Hello to everyone and everyone who came to our blog!
Who are we?
Our names are Stas and Anya. We are a family from Omsk and perhaps more than anything we love to travel. And also - to inspire people to travel. Here we will NOT tell you that at one point they gave up a hated job and bought a one-way ticket. Everything happened smoothly and gradually with us, without sharp jerks and sharp turns. Our story is a little different - we hope someone will inspire changes in life :)
How it all began
By the time we graduated, we realized that we did not want to devote our lives to the profession, which took 5 years to learn. Yes, it happens ... at the age of 18, when I entered, I had no idea what I wanted to do in life, and went to engineers.
At the time of writing the diploma, “accidentally” came across in LiveJournal the reports of a guy who hitchhiked and dragged me in. It was decided - immediately after graduation we go hitchhiking to Lake Baikal, especially since there was plenty of time.
This trip inspired us even more, and after working in our specialty for about a year and hitchhiking in the summer in Crimea (before all the famous events), we began to think about what we really want to do, how to travel the world more often and devote more time to each other and family . So this blog came about, it was Anina's idea. So we began to dream more, to transfer these dreams into real tasks and implement our plans.
What happened next?
In the spring of 2013 there was a cool trip to China with friends as a big company - this is the first truly overseas trip, because Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine are not considered :)
We spent some time at home, exploring freelance and investing time and energy on a blog, and then flew to Thailand for the winter, but because of the sharp depreciation of the ruble, we were forced to return in January - it was fun! But the next winter was spent in Asia, for a total of about 7 months, and several countries: Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China.
Now we live in travel mode in different countries (mainly Southeast Asia), then we return home and make short trips to various interesting places, continuing to work remotely.
A list of all visited countries can be found on this page . In each country, you can find not only our impressions, but also useful information about how to move, where to live, where to go, what to eat, what to do, how much money to bring with you, and so on.
How do we make a living and travel?
The income is brought to us by remote work on freelance and this blog. In an amazing time we live: you can work from anywhere in the world. Both Anya and I are currently working on promoting our clients on social networks, Anya has been involved in design for some time, and I’ve been optimizing sites for search. We don’t have any apartments that could be rented out, and we don’t have a business (but for now).
We usually carry out our trips on a budget: we catch cheap air tickets at sales, move around with cheap local transport and sometimes hitchhiker, eat at local establishments, spend the night in inexpensive hostels or at local residents. Planning your trip is now easier than ever:
Even more useful materials can be found in our special section .
If we come to a country for a long time, then we rent an apartment or a house, it turns out cheaper and much more comfortable. An overview of typical housing can be found in this post .
Surprisingly, we spend almost as much on life in Thailand as at home in Omsk. Read our budget for living in Chiang Mai and Samui and compare with your spending in Russia. Add to this the warmth, sea, fruits, relaxed atmosphere and get even more motivation :-)
So, gradually, we began to live the life we dreamed about. What we wish for you too!