Category: Travels

NEW YORK CONTRAST TOUR: OPINION AND EXPERIENCE

When we were preparing the trip to New York looking for info in a lot of blogs, there was something we saw recommended again and again by people who had already been: the tour of contrasts. Contrast tour? And what is that? After having lived and experienced we can tell you a little more about him and our personal experience.
NEW ZEALAND (NORTH ISLAND): THE BEST
NEW ZEALAND (NORTH ISLAND): THE BEST
If we had to choose an adjective to describe the land of kiwis, hobbits, sheep and Maori we would have no doubt: New Zealand is beautiful, of objective, irrefutable beauty. As some months ago we left this wonderful country, we wanted to return, even if only looking at the photos, reactivating our memories and living our adventures there.
SHIMOKITAZAWA: TOKYO'S HIPSTER NEIGHBORHOOD
SHIMOKITAZAWA: TOKYO'S HIPSTER NEIGHBORHOOD
Shimokitazawa has become very fashionable in recent times ... the reason? It has been baptized as the hipster neighborhood of Tokyo! Although we have invented a term that I think is more suited to this place: "bohemhippypster". Shimokita, which is what the tokiotas call it, is a bohemian tad, quite hippie and very hipster.
CROMWELL: THE POWERLED APPLE
CROMWELL: THE POWERLED APPLE
When you have been traveling and living in a foreign country for a few months, you begin to adapt to its rhythm, its routine and its style. We have been in New Zealand for about 9 months, 9 months in which we have traveled many kilometers, in which we have settled down doing housesitting, in which we have worked and in which we have enjoyed feeling always welcome.
KAIKOURA: LOVE AT A GLANCE
KAIKOURA: LOVE AT A GLANCE
In this post 'kaikoura: what to see and do' we will tell you everything you need to visit this beautiful city of New Zealand ... but first let me tell you something ... Legend has it that the one who did Kaikoura had to be well inspired: Creator, whoever it was, you had to have caught a good high to do something so deliciously rare.
THE LAKES TEKAPO AND PUKAKI
THE LAKES TEKAPO AND PUKAKI
The problem of traveling through New Zealand is that, not only does it leave the bar very high, it is that it accustoms you to dreamlike landscapes that seem to be taken out of a fairy tale. The first time you freak out. The second you are amazed. The third one you like. The fourth smile. The fifth has become 'normal'.
COUCHSURFING IN JAPAN: KOBE!
COUCHSURFING IN JAPAN: KOBE!
If there was one thing we wanted to experience in Japan (more than eating sushi, crossing the Shibuya crosswalk and taking a selfie in front of Miyajima's torii) it was to live with Japanese ... and what better way to do it than with couchsurfing? That someone from the Nobel Prize who invented this extraordinary way of traveling and breaking down mental barriers!
THE CATLINS: AL LADITO DEL POLO SUR
THE CATLINS: AL LADITO DEL POLO SUR
Queenstown is very pretty, we know that, but it is not a plan to stay bogged down, curing and eating sushi. It was time to make a sneak, so on our days off we went to Tapotupotu, which the poor already missed the road (and we too, why lie) and decided to make a route by car through the Catlins, to discover one of the most beautiful areas of the south island of New Zealand.
FIRST (AND LAST) STEPS IN QUEENSTOWN
FIRST (AND LAST) STEPS IN QUEENSTOWN
Queenstown was one of the most anticipated stops on our trip: each of the people who visited her left delighted and told us that it was the most beautiful city in New Zealand. They were right. Queenstown has fallen in love with us, how could it not? Mountains with its snowy peaks that surround it with the Remarkables as protagonists, a lake - the Wakatipu - as beautiful and transparent as cold, some shopping streets that never rest and beauty wherever you look.
BARCELONA GUIDE FOR BACKPACKERS
BARCELONA GUIDE FOR BACKPACKERS
Barcelona has been our home for about 6 years. And piece home! We always say it… Barcelona is like the Mary Poppins bag: it has everything, sea, mountains, art, gastronomy, culture. We are going to be the perfect destination for both a long trip and a weekend. If you are planning a trip to Barcelona you have reached the perfect post: we are going to tell you 100 things to do in the Catalan capital, we will recommend your cheapest restaurants (and good hey!
