Hiking in Laos

Laos is great! Here, too, we go for a few small hikes in the mountains. One time to find hot springs, one time to a treehouse on a mountaintop. Both walks are only 6km, since we can no longer keep Ida happy with being carried around all day. She prefers…

Seven Timezones from Home

Yangshuo, 5. November 2017 Seven turns of the clock separate us from home. We’ve come a long way, and it’s beginning to feel like a long time, too. Being on the road for so long is changing our habits and perceptions. It’s not a simple vacation, it’s our day to…

The End of the Desert

Guilin, 7. October 2017  Millions upon millions of people, thousands of kilometers of road, dozens of different landscapes and climates and several different cultures have flown past us in the last weeks. And all this in one huge country. We have been to many places, but China is something else.…

Hiking in Kyrgyzstan

We hike a lot in Kyrgyzstan. What else could we do here? Wherever we go, there are always snow-capped mountains in sight, so we decide to get a bit closer. The first time we hike along the Arashan river to find some hot, or rather warm, springs. The other tour…

Winter Is Coming

Osh, 10. September 2017 So many meadows, rivers and mountains, so many fantastic camping spots are always making it easy for us to find a place to spend the night. Usually next to a swimmable and drinkable river and with enough wood or herbivore shit to cook and make a…

Kazakhstan Express – A Journey in Nine Sunsets

Shymkent, 1. August 2017 Prologue Saturday, between Caucasus and Caspian Sea We’re enjoying our ride with Yakub and can see the sun sink into the hills in the rearview mirror of this last Turkish truck we’ll hitch for a while to come. The green mountains of the Caucasus quickly give…

Kervan Yolda Düzülür

Tbilisi, 14.7.2017 What happens when you hitchhike with a baby on small Turkish mountain roads at dusk, in the rain, during Ramadan? You probably guessed it: you end up in a cozy living room, waiting for the prayer call together with a big, hungry family. That’s what happens to us…

A Day in Thermopiles

Hitchhikers like hot springs. So we know what to do when we find some on the map that are on our way (blessed be offline maps). The map even knows that there are free springs behind the paid ones. Not that we would pay for hot springs. So we go…

Traveling Greece the Normal Way

Istanbul, 15.6.2017 Looking back, it seems like we left Greece faster than we could realize, although we didn’t exactly rush it. Leaving Aegina, we slowly make our way down north and then east. Our attempts to catch a ride to Turkey on the Greek highway fail, so we find ourselves…