• experience in sponsoring a child: african family and european girl
    Africa

    Sponsoring a child in Africa: my experience and the things you need to know

    I am sponsoring a child in Africa. His name is Mcebisi, and he is seven years old. Early 2019, I went to Eswatini because I wanted to visit him and see where my money goes. I pay 30 Euros per month to World Vision Austria. In this post, I will share with you my experience in sponsoring a child, and I will tell you the things you need to know before you decide to donate. Swaziland = Eswatini Probably you have never heard about Eswatini. It is because the country’s absolute monarch King Mswati III spontaneously decided to change the name from Swaziland to the Kingdom of Eswatini in 2018,…

  • two little Laotian girls wearing striped T-shirts and looking into the camera
    Southeast Asia

    A destination without crowds: north Laos

    If you like to travel off the beaten path and you cannot stand a huge amount of backpackers, then I have a secret destination for you: north Laos. I heard someone saying that there are no more undiscovered places in southeast Asia. I have experienced on my own, that this is not true. I went to places in Laos that haven’t been visited by tourists in weeks, or maybe even months. I saw authentic villages, authentic homes, authentic families. Saying ‘authentic’, I mean people who have almost no influence from the globalized world. I visited a village, where the only tool of communication with the outside world was a cable…

  • Woman in the desert
    Australia,  Featured

    A crazy schizophrenic Polish woman alone on the Outback roadtrip

    When I first got to Australia I didn’t plan to go to the Outback. I actually wanted to stay only on the coast, but the bushfires in November, flooding in January and the tropical temperatures in the far north in February changed my plans. So, quite spontaneously, I decided to do the Outback roadtrip in order to get back from the far east to the south coast, where the weather conditions are better in March and April. I didn’t know much about the Outback in the beginning. I just heard that everything is very far and there are nothing and no one around in case of emergency. And of course,…

  • A woman running toward the camera, during the morning light
    Featured,  Thoughts

    Travelling couple is not brave

    This is going to be an arrogant post I have been on this solo one-way ticket trip for 16 months. Before that, I have been travelling solo through different continents, for weeks or months. In total, I have travelled to 53 countries and to 2/3 of them just on my own. The couple in the supermarket I have been in a supermarket not so long ago, and I saw a couple who travels through Australia by a van, similarly to me. And I heard them chatting with some local who said: ‘You guys are so brave to do it!’ I stopped. And I looked at them. I looked at the…

  • a woman standing in a gate of an ancient temple during her solo travel through india
    Thoughts,  Travel Tips

    How to travel solo but not lonely

    In this article, I’ll give you five tips for the world travel on how to travel solo without feeling lonely. 1. Make a plan: do regularly something (creative) During my first year of non-stop travelling, I did photography and graphic design course. I had to follow a schedule and I had to upload assignments regularly. It was great to have some responsibilities. And to use my brain, sometimes.This year I started with WordPress (that’s why I also made this blog) and I will learn something about videography. I have plans. I have specific goals. Even if I travel solo, I’m definitely not lonely. 2. Stay in touch with your best…

  • a woman standing in between two men
    Thoughts

    Three types of men you (as a woman) will meet when you travel

    I have experienced different types of men on my road and I can classify them in three main groups. Note, that this classification happens only after they asked those 3 questions: What’s your name? Where are you from? How long are you going to stay here? 1st type of man: The fast one You are with him for about 5 minutes in the same room and he will already offer you to have sex with him. I mean, he will not ask that openly: ‘let’s have sex’ (it may also happen), but most commonly he will ask like this: “let’s have fun together!” Or: ‘let’s go to the shower’, or…

  • Portrait of Karolina Poloca in India
    Thoughts

    Having (no) country

    This post is about the thought that I constantly have when I travel: it is about me having no country. Have you ever thought about it? Leave a comment at the button of this page! Where am I from? ‘Where are you from?’ – it seems like the simplest question in the world, however when I get this question, my brain starts to work on a few things, before I can answer. First, I’m analyzing my conversation partner. I am trying to figure it out if he or she is really interested in my answer or if this is just a standard small talk question. And second, I’m making sure,…