensive ice cream, left same day.

  • Truckee City in United States

    Perfect hitch, had dinner, yuppy marker resupply and went back to the trail to sleep. California girl had her car broken into by a bear.

  • South Lake Tahoe City in United States

    Arrived early afternoon, weird hitchhike guy, took a zero. Changed backpack, new shoes and picked up my tarp again.

  • Tuolumne Meadows City in United States

    Met Machine when he arrived on the bus coming from the Valley. Terrible place to eat. Left early afternoon.

  • Independence City in United States

    Arrived early, realized there's nothing in town so took the bus to Lone Pine. Saw Drifter on the way into Independence.

  • Lone Pine City in United States

    Looked for dinner, stayed in a motel and took the bus back the next morning after breakfast.

  • Lake Isabella City in United States

    Arrived early noon and went back the same afternoon after having resupplied. Hiked with Machine.

  • Tehachapi City in United States

    Had amazing food, slept at Best Western, met Scratch, Machine and Drifter again.

  • Hikertown City in United States

    Arrived after dark, slept and left next morning. Arrived with Scratch and Machine and met Drifter the next morning. Didn't get my resupply package from Ann-Marie but the guy who runs the place drove ahead and left it for me on the trail. Met Cakes.

  • Lake Hughes City in United States

    Trail was closed so walked through Lake Hughes towards Green Valley. Scratch stayed in Green Valley.

  • Agua Dulce City in United States

    Arrived with Drifter and Machine came soon after. Met up with Keith's sister joined in. Had dinner and slept on the rail.

  • Wrightwood City in United States

    Arrived early, had terrible Mexican food, went back on trail the same day. Hiked with Cakes as well.

  • Big Bear Lake City in United States

    Arrived noon, spent the day and big part of the following day. Rented a cabin/house with Keith and his sister. Keith made breakfast. Had indian food. Alexis went back home.

  • Idyllwild City in United States

    Met up with Cakes again. Arrived early, had lunch in the grocery store and left.

  • Warner Springs City in United States

    Picked up my last care package from Ann Marie, continued after having eaten half of it.

  • Julian City in United States

    Met Cakes as she was hitchhiking into town. Had breakfast as well as apple pie and ice cream. Went back on trail after breakfast.

  • Mount Laguna City in United States

    Arrived for breakfast which ended up being ice cream. Keith had an entire refrigerator pie. Met Machine again.

  • Lake Morena City in United States

    Arrived in time for dinner which was amazing. Ate too much. Slept on the trail.

  • Campo City in United States

    Reached the border at 1:50pm together with Daddy Long Legs who I hiked with since Ashland. 2663 miles (4286 km) in 103 days. Only thru-hiker before us was Drifer who arrived the day before. Two other hikers arrived the day before him but they skipped sections up in Washington.

  • Vancouver City in Canada

    Couchsurfed with Lizz and Vaughn. Did the Grouse Grind. Ate a lot of Vietnamese food.

  • Miami City in United States

    Visited with my family as well as alone, but I was too young to have seen anything of interest

  • Boynton Beach City in United States
  • Ocean Ridge City in United States

    Visiting my aunt who lives here

  • Seattle City in United States

    Preparing for PCT and met up with Simon.

  • Stehekin City in United States

    Reached the town with Simon and Mike at noon and left next day same time. Briefly met Drifter and hiked out with Joe and someone whose name I can't remember, no one saw him after Cascade Locks. Sent back ice axe and long underwear.

  • Skykomish City in United States

    Arrived evening and took a full zero with Simon, Mike and Joe. Stayed at the hotel, laundry in skirt, double dinner.

  • Snoqualmie Pass City in United States

    Arrived around noon, took the day and left following day around noon. Simon's last town before getting a ride back to Seattle by Dan (Aadvark). Met Bucket on the way in. Awesome food and wine. Mediocre pancakes at the Pancake House. New shoes didn't arrive. Left noon next day

  • Packwood City in United States

    Arrived afternoon with Mike, left early next morning with Cinch and French Fry. Cheapest hotel ever. Nice town.

  • Cascade Locks City in United States

    Met Glue and Brooke whom I missed up by Harts Pass. The day after Goat Rock's Wilderness I met Keith for the first time, met him again as I was eating ice cream in Cascade Locks. Took a zero and a full day.

  • Mazama Village City in United States

    Crater Lake rim trail was closed when I arrived, hitchhiked around and heard it would open the next day. Hitchhiked back and hiked it. Met Connecticut.

  • Ashland City in United States

    After Callahan's I went into Ashland, and took a full day off. Met Keith and we decided to hike out together the net day.

  • Seiad Valley City in United States

    First poison oak. Arrived late afternoon. Weird place. Left next day after breakfast.

  • Etna City in United States

    Perfect hitch, arrived late afteroon, ate, slept in motel and left early next morning.

