It has been exactly one year since we left on our long-term travel journey. In this period, we already had the time of our lives and we had several crazy experiences along the way. From sleeping on a military base to looking inside an active volcano, find out our best travel experiences of the last year!
You’ve probably heard of Airbnb before, that booking site where you can stay at a local’s place for half the price of a hotel. But have you tried it yet? If you didn’t, that’s a shame! Because you could have saved loads of money by doing it. We understand that not every aspect of the Airbnb concept is clear for everyone, so we’ve made this beginners guide that will help you to make your first stay as pleasant as possible.
“Whale ahead on 11 o’clock!” the captain yelled. We didn’t see much except for an ocean with an endless horizon. Seconds, even minutes, are passing by until we see something that could look like a whale. Until… Wow, unbelievable! We just saw a whale a few hundred meters further ahead jumping in the air. Unfortunately, we were too late to get the action on camera, but this is something we won’t forget very quickly. We just saw our first wild whale.
A lot of people that travel to countries far away from their bed for the first time have to deal with some sort of culture shock. Most of the time, this happens with people that are traveling to a foreign country for the first time where there is much more poverty than in their own’s. But strangely enough, it was completely different in our situation. We had a culture shock when traveling to Australia.
Exactly seven months ago, we finished the Mongol Rally. Our small and old Lada survived the knee-deep potholes of Turkmenistan, the ultimate test of the Pamir and the river crossings of Mongolia. It was our biggest and best adventure yet, and in just two months of spending time in that little red car, we’ve learned a lot!
Asia is a big, fascinating continent with a lot of interesting cultures, traditions, and people. Most of you heard some crazy things like the fact that you can buy a can of fresh air in China or that people in Thailand eat fried insects. Well, here are ten interesting and fun facts about Asia that you probably haven’t heard before!