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…

The matchbox rule

I hate spiders. I hate them. (I am not scared of them, it’s just a matter of acknowledging the others’ existence and mutual dislike. Totally.) The enginerd is my personal spider repellent. We’re leaving tomorrow, and just a moment ago he packed a pair of gloves for spider removing purposes. He once stopped me from…

Testing YouTube embedding

Hi there ♥ We are finally on the road 🙂 We left our hometown last Saturday, visited my parents and are now at the enginerd’s parents’ place. The past week has been super hectic, and naturally I got the flu. So instead of exercising and packing, I’ve spent the last few hours learning how to edit…

Testing Twitter embedding

Hi there, and here we go again, testing! This is my little attempt to make sure I know how to embed tweets to our blog. Contact us https://t.co/QgX6hZrKba via @RoadToSelf_Blog — RoadToSelf_Blog (@RoadToSelf_Blog) October 7, 2016 It’s actually really simple. Just click the time stamp on your preferred tweet, copy the URL and paste it…

The little things that matter on the road

I, the nurse, have my own little things I do when traveling. Call them hacks, if you like, to me they mean comfort, security, and survival. And coffee. I use a night guard for some serious teeth grinding problems, and since it needs to be sanitized quite often, I carry a load of Corega Tabs…

The anti-social travelers – How to avoid human contact on the road

Although I, the nurse, am a social media junkie, and the engineer has his own circle of enginerds, we both tend to be very anti-social. You often hear people telling these stories about how they’ve met a ton of new people on the road, backpacking around the world with new friends they’ve just met. We…

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…

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…

How to travel with a chronic illness… and survive

Getting sick on the road not fun? Getting on the road when sick not fun? I have a chronic illness, asthma, which forces me to take into consideration some safety and health aspects on the road. Whilst I got diagnosed only before I turned 30, I have been on the road months and months after…

Testing Facebook embedding

Hi there, and sorry for this spam-like post. It is just me, the nurse, seeing if I could figure this whole Facebook embedding thing out. I got the instructions from WordPress’ support site. Pretty cool stuff.   And, in case you didn’t notice, this is also an ad for our Facebook page. We are very…

Testing Instagram embedding

Hi there, this is just me learning Instagram and WordPress and how will they communicate together. Trust me, I’ve been using WordPress support a lot lately. As my first choice, I’m putting a picture of a certain nurse a tiny bit… tipsy ish… (An update: decided to change it to a pretty picture of a flower. The nurse…