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The Middle East forms a bridge between West and East, where three of the biggest religions found its origin. Because of its history with a lot of religious conflicts, this region, unfortunately, is not on the priority list of many travelers. Although, the beautiful nature and the interesting culture are definitely worth visiting these countries. If you are ready to explore one of the most traditional and welcoming Arab countries, Oman is your go to! Oman is part of the Gulf states and has the privilege of huge oil supplies in its grounds. This makes Oman a wealthy country with good infrastructures and easy to travel. Easy means, by 4WD! For more tricks and tips read our blog post ‘Oman top travel tips and tricks ‘. From Muscat to the wadi’s surrounded by the desert When you start your trip, don’t skip the capital city Muscat. With its wide roads,…

When someone mentions going to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa (WHV) an automatic thought would go out to the horrific stories of doing farm work. Why would people want to do this hard labor? Is farm work really that bad? Is it dangerous? Well, in this blogpost I will tell you about my personal farm work experience which happened to be everything but horrific!  As probably many backpackers (like you) I always said I would never do farm work in my life. Also I had heard all the horror stories about backpackers working long hours in the burning sun without even getting paid or even worse abused. But of course something had changed my mind and that was the fact that I had fallen in love with an Australian girl who lived a one and half hour drive inland from Melbourne in the middle of nowhere, Bendigo. The reason…

Western Australia is known for it’s beautiful deserted landscapes, beaches, national parks and ocean life. A roadtrip to the North includes all of these treats with plenty of absolute beauty to be seen. From Perth you can either head out to Exmouth or directly to Karijini National Park and drive back along the coast. The total trip is about 4500 kilometers and will need at least two weeks. Vehicle type  In order to do all the main attractions and sights you don’t necessarily need a four wheel drive. Almost all roads are paved and thus is very accessible with any generic car. However, with a 4×4 you can explore more remote areas in some places and go a little deeper. For example, snorkel beaches in Coral Bay and explore gorges in Karijini National Park. Best time to go Most websites suggest the best period to go up North is between…

Long-term travelling is not just about travelling as far and fast as possible but more about having more time to be drawn to certain locations and being allowed the change to go deeper. Everyone has their limits of how far they can travel in a certain allotted amount if time and also at what pace they travel. Some love the thrill and exhilaration of fast paced travel through a number of places ach new and exciting as the next. Some like to stop off in every town and enjoy the slow day-to-day lives of reciprocating life as a local. However one does not have to be fully one or the other type of traveler and this is where pacing comes into play. Knowing one’s limit of when to slow down with travelling and when to speed up your travel agenda is a very personal thing and can only be done…

Together with the great vibes and beautiful sceneries of travelling comes a variety of emotions. Although most of the time your travel experience is fantastic and every day feels like a blessing, as all long time travelers know that homesickness might start to creep up on you. It doesn’t always mean that you are thinking of actually wanting to go home but more that you miss friends and family and the comfort of being in a familiar place with familiar faces. Most of the time homesickness will occur when you are in a place you dislike, have a lack of sleep, being on the road for too long (read article travel fatigue) or don’t meet the right people. To give you an example; in Indonesia we slept in very nice hostels with very comfortable beds, cool pools and showers and airconditioning. On a road trip in Western Australia all I…

Going on a long term trip can always, like most things in life, come with some downsides. Even though the main feeling you will have is a sense of excitement, this feeling will sometimes have two sides to it. With a long term journey you have to take a lot of major changes to your life into account. For example, giving up your job, saying goodbye to your old social life (mainly including your friends and your family). Getting out of that structured day-by-day routine that everyone is so used to having. Together with these sacrifices comes a feeling known as ‘travel guilt’. We want to explore this concept in this post and how one can deal with such a thing. Society Let us start with society and how this can induce travel guilt into our lives. In the earlier days perhaps taking our parents as a reference, travelling was…

From the lush artificial gardens to the looming large skyscrapers, what’s our take on Singapore? Now we’ve written a post already on what there is to do we would like to give you our experience of the atmosphere and our reactions from staying in Singapore. Considering our stay was not that long so these are very much initial thoughts and conclusions based on a short period of time bathing in the sights and sounds of Singapore. First entering Singapore on the MRT you are bombarded with signs telling you about the different tiers of fining that can occur if you break any of the rules. And I’m not talking about measly fifty or hundred euro fines, I’m talking about dropping a candy wrapper will set you back almost 2000 euros or littering a can will mean you might be fined and have to stand in front of a judicial court…

Singapore is known as a big multicultural sovereign city-state with one of the biggest expat communities in the world. Furthermore Changi airport belongs to the most busiest airports with 7200 flights landing and departing every week. It’s a very well developed city-state with very tall skyscrapers and an utterly efficient automated underground train system (called the ‘MRT’) which takes you all around the city. It’s one of the most economically developed countries with a mix of cultures and wealth. On most websites or travel books they say it is an expensive city where you could easily spend a lot of money on shopping, dining, clubbing and sleeping. However we found out that you can easily get by for less than 50 euro a day doing all those ‘expensive’ activities without a little know how and money saving techniques. Read through our detailed itinerary and find out how to get as…

So you have the idea to go on a gap year of travel or even just for longer than three months. In this blog post we want to tell you our experience of what you might have to deal with before and after your (very good) decision. The decision Before your actual decision, we’re guessing that you must have had this dream twirling around in your head for a very long time. Seducing you with a whole bunch of amazing possibilities but yet never being realised or birthed into action. Maybe now you have come to the conclusion that you actually want to pursue and make this dream into a reality. Maybe you have been working for several years and you feel like you have saved enough money to make it real or you just had something happen which opened doors or maybe, just like us, you felt that urge…