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

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

Hitchhiking in Thailand: Satun – Krabi – Bangkok

Una hitchhiking in Thailand

After 8 weeks of volunteering in Malaysia we were ready to move on. It was beginning of February. On 13th of February we needed to be in Bangkok, from where we were planning to start our 2 week overland backpacking group trip to Singapore (we invited 6 of you to join us for 2 weeks). But until that date we had no commitments. … Read More

Volunteering in Malaysia: 2 Months in the Jungle

Dusky leaf monkey - Volunteering in Malaysia

In spring of 2013 we came to Malaysia for the first time. We had just finished cycling across India (it took us 5 months). We were running out of money. But we didn’t want to return home. So we decided to go and try volunteering in Malaysia. And now, two and a half years later we came back to Malaysia. … Read More

2016 – A Year of Ups and Downs, and Friends

Koh Tub Thailand - 2016

Year 2015 was uneventful. We stayed in Fuerteventura, Canary islands for a few months and then the rest of the year we spent in the Netherlands – working and saving money. The, 2016, on the other hand was completely the opposite – we traveled a lot and there were many beautiful and also hard moments. Because of that now looking back … Read More