The news of a trip to Norway is almost always met with the same response. A sharp intake of air followed by stories of cups of coffee that cost the same as the yearly GDP of a small country. Just saying Norway out loud can make your pocket feel lighter. Doing some research on Google won’t do much to allay your fears. The official Visit Norway website features an article with a list of ‘budget’ restaurants. According to this article, a budget meal will cost…Continue Reading “Visit Oslo on a Budget”

Over the past year we have had the privilege of visiting some incredible countries. From bustling European cities to lush Asian jungles, here are a few of our favourites… 5: Oslo Millions of tourists miss the opportunity to explore this incredible capital, using it only as a transfer hub for the fjords and mountains further north. But Oslo is a slick, modern city that will challenge what you know about everything from food to art. This beautiful Scandinavian metropolis boasts numerous galleries, museums and theatres….Continue Reading “Our Favourite Destinations of 2018”

Train Travel in Thailand

Traveling by sleeper train in Thailand is a great experience for world nomads and travel newbies alike. They provide a great adventure, allowing many travellers to experience a new way of travel. Trains in Thailand are cheap and save you the cost of one nights hotel so they are definitely worth looking into. Flights may also be cheap, but by time you factor in check-in times and traveling from airports to towns and cities, you might find that trains are the most convenient way to…Continue Reading “Traveling by 2nd Class Sleeper Train in Thailand”

Venezuelan Animals

This is part two in my series about staying safe in Venezuela. Part 1 focused mainly on crime and violence in the cities of the North, but what about the wildlife? Here are some of our experiences during our nine months in this gem of a country. Snakes in Venezuela In the rain forests of South Venezuela, snakes are plentiful. We spent six months living in a small shack in the middle of the all this and only saw a couple. The majority are only found…Continue Reading “Staying Safe In Venezuela – Animals of the Amazon Rainforest”

Shopping in Bangkok

Triangular pillows (also known as mon khwan or axe pillows) are an symbol of all things Thai and are found all over Thailand from the backpacker bars of Koh Tao to the palaces of Bangkok. But as soon as you start looking to buy them, they suddenly seem to be something of a rarity. WHERE TO BUY TRIANGULAR AXE PILLOWS IN BANGKOK Triangular pillows are readily available at the Chatuchak market but unfortunately the market operates at weekends only, so it is easy to miss….Continue Reading “Where to Buy a Triangular Pillow in Bangkok, Thailand”

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We originally wrote this article over three years ago. Since then the political situation in Venezuela has deteriorated greatly to the point where we would no longer suggest traveling to this incredible country. We have heard of daily muggings and kidnappings. We will monitor the situation and update this post if/when things improve. We have left the original post below for your reading pleasure. With it’s vast rainforest of the South, white Caribbean coastline and fascinating culture, Venezuela is a top destination for any self respecting world traveler. But…Continue Reading “How Safe Is Venezuela for Tourists?”