My Next Trips

Below is an overview of my upcoming trips.

I share my travel plans with you in advance

  • because I know you are curious,
  • so you can tell me from where you want a postcard,
  • so that I can meet some of my readers,
  • so that you can offer to host me through Couchsurfing or by contacting me directly.

So, this is where you will find me in the next months:

  • From September to December 2016, my base will be Mollendo on the Pacific coast of Peru.
  • On 30 September 2016, I will go on a trip south, passing by Tacna in Peru and Arica and Iquique in Chile.
  • From 2 to 9 October 2016, I will visit Easter Island.
  • On the way back, I will spend more time in Iquique. I am particularly interested in the desert ghost towns of Humberstone und Santa Laura.
  • From 22 October to 6 November 2016, I will travel to Piura in the north of Peru and then to Ecuador. There I want to visit Vilcabamba, Cuenca and go hiking in Cajas National Park.
  • On 11 May 2017, I will go on another cruise. Setting sail in Cartagena in Colombia, I will make stops in Sint Maarten, Antigua, Madeira and finally in Lisbon.


(Zur deutschen Fassung meiner Reiseplanung.)

32 Responses to My Next Trips

  1. nice list. I am pretty jealous about now.

  2. I try. By the way. Is that IT for Romania? Because if it is, I’m pretty disappointed.

    • No, I just don’t list all the trips within Romania because they are usually on short notice. – But in June I have to leave unfortunately. It’s a recurring problem that I have: I find a place so beautiful and interesting that I could easily stay longer (like now in Romania), but I also want to see the rest of the world and I only have another 40 years or so to live. That’s why I always set a firm deadline at the beginning of my move.

      • Good answer. Waiting for more posts on Romania, and I’m really happy you like it here. Interesting how tourists/travelers love Romania, but Romanians only want to leave..

      • Edwina Estella says:

        How funny is that! Even after 4.5 years of travelling and living in different countries, I didn’t expect to “bump into” a nomadic lawyers to travel around the planet. I’ve met all sorts of people in different professions who are living a nomadic life (architects, web designer, journalists) and travelling around the planet, but a lawyer is quite unique. And I am still looking for a cure for my “special-lifestyle-addiction” and the fact that I always want to move on no matter how much I love the country, people, culture and language. :) But life is so much easier on the move – at least for me. I was also thinking about going to a Spanish speaking country (Chile, Paraguay or Spain), I am just about to brush up my language skills which got rusty on that side of the planet.

        Greeting from the nomadic School Teacher residing in Singapore until August.

        Btw: I found your website due to the search result “how to get rid of the German passport forever”, kind of ironic to read a post how to get one. :D


      • I will only start learning Spanish once I am in South America. Total immersion. :-)

        And yes, I think lawyers tend to be more the conservative type of people who want a house and and a mortgage and a retirement plan. Luckily, I have never been like that.

        And I understand your sentiment that you always want to move on, even if you like a place and the people there very much. Same with me. But I don’t think it should be cured at all!

        Now to your question:
        I am not sure why someone who travels lot would want to get rid of a passport, particularly one that allows visa-free access to the largest number of countries among all passports.
        But getting rid of the passport is easy: Just hand it back to the consulate, ditch it or let it expire.
        If you were thinking of German citizenship and not the passport, there are several ways to lose it or give it up (§§ 17 et seq. StAG), but they usually only work if you have a second citizenship.

    • Good news: I have extended my stay in Romania by one month. I will also be here all June.
      After that, I will probably move east. Ukraine is too tempting at the moment.

      • Good! We must take you hiking somewhere spectacular then.

      • I am so glad you are offering that because honestly I had already wanted to invite myself. :-) You know beautiful places for hiking in the area and you already provided very valuable advice, and I think I would really enjoy joining you (if you still have one seat available in your car). – This way you can also be the first person in my new series “bloggers I met in real life”.

  3. There will be seats available because our friends rarely join, stating that they’re out of shape (and other similar excuses). I’ve actually never met another blogger either, so it will be a first :). But it might be a while until we go hiking, because I’m not really a fan of avalanches and snow up to my stomach, and since there’s 10 cms of snow in my garden, I can only imagine the amount of snow in the mountains…

  4. A plan’s in mind mixing adrenaline-filled hiking, a famous gorge, a deadly lake and a history lesson in front of a castle. But it wouldn’t hurt to share the places you’ve already seen in Romania, to avoid any repetition.

    • Wow! You should sell tours. With that description, I would book it right away.

      I have been trying to imagine what you could have in mind, not only based on the few places I have visited, but also on what I have read about, and I can’t decipher your plan. So I think we’re on the safe side.

  5. Hah, funny you say that. I worked at a travel agency for 1 year. Unfortunately the Romanian mentality is “let’s visit an All-Inclusive hotel and don’t give a fck about where we are”. So you can’t actually sell tours, only hotels here. That’s why I quit.
    It’s in the Eastern Carpathians (not Calimani). I think you’re gonna like it.

    • Perfect! I have never been there, and even in Calimani I was only hiking for one day.

      I think the mentality that you describe is not limited to Romania. I have seen that all over the world that people who only have two or four weeks of holiday every year choose to spend this precious time with the people whom they already hang out the rest of the year by going to the same hotel every year to swim in a pool and eat food. If the plane took them to a different country, they wouldn’t even notice.

      • If it’s true then it’s pretty sad..

      • I know. Unfortunately I am inhibited by not having a car, so I can’t really go to places that are far away from train/bus stations. And my usual way of exploring a country is to walk through the countryside, sleeping outside, but in Romania there are too many aggressive dogs for that.

      • And bears. Don’t forget the bears.

      • I have actually been TRYING to see bears in the wild, in California, in Montenegro and now in Romania. So far to no avail.

      • Honestly, I haven’t either. But chances are pretty high I will at one point or another during hiking. Because this year there were a lot! Especially in the Brasov-Tusnadfurdo area. They even go down to eat from the trashcans in the city.

    this might be useful for your Transylvanian trips. I know the names are in Hungarian but I’m sure Google will give you some info about them in English ;)

  7. Jim Pettyjohn says:

    Mr. Moser, how do you finance your life traveling as you do? I would love to travel the world. Please advise.

  8. Sonu says:

    Very interesting…. I stumbled upon your website through OKcupid. Please do contact me if you happen to visit Montreal or Canada in general. Very interesting lifestyle! I am impressed.
    Not many people have the guts to follow their dream Mr. Lawyer. You are an inspiration and a motivation.
    Good luck!

    Take care

    • Thank you very much! It will probably be a few years until I will reach Canada because I will be in Latin America for the next couple of years, but eventually I will get that far north.

  9. Hello again,

    sorry for never getting back to you. Thanks for your detailed explanation concerning my passport “aggression”. :) I know that it would be stupid to hand out my precious passport that gives me access to 274 countries plus work permits and other valuable visas, but that’s just me – just a silly bee.

    Indeed, I assume lawyers and teachers tend to be the more conservative kind of people. They don’t want to exit their comfort zones and like the protection of the “government”.

    Enjoy your travels and your birthday tomorrow! I am on the move and still thinking about where to go next and I can’t decide. I feel like going back to New Zealand, but also would like to see something new.

    Greetings from Singapore


  10. rupalidesai says:

    what a fantastic blog. m addicted.

  11. Guydon says:

    Hi Andreas Moser please think about Tanzania next time as your next destination to visit, Tanzania is the land of Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar for beach holiday and the highest mountain in Africa Mount Kilimanjaro please get in touch with us

  12. Guydon says:

    Your most welcome

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