30 Best Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Best Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur, hindu deity

What to do in Kuala Lumpur? People have asked us this question quite a few times. In 2014 we came to KL for the first time. And in the last 3 years we have been to this city several times, for about 3 months in total. Twice we spent about a month in Kuala Lumpur at a time. And I’m sure we will return. … Read More

Annapurna Circuit in March 2017: Notes from the Hike

Hiking to Thorung La Pass - Annapurna Circuit Trek - Notes from the Hike

In March 2017 I returned to Nepal. Just like 9 months ago I came to this Himalayan country to go on a hike in the mountains. And this time again I was planning to hike the Annapurna Circuit, a picturesque trail going around the Annapurna massif. If the last time we did it all on our own with Una, then now … Read More

Holi in Nepal: That Was Something Cool!

Holi in Kathmandu, Nepal

Did you know, that they celebrate Holi in Nepal? Until just recently I had no idea. And then I went to Nepal for a hiking trip – Annapurna Circuit. I wasn’t alone. There were 3 more people coming from Latvia to join me. I arrived in Kathmandu on the 7th of March, but my friends were arriving on the 13th. … Read More

From Bangkok to Singapore in 2 Weeks: Short Stories from the Road

Bangkok canal tour - From Bangkok to Singapore in 2 Weeks

In February 2017 we went on a very interesting trip. The route and the region weren’t new to us. In fact, as you guys know – we have traveled there quite a few times during the last 3 years, but Malaysia (especially Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi island) feels a lot like home for us after all the time we have … Read More

Do I Really Need an Onward Ticket? Our Experience in Thailand (+Tips)

Wat Pho - Bangkok, Thailand - Do I Need an Onward Ticket

In order to obtain a visa on arrival in Thailand you need to present a fully paid ticket which is usable within 15 days since the date of entry (source: Royal Thai Embassy). Visa on arrival currently allows you to stay in Thailand for up to 15 days. And that’s why here is this rule – you must provide a proof of … Read More

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

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

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