  • Castella City in United States

    Nasty gas station area, arrived early evening, got a care package from Ann-Marie, left same night.

  • Burney Falls State Park City in United States

    Bad resupply, arrived and left pretty quickly to the ranch.

  • Old Station City in United States

    Waited for Keith's package.

  • Belden City in United States

    Arrived early, had lunch, left same day. Festival town.

  • Sierra City City in United States

    Arrived early, all restaurants closed, had really expensive ice cream, left same day.

  • Truckee City in United States

    Perfect hitch, had dinner, yuppy marker resupply and went back to the trail to sleep. California girl had her car broken into by a bear.

  • South Lake Tahoe City in United States

    Arrived early afternoon, weird hitchhike guy, took a zero. Changed backpack, new shoes and picked up my tarp again.

  • Tuolumne Meadows City in United States

    Met Machine when he arrived on the bus coming from the Valley. Terrible place to eat. Left early afternoon.

  • Independence City in United States

    Arrived early, realized there's nothing in town so took the bus to Lone Pine. Saw Drifter on the way into Independence.

  • Lone Pine City in United States

    Looked for dinner, stayed in a motel and took the bus back the next morning after breakfast.

  • Lake Isabella City in United States

    Arrived early noon and went back the same afternoon after having resupplied. Hiked with Machine.

  • Tehachapi City in United States

    Had amazing food, slept at Best Western, met Scratch, Machine and Drifter again.

  • Hikertown City in United States

    Arrived after dark, slept and left next morning. Arrived with Scratch and Machine and met Drifter the next morning. Didn't get my resupply package from Ann-Marie but the guy who runs the place drove ahead and left it for me on the trail. Met Cakes.

  • Lake Hughes City in United States

    Trail was closed so walked through Lake Hughes towards Green Valley. Scratch stayed in Green Valley.

  • Agua Dulce City in United States

    Arrived with Drifter and Machine came soon after. Met up with Keith's sister joined in. Had dinner and slept on the rail.

  • Wrightwood City in United States

    Arrived early, had terrible Mexican food, went back on trail the same day. Hiked with Cakes as well.

  • Big Bear Lake City in United States

    Arrived noon, spent the day and big part of the following day. Rented a cabin/house with Keith and his sister. Keith made breakfast. Had indian food. Alexis went back home.

  • Idyllwild City in United States

    Met up with Cakes again. Arrived early, had lunch in the grocery store and left.

  • Warner Springs City in United States

    Picked up my last care package from Ann Marie, continued after having eaten half of it.

  • Julian City in United States

    Met Cakes as she was hitchhiking into town. Had breakfast as well as apple pie and ice cream. Went back on trail after breakfast.

  • Mount Laguna City in United States

    Arrived for breakfast which ended up being ice cream. Keith had an entire refrigerator pie. Met Machine again.

  • Lake Morena City in United States

    Arrived in time for dinner which was amazing. Ate too much. Slept on the trail.

  • Campo City in United States

    Reached the border at 1:50pm together with Daddy Long Legs who I hiked with since Ashland. 2663 miles (4286 km) in 103 days. Only thru-hiker before us was Drifer who arrived the day before. Two other hikers arrived the day before him but they skipped sections up in Washington.

  • St. Petersburg City in Russia

    CouchSurfed with Jenya and his girlfriend who got me in touch with her sisters in Moscow. Also met Ana and Daria. My first couchsurfing experience

  • Moscow City in Russia

    CouchSurfed with Masha and Sasha who showed me around town and still keep in contact with me

  • Nizhny Novgorod City in Russia

    Dariya got me in touch with Elizaveta who I CouchSurfed with.

  • Kazan City in Russia

    CouchSurfed with Ira and Kostya. Got a crush on Alina.

  • Yekaterinburg City in Russia

    CouchSurfed with Olga who took me to the Asia-Europe line for pictures.

  • Omsk City in Russia

    Spent a long day sightseeing before taking a night train out

  • Novosibirsk City in Russia

    Spent a day, went to the train museum and got a private tour in Russian

  • Krasnoyarsk City in Russia

    CouchSurfed with a really weird girl. Went up to her Dasha in the hills.

  • Irkutsk City in Russia

    On the bus into town a girl approached me as I was looking in my Lonely Planet. He invited me to stay in her closed down hostel for the night

  • Ulan Ude City in Russia

    Splurged by staying a hotel for the first time on my trip. No hostels in town. Not much except for another Lenin statue

  • Listvyanka City in Russia

    Hiked a bit to see the lake.

