USEFUL ARTICLES

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!

Tea Plantations in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon) has a climate and varied elevation that allows for the production of tea. The plant that gives the amazing green scenery, wherever you see in the elevated territories. In this article, we’ll review the best tea plantations in 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…

10 travel tips for Sri Lanka

Since we are planning to travel to Sri Lanka this April for a longer period of time, we have decided to collect some tips for beginners and share with you 10 useful tips before travelling to Sri Lanka.

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…

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…

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…

About the Paris syndrome

This article is about the Paris syndrome. The Paris syndrome is a sense of disappointment, when ones are visiting Paris. Who feel that the city was not what they had expected. The condition is as a severe form of culture shock.

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…

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…

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.

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 – 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. Planning 1. Decide what you plan Not to have a plan could be the best plan. You can decide on that. But make a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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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