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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.

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!

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! 

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!

Is Ethiopia safe to travel? Ultimate guide on travel safety in Ethiopia by HandZaround

Is Ethiopia safe to travel? Ultimate guide on travel safety in Ethiopia by HandZaround

Is it safe to travel in Ethiopia for a single girl, guy, couple, family with small kids? How safe is public transport in Ethiopia? Is it safe to travel independently or do you have to stick to a travel company? We'll try to answer all of these questions and tell you a couple of personal stories in our travel safety guide on Ethiopia. Read on!

Siem Reap City Guide: What To Do Besides Angkor Wat Temples | HandZaround

Siem Reap City Guide: What To Do Besides Angkor Wat Temples | HandZaround

Siem Reap is famous for its astounding Angkor temple complex, but there are many other things worth seeing and doing. See our Siem Reap City Guide and watch out 60 second City Video Guide about Siem Reap to get you inspired!

Top 10 (Alternative) Cities to Visit in the World in 2018 | HandZaround

Top 10 (Alternative) Cities to Visit in the World in 2018 | HandZaround

London, Paris, Dubai, Barcelona... whaaat?!
This is what we found doing a quick Google search about 'the best cities to visit in 2018'. (...) We decided to bring you something fresh and off-the-beaten track - the cities we visited in 2017 that we think you would love visiting on your 2018 trips!

A Day in Mombasa - Photographs & Words | HandZaround

A Day in Mombasa - Photographs & Words | HandZaround

Are you coming to Mombasa or are you simply interested what it's like in this bustling city? We spent a day walking around the town and we would love to share with you our budget advice on where to stay, where to eat and what to see in Mombasa in a day!

How to get from Addis Ababa to Nairobi (or Mombasa) on public transport

How to get from Addis Ababa to Nairobi (or Mombasa) on public transport

Thinking about making the journey from Addis Ababa to Nairobi to Mombasa on public transport? 

The journey is long - really LONG! We spent 4 pretty tough days on the buses and trains and tried to document everything that happened along way. Follow us as we give you an up to date recount of the path we took.

10 Practical Budget Gifts For Travelers | HandZaround

10 Practical Budget Gifts For Travelers | HandZaround

With the holiday season behind the corner, we decided to put together a list of all the practical things that we use everyday in our travels. Doesn’t matter if the lucky person you’re going to gift is planning a weekend away somewhere in Europe, a van trip through the roads of USA, an adventure in Africa or a backpacking joint through SouthEast Asia - we guarantee that they will find these things useful!

12 Traditions To Know About Whilst Celebrating Ethiopian New Year 'Enkutatash' | HandZaround

12 Traditions To Know About Whilst Celebrating Ethiopian New Year 'Enkutatash' | HandZaround

Did you know that Ethiopians celebrate New Year in September?! We got to experience this wonderful holiday with an Ethiopian family. Here we collected all the things we learnt about New Year's celebrations - check them out.

How to visit the Tigray Churches on a budget? | Comprehensive Guide by HandZaround

How to visit the Tigray Churches on a budget? | Comprehensive Guide by HandZaround

All you need to know if you're planning on visiting the Tigray Churches of Ethiopia. How much will it cost, where to stay, how to get there and more - you will find it all in our comprehensive guide!

Erta Ale Volcano Trek - The Danakil Depression Story | HandZaround

Erta Ale Volcano Trek - The Danakil Depression Story | HandZaround

The first part of our Danakil Depression journey started with the trek up the Erta Ale volcano...it didn't belong to the easiest ones and Hanna had to come back down on the camel... read our story to learn whether it was all worth it!

10 Things to know before visiting the Danakil Depression | HandZaround

10 Things to know before visiting the Danakil Depression | HandZaround

What to bring, what to expect and who to visit with - all about going to the Danakil Depression in the Northern Afar Region of Ethiopia.

Enjoy London Like a Local - 5 Londoners & 25 Local Spots | HandZaround

Enjoy London Like a Local - 5 Londoners & 25 Local Spots | HandZaround

Coming to a city like London and not knowing where to go sucks! That's why we gathered our favourite places and asked our London friends about their favourite spots for brunch, picnic and night out across North, East, South and West London. Enjoy, have fun and feel like a local in this amazing city!

18 Things to Do in Gmina Stare Bogaczowice in Southwest Poland | HandZaround

18 Things to Do in Gmina Stare Bogaczowice in Southwest Poland | HandZaround

Tucked away in the Southwest of Poland is Gmina Stare Bogaczowice - Hanna's hometown. You may have seen our travel film about this little beautiful region, and here we have gathered all the cool sights and activities as seen in our film, in case you decide to visit this mesmerising region of Southwest Poland.

Ending Up In Bangkok's Hospital & Why We Think This Travel Insurance Is Best For Backpackers

Ending Up In Bangkok's Hospital & Why We Think This Travel Insurance Is Best For Backpackers

'I woke up with sore chest. I looked under my t-shirt and the little red mark I first noticed two days ago, was now so big, red and swollen (...). The hospital felt more like a luxurious hotel, than a place where they deal with patients. (...) We had to pay for the registration, initial basic tests, doctor's appointment and antibiotics!' aka Why you really DO NEED travel insurance?

8 Tips About Long-Term Budget Travel in Asia | HandZaround

8 Tips About Long-Term Budget Travel in Asia | HandZaround

Many people ask us 'how do we do that?', how do we organise ourselves and what do we live for? The answer is quite complex and definitely not simple, but we decided to try and answer these questions nonetheless at the same time trying to inspire you with our tips about long-term budget travel through Asia.

Made in Australia: Where to develop negatives in Melbourne?

Made in Australia: Where to develop negatives in Melbourne?

Majority of the planet seems to live such busy lives these days. Especially in the big cities things tend to be 24/7, instant, while-you-wait. Although digital photography is so popular with the majority of people, especially the ones who travel, Hillvale, in Melbourne, goes against that grain.