Tag: traveling

  • And the winners are….

    And the winners are….

    … Uganda and Rwanda! It was a long and tough battle! Trying to decide which countries to explore this month was not an easy task; Ethiopia and Djibouti didn’t lose by much and they definitely remain on our travel list! After long talks, M and I agreed: our hearts, souls and minds knew it was…

  • Are you a seasoned traveler?

    I. Made. It. I fukcing made it and I am very happy to wish myself a happy 3rd monthversary on the road! I survived those three months but sometimes I wonder how! M’s expertise and moral support helped for sure and this monthversary was definitely calling for an introspection… After my beloved running shoes went missing…

  • W for we are taking over Panama City! 

    After a smooth 8-hour drive across the country, we made it to the capital city and if we can make it there, we can make it anywhere. Ride went ‘fast’ on the Panamerica and we really enjoyed the landscapes. Panama doesn’t cease to amaze us; it truly is a beautiful country! We were pretty excited…

  • S for smile, you are in heaven! 

    Our time in Quepos was up and after doing some research on Corcovado National Park, we got very excited about it and we simply couldn’t wait to discover it. We were quite overwhelmed though by the amount of contradictory info available. According to some operators, we would have had to go to Drake Bay, which…

  • P for positively surprised 

    Some travelers tried to dissuade us to go to San Juan del Sur as it was ugly, overcrowded and dirty but we decided to head there anyway to relax for two days – read: do (absolutely) nothing to avoid spending money before crossing into Costa Rica. At first, we were not sure of our decision…

  • G for grateful 

    Meanwhile in Guatemala… I have moaned a lot (lot) about my twisted ankle (update: the recovery has been surprisingly quick. So quick that I have signed up for the two-day hike on the Acatenango volcano. Let’s hope this lousy bugger can handle it), complained about a bad cold that took us down (update: chest, nose…

  • E for expect the unexpected 

    … And the least we can say is that we definitely had some unexpected events the past three days! As planned, we left Caye Caulker at stupid o’clock in the morning. One speed boat, 30ish souls and an open ocean. I mean what could go wrong… Well what about everything? With every wave we encountered…

  • D for down time 

    I am very pleased to confirm that we survived Belize City. We were (very) apprehensive: according to recent statistics, this is the 6th most dangerous city in the world. It was worrying even though tourists don’t seem to be targeted as much as locals caught in the crossfire between traffickers. We met travelers in Hopkins…

  • A for adventure

    Hola from Cancún, Mexico where our trip has finally started and I have the feeling that this 6-month adventure is going to be adventurously aventurous with many adventures!  After almost missing my bus (no surprise here), I boarded my plane to Munich. Surprisingly, I didn’t have any issue while dropping my bag off for not…

  • My traveling alphabet or how to play the ABC game on a backpacking trip…

    With the imminent lift-off and the scary but exhilarating realization that our adventure is happening for real (ahhhhhhhhh *holy moly sound*), my wanderlust has become really impatient and loud. This is quite annoying as I still need to focus on work for one more day so I almost want to tell her to f** off.…