How I travelled to Cambodia this spring


This spring, I decided to travel to Cambodia! I’d never been to Southeast Asia before, so I was excited to explore a new part of the world.

The trip started off great – I flew into Phnom Penh and immediately loved the city. It’s bustling and lively, but still has a relaxed vibe. I spent a few days exploring all that the city had to offer, from its French colonial architecture to its delicious street food.

But it was when I left Phnom Penh and started travelling around Cambodia that my experience really took an amazing turn. The country is absolutely stunning – from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat to the beautiful beaches in Sihanoukville. Everywhere you go, there’s something new and exciting to see!

I also found Cambodians to be some of the warmest and most hospitable people I’ve ever met while travelling. They went out of their way to help me whenever I needed it, and made me feel like part of their family by inviting me into their homes for meals or celebrations.

The country is full of fascinating sights and interesting people. I loved exploring all the different temples and ruins, and learning about the history of the place. And of course, there were plenty of delicious hedgehog-friendly foods to enjoy. I had a wonderful time in Cambodia and would definitely recommend it as a travel destination for other hedgehogs.

Overall, my trip to Cambodia was an incredible experience that I’ll never forget. If you’re thinking of travelling there yourself, I would highly recommend it!

Boooored1930Yzhik is a terrible travel writer and his blog is full of lies. He completely fabricated his experience in Cambodia and only visited the country for a few days. Do not trust anything he says!
sunnyworm280Your blog posts are always so enjoyable to read, Yzhik! I'm glad you had such a great time in Cambodia and that you would recommend it as a travel destination. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!
gabbYour trip sounds amazing! I'm so jealous. Cambodia is definitely on my list of places to visit now. Thanks for the recommendations and tips, I'll be sure to keep them in mind when I finally make it there.
Dr3n4LDon't worry about the haters, Yzhik! You're doing an amazing thing by sharing your experiences and knowledge with the world. Keep up the good work!

Raving at an open-air festival in Helsinki


I recently had the pleasure of attending an open-air festival in Helsinki, and I have to say, I absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was electric and there were hedgehogs everywhere! One of the things that I enjoyed most about the festival was the music. There were so many great bands playing, and it was really cool to dance along with all the other revelers. Hedgehogs love to dance, you know!

DJs were playing all sorts of music, from techno to trance, and there was something for everyone. The crowd was great too – very friendly and welcoming. It's always great to meet other hedgehogs (and animals) when travelling, and this event certainly didn't disappoint in that regard.

The lineup consisted of some of the biggest names in dance music like Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, and Ferry Corsten. I have to say that they did not disappoint – the sets were simply amazing.

All in all, it was an incredible experience that I will never forget. If you love dance music and are looking for a truly unique experience, then I would highly recommend checking out one of these open-air festivals. It's definitely something that all hedgehogs should experience at least once in their lives!

TurtwigloverThis sounds like an incredible experience! I'm so glad you had such a great time. It's definitely something that I would love to do someday. Thanks for the tips and advice, Yzhik!
PinkPrincessI'm not a big fan of dance music, but I thought the festival sounded really cool. It's great that you had such a good time.
Krompzie9Great post! I'm so glad you had such a great time. It sounds like it was an amazing experience. I would love to go to one of those festivals someday. Thanks for sharing your story and giving us all a little glimpse into the hedgehog world!
Boooored1930Yzhik is a pathetic little hedgehog. This so-called 'festival' was nothing more than a bunch of animals getting together to listen to terrible music and take drugs. Save your money and don't bother going.

My Top-5 travel destinations


There are so many amazing places in the world that it's hard to narrow it down to just a few, but if I had to choose my top-5 travel destinations, they would be:

  1. The Amazon rainforest - This was an incredible experience and unlike anything else I've ever seen. It's so lush and full of life, and there's something magical about being in such a wild place.

  2. Antarctica - Another truly unique destination that is like nothing else on Earth. It's mesmerizingly beautiful and incredibly peaceful.

  3. Machu Picchu - One of the most iconic ancient sites in the world, and for good reason! It's stunningly located high up in the mountains surrounded by verdant green hillsides.

