The Most Scenic Cretan Villages

The Most Scenic Cretan Villages

If you read us for some time, you know of our fascination for Cretan villages: so peaceful, so quiet, with the scent of oranges in the air and old people in black sitting in the village taverns. With whitewashed houses nestling close to each other and pots with flowers in the streets, the Cretan villages are incredibly scenic. People of the Cretan villages are usually amazingly friendly. Cretans love sharing their food (A couple of times we got pastry, fruit and a piece of cheese from the strangers) and it is fun to be around these people. Don’t be discouraged by your basic Greek – ours doesn’t go beyond “Hello” – Kalimera and “goat cheese” – Katsikio tyri.
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The Perfect Southeast Asia Travel Itinerary

The Perfect Southeast Asia Travel Itinerary


Southeast Asia travel itinerary, Part 2: Laos, Northern Thailand, and Vietnam. We go off the beaten path!

We united all our favourite places in Southeast Asia into an itinerary that is based on easy and fast connections between its points of interest. Following our footsteps, you will see world wonders, visit a party capital hidden in the jungle, listen to the teenage monks chanting in the ancient temples of Asia´s most beautiful town, watch the gibbons, go up the Mekong and get inspired by the tribal fashion! Continue reading “The Perfect Southeast Asia Travel Itinerary”

An Epic Europe Road Trip: Across the Balkans, Cappadocia and the Caucasus with a 4×4

An Epic Europe Road Trip: Across the Balkans, Cappadocia and the Caucasus with a 4×4

A year ago our epic road trip with the Land Rover Defender we had bought from the British Royal Air Force started. It was also the starting point for this blog as it started with a day by day documentation of that trip. We travelled to 12 countries, 11.000 km in 1,5 month. It resulted in a number of adventures, funny stories and wonderful acquaintances we squeezed into ca. 40 blog posts.

Now, a year later, we think of the time spent on the road and evaluate the trip. In this blog post, we want to share the highlights of our trip, name the potential dangers, pros and contras of travelling Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Turkey by 4×4 and what it was like, to live in a Defender for 6 weeks.
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Solovki: a Remote and Beautiful Archipelago, a Religious Shrine and the Place Where Gulag Originated

Solovki: a Remote and Beautiful Archipelago, a Religious Shrine and the Place Where Gulag Originated

On our road trip from Moscow to the Arctic Circle and beyond it, we leave the paved road for the water road and set off for the Solovki Islands. Solovki embodies all the reasons we love the Russian North for: the beautiful nature, the remoteness and historical architecture. However, these idyllic isles have some obscure history of their own.
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