Luciano Guest House in Arambol, Goa

Let’s start with defining the scale: This is Arambol Beach in Goa. The typical accommodation varies from a shady backroom or a beach hut made from plywood to actual houses. Many places call themselves hotels, but don’t expect to see hand towels, buffet breakfasts or fancy soaps. Expect to have a bed and a roof….

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…

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…

In the end, it’s just a new beginning

    We are leaving soon. Writing this, it’s Tuesday, this post should be published on Friday, and there is so much left to do. We’re considering just renting a bulldozer and pushing everything into a huge pile and burning it. We are not gonna light anything up in an apartment, actually (although a bulldozer…

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.  I, the nurse, create most of the content in our social media, and the…

Noodles, dust bunnies and pure excitement – we’re leaving soon!

Our house is a terrible junkyard. We are stretching our finances so that we’d have more cash to support us later. We are tired since preparing for the most insane thing we’ve ever done requires so much to do, there’s not enough time to sleep sometimes. I look like a miserable wreck thanks to not…

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…

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…

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…