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As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown for travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Useful Travel Articles, feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

Packing for Sri Lanka

What to pack if you travel to Sri Lanka?

It depends obviously on many preferences, and details such as how long are you on the island, is it your first time, which season and which part of the country you want to visit. But there are some very generic, as well as location specific requirements that’s worth to keep in mind while you’re packing for Sri Lanka.

Help Ukraine

Help Ukraine!

We have collected some useful links from trusted sources to help Ukraine. Please spread this information. If you have more links to any other non-profit organisations – where people can donate or help in any way, please share the link in the comment section and we will add it to the list. Please only promote trusted & reliable places!

Never rent a car at Klass Wagen

Never rent a car at Klass Wagen in Budapest!

Recently we got the worst experience with a car rental company. Therefore we decided to share this case with all our readers, why never rent a car at Klass Wagen. In order that you can avoid them and the same mistakes we have done. Klass Wagen is located in some other countries as well, but we are talking about now the Budapest branch.

travel during a pandemic

Our top 20 places in 2021 – how & to where we were able to travel during the second year of Covid-19…

pandemic. Travelling was not easy in the beginning of 2021 either. The question and even the opportunity to travel during a pandemic was kind of impossible for the majority. Most of the countries were still in complete lockdown. Borders were closed, therefore we also focused on in-land travelling and kept exploring beautiful Spain. Later, during the year, when some of the borders opened, and the Covid passport finally appeared, we managed to have some very nice travels out of Spain & out of Europe as well. So let’s see the top 20 places that we were able to visit in 2021 during the second year of Covid-19.

we don't like Riviera Maya

Why we don’t like Riviera Maya

We don’t like Riviera Maya because it is spoiled and overrated. Keep reading this article and find out what the reasons are why we say that. Even though our favourite destinations are not the most obvious, we had some expectations about Riviera Maya. We wanted to see that paradise beach we have seen many times on …

Driving in Mexico – survival tips for the Mexican roads

Driving in Mexico is a challenge. It may be exhausting, annoying, dangerous and never easy. Even though, it can be one of the best travel expiriencies in your life too. It is a complete adventure by itself but you will need some information upfront. On this post you will get the most interesting facts you …

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Best experiences in Mexico in 2021

2 days from now we will be sitting on our plane to Mexico. And since we are planning to stay in Mexico for a longer period of time, we have decided to collect some tips for beginners split by the most common and popular destinations and share the best experiences in Mexico in the year …

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10 useful things to know before travelling to Mexico

Since we are planning to travel to Mexico this July for a longer period of time, we have decided to collect some tips for beginners and share with you 10 useful things to know before travelling to Mexico. 1 Territory1.1 How big is Mexico?2 Rent a car, take a bus or maybe fly?2.1 Rent a …

Why travel to Spain is Covid-19 safe this summer 2021

In this article we will explain why travel to Spain is Covid-19 safe this summer 2021. Are you considering going for the best Mediterranean destination? Are you eager to enjoy wonderful beaches, amazing cultural heritage and the best gastronomy in Europe? Spain is your place. Just go, you will be on the safe side. Check here …

ultimate mobile app collection for travellers

The 2021 ultimate mobile app collection for travellers

A traveler should have in mind an app for everything. This is the 2021 ultimate mobile app collection for travellers that will allow you to spare time, money and solve on your way any travel problems that could come up. All the apps in this collection are accessible for free and you can find them …

How to save money on travel

How to save money on travel – 40 tips & tricks

In this article you will find a top 40 tips and tricks list about how to save money on travel by categories: planning, flying, accommodations, eating, transports and at your destination. 1 Planning1.1 1. Decide what you plan1.2 2. Make your own budget and follow it1.3 3. Use brokers to compare prices1.4 4. Be flexible …

travel trends 2021

Travel Trends 2021

In this article, we will speak about the ultimate travel trends 2021 of this pandemic time we face. Coronavirus has changed many things in our daily life. Speaking about travelling there are still and, there will be for a while, some limitations, restrictions and bans that may keep many travellers waiting for better occasions. It …

Our top 20 places in 2020 – how & to where we were able to travel during the year of Covid-19…

2020 was not the year of traveling. Neither for us. We, who usually take every occasion to travel, whose everyday life looks like continuously checking options, calendars, travel deals, flight schedules, we also found ourselves in a new reality. The old days were gone, when ever we had free time, we just went to explore, …

Anniversay Besides the Obvious

The first year in the life of a blog: Besides the Obvious

Besides the Obvious is today one year old. All started as a joke. Anna began to write alone and she was taking pictures randomly without revealing the real purpose. She finally published her first article on November 18, 2019.  Exactly one year ago. Around one month later, at Christmas, she told me – as a …

