When airplanes are the only choice…

When airplanes are the only choice…

We always considered flying as our ultimate option when traveling. Not only is it harmful for the environment, but it also disables all the important aspects of traveling overland and only leaves you with the A and the Z. All letters in between are missing. But what...
Kyrgyzstan on a budget: 2 months with 3$ a day

Kyrgyzstan on a budget: 2 months with 3$ a day

It seems many people are quite focused on figuring out how to make the most possible money before traveling instead of thinking more about how to actually reduce the cost while being on the road. We are asked often how we manage to travel for such a long time without...
Why you will love India – 8 reasons

Why you will love India – 8 reasons

A country like a whole world, people with a billion different smiles thinking with their hearts. India is a place that is filled with a fascination that’s unlike any other country – read here what made us love India!

Why you will hate India – 8 reasons

Why you will hate India – 8 reasons

Crowds, traffic, noise, stares and more – India will definitely try your limits and test what you are made of. Read here, what made life miserable for us, what we disliked about India.

Good bye, Mother India

Good bye, Mother India

Dear Mother India, it has been four months, the longest time each of us ever spent continuously in a single country not named Germany or Romania. In those months, you nourished us generously with all those different dishes from your infinite kitchens – and you...
Plans are there to be changed: Westwards, ho!

Plans are there to be changed: Westwards, ho!

The Myanmar visa ready-to-be-used in both our passports. The necessary documents for the special permit to cross the India – Myanmar border from Moreh to Tamu in India’s far east overland all sent to an agent in Yangon. The border not more than two...
My mind stays in Kolkata

My mind stays in Kolkata

We were angry, frustrated and tired after a 24 hour train ride. We came to Kolkata just to apply for the Myanmar visa or to find any boat that could take us anywhere out of India, as soon as possible. We had enough of people peeing on the street, in front of us, of...
The day starts east – a morning at the ghat

The day starts east – a morning at the ghat

Bucharest, on a December morning around 6 AM, before sunrise: The alarm sounds – the snooze button saves the night. Does it twice, three times – before the bedlamp eliminates the darkness and gives premature birth to a new day. The cold tiles of an empty...
Departures and Goodbyes

Departures and Goodbyes

Saying “Goodbye” to those meaning a lot to you is never easy, no matter how much practice you had. Traveling surely teaches you the great lesson of waving goodbye with a smile to all those amazing people you meet on the road. You just learn to appreciate...
The sun and the city

The sun and the city

Today on this long and lazy sunday, for the first time since more than a week the rain stopped, the clouds (partly) left and something yellowish could be recognized behind some misty grey: the spring sun. After a tough and busy week, which depleted most of my energy,...