This is a story of how our 5-hour journey from Samarkand to Dushanbe turned into a 13-hour adventure. The original plan was through Panjakent border, however, we ended up travelling through the Tursunzoda border due to road closures.
Backpacking in Central America is a lifetime adventure! It may appear small on the map, however, in actual fact, our trip from Canun, Mexico all the way to Panama City was almost 3000KM and we spent 10 weeks to complete the trip (including a quick getaway to Cuba)! There is just so much to see in this region!
South Africa is a vast, beautiful country with good road infrastructures; however, it is also known as one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Therefore, if you are planning to self-drive, it is best to stick to these safety tips on driving in South Africa.
Last year we travelled around the world with our 8 kg carry-on for 365 days and couldn’t fault our packing list! However, there are now some things that I will never travel without! Whether it’s scorching hot Amazon or freezing cold Antarctica, below are 8 things I must bring on my next big trip!
To save cost on our travel for our “Gap Year”, we have boarded more than 20 different budget airlines across the world. Budget airlines have many extra charges such as for luggage and food and if we were not careful, we would be paying significantly extra. There are few things to be wary of when taking budget airline and as we have been traveling on a budget of a whole year, we believe the following are five important budget airline travel tips to take note.
When Winny and I decided to travel extensively this year, there is one budget we kept to the minimal and that is the food budget. In total we only spent less than $2500 AUD per person for a whole year on food and we did spend some time in expensive places and countries like Iceland and Scandinavia region. One of key to eat on a budget is to cook when and where it is possible and appropriate.
We have just finished our 15 day trip in Iceland and want to share some of our experiences on how to find and take pictures of the Northern Lights. Spotting the Northern lights can be a little difficult if you have not seen one with your eyes before. Usually the Northern Light appears significantly different to our naked eyes compared to what can be captured on the camera.
There is only a small handful of countries that is allowed to enter St Petersburg Visa Free and obtaining a Visa into Russia can be a tedious process. Fortunately, there are exceptions that allows you to enter St Petersburg Visa Free for up to 72 hours.
Many people avoid winter travel because they find it hard to pack for winter. I used to be the same. It turns out packing light for winter is actually easier than you think, just need to follow the following rule of thumb then you will be fine!
York and I have officially quit our job and will be travelling the world in less than a month’s time! That means we have to pack all our clothes for the year in a carry-on! Things would’ve been a lot easier if we didn’t book a “Last-Minute Antarctica Cruise” to our trip, now we have to pack for cold Antarctica weather as well as hot climate of the Amazons jungles. Below is a detailed packing list for long term travel and what we going to survive on for the next year.