Nomads Inspiration Series Zane Enina, A Latvian Wanderess1

Nomads Inspiration Series: Zane Enina, A Latvian Wanderess

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“I am rich. I own everything that I have experienced.” – Latvian poet Māris Čaklais Tell us about yourself  “Latvian. 37. Zane Enina”,  these are answers to the FAQ when you are travelling. For more than two years I consider myself a traveler and a blogger. My other interests lie in yoga, books, plants and people – love meeting new …

Teach English Abroad - A Filipino Backpacker Guide to TEFL

Teach English Abroad – A Filipino Backpacker Guide to TEFL

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If you’ve been reading our previous articles, you already know that our main sources of income are from TEFL Teaching (English) and Ayurveda Massage Therapy. As a Filipino TEFL teacher myself, I will show you how we FILIPINOS can also teach English abroad. I’ll show you the easiest way to get your TEFL certification in the Philippines and start your …

Long-term travel: How to manage your finances (Filipino & British Banks

Long-term travel: How to manage your finances (Filipino & British Banks)

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This article is inspired by our readers who’ve been asking us how we manage our finances on the road. Some might think that having a Filipino bank account might be a problem when traveling, but I can assure you it isn’t! This is based on our experience and might only be relevant for travelers with a Philippines Bank Account and/or …

Haggling

How to Haggle like a Rock star (without being Annoying!)

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Jon has already talked about my haggling skills in his previous articles, but I know it’s not just me! It’s true that I love to haggle (it’s a habit!), not just because I want the cheapest price, but I believe that haggling can seriously enhance your negotiation skills. It’s a skill that you can definitely apply in both the corporate …

A girls guide to backpacking: roughing it out in glamorous style

A girls guide to backpacking: roughing it out in glamorous style

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Backpacking is simple, right? Just throw some things in a bag, book a flight or a bus and walk around meeting cool, international people, visiting famous landmarks and generally having an awesome for everyone to get jealous over on Facebook – Simple! But in actual fact, it’s not actually as simple as all that. There are loads of little things …

Kindness and Surprises on the Road to Patagonia

Kindness and Surprises on the Road to Patagonia

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When we started planning for this trip last November, we only planned our travel itinerary for 2 weeks – exploring Peru with Peru Hop then crossing the border to Bolivia by the 18th December as my visa was about to expire. We arrived in La Paz and were accommodated and looked after by our new friend, Remo, from Adventure Brew …

Foreign Bloggers Who Love The Philippines and Filipinos

Foreign Bloggers Who Love The Philippines and Filipinos

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We all know that we Filipino bloggers certainly love our own country, but when a foreigner loves our country, we feel proud of being from the Philippines.  I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately about the Philippines – I’ve seen travel writers who’ve been there, planning to go there or who dream of going there and I love how so many …

Truth and Lies about Filipinas with Foreigners!

Truth and Lies about Filipinas with Foreigners!

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(The Real Life Experiences and Criticisms of a Filipina dating a Westerner) “When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself” ― Earl Nightingale When I quit my job in the Middle East to start my backpacking journey, aside from the other reasons and lies I was telling myself and people around me about why I wanted to leave my …

Life Inspiration: From Hollywood Life to Hostelling in Santiago, Chile

Life Inspiration: From Hollywood Life to Hostelling in Santiago, Chile

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We’ve stayed in many hostels on our travels and have met a lot of the owners, who are often foreigners who, while working and travelling abroad, made the decision to stay and build something of their own. These are the pioneering entrepreneurs who have and still are raising the bar in backpacker accommodation all over the world. We’re always excited …

Behind bars – Inside a female prison in Lima, Peru

Behind bars – Inside a female prison in Lima, Peru

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Women who are fighting each other, screaming at each other; Pumped up guards armed with bats and pepper spray trying to manage the awkward situation. Amid general applause, the tattooed ladies return to their small cells. That’s the picture, which media portrays – reality is different, indeed. Appropriately dressed women caring for their children, talking to their husbands and kids, …

2014: The beginning of our around the world journey

2014 Recap: The beginning of our around the world journey as a couple!

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2014 has been an awesome journey for us; it’s our first time backpacking together as a couple – We’ve been travelling for almost one year straight from Hanoi, Vietnam, via India and the UK, to Peru; we volunteered for 5 weeks in Ollantaytambo, Cuzco; rented our 2-bedroom apartment and started working (teaching English and starting our own Ayurveda Massage business) …