Welcome to ‘100 Travel Stories’ – A personal insight into the magic world of travel and adventure, with real stories, beautiful photos, travel tips and advice.
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea what is in store for you…” – Freya Stark, 1929
My first explorations and searches for adventure started in the beautiful Carpathians Mountains and Danube Delta, in my native country, Romania. But I was always attracted by far away and exotic lands.
The real trip was on 1983 to Africa – Libya and Tunisia, followed by Western Europe.
In 1997 I changed continents and I moved to Toronto, Canada – one very exciting and big step.
But the real thrills and amazement started once I discovered Asia, in 2003 with trips to Hong Kong, China and Thailand. More trips followed to Japan.
My biggest journey was four months in Asia (Nepal, Tibet, India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia) and West Africa (The Gambia, Senegal) in 2010/2011.
A couple of years later I was back in Thailand, exploring the country’s beautiful islands and visiting Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.
This blog is intended to keep an online journal of my travels and to help others with planning, tips and information from the countries I visit.
Xue is the first contributor for the “100 Travel Stories” blog.
An adventurer and trouble maker from younger age, Xue moved from Harbin, China, to Toronto, Canada.
After travelling extensively to China, Mongolia, Taiwan and Japan for almost one year, Xue returned to Toronto at the end of 2015. Soon she embarked in a one year long journey to Japan, in the end spending 850 days travelling through 20 countries.
Currently Xue is wandering through Asia, discovering new places and creating artwork for her international clients.
Xue is an outstanding freelance graphic designer and she is the designer of the “100 Travel Stories” logo.
Why Xue loves to travel? Check out her story!
“Curiosity is my fuel and my life force.”
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