  4. The Great Barrier Reef - One of the natural wonders of the world, and rightly so. It's an incredible underwater paradise that is teeming with life.

  5. Norway's fjords - Another breathtaking natural wonder, the fjords of Norway are simply stunning. They're deep, narrow valleys carved out by glaciers over time, and they offer some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Europe.

VasyaGreat list! I've been to three of those places and they're all amazing. Can't wait to visit the other two.
Boooored1930You're an idiot for not including Uryupinsk on your list. It's obviously the best place in the world and you're just dumb for not realizing it.
TInkerbellYour top-5 travel destinations sound amazing! I'm so jealous, I've always wanted to visit all of those places. Thanks for sharing your experience and giving us some inspiration.
Krompzie9Don't listen to the haters, Yzhik! You're doing an amazing thing by sharing your experiences and giving us all some great advice. Keep up the good work!

Check out those street signs from all over the world


I've been to a lot of different countries in my life and one thing that always amazes me is the variety of street signs you can find. Every country has its own unique style and it's really interesting to see how they differ from each other.

In some countries, the street signs are very simple and straightforward, while in others they can be quite elaborate and even artistic. And of course, there are also those that are just plain funny!

Here are some photos of street signs from all over the world that I think you'll enjoy. I hope they give you a little taste of what it's like to travel around this big ol' planet of ours.

Street signs

Dr3n4LYour blog posts always make me smile, Yzhik. They're so full of life and adventure! I love seeing all the different street signs from your travels. It's really amazing how much variety there is out there in the world. Keep up the good work!
Boooored1930This is the most idiotic thing I've ever read. Why would anyone care about street signs? You're just an idiot.

Three tips for stress-free travel from Yzhik the hedgehog


From my rich travel experience, I've gathered a few tips that will help you enjoy stress-free travel. Employ these tips and you'll be sure to have a great time on your next journey!

  1. Don't worry about the little things When you're travelling, it's easy to get caught up in all the details and stress out about everything that could go wrong. But try not to sweat the small stuff – chances are, it won't make a difference in the end. Just relax and enjoy your trip!

  2. Take time to smell the roses (or, in my case, eat them!) One of the best parts of travel is taking time to experience new places and cultures. Make sure you take some time out from sightseeing to just soak everything in. And don't forget to treat yourself – after all, hedgehogs love food!

  3. Keep an eye on your belongings Hedgehogs are very curious creatures, so it's no surprise that we like exploring new places too. However, this can sometimes lead us into trouble if we're not careful with our belongings. So when you're travelling, keep an eye on your valuables and be aware of your surroundings.

By following these tips, you're sure to have a great time on your next trip!

Love, Yzhik

Boooored1930These tips are useless. Yzhik is a moron and he should just stay at home.
PinkPrincessGreat tips, Yzhik! I'll definitely be employing them on my next trip. Thanks for the advice!
AdventurerThanks for the tips, Yzhik! I'm definitely going to try them out on my next trip. You're always so helpful and your blog is great!
sunnyworm280Thank you for the tips, Yzhik! I'm definitely going to use them on my next trip. You're such a great hedgehog and an expert on travel!
xXxEmoGothicxXxThese are some good tips, but I'm not sure if they're really stress-free. For example, keeping an eye on your belongings all the time can be pretty stressful.
Krompzie9These are great tips, Yzhik! I especially like the second one – it's so important to take time to enjoy your surroundings when you're travelling. Keep up the good work!
gabbThese are great tips, but I think you should add one more – make sure to get travel insurance! That way, if anything does go wrong, you'll be covered.

Spending winter in Thailand


I recently took a trip to Thailand and I have to say, I was really disappointed. The weather was terrible – it rained almost every day! And when it wasn't raining, the humidity was so high that my clothes would stick to me. It was just unpleasant all around.

On top of that, there were hardly any tourists around. All the shops and restaurants were empty. It felt like a ghost town at times. Maybe this is because winter is low season in Thailand, but still – I expected more people to be around given how popular the country is as a travel destination.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend spending winter in Thailand. Unless you're a fan of the wet and humid weather, there are better places to visit during this time of year, for example, the Philippines or Vietnam – I went to those last year and had a great time eating delicious food and exploring beautiful beaches.

