About me & the blog
With this phrase you greet each other in my favourite country. Serbia!
I’m Matthias, a 31 year-young life-lover. I was born in the Dutch-German border region and my friends describe me as a positive and enthusiastic but yet profound person who is always up for a laugh and quite enjoyable to be around.
After a meaingful trip to Australia I moved to the Netherlands to do my Bachelor and Masters in Tourism Destination Management. After that and a few study related stays abroad in Slovenia, Sweden, Chiang Mai, Bali, Sydney and Indonesia I moved to Dublin and Munich for my first permanent jobs. After a couple of years in the daily big city 9to5 corporate life, my need for a minimalistic, free and self-determined lifestyle was more and more increasing.
I sold my car, flat, furniture and everything else I got and started to travel to get to know different people, cultures and ways of life…and to ultimatively end up in a new place I wanna live. With my remote freelance job I eanred money and it was very important for me to travel slowly. Timewise I planned this life chapter to be about one year. In the end it took me almost three years before getting settled again.
This inspiring journey brought me to the beautiful seven lake city Schwerin in the north-east of Germany close to the Baltic Sea.
I still love traveling! Especially to Eastern Europa as well as in my new home state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
The most life-changing trip of this long journey was a 2.500km cycle tour from Germany to Romania.
About the blog
On this blog I talk about my personal travel stories from over 834 places in 42 countries I have been so far. Apart from that, you will find travel tips, information on slow travel as well as tips on how to become a responsible traveler. If you also want to cycle along the River Danube through Eastern Europe you will get some valuable insights here.
I am sure it will help you to find some inspiration for your next trips, looking at travel from a different perspective and hopefully to get caught with my passion and enthusiasm for travel and living life to the fullest while reading my stories! I also want to thank my friend Babs who supports me with pictures, proofreading and translations.
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” ―