Friday, June 27, 2014

Getting ready!

This next trip requires a little bit better preparation than backpacking through latin america. In all the 22 countries Melanie and I visited we never needed a visa in advance. This time we need a visa for Uzbekistan, Iran, Azerbaijan and a transit visa for Turkmenistan...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Gear: Backup

Lets get serious, loosing your pictures. I'm not talking about the hardware. Laptop and camera are insured and can be replaced. I'm talking about all the pictures you take on such a long trip.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Gear - Flipflops

Nothing feels more like holiday than walking in flip flops. Some people choose to wear trekking sandals, something we can't abide ourselves to (too geeky and ugly imho).

My pair of flip flops just barely made it into Brazil after being with me around half the world.
Here in the home of the Havaianas I got the same model for less than a quarter of the price back home in Switzerland.

I was walking on the white layer at the heels when the toe strap gave way...

Latinamerica Selfies!

Travelling through Latinamerica, one selfie at the time... =)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

hav hiking (06.06.2014 - 08.06.2014)

When Alex aka hav turned thirty we thought some exercise would do him good and promised to take him hiking. But because everybody was always busy (some even away for a year, hehe) it took us four years to assemble the group, find a hiking route and a date.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Next trip: Uzbekistan!

Barely back home I'm getting ready for the next trip, to Uzbekistan! I have to rewind a bit to explain this special destination...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Gear - Duffel Bag

Our duffel bags have been with us through south-east Asia before joining us on this big trip. We love them, although they are not without flaws.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gear - Travel Mug

Along our journey we came to appreciate little things which every traveller should at least consider to bring. Also we want to share the insight we got in our gear, what stood up to the travel and what not.

Lets start simple: A travel mug.


Good old Isla Mujeres, a year ago!