Bangkok to Singapore: 2 Week Overland Backpacking Itinerary + Tips

Langkawi - Bangkok Singapore Overland Backpacking Itinerary

Friends, let’s travel to Asia together! Let’s go on a 2 week trip and travel all the way from Bangkok to Singapore overland! That’s how I started a Facebook update, that I posted on our Facebook page a few months ago. Why did I do that? Because for some longer time we had this idea, that we would love to take others on … Read More

55 Best Wallets for Everyday Use and Travel (for Men & Women)

Mastercard - Best Wallets - Best Travel Wallets

Do you really need a special travel wallet? It depends. But in most of the situations I would say no. Just use a wallet you have and that’s it. If you are traveling to, let’s say, Europe, where almost everywhere you can pay with your credit card, then you will be fine with any of the wallets I have listed … Read More

Istanbul Queen Seagull Hotel Review

Queen Seagul Hotel Istanbul

It was end of December 2012 when we came to Istanbul for the first time. We came on a very short vacation with a family – Kaspars’s brother and sister – to celebrate New Year’s Eve. It was only the third time abroad and the first time – this far away. Istanbul seemed so chaotic, colorful and rather dirty. But … Read More

Osprey Farpoint 40 Review: One Backpack for Everything

Kaspars with his Osprey Farpoint 40 backpack - Nepal

At the end of last year searching for a new travel backpack I had 4 main criteria in my mind – backpack should be the size of a carry on luggage or less, suitable for long distance walking and hiking, with a compartment for my laptop and it should look good. At the end it lead me to Osprey Farpoint 40. And so … Read More

That Was One Busy Week: 5 days, 5 flights, 6 countries

Kaspars in Dubai - Looking at Burj Khalifa

Right now, as I’m writing these lines, we are back in Latvia. This time for a few months. Maybe a bit longer, or maybe less. We’ll see. But what a journey it was for me – this whole trip from dusty, loud and busy Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, to Balvi, a typical town in Latvia with a population of less … Read More

Transit Through Tehran Without a Visa

People waiting for their plane

March 2017 Kaspars and I spent separately. He was hiking Annapurna circuit with a small group of people, whereas I – went to Turkey, to volunteer in a guesthouse on the Lycian Way. A little bit more than 1 month before departure we were searching for cheap flights. The cheaper, the better! We succeeded to find them, although my flight … Read More

Renting a Scooter in Langkawi (From 2 EUR per Day)

Kaspars rides a scooter in Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands. The main island, pulau Langkawi, is the largest of them all and it is one of the most popular islands in Malaysia. During the dry season, between December and March, it’s a popular tourist hotspot attracting thousands of people both from other parts of Malaysia and from abroad. When traveling to Langkawi you should … Read More