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DIY trip from Surat Thani to Padang Besar Border

Sunrise Gulf of Thailand

There are plenty of ways to book a trip to cross the Padang Besar border from Thailand to Malaysia with a travel agency. Especially the journey from Surat Thani (Thailand) to Penang / Georgetown (Malaysia) is a very common traveller route. However, if you want to do this trip by yourself and maybe spend just […]

Koh Koh Pups Koh Tao – How a dog rescue stole my heart

For today’s blog post, I wanted to share a little story about something that has been a part of my daily life here on Koh Tao since December 2021. It actually became so normal to me that I’ve never shared it on my blog before. Why? I asked myself this question today and don’t know […]

Philippines 1 month travel & diving itinerary

Bohol Chocolate Hills

If you are planning to travel the Philippines, love diving and are on a budget, this 1 month travel & diving itinerary might be exactly what you’ve been looking for! I explored Philippines in November 2023 during my year-long Southeast Asia adventure. While you can easily find general travel plans online, the ones that highlight […]

14 useful gifts for digital nomads and travellers

gift guide for travellers, backpackers & digital nomads

Do you have a friend who is about to embark on an exciting journey? Perhaps they’re gearing up for a long-term trip around the world, or maybe they’re a digital nomad who’s always on the move. Maybe it’s just their birthday and you’re stumped on what to get them. However, you might wonder, what do […]

How to make long-term travelling less exhausting

Sandy beach in Lombok

I didn’t really know what travel exhaustion felt like until I experienced it earlier this year. It’s a weird feeling. Discovering the area, booking the next hostel, and many more things that should feel exciting started to feel like a burden. All I was longing for was a routine, stability, long-term connections and doing something […]

My favourite travel backpack – Inateck 40l review

Inateck 40l features

Let me introduce you to one of the things I never want to travel without ever again: The Inateck 40l backpack. We’ve been travelling together for over three years now! Therefore it’s about time that I share a detailed, independent and honest review. I originally bought this backpack in January 2020 as it seemed big […]

Thoughts after 6 months of full-time travelling

Coffee Tasting Ubud Bali

Mid-April I shared how I felt after full-time travelling for three months. Back then, I thought, ‘Yes, I’ll write another one in three months’. It’s August now, and it’s been four months since that thought. Trust me, until now I haven’t been ready to share anything yet. Three months can feel so long in some […]

How to travel Flores by bus

Ruteng rice field Flores

Flores is an island located in the Eastern part of Indonesia in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. It’s named Flores, which means ‘flowers’ in Portuguese due to its lush landscapes. Most people take a flight to the city Labuan Bajo in the West, visit the famous Komodo National Park for a few days and […]

How to extend the E-Visa for Indonesia & fix for common issue

Tegallalang Rice Terrace

In 2020 Indonesia implemented an electronic visa (E-visa) system which makes the life of travellers much easier. Firstly, you can obtain your visa online before arriving in Indonesia. Secondly, you can extend your tourist visa within only a minute instead of visiting a local immigration office and wasting at least 3-4 days. The E-visa system […]

My liveaboard experience with Dive Komodo

Rinca Island viewpoint Komodo National Park

Until a few months ago I’ve known Komodo National Park only from the famous Instagram photos of Padar island. I noticed that most people go to Komodo to do a one or multiple day boat trip to see the Komodo dragons, go hiking and enjoy the stunning scenery of the islands. But little did I […]