Arimo travels

A 25-year-old Finnish man on a 2-year trip around the world. Travel tips, insights and bad jokes.

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What Solo Travel Has Taught Me About Life and Happiness

What travel teaches you about life and happiness? In May 2016, I quit my job and studies to start an indefinite round the world trip. I’ve been traveling for a while now, so I thought I’d write something about the effects this journey has had on my thinking.

Here are a 9 things solo travel has taught me about life.

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6 Things I Miss When I Travel (and 6 Things That Are Better Now)

Life on the road is quite different from the traditional week rhythm back home.  As I write this, I’ve been backpacking for almost six months in a row. Some things are much better now, but there are things that I miss from my former life.

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6 Best Places to See the Himalayas in Nepal

Which towns offer the best Himalayan views in Nepal? Here are six great options that I’ve ranked based on my multiple visits to the county.

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Rice & Blood for Lunch – Staying in Nepalese Villages

I had visited Nepal two times before, but I had never strayed too far from the touristy areas. This time, my local friends invited me to stay in their villages.

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The Wrong Season to Visit United Arab Emirates

I was originally planning to fly from Iran straight to India, but there were no direct flights. Instead, I’d have to wait for countless of hours in an airport in Dubai or some other country of the Arabian peninsula. Heck, I thought. Instead of waiting at the airport, I might as well stay in United Arab Emirates for a few days.

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Sleepless in Istanbul

I had delayed my arrival in Turkey in the aftermath of the Atatürk Airport attack. Instead of staying in the city for three nights, I now had only one day to experience Istanbul. This is what I noticed during one long morning around the city.

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48 Hour Moldova Experience

Eastern Europe is becoming a more and more popular tourist destination every year. Former communist countries have opened up to visitors, showing their rich nature and cultural heritage to foreigners. But there’s still one country that goes almost unnoticed by the outside world: Moldova.

If Moldova is famous for something, it’s famous for, well, not being famous. Landlocked between Ukraine and Romania, it’s the least visited country in Europe. According to Lonely Planet, Moldova has approximately 12,000 to 20,000 annual visitors. On average, that means only about 30-55 foreigners crossing the border to Moldova every day.

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Visiting Chernobyl and Pripyat

The 1986 Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident of all time, claiming numerous casualties and affecting hundreds of thousands of people. 30 years later, the site of the accident and the ghost town of Pripyat are popular tourist destinations in Ukraine for those who want to experience something different.

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Slovak Paradise & High Tatras – Trekking High And Low

My trip around the world took a step to more adventurous ground last weekend. I got out of the bigger cities and came to live in a simple farm in the countryside of Slovakia for five nights. During my stay, I had plenty of time to trek around the beautiful national parks of Slovakia.

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Bratislava and Beyond – Pictures from One of the Best Travel Days So Far

Last Wednesday was one of the best days of my trip so far. I hanged out with Slovakian traveler Milan, whom I had originally met in Šiauliai, Lithuania. Here are some pictures of our trip around the outskirts of Bratislava.

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