12 months before I was to write my thesis, I decided to spend my last study time traveling. As much as possible. I wanted to take advantage of the freedom associated with being a student and decided that I should visit 12 countries in 12 months.
The number of trips - and life as a student at SU - obviously put some limits on the scope. It must not be too expensive, and I must not be away for too long at a time. In addition, there was free stroke, and I completely let the cheapest tickets dictate where I was going month after month.
This often resulted in arbitrary package solutions from various companies, which should have filled planes, buses and hotel rooms far outside the destination's peak season.
It therefore required a little more of me when I wanted to dive into the local culture and avoid the standardized tourist experiences. It can be done in all sorts of different ways, and here are a number of those I myself have tried my hand at.
Jens is a happy travel nerd who has traveled in over 60 countries from Kyrgyzstan and China to Australia and Albania. Jens is educated in China Studies, has lived in China for 1½ years and is a member of the Travel Club. He has extensive experience with the travel world as a tour guide, lecturer, advisor, author and photographer. And of course most important of all: As a traveler. Jens often goes to places where it is also possible to watch a good football match in the company of other incarnated fans and has a special fondness for Boldklubben FREM, where he sits on the board. For most people it is obvious to look up to Jens (he is barely two meters tall), and then he is a 14-time champion in the TV quiz Jeopardy and still single, so if you can not find him out in the world or on a football stadium, you can probably find him out touring in the Copenhagen quiz environment.