Your Guide to Trans Mongolian Experience from Ulaan Bataar Mongolia to Beijing China (Part 3)

Trans Mongolian train from Ulaan Bataar to Beijing

This was the last leg of our Trans Mongolian journey. We traveled from Moscow to Irkutsk, Irkutsk to Ulaan Bataar and Ulaan Bataar to Beijing. The total journey crossed over six time zones and a distance of around 4,735 miles. We started from the megacity of Moscow in Europe through cities in east Russia, Ural Mountains […]

The Black Market – Naran Tuul Market in Ulaan Bataar Mongolia


Most local markets around the world are notoriously known for petty crimes and being pickpockets’ paradise. We were warned of the dangers of Naran Tuul Market in Ulaan Bataar located outside the city center. To get there we paid 5,000 Tugrik (less than $3) for a taxi that seats five people including the tour leader Erik. […]

Low-Cost Airline Experiences in Asia, Australia and Europe

Great holiday arrangements

Recently EasyJet announced allocated seating across their network starting November 2012. Memories of our experiences with low-cost airlines flashed through my mind. There are lots of good stories to tell but most of all we save a lot of money by getting out of our comfort zone. What comes to mind when you read or […]

A Weekend Getaway:Take A Road Trip to Anyer Beach, Indonesia


Indonesia has over 17,500 islands and about 240 million people. My sister currently lives in the capital city of Jakarta, in the island of Java, the most populated island amongst the thousands. Today’s article is written by Daphne Tan, who lives an expat life for the last one and half years in Indonesia. A Weekend […]

Top Five Favorite Traveling Experiences in Melbourne, Australia With Kids


There is something about Melbourne Australia that kept us going back for more. Maybe it is the food, tram, diverse culture, weather or maybe it is the little fairy penguins on Phillip Island. A place friendly for families with young kids or teens. Our Top Five Favorites around the city of Melbourne Australia with kids… […]

Traveling to Taj Mahal, India, One of the Seven Wonders of the World


When we think of India and traveling to India, the Taj Mahal comes to mind. For help, we have our guest writers and friends, Surya (13) and his mom Sowmya to share their knowledge and experience visiting the Taj Mahal and the country they visit often and once called home. Come on a journey with […]