KIOTO (I): WELCOME TO JAPAN
KIOTO (I): WELCOME TO JAPAN
We arrived at Osaka airport without knowing exactly how to get to Kyoto, but we did it, although we were making a mistake by train and paying the difference for being an express train! (Below we count the whole adventure). We left our backpacks and tremendously excited we started kicking the city. NEWLY ARRIVED IN JAPAN!
HOW TO GET TO REDANG ISLAND?
HOW TO GET TO REDANG ISLAND?
If you are thinking of visiting the island of Redang in Malaysia and do not know how to get here, here are some tips that can help you. How to get to Kuala Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur by bus. There are many companies that offer this route, three of them are Plusliner, Transnasional and Cepat & Cekap Express.
10 REASONS TO GO TO NEW ZEALAND
10 REASONS TO GO TO NEW ZEALAND
Already, we know that it is the furthest place in your house. We also know that to get here you would have to fly many hours, too many perhaps. And we know that Thailand is very beautiful and very cheap, that Mexico is closer and that Ibiza is always Ibiza. But let us tell you something: New Zealand is cool, and a lot.
REDANG ISLAND: FROM PARADISE TO PARADISE
REDANG ISLAND: FROM PARADISE TO PARADISE
Southeast Asia is dotted with paradise islands where you can spend a dream vacation ... but which are the prettiest? Difficult question, although we can tell you that the east coast of Malaysia has surprised us again and at the moment it takes advantage over other areas. After the Perenthian and the Tioman we could enjoy a beautiful new island: Redang.
ROSIE & GOGO
ROSIE & GOGO
Gogo and Rosie have been our roommates for 5 weeks. We had planned to make a post where to tell you a little about them, but we thought that they better present themselves ... - GOGO - Hello, my name is Gogo, I am a very pretty white and black cat. Although I do not appear, I have 20 añacos. I become blind and deaf, in this way I can go to my roll without anyone bothering me.
A TROCIT OF FRANCE IN NEW ZEALAND
A TROCIT OF FRANCE IN NEW ZEALAND
From above, looking at the map of New Zealand, the Banks Peninsula draws much attention for its shape, a mound that rises above the ocean and cracked by a huge ditch in the center. The volcanic origin of this place is the cause of such capricious forms and, although from below, traveling along its paths is not so impressive, it does not cease to have a special charm.
CURIOSITIES AND RARES OF INDIA
CURIOSITIES AND RARES OF INDIA
From a country like India you can expect only one thing: to surprise you. And so it is. It happens continuously: cultural clashes here are as common as spicy in their food. Today we are going to tell you all the curiosities and oddities of India that have left us with our mouths open 🙂 We knew it was a cheap country, but we did not know how much!
CROSSING THE ARTHUR'S PASS
CROSSING THE ARTHUR'S PASS
After getting up surrounded by vans and the odd weka that was hanging around looking for something to eat, we started what would be the last coast to coast of our trip through New Zealand: the Arthur's Pass was waiting for us. The Arthur's Pass is a mountain pass in the New Zealand Alps located about 920 meters high.
HOW TO BUY AN INDIAN SIM?
HOW TO BUY AN INDIAN SIM?
Buying a SIM card in India is something that will help you a lot on your trip. In the end you will use the phone more than you thought! In addition the national calls are thrown of price, not in vain in the street you will see enormous amounts of Indians stuck to their mobile phones for hours and hours (we do not exaggerate!
THE NEW ZEALAND GLACIERS
THE NEW ZEALAND GLACIERS
Glaciers ... and the name motivates. It doesn't matter what you have to drive, or the way to go, or the climbs to the viewpoints to meet them from the front (or yes ...?). This was our next stop and one of the last of our journey through New Zealand: the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. But, since in this country you cannot travel more than 50 kilometers without stopping to take photos, we decided to divide this stage into two days.
DUNEDIN AND THE OTAGO PENINSULA
DUNEDIN AND THE OTAGO PENINSULA
Penguins, penguins, penguins ... we want to see penguins! Small colonies of these torpid animals are found in the Otago Peninsula, so that is where we are headed in the hope of being able to see any of them ... will we have succeeded? Read on ... We enter this peninsula along its southernmost road, where we pass through some very cool beaches in the Ocean Grove area.