Ferry stern

Naviera Armas goes bankrupt: bad news for travellers and locals

This is an article about the crisis of the passenger transport companies using the example of Naviera Armas, a famous Spanish ferry company. We have read on the journals this week that Naviera Armas, one of the giants of maritime transport, is going bankrupt. The rating agency Moody’s has lowered its rating from Caa2 to …

Toilet sign in Atacama Desert, Chile

How to prepare the perfect backpack and don’t miss anything (important)

This is an article about how to prepare the backpack and not to forget anything you would need. First, mind that backpacking is synonym of adventure. The most enjoyable way to do that is without planning too much. To feel free on the go you must travel light. Less weight, more fun. Once we could …

From Israel to Jordan

Tips to rent cars and deal with Car Rental Companies

This is an article about tips to rent cars when travelling. Some people have asked us which company to choose to rent a car at any location. We have rented hundreds of cars in the last twenty years travelling around five continents. According to our experience, all car rental companies are same awful. The expensive …

travel covid Besides the Obvious

Viajar después del Covid-19

Vienen cambios. Siempre han ido viniendo. Lo que hace falta ver ahora es el alcance que estos van a tener para viajar después del Covid-19, las previsiones de futuro que podemos hacer con los datos que contamos y las posibilidades que tenemos a la hora de planificar nuestros siguientes viajes. Si sois como nosotros, viajeros …

travel covid Besides the Obvious

Travel after Covid-19

Changes are coming. They have always been coming. What we need to see now is the scope that these will have to travel after Covid-19, the future predictions that we can make with the data we have and the odds on our hands when planning next trips. You can read here more thoughts about the …

The World beyond

El mundo más allá

Sí, todos formamos parte de esto. Desde cualquiera que sea el rincón de este hermoso planeta donde estéis leyendo ahora este artículo, la situación actual influye de alguna manera. A algunos menos, a otros quizás más, pero nos alcanza a todos. De repente nos enfrentamos a la misma realidad, de repente estamos unidos más que …

The World beyond

The World Beyond

Yes, we are all part of it. From whichever angle of this beautiful planet you are reading this article now, you are in some way influenced by the current situation. Maybe less, maybe more, but it reaches all of us. Suddenly we face the same reality, suddenly we are united more than ever regardless the …

Tibidabo Besides the Obvious

10 dolog, amit turistaként jobb elkerülni Barcelonában

Minden egyes alkalommal, amikor megpillantok egy naív turistát a városban, összeszorul a szívem. Pár évvel ezelőttig magam sem voltam tisztában vele, hogy mennyi lehetséges problémával és zaklatással kell szembenéznie a Barcelonába érkező turistáknak. Félreértés ne essék, Barcelona egy csodálatos város, és a helyiek nagyon büszkék is rá, illetve személy szerint én is úgy gondolom, hogy …

Tibidabo Besides the Obvious

10 things you should never do as a visitor in Barcelona

Every time I see a tourist behaving naifly I get pain in my heart. Some years ago, I was not aware about how a good experience could be ruined in my city. Barcelona is amazing, all of us we are fully proud of our city and I honestly think that is one of the best …

Varsòvia Besides the Obvious

Allò que trobaré a faltar de Varsòvia

Un tipus de llista molt personal de coses a fer a Varsòvia, si aneu a la ciutat. Em va agradar anar en bicicleta per aquí, la ribera i el passeig en bici pel riu, sobretot des de Most Gdanski fins a Cud nad Wisla, i vaig fer aquest viatge incomptables vegades així que tinc records …

Warsaw Besides the Obvious

It’s the final countdown

How to spend your last days in a country that you’re about to leave for good? I was writing down my thoughts 7 months ago… when I actually moved out from Warsaw and change my address for sunny Barcelona. It might be (or not) useful for someone who is going through the same one day. …

Barcelona Besides the obvious

The last good-bye?

We’ll meet again for sure! Or just simply not… and it’s fine too! A last good-bye. I’m already after many last meetings, last coffees, farewell parties, last hugs… repeating the same last conversation for hundred times… And then the last hug and the last sentence: ‘All the very best & good luck in your new …

Warsaw Besides the Obvious

About the ‘shiny’ expat life

A shiny expat life and its stages. When I was a kid and my parents were traveling abroad without me and my brother, and when they came back home and told us all the stories from their trip and brought us Toblerone (!) that was not available in Hungary then (I’m talking about the years …

Varsòvia Besides the Obvious

What I’ll really miss from Warsaw

Kind of a personal Warsaw to-do-list, if you are visiting the city! I loved biking here, the riverbank and the bike ride along the river especially from Most Gdanski till Cud nad Wisla, I made this trip uncountable times and having very nice memories, especially from summertime, which is actually really nice in Warsaw. Kind …

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