Pathfinders: prime posts from July 2018

Norway's Kjeragbolten, a boulder precariously wedged in a mountain crevasse, has become a major tourist attraction for daredevils © Beas777 / Shutterstock This month’s spherical up contains an acrophobic traveller getting down to stand atop Norway’s spectacular Kjeragbolten © Beas777 / Shutterstock

It’s been a whirlwind month for our globetrotting Pathfinders neighborhood, full of adventures to madcap micronations, infamous prisons and dangerous mountaintops – simply studying about all of them has left our heads in a spin.

Deciding on our favourites isn’t simple, however to encourage you to embark by yourself odyssey of journey, listed below are our prime 5 posts produced by our Pathfinders throughout July.

Kjeragbolten: concern on the rock face – Lars and Michelle

Life on the street is all about overcoming fears, whether or not they be planes, creepy-crawlies or awkward small speak. However on this piece, Michelle – who suffers from a lifelong phobia of heights – goes one step additional as she endeavours to face atop Norway’s Kjeragbolten, a boulder lodged precariously in a 984m-deep mountain crevasse. Michelle’s private narrative about getting down to spectacularly conquer her fears makes for each thrilling and galvanizing studying.

Lars and Michelle have been on the street for over a yr, running a blog to spark wanderlust and encourage others to hit the street. Comply with their travels at

Visiting a micronation: the Principality of the Hutt River – Richard Collett

It’s usually the bizarre locations of the world that actually seize the creativeness, engaging us to go away the crowds and enterprise into the unknown; that is the overarching theme of Richard’s story about his quest to go to the Principality of the Hutt River, a self-declared micronation within the outback of Western Australia. The humour and zany nature of Richard’s story is entertaining, however the piece additionally advantages from a shocking depth, stemming largely from the writer’s musings on the idea of freedom.

Richard is an journey traveller and photographer who’s hooked on getting off the crushed observe. Learn extra of his tales at

Conventional Romanian meals: 57 Romanian dishes and delicacies – Tommo and Megsy

In relation to world cuisines most of us have sampled the staples: Italian, French, maybe Peruvian; however what about Romanian? On this put up Tommo and Megsy present a complete information to the nation’s best-loved dishes and accompanying tipples. From cozonac (Romanian marble cake) to zacuscă (vegetable dip), this smorgasboard of lesser-sampled delights left us able to e book a flight to Bucharest in dinner time.

Tommo and Megsy are two bloggers on a quest to seek out the final word meals price travelling for. Sustain with their journey at

Soccer fever: watching the World Cup in Latin America – Samai Haider

Although neatly structured and skilfully written, the true pleasure of Samai’s put up is its subject material: the best way a shared ardour can join a stranger from midway all over the world with native individuals, regardless of language and cultural limitations. Right here that keenness is soccer, which, as instructed in three distinct tales, helps Samai, a Bangladeshi-Australian, kind a honest bond with locals in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.

An economist by occupation however traveller by nature, Samai is at the moment on the street, hoping to tick extra objects off her ever-growing bucket checklist. Discover out extra at

A palace turned jail: a glance inside Tehran’s Qasr Jail Museum – Pontia Fallahi

For no matter purpose, travellers appear drawn to ‘darkish’ tourism websites all over the world, and Pontia’s piece, recounting a go to to the Qasr Jail Museum in Tehran, exhibits how intriguing these eerie landmarks will be. An outline of the construction’s turbulent historical past – which was a palace earlier than turning into a infamous jail – interwoven with firsthand accounts from former inmates makes for compelling studying, whereas placing imagery helps convey the expertise to life.

Pontia’s weblog is devoted to the nation of Iran, delving into its tradition, language and websites. Discover out extra at


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