Day 84: Bye Bye Bangkok, Hello Home!

♥♥♥♥♥ It’s been nearly three months since we left Finland at the beginning of September. We’ve been travelling by air, rivers and land, slept in luxury condominiums, cheap hotels, on trains and at one Hilton. We’ve been to mountains, jungle and cities. We’ve encountered snakes, spiders, a ton of roaches and countless cats and dogs….

Day 78: Three Finns in Cambodia

  As I and the enginerd’s 3-month trip is getting closer to its end (NOOOOO!!), we are delighted to tell that an old friend has joined us for the remaining time on the road 🙂 She is my colleague from the hospital I’ve been working at on and off the past couple of years and…

Day 66: Mountainholics on Alishan

As the enginerd and I are currently hanging out in Taiwan again, it was finally time to go visit Alishan (阿里山). Not only is it one of the most famous tourist attractions in Taiwan, but it also carries the same name in Chinese as the enginerd, and he has been like constantly talking about going…

Day 58: Leaving Laos

Whoa, we’ve been on the road for two months now! Tan skin, empty bank accounts, and a smile on our faces, we’re about to start the final month of our journey, exploring Taiwan, Cambodia and finally, once more, Thailand (and we’ll be joined by someone who’s been featured in this blog almost two years ago!!!)….

Day 44: 9 Reasons To Love Thailand (And One Visit to Hospital)

Food. We created a term to describe how it feels like to go to the bathroom the next after eating Thai food: Dragon Breath Poop. Infamously, Thai food burns twice, and it is not far from the truth. However, your taste buds get used to it soon, making it possible to enjoy the spectrum of…

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…

Surprisingly, This Post Is About Food (and Tallinn)

First of all: I’m in a very tight relationship with my phone. Second of all, having my phone and its charger in separate countries can cause absolute and pure panic. Third of all, the staff at Viru Hotel in Estonia are the purest and nicest people ever and total lifesavers. Now, let’s get to the…

Hualien and Taroko National Park in Pictures

One of the best things about Taiwan is its nature. The fact that the island is so small, adds to the awesomeness since many of the hiking trails and mountains are more or less accessible by public transportation. By less I mean it is sometimes a bit challenging to find the information needed to get…

How to Move to Another Country – A Seven Step Guide

View this post on Instagram Taroko national park 😍😍 #Taroko #adventure #hiking #Hualien #太魯閣國家公園 #太魯閣 #花蓮 #台灣 #Taiwan #nature #beautiful #tourists #布洛灣 #buluowan #mountains #roadtoself A post shared by RoadToSelf (@roadtoself_blog) on Mar 17, 2018 at 6:22pm PDT Decide to move (preferably to another country or, even continent) Send your spouse back to another country…

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…

Rabbit Food – A Short Survival Guide for Vegetarians in Taiwan

I’m a vegetarian, and the enginerd usually keeps me company. Basically, when we eat out it means no red meat, no white meat, cut down dairy and eggs, and avoid gelatin as much as possible. And 100% No. Fuckin. Olives. (Olives are Satan’s tennis balls.) Being a vegetarian in Taiwan is super easy and relaxed,…

An Engineer Walks Into a Hardware Store

A joke: An engineer walks into a hardware store and shows the owner a Chinese word for a “file” on his cell phone. The owner starts looking for the item, and the engineer’s wife tells him they’re from North Europe, definitely not from Norway, as the owner thinks, but from Finland. Then she proceeds to…