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.
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?
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.
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.
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.