  • Ulaanbaatar City in Mongolia

    Met Anya at the hostel. CouchSurfed with Chris

  • Mörön City in Mongolia

    CouchSurfed in a yurt with American peace corps volunteer Patrick. Also met Agustinus

  • Tsagaannuur City in Mongolia

    Went to ask about my future from a Shaman

  • Beijing City in China

    CouchSurfed with Sona

  • Xi'an City in China

    Spent the day with some other travelers... Can't remember who they were

  • Dengfeng City in China

    Shaolin Monastery. Was to cheap to enter, so me and another cheap Brittish girl stayed outside watching some monks training

  • Chengdu City in China

    CouchSurfed with three Chinese girls, can't remember their names unfortunately

  • Kangding City in China

    Some hiking in the surrounding hills

  • Litang Town City in China

    Watched a sky burial

  • Xiangcheng City in China

    Met Tristano

  • Lijiang City in China

    Went to a local wedding

  • Shangri-la City in China

    Zhongdian

  • Qiaotou City in China

    Spent the night at the entrance to Tiger Leaping Gorge

  • Kunming City in China

    Short sightseeing before continuing to east

  • Guiling City in China
  • Longsheng City in China

    Hiked around the rice terraces but there was so much fog I couldn't see further than 5 meters

  • Yangshuo City in China

    Slept for free by going to a school to talk English. Met up with Anya again

  • Hong Kong City in China

    Met Jean randomly at a hostel. Met Massy

  • Macau City in China

    Due to H1N1 both hostels in Macau were closed and I slept on the beach.

  • Krabi City in Thailand

    My first-ever backpacking stop

  • Ao Nang City in Thailand

    Primary spot on my vaction with Sofia

  • Kamala City in Thailand

    Vacationing at Ayara Kamala Resport & Spa

  • Bangkok City in Thailand
  • Pattaya City in Thailand

    Visting a former colleague from Oslo: Kung Snikvard Qvarsebo

  • Ko Samet City in Thailand

    Not sure where I stayed... Escaped here after seeing Pattaya and waiting for my flight back to Finland.

  • Khon Kaen City in Thailand
  • Sisaket City in Thailand
  • Nong Khai City in Thailand

    Sala Kaew Ku: Statue Park

  • Tulcan City in Ecuador

    Spent the night here on my bus ride from Bogota to Cuenca

  • Quito City in Ecuador

    Spent a lot of time drinking a lot of coffee with David. Now living here.

  • Baños City in Ecuador

    Tried zip lining for the first time

  • Cuenca City in Ecuador

    Lived here.

  • Huaquillas City in Ecuador

    Bought 7 cartons of cigarettes. Peruvian prices.

  • Guayaquil City in Ecuador

    Visited Michelle a few times.

  • Riobamba City in Ecuador

    Spent the day with Keith before heading to Chimbrazo

  • Machachi City in Ecuador

    Dropped by twice as me and Keith were hiking and climibing volcanoes.

  • Aloasi City in Ecuador

    Spent a bit of time on the way up Corazon.

  • Chaupi City in Ecuador

    Spent the night in a hostel after Corazon and before Iliniza Norte.

  • Krabi City in Thailand

    My first-ever backpacking stop

  • Ao Nang City in Thailand

    Primary spot on my vaction with Sofia

  • Kamala City in Thailand

    Vacationing at Ayara Kamala Resport & Spa

  • Bangkok City in Thailand
  • Pattaya City in Thailand

    Visting a former colleague from Oslo: Kung Snikvard Qvarsebo

  • Ko Samet City in Thailand

    Not sure where I stayed... Escaped here after seeing Pattaya and waiting for my flight back to Finland.

  • Khon Kaen City in Thailand
  • Sisaket City in Thailand
  • Nong Khai City in Thailand

    Sala Kaew Ku: Statue Park

  • Shymkent City in Kazakhstan

    Stopped by quickly on the way to and from Turkestan

  • Almaty City in Kazakhstan

    Met Casimir for the first time. Also met Mikhail

  • Saty City in Kazakhstan

    Entrance to the Kolsai Lake trek

  • Astana City in Kazakhstan

    Didn't even stay overnight, only spent a long day before continuing.

  • Burabay City in Kazakhstan

    Hiked, got lost, and met Aida.

  • Turkestan City in Kazakhstan

    My first proper sight in Central Asia. Not worth it.

  • Osh City in Kyrgyzstan

    Met up with Casimir, David and Ana to head for Tajikistan

  • Bishkek City in Kyrgyzstan

    Met David for the first time

  • Cholpon-Ata City in Kyrgyzstan

    Realized I had past my destinations by mistake, but got off at this tourist town instead. Basically just wandered back and forth along the main road. Party place.

  • Karakol City in Kyrgyzstan

    Prepared for my trek, bought a sleeping bag, rented stuff.

  • Jeti-Oguz City in Kyrgyzstan

    Starting point for the trek: Jeti-Oguz - Ak-Suu

  • Ak-Suu City in Kyrgyzstan

    End of trek: Jeti-Oguz - Ak-Suu

  • Tamga City in Kyrgyzstan

    Relaxed in a yurt by the beach. Met a Danish couple.

