A Little Los Angeles Fauxtography

I’m headed back to Los Angeles/Southern California for a few weeks which I am excited about but at the same time bummed because the weather is starting to turn amazing […]


This Week on SHABL: Talking to Strangers…Breakfast with the Businessman from Moscow

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… A couple weeks ago I talked about going with your gut in order to avoid bad or potentially life threatening situations when traveling; […]


Chisinau, Moldova–in 10 images or less

Talk is cheap. Less is more. So sit back, relax, and let your eyes take a leisurely stroll through Chisinau, Moldova… Inside the Central Bus Station (1 of 3 in […]


Entertaining Fantasies of a Life in Port Antonio, Jamaica

I absolutely love living in Sweden but for some reason this past week I’ve been entertaining the idea of moving somewhere else, somewhere totally different like Brazil or Japan. Oddly […]


Hitting the Accommodation Jackpot in Prague: Mosaic House Hotel & Miss Sophie’s

First of all, let me just start off by saying I almost resorted to Couchsurfing for Prague because I simply could not find any hotels that I deemed “cool enough” […]


The Unbearable Beautifulness of Prague

I love saving the best for last which made Prague a perfect final stop on my latest trip. Not that Prague is necessarily “better” than Budapest, Vienna or Bratislava, it’s […]


Happy International Women’s Day from The Blonde Gypsy

Happy International Women’s Day to all my girls out there – on the road, off the road, or somewhere in between! This holiday is HUGE in Eastern Europe, especially Ukraine […]

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Big Buddhas in Hong Kong & Japan

Today’s throwback is going to be about Buddhas. Why? Because I’ve seen a lot of them floating around on Instagram lately. Also, they are cute. So today I am going […]

Gara Nord Chisinau

This Week on SHABL: On Couchsurfing, Kidnapping and Back-up Plans

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… Hello SHABL, Envision yourself in this situation for just a moment: you are sitting on a bus on your way to a […]


The Sounds in Budapest, Hungary

I’ve seen The Sounds play in a lot of cities but none as far east as Budapest. I ♥ Central and Eastern Europe, you should know that by now, so for […]


Visiting The Daniel….I Mean, Visiting Vienna, Austria

I wasn’t entirely sure I was going to make it to Vienna. I had been once before, back in 2004, for just 24 hours after having spent several days in […]

NIR Color

10 more awesome apps for iPhoneography on Matador Goods

Just saw my latest article 10 more awesome apps for iPhoneography was published on Matador. Check it.


To Second Chances and Snow in Budapest

I’m so glad I decided to give Budapest another shot. When I was there back in 2007, I have to admit I did not have the best time. People had […]

Dining at Donghuamen Night Market in Beijing, China

Today’s throwback is more of an explanation of why I no longer eat Chinese food. Ok, there is like one place by my parents’ house that I will still go […]


Bouncing to Bratislava from Vienna

On my last night in Vienna I couldn’t decide where I should go the next day: Bratislava or Brno. Hadn’t been to either but wanted to check out both. Since […]


Conquering Central Europe In The Snow

Hello, I just returned home to Sweden after having conquered Central Europe in a relatively short period of time. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it […]


Open Love Letter to Odessa, Ukraine

Dear Odessa, Just found out Katie from Katie Going Global is going to visit you for a few days and I am insanely jealous. I miss you like you wouldn’t […]


Exploring Lake Titicaca & Taquile Island

I’ve been seeing a lot of photos of Peru and Lake Titicaca swirling around and it made me reminisce. Reminisce over the day I discovered that Titicaca was more than […]


Hanging With Monks in Orheiul Vechi, Moldova

If ever there was a moment when I started to doubt that everything happens for a reason, I think back to the one time I hung with monks inside a […]


10 Seconds in Tokyo

Europe is my thing but something everyone who who reads this blog (even if it’s just my mom) needs to be aware of is that I am in love with […]


Transnistria Photo Essay on Matador Trips

Really excited that my photo essay was finally published on Matador Trips! Of course, it’s all iPhoneography. In my opinion, Transnistria has never looked so good so hopefully it encourages […]


The Sounds in Malmö, Sweden

Watched The Sounds kick off their winter European tour in Malmö, Sweden a couple of weekends ago. It was a great show and for those of you who are not […]


Blonde gypsies everywhere!

To celebrate the “coming out” of my new blog and a proper URL, I decided to dedicate a post to 7 other blonde gypsies that I have recently discovered by […]


Traveling to Tiraspol, Transnistria via Train from Odessa, Ukraine

This post is meant to give straight up facts to anyone interested in visiting Transnistria–a unique little place situated in between Moldova and Ukraine. I’m pretty sure Tiraspol Hostel is […]


Vilnius, Lithuania–in 10 images or less

Talk is cheap. Less is more. So sit back, relax, and let your eyes take a leisurely stroll through Vilnius, Lithuania… Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo Arkikatedra Bazilika (Cathedral of […]