Goodbye Vietnam

(For english version, please use Google Translate) Ytterligare två månader har nu passerat (totalt 5,5 månad på resande fot) och vi är redo att säga hejdå till Vietnam. Vi anlände en grå och dimmig förmiddag (normalt väder i norra Vietnam) till Hanois flygplats där vi direkt blev prövade av de attackerande taxichaufförer som ville köra oss…

The Arty Fishing Village

A local guy gave us a tip one day to visit an “old fishing village with art on the walls”. We thought why not and rented a bike and took off after having researched the place a little bit more. There wasn’t much information at all about the place but what we did fnd was…

Sapa and Fansipan

Sapa is a colourful and charming mountain village in northern Vietnam, close to the boarder with China. The village lies in a valley about 1500 meters over sea level and is surrounded by the The Hoàng Liên Son mountain range, which includes Indochina’s highest mountain, Fan Si Pan. We decided to take a four-day trip…

We Love Hanoi

Before we start to explain to you why we are in love with this colourful city we thought it would be good to give you a few facts about it first. Hanoi was founded back in year 1010 and became Vietnam’s capital in 1945. It has a population of 2,5 million living within the city…

Shy lads get nowt

(För svensk kort sammanfattning, scrolla längre ner) Have you ever heard the expression “Shy lads get nowt”? Neither had we, until we heard it from Jacks Dad with his fading Lancashire accent. For some reason, this expression has stuck with us while traveling and we can easily say that, so far, it has a positive…

When you find one of those hidden treasures

(För svensk text scrolla längre ner) After having spent a little over six weeks in New Zealand we stumbled across our favourite camp spot….so far. When we say camp spot we don’t mean a campground where you pay for a piece of land with a toilet and water from a tap on site. We are…

Kiwi House Sitting

One of the best things about talking to new people is that it often rewards you with recommendations, tips and opportunities, that you might otherwise not have considered or even known about.  A recent favourite tip of ours was to try Kiwi House Sitting. It basically means that you sit someone’s house while the owners…

A favour for a favour

Have you ever done a favour for someone and received a favour in return? That is what we are up to at least. After numerous days hitchhiking we ended up in Matakohe, a very small village on the west coast, north of Auckland. As we walked towards the only campground in the area, we got…

The Yellow Vaccination Card

Injections are done and it looks like we have survived them all. We have been feeling green in our veins after leaving the Vaccination Clinic, but at the same time, like we have developed superpowers that will protect us from “evil” out there. It has been quite expensive, together we have paid around 930 GBP…

Travel Hammock Plus from Exped

One of our favourite items so far is the Travel hammock Plus from Exped. It is lightweight, super easy to put up and can be used in many ways. For example: As a shelter, beach towel or swinging chair. 🌍⛱🛌🌞

Credit Cards

You can save a lot of money and get good rewards and discounts on your trip if you can plan ahead. One thing that can help you along the way is credit cards. As long as you don’t spend more then you have, you should be able to get some good help on the way!…

Shoes

Shoes arrived today! 👣👟 “Leave your boots at home and go for trail running shoes instead” is the new way of doing it apparently, so that’s what we are going to do. Shoes like this should be more comfortable, are lighter to carry, won’t give you blisters and will dry a lot quicker than boots….