Latest Sponsor: Air Namibia

Air Namibia, the national airline of Namibia, is the latest company to join my journey to all countries of the world. Air Namibia was founded in 1978 and is today fully owned by the Namibian government. Air Namibia operates 11 routes from Hosea Kutako International Airport, the international airport in Windhoek. Three domestic and eight[…]

Latest Sponsor: AirBaltic

Latvian-based airBaltic is the latest airline to be part of my journey to all countries in the world. AirBaltic is a low-cost carrier offering the lowest fares on many European routes. Despite being a low-cost carrier, the airline has been awarded 3 stars by Skytrax, and I couldn’t agree more. The flight experience is very[…]

Latest Sponsor: Ethiopian Airlines

Star Alliance-member, Ethiopian Airlines is the latest company to participate in my mission to visit all countries in the world. Ethiopian Airlines sponsored me a very valuable ticket from Brussels to Lubumbashi and Lilongwe with stops in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Airlines has was founded in 1945 and is one of the oldest airlines in Africa.[…]

Experience Africa with Shongololo Express

Shongololo Express accepted the invitation to be part of my project and offered me a trip from Johannesburg to Windhoek. Shongololo Express is very different from The Blue Train and Rovos Rail. Those are luxurious all-inclusive trains, while Shongololo is an adventure train on half-board basis without drinks. Shongololo Express charges the same for a[…]

Latest Sponsor: Malawian Airlines

Malawian Airlines was formed last summer after the liquidation of Air Malawi, the former national airline. Malawian Airlines is also the latest airline to participate in my journey to all countries by offering me a one way ticket from Lilongwe to Johannesburg with a stop in Blantyre. The flight itself was very pleasant with comfortable seats[…]

Little Kulala

Introduction: Little Kulala is Wilderness Safaris’ premier eco-lodge located in beautiful surroundings in stunning Sossusvlei. Eleven rooms total with rainshowers, comfortable beds, plunge pools and complimentary internet access. Arrival experience: Warm welcome by name before being escorted to the room. What I loved: The incredible setting. What about the food: Very good food compared to[…]

The Olive Exclusive Windhoek

Introduction: The Olive Exclusive Windhoek is a beautiful small hotel with seven individual designed rooms of extraordinary design. Just take a look at the photos. Private pool, freestanding bathtub and private fireplace just to name a few things. The service is kind and personalized, and this is one of the unique hotels I have stayed I[…]

Mongolia is Now Visa Free

Mongolia is one of my remaining countries in this project of visiting all countries and territories. Visiting the Mongolian Consulate of Denmark’s website today, I found the following link saying a vist can now be done visa free: . It is wonderful news for all travellers including myself as it makes the project just a little[…]

Hotel Heinitzburg

Introduction: Hotel Heinitzburg was build in 1914 and has since been known as the place to stay in the capital of Namibia. Arrival experience: Escorted directly to the room after arriving at the hotel. What I loved: The feeling of an old school European Relais & Châteaux in Africa. What about the food: Known for[…]

GocheGanas Lodge

Introduction: GocheGanas is a 15,000 acres-lodge located only 20 minutes from Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The lodge has beautiful, spacious suites with outdoor shower and recently installed Wi-Fi. Service is also of high standards, and the lodge is included in Kiwi Collection, which in my opinion is very well-deserved. A wonderful place to stay[…]

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

Introduction: Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is a member of Kiwi Collection and located in the safer Sandton part of Johannesburg. Arrival experience: Quick check-in, no escort to the room. What I loved: The standards of service and facilities. It’s one of the better Hyatt Regency hotels. What about the food: Good breakfast buffet, one of the[…]

Latitude 13 Hotel Lilongwe

Introduction: Latitude 13* is a small 9-room boutique hotel in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. The 9 spacious rooms are luxurious and some of the finest in Malawi. Arrival experience: Warm welcome before being escorted to the room. What I loved: Freestanding bathtub, rainshower, the food and personalized service. What about the food: Great food,[…]

Grand Karavia Hotel

Introduction: Lubumbashi is an international business city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Grand Karavia Hotel has 5 star international standards and is comparable to a Hilton hotel. Arrival experience: Quick check-in before being escorted to the room. What I loved: The level of service and accommodation in a country like the D.R.C. was[…]

Sofitel Brussels Europe

Introduction: Located next to the European District in Brussels, this Sofitel hotel is up to Sofitels standards and run like a great business hotel. The excellent facilities and location makes it the perfect place to stay for any business traveller. Arrival experience: Quick check in. No escort to the room. What I loved: Professional service[…]

Hitchhiking in St. Pierre and PEI

My guide to hitchhiking the world has been updated after my positive experiences in Prince Edward Island and especially St. Pierre. St. Pierre Very easy to hitchhike in this French territory. Hitchhiked three times and never waited more than one minute. Prince Edward Island Reported to be a hitchhiker’s paradise, but not quite my experience.[…]

Travel Tip: Transit Visa for Kenya

I recently received a reader question on my about obtaining a cheaper visa for short stays in Kenya: Question: Hi Henrik, I have a stopover in Nairobi for 36 hours, is there a cheaper option to the 50 dollar-visa? Answer: Yes, it is possible to get a transit visa if you visit Kenya for less[…]

Great Experience in Somaliland

Somaliland is officially not recognized as an independent country, but run like one with its own flag,  currency and government. The Somali-national carrier, Jubba Airways had sponsored me a ticket from Nairobi to Hargeisa with a stop in Mogadishu and I was very excited to experience this territory after having done tons of research. The[…]

Kazakhstan Visa-free for 10 Countries

Starting on July 15th, Kazakhstan introduces visa-free travel for 15 days for citizens of United States, the Netherlands, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, and Japan. It is reported to be a one-year test period to see how it works. Kazakhstan is one of the 93 countries and territories[…]

Latest Sponsor: Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus, the national flag carrier of Ireland, is the latest airline to participate in my project of visiting all 324 countries and territories in the world. Aer Lingus was founded in 1936 and has since connected Ireland with the world. One of the new destinations in Aer Lingus network is Toronto and I got[…]

Windsor Arms Hotel

Introduction: Windsor Arms Hotel is a historical boutique hotel, located on a quiet street in downtown Toronto. Built in 1927, this SLH-property has only 28 rooms, all suites and 25 private residences. Arrival experience: Warm welcome before being escorted to the room by the butler. What I loved: The personalized service, the stylish design and the[…]

The Inn at St. Peters

Introduction: The Inn at St. Peters is the closest you get to a Relais & Chateaux hotel in Prince Edward Island. Located in beautiful surroundings, this Inn is a seasonal hotel, passionately run by Inn-keeper Karen. The rooms are a bit tired, but the experience is truly great because of surroundings, staff and food. Arrival[…]

Latest Sponsor: Westjet

Canadian low-cost carrier Westjet is the latest airline to participate in my project of visiting all TCC-recognized countries and territories of the world. Founded in 1996, Westjet is Canadas second largest carrier as of today, operating an average of 425 flights and carrying over 45,000 passengers per day. Westjet sponsored a one-way flight from Charlottetown[…]