10 Lessons learned on the Camino Portugues

Tina sitting by river, Camino Portugues

Walking the Camino de Santiago had been on my mind for quite some time. Seeing photos of friends and joining pilgrim groups on social media only sparked that wish more and more. In late spring 2019, I decided to take action and booked 10 days of holidays along with a flight ticket to Porto. The road to one of the biggest adventures and self-discoveries of my life was paved. These are the 10 most valuable…

Unusual Places and Sights in Prague

Mosaic head, Stodůlky, Central park, Prague

Most visitors flocking to Prague have surely made acquaintance with the astronomical clock, the saints on the Charles bridge or the giant babies by David Černý. Are you planning a trip to Prague or like to discover all the magical places this city has to offer? Then check out Prague’s Best Kept Secrets for inspiration. This time we want to take you on a tour to Prague’s less known and rather bizarre sights. And there…

Abandoned Places in Prague – Time Machine

View over Prague from Barrandovské terasy

Article published November 2016 and updated September 2022. Every now and then we’re catching up on our mission to explore abandoned sites that once represented marvelous examples of contemporary architecture but are now in a dilapidated state. We call this series Time Machine …because visiting those abandoned places feels like traveling back in time. Our experience shows that the majority of abandoned buildings is located in the countryside and in surroundings which are difficult to…

5 Reasons to Fall in Love With Ninh Binh (Vietnam)

The rowing boat tours of Tam Coc

Are you in the midst of planning your trip to Vietnam or are you even currently there? Or maybe you just came here to escape daily life for a while. Either way, you are in the right place. In this article we want to take you to one of the most serene places in Vietnam: Ninh Binh, located at the scenic Tam Coc river. Are you a backpacker like us? Always on the lookout for…

The Most Stunning Backpacker Guide to Vietnam

Tina standing by lake, Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Vietnam was on our bucket list ever since we have traveled to Cambodia. At that time we had to skip its neighboring country, however we made a promise to ourselves that we would come back for another adventure. It would take us 2 years to keep this promise. When the day finally arrived, we booked flights and applied for a 3-month visa, giving us enough time to explore the country without being in a rush.…

Pandemic in Czech Republic – Prague during the Coronavirus

Nearly empty Charles Bridge during COVID-19

Living in Prague for the past 3 years, barely a day passed without seeing crowds of tourists occupying the city’s main places and attractions. However, times have changed. The new coronavirus, first discovered in December 2019, quickly spread around the world. This article is supposed to serve as a timeline of the events since the outbreak of the pandemic. There will be an update with each new development. We eagerly hope that everything will turn…