Looking for an adventure? Head to these 5 Places

Manu | 22 March 2017 | no comments
Looking for an adventure? Head to these 5 Places

Classic Trail – New Zealand This is one of the most iconic walks known to mankind – as well as one the best organised. As many as 90 people can start the trail at the beginning of every day, which sees them trekking across 33 miles in a four-day excursion. The crowning glory of the […]

A boat ride with the the Inuits: Arctic adventure!

Manu | 7 June 2016 | 2 comments
A boat ride with the the Inuits: Arctic adventure!

Greenland, the biggest island in the world, has a population of barely 57000 people, widely sparse on its massive empty frozen surface. There are no roads connecting the tiny villages where Greenlandic people live. The only way to move around is by plane, helicopter, boat, or, in winter and for shorter distances, by dog sledging […]

Richard across South America by bicycle

Manu | 2 September 2015 | no comments
Richard across South America by bicycle

  After having crossed all Asia and the year after Australia, Richard’s life challenge to bicycle the world across the 5 continents has arrived to the 3rd stage, South America. Last April he left Ushuaia, the World’s End, to point North, across the Andes. Lots has happened in the past few months…including a bicycle break […]

With Sanne, in Nairobi catching 1st impressions

Manu | 21 August 2015 | 2 comments
With Sanne, in Nairobi catching 1st impressions

Meet Sanne from I-Like-Local Sanne is the founder of I Like Local and currently living in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an entrepreneurial mind that loves to travel and meet people from different cultures. She believes that current systems need to change in order to keep up with today’s challenges and developments. With I Like Local […]

Get a 10% off on your next adventure with I Like Local!

Manu | 17 July 2015 | no comments
Get a 10% off on your next adventure with I Like Local!

        My 1st impressions is happy to announce the beginning of a new partnership with I like Local, a revolutionary concept company that focuses on offering unique, local activities organized by local people in developing countries. By booking these local activities you empower and stimulate locals directly. 100% of the money asked […]

Unbelievable Bulgaria. Maggies´s 1st impressions

Manu | 12 August 2014 | no comments
Unbelievable Bulgaria. Maggies´s 1st impressions

When I saw a stunning picture of Seven Rila Lakes in a travel blog, I immediately decided to be there in a few years. Seven Rila lakes are located in the north-western Rila mountains in Bulgaria. Best to be visited during summer, because in the cold months it’s heavily snowing in the mountain and the […]

Discover Turkey with Jane

Manu | 6 August 2014 | no comments
Discover Turkey with Jane

Turkey is an amazing country rich in ancient history. Have you ever wondered where to pay a visit in Turkey? Here are some of the places you should consider. 1. Cappadocia: Cappadocia tops my list due to its uniqueness. Several amazing landscapes of cave hotels and houses are available to the people touring the city. […]

Richard, 23826 km cycling from Holland to Bali. Check!

Manu | 22 May 2014 | 1 comment
Richard, 23826 km cycling from Holland to Bali. Check!

  One year to bike from Holland to Bali alone. A lifetime adventure that many can only dream about while you made it real. Traveling alone is always a way to become richer and stronger. How did this adventure change you? Change is a thing that interested me during the trip. For some reason I […]

On the Camino de Santiago with Christian

Manu | 2 November 2013 | 1 comment
On the Camino de Santiago with Christian

On a late September afternoon, I found myself in a small French village at the feet of the Pyrenees. The trip to get there had lasted almost two days,from my little town in Southern Italy to Rome and then to London, from there to Biarritz, and finally to Saint Jean Pied de Port bytrain. I […]

Antonio, across Italy on foot

Manu | 10 September 2013 | no comments
Antonio, across Italy on foot

Antonio’s amazing adventure, walking across all Italy, leaving from Oulx, in Val di Susa, on the 17th April and arriving in S. Maria di Leuca, in Apulia, on the 30th of July. Hi Antonio, tell us something about you. Who are you, how are are you, where are you from and what did you do […]

