Hey, my friend!
I’m glad you’re swinging by. I’m the guy behind Global Dane.
I was born in Denmark in 1991. My love for traveling started at an early age when I took my first virtual world trip playing the iconic Pink Panther: Passport to Peril game on my Windows 95.
Besides the occasional family trips as a kid where ice cream, french fries, and sea water were indulged in an equal amount. A bit later in life, I found my true source of happiness in exploring unknown lands, turning strangers into friends, and challenging my view of the world.
Everything I create is purely motivated by a passion for traveling (preferably on a lower-end budget).
Join me on my unfiltered travels on YouTube or here on the website.
And if you have something on your mind, don’t hesitate to send me a so-called electronic mail. I’m always up for a chat.
Years on the road
Countries Visited So Far (With a Min. 1 Night Stay)
- Czech Republic
- Denmark (does this really count?)
- Faroe Islands
- Sri Lanka
My Favorite Travel Books
- 1000 Days of Summer by Tomislav Perko
- 1000 Days of Spring by Tomislav Perko
- Into the Wild by John Krakauer
- Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
- Ten Years a Nomad by Matthew Kepnes
My Favorite Travel Youtubers
My Favorite Travel Podcast
Zero to Travel by Jason Moore
5 Random Facts About Me
1. Fact: My First Solo Trip Was to Miami (2014)
Everyone remembers their first solo trip.
Mine changed my life.
It was also the first time I ever stayed at a hostel.
Besides having one of the best trips of my life, it also taught me that you don’t need anyone else to travel.
After that trip I knew, that being lonely is most often a choice.
It also switched my focus from more materialistic goals to the more simple things in life.
And most of all had the biggest impact on my passion for traveling.
2. Fact: Techno Is My Drug
This might not come as a surprise after the previous point.
I can’t think of any other things that give me more instant euphoria, happiness, and appreciation of life.
NB: And no, drugs aren’t and have never been my thing.
It’s like I was born with two brains with each of their daily energy reserves, and whenever I find myself at a great event, it’s like my secondary Techno brain just takes over from scratch.
My taste in the genre has changed over the years.
But If I had to show one track to explain my taste the best, it’s this one by SHDW & Obscure Shape (not EDM).
3. Fact: I’m a Muay Thai Nerd
I started training in martial arts when I was around 14 years old.
At the time it was Wing Chun (Kung Fu). But not for a long time.
A few years after that I started MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Even though I only trained for around 6 months, it’s still the reason my nose is a bit unaligned today.
But after a break of many years, I found my love for Muay Thai back in 2017, and have been training ever since.
Including training intensively in Thailand for over a year in total on different trips.
If you ever visit Thailand, I highly suggest you try a session. It’s their national sport after all.
TIP: I actually wrote a guide on how to train Muay Thai in Thailand, in case it sounds interesting to you.
4. Fact: I Started My First Business When I Was 18
I’ve been an entrepreneur most of my adult life.
And had several businesses since then. Some succeeded and some failed.
My biggest success is the European E-commerce group called Wallstickerland.
We managed to build a team of 11 employees at one time, and become market leaders in our industry in Scandinavia.
Before I sold my shares back in 2018, we managed to reach over 60.000 customers from all over Europe.
5. Fact: I Used to Be Overweight
Long story short; at my highest, I weighed 257 lbs/116,4 kg.
At my lowest, I weighed around 196 lbs/89 kg.
Which is equal to a total weight loss of 60 lbs/27,4 kg.
I know the sign is in the way.
But unfortunately, I don’t have any better before photos to compare with.
Blame my high-level ninja skills for avoiding cameras as much as possible (I let you guess why).
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