Mike from ousuca.com has experienced a life without money. Nowadays, with an advanced age, he wouldn't forgo a pleasant apartment with a comfy bed. What hasn't changed however is his minimalistic travel equipment, about which he is gonna talk today, and what's more, how it simplifies his life as a traveller.
Yazd Province, Iran. „I have no shoes, no warm clothes and no sleeping bag, but I would really love to go!“, I explained following an invitation on a winter hike. A story about hospitality, overcoming obstacles and surpassing myself.
I usually make the "mistake" of not informing myself about a new country. For Iran however, this could have almost screwed up my whole vacation, because international credits card just do not work in Iran. At this point, I compiled a quick list for you, that might help you while planning your trip and also might give you some more understanding of the Iranian culture in order for your Iran visit to run smoothly.
18 local bloggers have followed my call to introduce the beautiful city they live in. Learn where they eat, drink and hang out!
While surfing I often received the reply to my couchsurf request 'Wow, haven't gotten such a nice request in quite some time!', yet there was nothing too special I did. In the following post I want to explain you how you can get the same positive response in just 5 simple steps.
Rules over rules: clothing regulations, restrictions on photography, ban on alcohol and no import of "dirty magazines" ... Iran might not be the first choice of many travellers. Others however, including me, seem to be even more attracted to find out more about this closed country. My thoughts in the first 72 hours?
Laos. There are simple rules when taking local busses in Laos. The rules state that there are, after all, no rules. Read three amusing anecdotes from my self-experiment.
Luang Namtha, Laos. In this article I will approach the concept of ecotourism and furthermore take part in an ecotrek through the jungle and to three ethnic minority villages.
Vietnam. This mesmerising viewpoint is situated in Ha Long City and difficult to find at first. But once you found the spot, you will be mesmerised by the view! In this article I will explain in detail how you can reach this hidden gem, join me!
Vietnam. You are looking for a place off-the-grid, where you can let yourself unwind from some exhausting days of backpacking through Vietnam? Join me on my journey through Co To island and learn further how to get there and what to expect from this oasis of untouched nature.