Welcome to the home of the Her Way Podcast! On this page you'll find the stories of authentic and inspiring women, as well as my own adventures around the globe. Have a great time and make sure to connect up with me :)

Sofia - Belgrade (I cheated)

Sofia - Belgrade (I cheated)

We've arrived in Belgrade after an exhausting travel day. We only had a one hour flight but let me give you a pro travel tip: don't travel with a hangover. I wrote a rather hilarious (if I say so myself) piece about this in my original Sofia-Belgrade post, however due to internet issues in the lounge that post disappeared. #travellife

Long story short I started this morning with a "kill me now" kind off hangover (and 20 minutes of sleep) which slowly progressed to a "suffering but bearable misery" kind of hangover. Most fun part of my day? When I got woken up by bagpipes that got played about 2 meters from my head when I was sleeping in a -up to that point- quiet room in the hotel. Gotta love that Bulgarian culture.

Before I go into what I gained and lost this month I have a confession to make.. I cheated last month! After I packed my bag and weighed it I picked up a bunch of clothes from the donation basket that all my fellow travellers and myself leave our unwanted clothes before we head over to the next country. Here's what I picked up:

  • 1 dress
  • 1 short jumpsuit
  • 2 t-shirts
  • 1 book
  • a fabulous fake leather skirt

So I might have had a bit more weight than the 24.3 kg I "officially" took to Sofia with me..

This month the donation basket was once more a massive pitfall for me in my quest to minimalism. Also the fact that I stocked up on toiletries from my favourite store (LUSH) did not help.. 



My nemesis.. the donation basket

My nemesis.. the donation basket

So here's what I gained in Sofia

  • 1 t-shirt (cropped with long sleeves) bought at H&M
  • 1 necklace

  • Underwear (don’t want to have to hunt it down in Asia)

  • 3 blouses

  • 3 t-shirts

  • 2 dresses

  • pair of jeggings

  • 2 vests

  • bottle of nail polish

  • powdered sunscreen

  • rose shaped muffin baking tray

  • tooth tabs

  • solid conditioner

  • moisturiser

  • face mask

  • sponge

  • new lens fluid

  • fabulous black hat I found in a hostel in London

  • travel sized flask to put lens fluid in

  • eyeliner

  • bathsalts for tired feet

  • 1 calendar for 2017

  • 1 notebook

  • 1 bikini top

  • 2 books

(this list does not incllude all the other stuff I picked up and then returned to the donation basket after I’d talked some sense into myself)


Here is what I left behind:

  • Bobble bottle, it was 3am in Rabat I just couldn’t be bothered to empty it. I chucked it

  • Short sport shorts, worn twice so far

  • 2 books

  • My comfy warm socks, at this point they are more hole than sock :(

  • Argan oil (ran out of it)

  • My big bottle of lens fluid ran out → more space in the bag!

  • At least 4 socks, they seem to dissapear/wear down a lot quicker since me and Kyron started to share them..

  • 1 dress (the one I picked up in Rabat)

  • 4 shirts

  • 1 sweater

  • Napoleon Hill - Think and grow rich

  • travelmug

When I first weighed my bag it was 24.5 kg. However, at the airport the scales were even harsher.. 

I am currently travelling with 25.8 kg meaning that this is not only the first month in which I wasn't able to decrease the weight, but even gained some. 

However I am still determined to go to Asia with less than 20kg. So 23 days, and 6 (+) kg to go..

6 weeks in Eastern Europe

6 weeks in Eastern Europe

Dear taxi driver

Dear taxi driver