Traditional Macedonian Food
We highly recommend you to try traditional Macedonian food in a kafana (local traditional restaurant) while you are visiting the country. In Skopje there are lots of options to choose from. Here are our well tested favorites: Continue reading Restaurants in Skopje
Skopje is a place full of history, dating back to six millennia. Once it was home to Romans, Bulgarians, Ottomans, Communists and it was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1963. It is a city of contrasts and a variety of different cultures came to live here, resulting in a vibrant mix!
You can explore most of the sights on foot but there are also some interesting places outside of Skopje’s city center. Let’s see a list of museums, attractions and galleries in Skopje that are definitely worth a visit. Continue reading Sightseeing in Skopje
After you have visited all the sights of Skopje that should be on every traveler’s list – such as the Memorial House of Mother Teresa, Sveti Spas church, Kale Fortress and all the newly built monuments of the ‘Skopje 2014‘ project, there is still plenty of places left to see. Here is our selection of the natural beauties, culinary delights and in general our favorite things to do in Skopje.
Continue reading Our Favorite Things to do in Skopje
Wow, we absolutely loved Indonesia, what a beautiful country! The Indonesian archipelago is made up of 18,110 volcanic islands – 6,000 of them being inhabited – and it is the largest archipelago in the world. No wonder why we felt that 3 weeks time was just way too short and we definitely will be back at some point. During this rather short vacation we spent 3 weeks in Bali, The Gili Islands and Lombok. Continue reading 3 Weeks In Indonesia – Bali, The Gilis and Lombok
Why Visit and how to Backpack Oman on a Budget?
Oman is one of the most amazing places we have backpacked, but if this is not enough to convince you here are the reasons:
- It is the perfect country to visit if you are outdoorsy type
- You can camp literally anywhere and everywhere
- It is very different from what you are used to, Oman has preserved the old charm and traditions unlike its neighbours
- There are no skyscrapers and party crowd here
- Omani people are very friendly and open to visitors
- It is one of the safest destinations in the world to backpack
Continue reading How To Backpack Oman On A Budget
The ‘Emerald Island‘ is a great destination for everyone from tourists to backpackers. While the accommodation is a bit more expensive than other South East Asian countries, the food and transportation is still very cheap. Wonderful sights, amazing beaches, delicious local specialties, friendly people in a laid back culture.
We spent 2 months in Sri Lanka traveling around – while working online – with two longer stops: one in Trincomalee and the other in Mirissa. Continue reading 2 Months in Sri Lanka
I was skeptical about buying camera equipment for in South East Asia because of the big price difference. The DSLR’s are 800-1000$ cheaper if you buy them here.
– Are they fake? Are they used but cleaned?
These are just few of the many other questions I had. I was doing researches on the net for two months, reading personal blogs, Flickr discussions. Also I spent lots of time on Tripadvisor and Thorn Tree but I haven’t found a good answer anywhere.
When I was in Hanoi and googled ‘Canon shops‘ a few links popped up. One was from the official store with the price 3100$+ for Canon 5D Mark III and the other like DIGIworld had the approx. 2400$ price. I went there the next morning, like a tourist that is just asking questions with no intention of buying, to see why there is such a big difference in the prices.
The first place was DIGIworld, clean and modern shop with lots of photo equipments. They were pretty helpful and answered all the questions I asked.
The price difference is because:
- The not official stores are not paying “VAT”
- The products are smuggled from other countries like Cambodia or Laos where the taxes are low.
I went to a few other smaller photo shops further down the road, but the people working there had poor English and not very helpful, but from what I understood 90% of them were saying the same thing as in DIGIworld.
I ended up buying a GoPro 4 and a Canon 5D MK III for 2900$ in DIGIworld and they are perfectly fine, I had no problems with them.
DIGIworld is located on 6 Hàng Bài street, 500m after the lake, south of the Old Ha Noi quarter.
Perhaps for most of the travelers, Sen Monorom, the capital of Mondulkiri province, is not the first place to visit in Cambodia. Many don’t even know about it and they are not even including it in their itinerary. Continue reading Things you need to know if visiting Sen Monorom
From the peaceful Kep in SW Cambodia we took the bus to Kampong Cham from where we are continuing to Mondulkiri province in E Cambodia. Because of the late arrival in the city we decided to spend the night in a guest house and hit the road in the morning. While exploring the city searching for dinner we thought that it would be a waste not to spend at least one day and explore the surroundings. We weren’t wrong, there is so much to be seen here in a day. Continue reading Visiting Kampong Cham in one day
From the high Himalayan Mountains of Nepal we decided to go down in the warmer places in Asia, first stop is Cambodia. If you are also a person that wants to escape the crowd and the drunk young tourists that are occupying Sihanoukville, you should definitely go to the Kep and visit its surroundings. Continue reading Things to do in Kep, Cambodia