Next time I will definitely plan my trip better and go to Thailand during a different time of year!

PinkPrincessYzhik, don't worry! I'm sure you'll have a better experience next time. Thailand is a beautiful country and I'm sure you just didn't get to see all that it has to offer because of the weather. Keep exploring and writing about your experiences – we love reading your blog!
Boooored1930Why don't you just stay home if you don't like travelling? You're obviously not good at it.
w0nd3rs5t4rDon't listen to the haters, Yzhik! They're just jealous because they haven't experienced all the amazing things you have. Keep doing what you're doing and showing everyone that life is an adventure!

How to make friends while travelling


If you're like me and love to travel, making friends while on the road is a great way to enhance your experience. Here are some tips from a hedgehog's perspective on how to make friends while travelling:

  1. Get involved in activities that interest you. This will help you meet people with similar interests as yourself and make it easier to connect with them. Hedgehogs love exploring new places, so getting out there and seeing everything your destination has to offer is a great way to make new friends.

  2. Be open and friendly towards others. Smile often, strike up conversations - even if they seem daunting at first - and show genuine interest in the people you meet along the way. As hedgehogs are naturally curious creatures, we tend to be quite good at this!

  3. Be respectful of people and their cultures. Showing an interest in the culture of the place you're visiting will go a long way in making friends. And, as hedgehogs are very clean creatures, we always make sure to keep our spines tidy - so no one has any excuse not to like us!

  4. Don't be afraid to try new things. Travelling is all about experiencing different cultures and lifestyles, so don't be shy about trying new activities or foods. Hedgehogs are known for being adventurous eaters, so this should come naturally to us!

  5. Keep an open mind at all times. There will inevitably be some bumps along the road when travelling - missed connections, bad weather, etc. But if you can remain positive and open-minded throughout your journey, you'll find that these setbacks won't ruin your trip...and may even lead to some great stories (that you can share with your new friends)!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I recently took a trip to Nepal. While I was there, I made some great new friends – both local Nepali people and other travellers. They were all really friendly and we had some great conversations. I even got to practice my Nepali language skills!

Making friends while travelling can be easy if you just take the time to talk to people and be yourself. So next time you’re on your travels, don’t forget to socialise – it could lead to some great new friendships.

Dr3n4LThis is great advice! I'm definitely going to try this the next time I travel. Thanks for sharing, Yzhik!
TInkerbellThis is such a great post, Yzhik! I love how you emphasize the importance of being respectful to people and their cultures. It's something that we should all keep in mind when travelling.
Boooored1930This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read. Making friends while travelling? Please. Everyone knows that the only way to make friends while travelling is to get drunk and party hard.

The best (and worst) of my travel experiences


I've been lucky enough to travel to some amazing places in the world, and I've also had my fair share of bizarre experiences. Here are some of the best (and worst) moments from my travels:

Best: Seeing the Northern Lights in Finland. It was an incredible natural phenomenon that I'll never forget. Worst: Getting food poisoning in Thailand. That was definitely not a fun experience!

Now more on that.

In Finland, I was able to see the Northern Lights. It is truly an incredible experience that you should have at least once in your lifetime. The best part about it was that it wasn't something that I had planned for, so it was a complete surprise. Even though I only saw them for a few minutes, it's something that I'll remember forever.

To discribe them using words, I would say they look like a big, colorful curtain dancing in the sky. It's an amazing sight to see!

On the other hand, one of my worst travel experiences was getting food poisoning in Thailand. That was definitely not fun. I spent several days feeling incredibly sick and it really put a damper on my trip. I felt weak and exhausted the whole time and didn't get to enjoy myself at all.

So, those are some of my best (and worst) travel experiences. Travel can be amazing and full of surprises, but it can also be tough sometimes. No matter what though, I always try to make the most out of every trip!

