329 days have passed since we started the world trip

Author: Beáta Matuszka

Backpacker on the rock
World trip preparation

3 easy steps to change your life and take that “big leap”

Changing your life is very scary, I get it. It was also very scary for me, took quite some months, if not years to decide whether I really want this or not. In the end, we did it: we quit our jobs, left for 3 years of world trip… and well, in the end Covid-19 […]

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Asia
Stories

Geishas and maikos

The world pandemic made us stay in Japan, thus maybe it is also just a perfect time to learn a bit more of the Japanese culture. In the first weeks we are staying around the Kansai region. We arrived here a week earlier than the cherry blossom, so got plenty of time to find the […]

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Tips and tricks for low budget trips

Plane ticket rental

Usually when we go somewhere on a holiday, we purchase a return flight (they are even cheaper for oversea flights, if we don’t take a low-cost carrier), but what if we travel longer, for instance in Southeast Asia, and we are not sure what our next destination is or how long we want to stay […]

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Asia
Stories

The rainforests of the Malaysian peninsula

In the first 1,5 years of the world trip, we are spending around 6 months in tropical, lush countries, and since we prefer nature to the concrete jungles, it is obvious that we planned to go to rainforests. Our first try was in India, where it is safer to get a guide. In Kerala we […]

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World trip preparation

Planning a world trip

And the idea was born We don’t even remember when did the first spark come. We were already travelling for years alone, with friends or with the NGO where our positions required us to travel, for shorter or longer period. Then we met each other and since we lived in different countries for almost 3 […]

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World trip preparation

How to select insurance for a world trip?

In the past months, we have spent days trying to find the insurance fitting our needs during our world trip. First, we heard about the option of having insurance for a trip longer than 90 days with World Nomads, but then friends mentioned Round the world flight‘s insurance, True Traveller and Chapka. Besides, they were also […]

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Europe
Practical information

How to discover Oslo during a cold weekend

There are a lot of cities where we can have a quick visit for a weekend – mainly due to the favourable flight schedules since many of these towns would require more days preferably. Oslo is one of them, this was my second time here and I still feel that there is still a lot […]

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Europe
Practical information

How to plan a trip to winter wonderland in Iceland – if you can

Ooops… But you can still try to, let us help you with that! Topics covered in this post: Flight ticket Accommodation How to get to the city? How to get around? Car rental Organised trips Food Hidden perks Useful apps and websites Extremely useful websites   Flight ticket First of all, it is important to check […]

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Asia
Practical information

Transsiberian after: the big Mongolian getaway

Important information on how to organise “the Transsib after: the big Mongolian trip” based on the trip made in August 2016 How did we start the preparation We were taking a more than 2-week-long trip from Saint Petersburg to Baikal lake, finishing it by coming back to Irkutsk after around 4 days next to Baikal […]

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