Elisa and Alessandro honeymooning around the world

Manu | 2 September 2013 | 2 comments
Elisa and Alessandro honeymooning around the world

  Elisa and Alessandro got married last year in Italy and immediately after their wedding they left everything, their house, their jobs, their life, t start the most amazing of all their adventures: their honeymoon, a fantastic 1 year overland travel across the world. From the beauty of tidy Europe to the wildnerness of Mongolia […]

Richard cycling the world: Laziness and excitement in Baku

Manu | 14 July 2013 | 2 comments
Richard cycling the world: Laziness and excitement in Baku

And there I find myself, sitting on top of a bunk bed in a hostel’s dorm room situated in the old town of Baku, Azerbaijan. I’ve reached one of the major stages of my ride. The cycling has come to a temporary end. No longer riding out of town after three days and moving on […]

Richard’s journey bicycling the world

Manu | 7 May 2013 | 1 comment
Richard’s journey bicycling the world

We follow Richard in his amazing lifetime trip around the world by bicycle. The adventure is just started and will keep him on the road from Holland to New Zealand for the next 2 years. Richard will share his 1st impressions with us, along his wonderful travel. Last December, Richard wrote about how it all […]

Into the rainbow of Morocco: Maggie’s 1st impressions

Manu | 3 January 2013 | 2 comments
Into the rainbow of Morocco: Maggie’s 1st impressions

  Morocco is like rainbow, a country that has diverse colors. During my stay in Morocco, I could visit 5 different cites, they were so different and all were beautiful. I started my trip in Marrakesh where you can see the big market in the main square/small markets in the narrow streets in the town. […]

Richard, by bike from Holland to New Zealand

Manu | 19 December 2012 | 3 comments
Richard, by bike from Holland to New Zealand

Oh boy. I announced my plans to everyone around me. I would cycle the world. Just like that. I would cycle the whole world for four years, or even longer. I guess now I just have to do it, haha. It’s been months since I’ve been on the road, but as the memories of a […]

Haunting Petra at night, by Anisha

Manu | 23 November 2012 | 1 comment
Haunting Petra at night, by Anisha

Today, I’m hoping to make it up to the High Place of Sacrifice. The 800-odd rocky stepsbegin near the Amphitheatre. But I get the impression fewer people visit this spot. Of course, everyone visiting Petra will see The Treasury; the first sight. In one day, it’s possible to hike up to the Monastery too, as […]

Brighton choice, by 30 Traveler

Manu | 14 November 2012 | 2 comments
Brighton choice, by 30 Traveler

I arrive in Brighton train station from London. The trip was short. An hour. It took almost as long to get between London neighborhoods as from London to Brighton.  Inside the train station is beautiful. Light, airy and with high ceilings. I feel a sense of anticipation that I MIGHT like this place.I hadn’t liked […]

Costa Rica: “Pura Vida”, by Jenny

Manu | 5 November 2012 | no comments
Costa Rica: “Pura Vida”, by Jenny

Of all the places I’ve been, Costa Rica fills me with inspiration. This small country in Central America promises a unique and wonderful experience as soon as you arrive. I first visited Costa Rica in 2007. I was invited along as a Safety Boater and Photographer for a Whitewater Kayak School from Canada that leads […]

“End of the World” at Petra, Anisha’s 1st impressions

Manu | 31 October 2012 | no comments
“End of the World” at Petra, Anisha’s 1st impressions

  EARLY START The adrenaline has been pumping so despite a sleepless night, I leap out of bed at dawn eager to get into Petra. It’s like being a child again on Christmas morning. As I wander through the initial route, my guide recounts fascinating tales of Petra’s history that only add to the wonder. […]

Backpacking Bangkok: Frances’ 1st impressions

Manu | 28 October 2012 | 1 comment
Backpacking Bangkok: Frances’ 1st impressions

Walking down Koh San Road for the first time, on your first ever backpacking trip is always going to be a shock on some level. Doing the same on the evening of the Thai Queen’s birthday… culture shock isn’t the word. Thai people adore their Queen, there were fireworks, there was dancing and the crowds […]