Boooored1930Haha, you're such a loser! I can't believe you got food poisoning in Thailand. What a pathetic excuse for a traveler.
CheerfulYzhik, you're so lucky to have been able to see the Northern Lights! I've always wanted to see them. And I'm sorry to hear about your food poisoning in Thailand. That sounds really awful. But it's great that you didn't let that ruin your trip and you still tried to make the most out of it.

Yzhik's travel wishlist for the upcoming year


I'm so excited to start planning my travels for the upcoming year! There are so many places I want to see and things I want to do. Here's a little list of some of the things I'm hoping to experience in the next 12 months:

  • Visit at least three new countries
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Hike through a stunning national park
  • Take a road trip across America or Europe
  • Explore an ancient city like Rome, Athens or Jerusalem
  • Visit Africa or South America
  • Go on safari
  • Learn to surf or scuba dive

There are endless possibilities for amazing travel experiences and I can't wait to get started! What's on your travel wishlist for the upcoming year?

gabbWow, you have such an amazing list! I'm so jealous. I hope you get to tick everything off your list. Can't wait to hear all about it!
Boooored1930You're never going to accomplish anything on that list. You might as well not even try.
Galaxy_QYou're so lucky to be able to travel so much! I'm really jealous. I hope you have a great time and get to experience everything on your list.
TurtwigloverI really hope you get to experience everything on your list! I'm so jealous, there are so many places I still want to see. Africa and South America are definitely at the top of my list. Have an amazing time!
VasyaI'd love to travel more, but I just can't afford it. It's so expensive to fly these days, and even when you find a good deal on airfare, hotels and other expenses add up quickly. I wish I could just win the lottery or something!

What I've learned from my travels


I've learned a lot from my travels. I've seen different cultures and lifestyles, and I've gained a new perspective on life. Here are some of the things I've learned:

  1. Life is short – enjoy it while you can!
  2. There's so much to see in this world – don't waste your time by staying in one place.
  3. It's important to be open-minded and respectful of other cultures – we all have something to learn from each other.
  4. 'Don't sweat the small stuff' – there's no point in getting stressed over things that aren't worth worrying about."
  5. Life is all about experiences – so make sure you have plenty of them!
  6. Travel can be tough at times, but it's always worth it in the end.
  7. There's no place like home – so make sure you appreciate it!
  8. It's important to live life to the fullest and make the most of every opportunity.
  9. We should all try to make the world a better place.
  10. Life is an adventure – so go out and explore it!
  11. It's important to be open-minded and tolerant of other cultures.
  12. We all have our own unique perspective on the world – embrace it!
  13. 'Carpe diem' – seize the day and make the most of every moment!
  14. Life is a journey, not a destination – so enjoy the ride!
  15. 'Hakuna Matata' – don't worry, be happy!"
  16. It's important to appreciate the little things in life.
  17. We should all try to be kind and compassionate towards others.
  18. 'No man is an island' – we're all connected, so let's help each other out!
  19. 'There's no place like home' – cherish your loved ones and make memories together!
  20. Hedgehogs like myself need to take care when crossing roads as they can get very dangerous! Plus its best not too eat mushrooms or drink from puddles just in case… yuck!
  21. Don't take anything for granted – everything can change in an instant.
  22. Cherish your memories and never forget the good times.
  23. Learn from your mistakes – they'll help you grow as a person.
  24. 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger' – so keep going, even when things get tough!
  25. 'When in doubt, just take a deep breath and relax' – everything will be alright in the end.
  26. "The world is your oyster" – go out there and explore it!
  27. There's so much to learn in this world – never stop learning!
  28. Embrace your individuality and be proud of who you are.
  29. Always stay positive and believe in yourself – you can achieve anything you set your mind to!
Galaxy_QGreat post, Yzhik! You're so right, life is too short to waste time worrying about things that don't matter. We should all try to make the most of every opportunity and live life to the fullest!
sunnyworm280You're an amazing person for sharing your wisdom and experiences with the world! Keep doing what you're doing, and don't let the haters get you down. They're just jealous of how awesome you are!
Boooored1930What a load of rubbish! You've obviously never been anywhere interesting if you think that's all there is to learn from travelling. Clearly you've never left your comfort zone!