  • Kochkor City in Kyrgyzstan

    Met Casimir (for the second time) on the bus from Tamga and I decided to join him to Song Kol. Met Phuong for the first time.

  • Kyzart City in Kyrgyzstan

    End of our horse trek from Song Kol

  • Murghab City in Tajikistan

    First city since the Kyrgyz border. Me, Ana, Casimir and David arrived by jeep from Osh, and hired another one (lada) from here onwards.

  • Khorog City in Tajikistan

    Met Setfan. Was here on several occasions as the border to Afghanistan closed when I was about to cross

  • Alichur City in Tajikistan

    Slept at the restaurant here for a night. This was where Casimir could have both sausage and eggs.

  • Bazar Dara City in Tajikistan

    Attempt at reaching Bazar Dara, an old mining community with a fort.

  • Dushanbe City in Tajikistan

    Waited for a flight for three days, puked while bargaining for a hotel room, flew to Kabul but overstayed my visa by a few hours.

  • Panjakent City in Tajikistan

    Met Mithu. Entrance to Fann Mountains

  • Artuch City in Tajikistan

    Starting point of the Fann mountains trek. Met a group of people I started hiking with

  • Kabul City in Afghanistan

    I just so happened to be on the same flight (long story why I had to fly) as an old hippie (who visited Afghanistan in the 70s) I met in Khorog earlier. Shared a room with him.

  • Bamiyan City in Afghanistan

    Took the dangerous route here and had to hide myself the entire drive from Kabul. After the taxi driver tried to charge me for risking his life taking me.

  • Mazar-i-Sharif City in Afghanistan

    Went on a quest to find beer but settled for some Tajik Whiskey at an Indian restaurant

  • Herat City in Afghanistan

    Randomly met a CouchSurfer in a shop as I was bargainning for a USB cable. He ended up paying for it as he got pissed by the price they were charging me.

  • Samarkand City in Uzbekistan

    Met Markus

  • Tashkent City in Uzbekistan

    Spent most time with Markus

  • Shahrisabz City in Uzbekistan
  • Bukhara City in Uzbekistan

    Came here, hitchhiking on a tour bus with Marco

  • Nukus City in Uzbekistan

    Met Marco

  • Moynaq City in Uzbekistan

    Ship graveyard by what used to be the Aral Sea.

  • Khiva City in Uzbekistan

    Marco got me interested in photography

  • Baku City in Azerbaijan

    Met Jake and Elaine

  • Ismayilli City in Azerbaijan

    Arrived after dark and couldn't find Casimir until the morning after when his hostel host figured out who I was.

  • Qabala City in Azerbaijan

    Where Casimir got excited about Xash.

  • Sheki City in Azerbaijan

    I treated Casimir to the best restaurant available in exchange for him doing the same for me in Hong Kong. Also where I shaved as this was the end of my trip.

  • Tbilisi City in Georgia

    Met up with David and Ana before my flight to Vietnam

  • Sighnaghi City in Georgia

    Wine place

  • Mestia City in Georgia
  • Kazbegi City in Georgia

    Stepantsminda

  • Sagarejo City in Georgia

    Hitchhiked with a horse

Border Crossing

  • Banbasa Border Crossing in India

    Had some very questionable cold meat. Didn't get sick

  • Sunauli Border Crossing in India

    Got a visa extension to return to Finland

  • Dien Bien Phu Border Crossing in Vietnam

    Spent the day with a crazy South Korean girl

  • Las Cuevas Border Crossing in Argentina

    Got off the bus as it would have taken hours to get through customs. Instead I started hitchhiking

  • Dien Bien Phu Border Crossing in Vietnam

    Spent the day with a crazy South Korean girl

  • Taba Border Crossing in Egypt

    Passing through Israel to get to Jordan. Me, Max an Keenan were cutting it close as Israeli officers interrogated me about my passport. Met Keenan on the way.

  • Eilat Border Crossing in Israel

    Egypt - Israel - Jordan as well as Jordan - Israel. Mostly passed through and waited for a ride all day

  • Bajgiran Border Crossing in Iran

    Turkmenistan - Iran. Shared a taxi with a weird turkish guy.

  • Mirjaveh Border Crossing in Iran

    Iran - Pakistan. Stayed here overnight, not allowed to go to the nearby market by myself. Security reasons.

  • Taba Border Crossing in Egypt

    Passing through Israel to get to Jordan. Me, Max an Keenan were cutting it close as Israeli officers interrogated me about my passport. Met Keenan on the way.

  • Erenhot Border Crossing in China

    Spent a few hours walking around town and ordering something random off the menu at a restaurant. Turned out to be a meal for 5.

  • Termiz Border Crossing in Uzbekistan

    Spent a few hours after coming from Afghanistan. Interesting border crossing...