Barra beach in Aveiro

Discover Barra and Costa Nova: the beach getaways by Aveiro (Portugal)

Like all residents of Aveiro, Nuno and I spent many summers with our families and friends on the beaches of Barra and Costa…

What to do in Aveiro, Portugal

Ultimate Aveiro Travel Guide: the best food, bars, and accommodation

If you started by reading our Ultimate Aveiro Travel Guide, you know that we’re not writing for a basic tourist experience…

Traveling in Aveiro

The ultimate travel guide to Aveiro

The city of Aveiro is becoming a must-see destination located in the center north of Portugal. This…

Nuno and Mario in front of Sra Srang ablutions pool in Angkor Archeological Park.

Angkor Temples by Bicycle in 2 Days

If you want to explore the Angkor Temples, the city of Siem Reap will be your starting point.…

Monk walking alone in Laos

How traveling can break daily-routine, promote good habits (and change your life)

We can all agree that routines make our lives boring. That being said, not all routines are bad.…

A tuk tuk speeding through the busy pub street in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Siem Reap for first-timers (What to Expect)

After the whole border situation entering Cambodia, we arrived in Siem Reap hesitant about the days…

Cambodian border

Crossing the Infamous Poipet Border in Cambodia

Advice on Cambodia Visas If you’re considering crossing the border by land from Thailand to…

Laos to Thailand by Bus (from Luang Prabang to Chiang Rai overland)

Traveling by bus may not be the fastest way to go from Laos to Thailand, but it sure is one of the…

Woman selling grilled squid in Sihanoukville beach, Cambodia

Sihanoukville, Kampot and Kep: Southern Cambodia

Sihanoukville, Kampot, and Kep are three neighboring cities on the southern coast of Cambodia that…

Songthaews and buses in Chiang Mai

All transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

There are several transportation options to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Below, you’ll find a…

Vietnam Laos border queue

Crossing Vietnam – Laos borders overland

Land border crossing is tedious and difficult. Airplanes can ease and shorten the entire process,…

Girls selling papper lanterns in Hoi An

Hoi An in a weekend

We arrived in Hoi An at dawn to a city still half-asleep. In the half-hour walk to our…

Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh City

Waking up in Ho Chi Minh City

Eager to be on our way to Vietnam, we used the time stuck on the bus to discuss what we were going…

Trekking in Sapa Vietnam

Easy guide to Sapa mountain trekking

As soon as you set foot on Sapa, you’ll be bombarded on all sides by trekking opportunities.…

Mui Ne sunset

Mui Ne and the Police

After more than 5 hours on a bus, we arrived in Mui Ne at dinner time. The bus company we traveled…

Things to do in Dalat

Dalat: what to do and what to eat

We left Mui Ne on a small bus and headed to Dalat, a city in the Highlands region of Vietnam. Lying…

Bangkok Travel Bible Day 02

Bangkok Travel Bible – The Perfect 5 Day Guide (Day 02)

For some time now, Nuno and I wanted to create a travel guide with all the essentials of Bangkok.…

Taking the public bus to the White temple

As the White Temple is located 13km from Chiang Rai center, you’ll need some sort of transportation…

Hmong women at the Bac Ha market

Exploring Sapa: a one week travel itinerary

In the high mountains of northern Vietnam—not far from the Chinese border—lies the alluring Sapa…

Transport to Vang Vieng

Transportation to Vang Vieng: options, costs, and timetables

Whether you’re in Vang Vieng or Luang Prabang, any guesthouse, travel agency, or tour company will…

Mandalay City Riverfront

Mandalay City Survival Guide

The great city of Mandalay is one of the main gateways into the country — especially for tourists…

Myanmar at night

Entering Myanmar (Land borders, Airports, and Limitations)

Now that you know what needs to be done to get your visa, let’s talk about the most common…

Bangkok travel guide Day 01

Bangkok Travel Bible – The Perfect 5 Day Guide (Day 01)

For some time now, Nuno and I wanted to create a travel guide with all the essentials of Bangkok.…

Crossing Myanmar Land Border

Myanmar Visa for Foreign Travelers (what to know before you go)

You may already know that foreign travelers are required to have a Visa before entering Myanmar.…

