Guide To Travel Visas In Central, South East Asia & East Africa

Guide To Travel Visas In Central, South East Asia & East Africa

So, you’re planning your next big trip that will cross multiple countries. There is one thing that you will have to consider - visas. Almost every country requires you to purchase one before entering and they can be a bit confusing. We would like to share with you some tips and advice on applying and getting a visa based on our experiences, as well as the visa requirements of the countries we’ve visited.

Tips On How To Handle The Heat In Africa

Tips On How To Handle The Heat In Africa

There are many things to consider when travelling anywhere in Africa… but one thing you need to take seriously is the heat! Read more about how to take care of yourself in a hot climate in this short article.

Where To Go On Kenya Coast: Magical Watamu And What To Do There | HandZaround

Where To Go On Kenya Coast: Magical Watamu And What To Do There | HandZaround

A hidden gem on the Kenya Coast, Watamu, means ‘sweet people’. It truly is a sweet and small fishing town but the amount of beautiful things is definitely not small! We spent in Watamu over 3 weeks and in this post we’re sharing with you all the insider tips that we learnt from the locals, about what to do in Watamu and why to choose this place on the Kenya Coast.

How To Budget For Long Term Travel | HandZaround

How To Budget For Long Term Travel | HandZaround

How much money is enough to travel long term? What should your daily budget be? How much does things cost in Asia and Africa? We managed to travel for 18 months spending just $30 per day for us two! Check out our comprehensive guide to find out more about planning your budget, saving money, managing money during travel and read our 16 Money Saving Tips for Long Term Travel.

What to Pack For Long Term Travel On A Budget | HandZaround

What to Pack For Long Term Travel On A Budget | HandZaround

We've been travelling for almost 18 months now and we've certainly gotten used to living out of a backpack. There are a million 'packing checklists' or 'travel must-haves' out there, so we decided to share with you the things we learnt over time and things we discovered by trying (sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing!). Our Travel Resources page has been created to help you get ready for any travels you're dreaming of and in this post we would love to share with you all that we know about packing for long term travels.

What To Do In Nairobi - City Guide | HandZaround

What To Do In Nairobi - City Guide | HandZaround

So you just got to Nairobi (or you're planning to go there!) and you have no idea what fun things to do besides the ones that are expensive and all over instagram (yes, we mean Giraffe Manor and the Nairobi National Park...) - check out our guide with lots of photos and videos that will help you immerse in the culture of this vibrant city!

How To Plan Long Term Travel On A Budget | HandZaround

How To Plan Long Term Travel On A Budget | HandZaround

Planning your long term travel on a budget is an excitingly daunting task! There are so many things to consider in order to come up with your perfect trip. In this post we have put together some information that will help you to plan a more thoughtful and ultimately more enjoyable long term trip, based on the things you like doing.

10 Favourite 'Backpacking Africa’s' Addis Ababa Restaurants

10 Favourite 'Backpacking Africa’s' Addis Ababa Restaurants

Valerie from Backpacking Africa For Beginners recommends her 10 favourite restaurants in Addis Ababa. All tested and loved! Check them out in the post.

Why Are Blue Nile Falls Near Bahir Dar Our Top Destination | HandZaround

Why Are Blue Nile Falls Near Bahir Dar Our Top Destination | HandZaround

Want to know what our favourite place in the whole of Ethiopia was? This place was stunningly beautiful and provided us with a great chance to experience the vibrant and lively nature that Ethiopia has to offer. See our advice, photos and vlog!

5 Awesome Things To Do in Addis Ababa | HandZaround

5 Awesome Things To Do in Addis Ababa | HandZaround

Looking for things to do in Addis Ababa? Check out our suggestions to know where to go and what to see!

Camping And Visiting Ngare Ndare Forest, Waterfall and Canopy | HandZaround

Camping And Visiting Ngare Ndare Forest, Waterfall and Canopy | HandZaround

Azure waters of the falls, walk above the canopies of 200-year-old trees, elephants, star filled skies... all about Ngare Ndare Forest - a UNESCO Heritage List site in Northern Kenya, where you can camp and enjoy the unspoiled nature. How to get there, where to stay, what to do - read on and see our short film!

Only Two Months in Africa Left: Leaving Kenya for Uganda and Rwanda | HandZaround

Only Two Months in Africa Left: Leaving Kenya for Uganda and Rwanda | HandZaround

'The last 3 months have been busy! We've covered thousands of kilometres all around Kenya - from the Ethiopian border to the Ugandan border (which we're about to cross tonight) and then head straight on to the Rwandan one. We're so excited about the next two months... or actually the whole of 2018! (...)'

Sieku Glamping in Northern Kenya's Laikipia | HandZaround

Sieku Glamping in Northern Kenya's Laikipia | HandZaround

Have you ever 'glamped' before? We've done that for the first time in Northern Kenya's Laikipia, in a stunningly beautiful Sieku Glamping. With the views of Mount Kenya, pastel sunsets and sunrises, we're pretty sure we found a gem one-of-a-kind! Check out our story, photos a short video.

Hazy Snapshots From Thailand And Cambodia

Hazy Snapshots From Thailand And Cambodia

Exactly a year ago we met up with Diego and his boyfriend in the beautiful Thai island of Koh Phangan. A year on we're following up to show you these beautiful hazy snapshots from their trip through Thailand and Cambodia. See them for yourself!

What's In Our Camera Bag? | HandZaround

What's In Our Camera Bag? | HandZaround

Cameras, lenses, accessories... people often wonder how do we manage to travel only with our backpacks and fit all the equipment needed to capture awesome shots. So... please enjoy the reveal of what's in our camera bags! 

8 Surprising Facts About Ethiopia

8 Surprising Facts About Ethiopia

These unusual and sometimes funny things about life in Ethiopia really surprised us... did you know them or are they new for you as well?

Have you heard of this sleepy town in Southern Thailand? | Photo story by HandZaround

Have you heard of this sleepy town in Southern Thailand? | Photo story by HandZaround

'The pastel colours of the buildings were mixing with the pale blue sky. The city looked like it was once alive but it was now getting old and slow. It was falling asleep. Tired after the journey and intense trips of the last couple of weeks, we felt like we fitted right in here. (...)'

5 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Laos

5 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Laos

For us, nothing sums up South East Asia better than Laos! Unfortunately it is often skipped on people's itineraries when visiting this part of the world, but we hope that we can convince you that this place is an absolute must-see!

Luang Prabang City Guide: Things To Do & Best Attractions | HandZaround

Luang Prabang City Guide: Things To Do & Best Attractions | HandZaround

Are you visiting Luang Prabang soon? Or maybe you're not sure about visiting it at all? Let us convince you! It's one of our favourite towns! See our quick guide to learn what to do, eat and visit in Luang Prabang, and don't forget to check our 60 second Luang Prabang City Video Guide to get inspired!