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PELNI Survival 101: Wicked tips to enjoy a ride on the World’s last cruising ships

With so many cheap airfares available in Asia these days, who would ever think of traveling by sea, trading a handful of hours for long days on a ship? We did (well, we also spent two weeks train hopping from Siberia to Europe, if you really want to know). Reason […]

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8 Trans Siberian Railway Stops You Should Definitely Consider

When we decided to take the Trans Siberian Railway to travel overland from Asia to Europe in the late spring of 2015, we also thought we didn’t want to do it in one go (well, we are the kind of people who prefer traveling in a boat for 4 days […]

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4 Crucial Things We Learned Touring with Folding Bikes

We have been toying with the idea of touring with folding bikes for a long time. Not only we have met several inspiring touring cyclists in incredible places over the years, but we also felt that after using buses, trains, planes, hiking, hitchhiking in odd places, 4-day-long boat trips on […]

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How We Got a 60-days Indonesian Visa in Bangkok

The typical Indonesia travel conversation  always goes like this:“I am going to Indonesia.” “Great… I hope you’re not just going to Bali.” “Sure not. I want to go travel off the beaten track, see the places where few people are going. There are so many islands to explore, I am […]

How to Fly from Europe to Asia for 85 Euros – A Review of Scoot Air

After a four months hiatus from Malaysia — more on that later — on June 22nd 2017 I boarded Scoot’s new flight from Athens to Singapore. We wanted to return to Southeast Asia, get a 60 Days Indonesian visa, and then embark on a Pelni boat from Sulawesi to West […]