I’ve flown over 50 times this year, at times taking as many as 6 flights in 24 hours. You would think, after 50 check-ins, security queues, liftoffs, and landings, that I would be at least somewhat accustomed to it all. But when I tell people that I still can’t help but experience existential dread before and during each flight, they look at me puzzled.
A sudden emergency had us rushing to the Hospital of Essaouira - and then driving in the back of an ambulance to Marrakech. A quite interesting and nerve wrecking experience that reminded us that we were, after all, in Africa where apparently it IS possible to not have a single type of tissue/paper in a whole hospital.
A once in a lifetime opportunity presents itself to us as we share a dinner with a North Korean woman in Cambodia. She tells us of her passions and shows us a human side to the otherwise secretive country.
A full year has already gone by - and so much has happened. For one, we have now officially spent 24/7/365 together, and we love each other even more than when we left. I think that is quite an accomplishment! But here are some fun stats from our year on the road.
We had an amazing time in Southern Mexico - this is the one place on earth we've ever felt that true vacation feel all the way to our cores. After spending two months staying in all the major cities, we're now giving you the know-how on each of them. Get ready to explore the very best of Mexico!
The Southern tip of Mexico, including the states of Yucatán and Quintana Roo, is the closest you get to a paradise on earth. Offering anything you could dream of as a vacationer and beach-lover as well as the thrills and cultural riches that most backpackers seek, it doesn't get much better than this. But what is the best way to see all of it?
The ultimate app tool-kit for getting anywhere - whether you want navigation to the closest ATM or find the cheapest way to cross the globe, your smart phone knows how to get you there. We'll help you navigate through the overwhelming amount of navigation apps and get the ones any traveller should carry with them when globetrotting!
You walk into a 7-eleven in Thailand and find a world of mysteries! I ventured into the secret world of unfathomable Thai candy and here's what I learned. I might've electricuted by tastebuds more than once but it was worth it!
Buenos Aires; a huge city with some interesting quirks! Here are some unique and funny features of this city, where you can expect to do illegal trades and avoid dog poops whenever you exit your house...
Fitting everything into one carry-on small backpack can be a challenge! Especially when you're a girl and are used to a million different tools and beauty items. Here are a few compact travel items that will save you space and optimize the utilization of space in your backpack!
We all have those songs that somehow become strongly tied to certain memories. In the rearview mirror it seems that Alex's and my entire story can be told through music. Some of the songs are good, some less so, but these tracks have become the soundtrack of our story.
The braided heart is a traditional Danish christmas decoration. Not only are they pretty, they can also be opened and filled with treats as well as hung on the christmas tree. They're surprisingly easy to make. Here's a quick guide so you can make your own 'christmas heart' step by step.
Danes seriously know how to do christmas. We're lucky enough to spend christmas in christmas country and here's a run down of some of the awesome and crazy traditions that are to this day being honored in this capital of christmas.
Here's another one for you guys - A small collection of Danish words that will surely make you die from laughing (Well not literally die - it's just a Danish expression). Seriously. I am not taking pee on you (Translation: I'm not joking)...
Here are the most famous, weird, interesting and delicious must-try dishes from Turkey! We've collected the best local food experiences while living with locals in Istanbul. Don't miss out on these amazing dishes if you're gong to Turkey.
It seems we wont always be so lucky... Our futures look like they're on shaky ground, at least according to our coffee grounds. Our friend Ozlem picked up our mugs after we finished our Turkish coffee and gave us a proper fortunetelling session. Here are the juicy results.
There are some things in this world that really shouldn't be taken for granted. Toilet paper is one of them. No matter where we are we constantly run into toilet paper issues. Sometimes all it takes is a sprinkle of fundamental human need to force you to go through prettyyyy drastic measures...... Yeah... Enjoy.
Survival guide for any coffee shop in Portugal, the country where an Espresso can have 10 different names. Having gone through the mess of ordering a simple Americano in several Portuguese coffee shops myself I've put together this guide which should help you out!
Finding and ordering coffee or ’Café’ in Spain can be a real challenge. Walking into a ’Cafeteria’ you will rarely find a menu, let alone one in English. Also the hours and traditions around coffee can seem quite weird. Here’s a translation of most kinds coffee you will find on a Spanish coffee shops menu as well as an introduction to finding wifi and figuring out the opening hours.
When traveling on a budget you are often staying in places with... let’s call it inconvenient cooking conditions. I am of course referring to shared hostel-kitchens, Airbnb’s with barely any utensils or studio apartments with nothing more than a water heater (if you’re lucky). Here’s a small post with ideas on how to utilize four basic ingredients that should be available all over the world and at the lowest budget – only using either a microwave, a stovetop or a water heater.
Weekend trip or a year around the globe. No matter how long you are traveling for bringing the right clothes is extremely important. But choosing the perfect wardrobe can seem an impossible task, so I've put together this guide to help you out.
Danes are dummies and don't like inventing new words. Why not just make up a word from already existing nouns? We tend to name things exactly what they are to the point of ridiculous. Here are some hilarious examples!
"Jerez de la Frontera, ass of Europe". Locals writing this on their city wall really says it all. We spent a week in Jerez as budget travellers and learned our lesson. These are the reasons Jerez is a nice city for rich tourists but a mistake for backpackers.
It is easier than you think to fit your entire life into a small backpack. We are living on the road only carrying carry-on sized backpacks and we love the simplicity of light travel! In this post I have tried to outline things to take into consideration when packing "for forever" (or just a long trip) while limiting the weight and size of your pack. You will also find my detailed complete packing list.
Get an idea of how expensive (or cheap) your trip will be with these tips and tricks for budget traveling. An introduction to alternative cheap options for accommodation, transportation and tourism as well as our own personal spreadsheet from our two months of travelling Europe.