7 micro projects to work on (an update part 2)

In our post about the 7 micro projects we need to work on before leaving we talked about the things we need to get done before hitting the road in December. Let’s see how we’re doing now, shall we? Before we go, though, I have to admit that calling them the 7 micro projects was…

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…

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…

7 micro projects to work on (an update part 1)

In the previous post about the 7 micro projects we’re working on, we discussed about the small things that always seem to take so much time to take care of, and yet still you always end up leaving them to the last minute. This typically leads to that oh-no-we’re-leaving-tomorrow-and-the-house-is-still-full-of-stuff panic, which makes hitting the road often…

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…

An adventure is the best prize

Nothing comes for free. Although it seems easy for us to just take off, there is actually a lot of hard work behind it. Not all we have to do to see if our dream could become reality is fun or easy. But it’s worth it. I was offered a permanent position at my dream…

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…

In sickness and in health (on the road)

Look. I am a nurse and this may lead to an assumption that I knew how to avoid food poisoning or otherwise getting sick on the road. But the truth? The truth is that I have been so horribly sick that that itself should stop me from ever leaving home again. Although neither of us,…

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…

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…

10 tips on saving money

We get asked a lot how can we afford this. We both have steady income, and are lucky enough to be financially independent, which is nice. To be honest, we did also get some nice cash for our wedding. However, we had to make saving a second nature after we realized we will be hitting…