Hanoi Rocks! (Part 1)

Sorry, so sorry for the title, the pun’s just too terrible and predictable, but how could I resist? If you’re not sure what it refers to, please check out the mighty Wikipedia on the topic here. Now, back to the business and what is going on and why am I entitled to make all the…

A Very Damn Rough Guide to Taipei for Rookies

Don’t get the title wrong, we consider ourselves as rookies, too. We got to Taipei one and half weeks ago. It was cold, we were carrying our stuff with us, people seemed to have no clue what I was saying to them and our AirBnb apartment was scary and cold and totally what you’d get…

Five days of Goa

Sun, seawater and sand. Everywhere (yes, even there, way too often). We got to Goa five days ago, and per schedule I got the flu, and the enginerd got stomach problems. Our flight took us first to the Moscow Sheremetyevo International airport. There we explored the food, facilities and taste of local beer at two…

Transferring money with Western Union

We are trying to make our life a little more comfortable for the beginning of our trip, so we decided to book a guesthouse in Goa for our first week. Naturally, this was the engineer’s task, since I’m in charge of um.. like a lot of other things. Like, really. (Seriously, he’s the doer in…

10 travel problems we need help with (Part 1)

We’ve got a problem. To be honest, we have several travel related problems. And we’re in a desperate need for useful hacks, tips and examples of things that work and don’t work, to solve them. We have some answers, but we need more. Here’s our top 10 travel problems. We’d like you to let us know…

The enginerd on buying tickets

When you’ve done something a dozen times, you tend to forget that not everyone else has. It may seem simple enough to you, but a first-timer could still be at a loss. Since the engineer just booked the Helsinki-Goa tickets, he wanted to tell in details how he did it. So here it comes, a simple…

What’s the plan?

So, it has become the time to finally make some decisions about where, when and how. Ask me if I’m excited! Yes, yes I am and so is the enginerd, who plays a very important role of a ticket buyer in our duo. So, here’s the plan: We are leaving in early December. We will go…

Umm, where exactly are we going..?

So, since we have decided to go to Taiwan (YAY!!!), we must know what it is about. In the past, we have done some major research on countries like Uganda, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico and Iceland. I know some people will tell you they just go to places and see what’s there, but seriously, have…

You took a train? I thought you were flying!

If you wish to travel smoothly in Germany, like flying but hate the hassle, try Lufthansa’s Rail&Fly service. It is a combination of a flight ticket and a train ticket, operating from and to several cities in Germany. A round trip from Helsinki to Stuttgart via Frankfurt cost me 238€ last April. The trip consisted of…