View gold stupas in Mandalay

What to visit in Mandalay Archeological Zone

To help you make the most out of your time in Mandalay, here’s our selection of temples and sites…

Golden Buddha in Ayutthaya

The ancient town of Ayutthaya

The town of Ayutthaya is a great place to visit for a few days if you feel like resting from the…

Archaeological Site of Italica in Seville Spain

Quick Guide to the best Museums and Historical Sites in Seville, Spain

Some people find museum visits to be boring or unnecessary — and we do know that the experience of…

Seville Spain

Experiencing Seville in 3 cultural traditions

As travelers, we all hope to live deep cultural experiences when we travel to a new country. But…

Seville Cathedral in Spain

10 Must-Visits and Must-Sees in Seville, Spain

The Moorish, Romans, and Christians that passed through Seville left in the city an incomparable…

Public Bus to Ben Duoc Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels by Public Bus

Are you planning to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels on your stay in Ho Chi Minh City? You can pay for a…

Beach in south Gran Canaria

The Complete Travel Guide to the South of Gran Canaria

Now that you know all you can do in the North of Gran Canaria it’s time to travel to the South and…

Las Palmas cityscape Gran Canaria Island

The Complete Travel Guide to the North of Gran Canaria

The Canary Islands are a popular summer destination for many Europeans due to a combination of…

Sunday Night market

The 6 Best Markets in Chiang Mai (from Popular to Obscure)

For many centuries, Chiang Mai had an important role in Thai commercial relations with China and…

Yee Peng and Loi Krathong

The lineup for Chiang Mai Festivals (Year round Program)

Brahmanic, Buddhist, and Lanna heritages endowed Chiang Mai with a plentiful array of cultural…

Quick Guide to Chiang Rai Night Markets

The night markets in Chiang Rai may not be as big as the ones in Chiang Mai, but is size that…

Public bus to the bizarre Black House (Baan Dam) in Chiang Rai

If you want to save some money and don’t mind walking for a bit, the public bus is the cheapest…

Tricks and Hacks For Long Train Rides

In some parts of the world, riding the train is just a way of life. Yet, some of us live where…

Top Vang Vieng attractions

10 Vang Vieng attractions and activities

Unlike other Laotian cities with a non-existent nightlife, Vang Vieng stood out as one of Southeast…

Kuang Si Falls Laos

Getting to the Kuang Si waterfalls in Luang Prabang

If you look through a Laos travel guide you’ll find the Kuang Si waterfalls coming up as “the…

Temple visit in Luang Prabang

The first-timers guide to Luang Prabang, Laos

The small town of Luang Prabang situated in northern Laos was recommended to us by a traveler and…

Crossing border gate in Cambodia

9 tips & tricks for a smooth border crossing

Crossing a border by land is hands-down a tedious moment for everyone. Backpackers do it solely for…

Mario days before returning home

Returning Home after a long trip. Now what?

I remember getting all anxious and fidgety when the time to come back home got closer, I wanted to…

Imperial City gate in Hue

Must-see guide to Hue

Hue was made the capital of Vietnam in 1802 during the feudal dynasties that ruled the country.…

Mario playing while traveling

10 ways to keep the travel spirit alive

So you’ve returned home after a big trip, unpacked your stuff and wistfully stowed the…

Nuno being a good tourist in Bali.

Travel Etiquette: Good tourists vs Bad tourists

Tourism can be of great social, cultural and economic value to everybody involved—the visitor and…

Introvert man alone staring at the Marble Temple in Bangkok

Travelling as an Introvert: Fostering My Personal Space For a Deeper Connection to the World

I’ve been wondering how has introversion hindered me from meeting people that could’ve…

Mario and Nuno in a rice field using the travel apps on their smartphones

Travel Apps we use and love

We live in a technologic world, smartphones are everywhere and you’re probably reading this post on…

Nuno and Mario seated in lotus position. One month of traveling

The first month of traveling

So one month has passed and we’re currently in Vietnam writing our first thoughts about a whole…

Sad Bangkok Smiles

The sad smiles of Bangkok

After an eleven hour trip, we arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 7:30…

Best backpack for travel

The winning Backpack

The main item for any backpacker is a proper backpack. Also essential, is the realization that…