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Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country, bordered by China, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Hanoi is its capital city and Ho Chi Minh is the largest city. Vietnam has a population of almost 10 million. Vietnamese is the official language and the Vietnamese Dong (VND) is the country currency (1€ = 26.697,24 VND as of May 26th 2018). General considerations A visa is required to enter in Vietnam for the majority of foreigner countries. The process starts with an online applica

Mobile data across Asia

We live in a connected world. We are used to have access to Internet at every moment during the day. While traveling this is not an exception. We need to plan our trips, book accommodation, search for good restaurants and bars, share photos and impressions with friends and families, among other things that require data. Nowadays is extremely easy to find mobile data solutions for a short period of time through prepaid cards available in most of the countries. Most of data pla

Laos Travel Guide

Laos Laos is a Southeast Asian country, bordered by Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Vientiane is its capital city. Laos has a population of about 7 million. Lao is the official language and the Kip (LAK) is the country currency (1€ = 9.832,59 LAK as of June 6th 2018). General considerations A visa is required to enter in Laos for the majority of foreigner countries. It is possible to apply for a visa on arrival valid for 30 days. When you arrive at the airport

Cambodia Travel Guide

Cambodia Cambodia, officially known as Kingdom of Cambodia, is a Southeast Asian country, bordering Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Phnom Penh is its capital city. Cambodia has a population of about 60 million. Khmer is the official language and the Riel is the country currency. However, for the majority of the transactions the US dollar is the currency accepted and the Riel (KHR) is only used for the small change (1 USD = 4.000 KHR). In fact, most of the ATMs will provide dollar

Financials in Cambodia

In total, we spent 20 days in Cambodia. Once again, we will share some financial information about our stay in the country. The total amount we spent during this period of time was 1.330€ euros for both of us. The cost timeline was as follows. Most of the times, we were below our daily budget (65,76€ for the couple). The initial high expenditures are related to the flight price from Mandalay in Myanmar to Siem Reap in Cambodia, and also the visa costs. The above average days

Financials in Laos

In total, we spent 11 days in Laos. Let's share some financial information about our stay in this country. The total amount we spent during this period of time was 856€ euros for both of us. The cost timeline was as follows. Most of the times, we were below our daily budget (65,76€ for the two). The initial high expenditures are related to the flight price from Hanoi in Vietnam to Luang Prabang in Laos. However, we found Loas an extremely expensive Asian country, specially be

Top 3 experiences in the Philippines

The Philippines are known for the beautiful landscapes. Yes, it is completely true. The country is composed by more than seven thousand islands of beautiful landscapes that rise from the ocean horizon and that are breathtaking. However, more than that, its people, the Filipinos, play an important role on this experience that is travelling across the Philippines. Listed below are our top 3 experiences while visiting the Philippines. 1. TAO Expedition TAO Expedition was by far

Financials in Myanmar

In total, we spent 23 days in Myanmar. As we did with the previous countries we visited, we will share some financial information about our stay in the country. The total amount we spent during this period of time was 1.174€ euros for both of us. The cost timeline was as follows. Most of the times, we were below our daily budget (65,76€ for the two). The initial high expenditures are related to the flight price from Bangkok, in Thailand, to Yangon, in Myanmar, and also the vi

Poverty among children. Six similar real stories

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit." Eli Khamarov During the Khmer Rouge period (1975-1979), Cambodia suffered an unprecedented massacre. In fact, the Pol Pot's communist regime was the cause of death to almost 3 millions of people. It was equivalent to 1/4 of Cambodia population and the main target was the upper class with higher levels of education. As a way to silence a possible opposition, in less than 4 years Cambodia saw almost their entire people

Financials in Malaysia

After spending a week in Malaysia, we will now share some financial information about our stay in the country. In total, we spent 7 days in this country, in two different cities: Penang and Kuala Lumpur. In total, we spent a total amount of 634 euros. The cost timeline was as follows. Comparing to our daily budget, we performed well, being below budget most of the time. The peak costs that can be seen during the first day is related to the flight prices, since we took three f

Malaysia Travel Guide

Malaysia Malaysia is a country located in Southeast Asia with a population of about 30 million people. Malay is the official language of this mainly Islamic country. The Malaysian ringgit (MYR) is the official currency (1€=4,83 MYR as of January 23rd 2018). General considerations For a stay up to 30 days, Portuguese citizens do not need a visa to enter in Malaysia. For longer stays, the visa should be applied in the Malaysia Embassy in Portugal. Weather conditions may vary si

Financials in The Philippines

After spending some amazing days in the Philippines, it is now the time to share our financials in the country. In total, we spent 21 days in the Philippines if you count with the departure day. We spent a total amount of 2115 euros, while visiting 5 different places in this country. The cost timeline was as follows. Conversely to India and Sri Lanka, in the Philippines we spent more than our daily budget most of the times. In general, and for the Asian context, The Philippin

The human shape of kindness

Travelling is not only about breath-taking beaches, amazing trekking paths, being dazzled by new cultures, meeting new people. People, faces and smiles like no other you will ever meet and experiences everyday something new that arise from facing the unknown. People have a tendency to go on and on about how easy it is to travel, nevertheless besides nice pictures and fancy stories there are always hard times. Travelling is also waiting long hours, missing trains, sleeping in

India Travel Guide

India India is located in South Asia and it is the seventh-largest country by area and the second-largest country in terms of population (1,2 billion people). It is composed by 29 states and 7 union territories. According to Census of India 2001, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. Hindi is the most spoken language, followed by English. The Indian rupee (INR) is the official currency (1€=76,72 INR as of November 30th 2017). General considerations It is man

India's first impression

We are writing these following lines with no more than fifteen Indian sunsets on our eyes. Nonetheless, when it comes to travelling, time tends to be an incorrect measure. Experiences and intensity actually create a far more accurate barometer. Although we have only stayed 3 days in New Delhi, it was one of the most intimidating experiences we have ever faced. Our accommodation was in the middle of Paharganj, a crowded and poor area of the city. After a 20-minute taxi from th

Why travelling?

After three years working in consultant and auditing companies, we started to put our lives in perspective. Both of us already had some experience in this travelling saga. From a four-week backpacking trip in South America, to a three-week Interrail in Europe, or fifteen days across Spain and even two weeks exploring Australia we had quite some miles and smiles on our feet. As partners in crime, we have continuously been adding some more colours and stamps to our passports. A

How to put our home in a bag?

Once the decision of going out for a long-term adventure was taken (read Why Travelling for understanding the reasons we decided to embrace this challenge), an inevitable concern arose our minds. How to put our home in a bag? Especially taking into consideration that our adventure was planned for several months, maybe years... Our first concern was to choose the perfect backpack. Back problems made us consider to choose a trolley instead of the typical adventurous backpacker