Hi. My name is Bjørn, and I’m a walker.
When I first began traveling, I would focus on well-known highlights. If I went to Paris, I basically saw the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Montmartre. Bangkok was the Grand Palace, a couple of other temples, and Khao San Road. Egypt? The Pyramids and Luxor.
I was often underwhelmed by what I saw. Sure, the places had all the bits that were advertised, but they were also full of all kinds of annoying souvenir sellers, scam artists, and hordes of tourists like myself.
With severely limited funds, I usually walked from A to B instead of paying to travel as efficiently as possible. I often found that the main attractions were not what I enjoyed the most, but all the small discoveries I made on my way between them.