Day 37: Train Z322 To Lhasa (Feat. Pandas)

After laptop hunting in Shenzhen (horrible!), visiting Shanghai Disneyland and walking the longest glass suspension bridge in the world, travelling across China and climbing on one of the most beautiful mountains in the country, we needed some serious enlightenment. And what better a place than Tibet? Travelling to Tibet has been made somewhat difficult for…

Food, Drinks and Possibly One Food Poisoning in Helsinki

CONTENT WARNING: This post is NOT about budget friendly traveling in Helsinki. It was supposed to be. It’s not. Also, there will be vomit later. Sorry. Let’s start with the basics: Finland is a country located in the northern part of Europe (which is not a country but a cluster of independent countries no one…

50 Shades of Taipei

Nearly 5 months ago, I arrived to Taoyuan airport with my husband, a back-bag, Pleco downloaded to my phone and very high hopes in heart. And OMG (a serious OMG, sorry guys, I’m rather excited about everything that has happened here), we have been having fun. As a matter of a fact, I want to…

7 micro projects to work on (an update part 3)

It’s been a serious forever since I started talking about all the little things we had to take care of before quitting our jobs, packing our bags and taking off. Now that we’re finally in our destination (so far ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), let’s take a quick look at how these micro projects have turned out. As…

50 shades of adventure

  For those new to this blog: we are a couple of young ish (closer to 30 than 40 still…) travel enthusiasts, who decided to see what happens if we gave up our jobs, sold our stuff and headed to Taiwan. ย I, the nurse, create most of the content in our social media, and the…

Small steps and big emotions – How our downsizing is going

Our apartment should be empty in one month. In one month, we will have left with our bags and small load of things we’ll keep, after giving away or selling most of our possessions. The engineer’s parents will help us with storing most of them, and my little sister was bribed with a half free…

10 travel problems we need help with (Part 2)

In our previous post on travel problems, we asked and got answers to 10 of our travel related problems. But there is more! And unfortunately, even more after these. View this post on Instagram My most valuable possession on the road โค A post shared by RoadToSelf (@roadtoself_blog) on Jul 11, 2016 at 10:42am PDT…

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

In the previous post about theย 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…

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 10ย 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.ย 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…

Note to self: Must identify that plane!

Love airplanes? Wanna have some fun at that in-the-middle-of-nowhere airport? Download this awesome app for Android and iPhone or check the website to see how well you can actually identify that aircraft that will so smoothly and safely deliver you to your next destination. Some insanely and beautifully nerdy fun, reflecting its creator, the enginerd….