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The Incredibly Long Journey

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Welcome to Berlin
Ohrid, a Macedonian Paradise
Albanian Adventures: Seaside and the City
The Monasteries of Meteora and Ypapanti
Around Europe in 80 Drinks
Welcome to Berlin
Welcome to Berlin

Guten tag! Welcome to Berlin! We flew into Berlin on a discount airline from Thessaloniki in early July, and the whole city of seemed to be relishing the summer sunshine. We found a very affordable campsite inside the city on the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal at Hotel und City Camping Nord. It was perfect: well-within our ... Read more Welcome to Berlin

Ohrid, a Macedonian Paradise
Ohrid, a Macedonian Paradise

Ohrid has a little bit of everything you could hope for in an interesting vacation spot. The Ohrid region is recognized by UNESCO for its unique natural and cultural significance.

Albanian Adventures: Seaside and the City
Albanian Adventures: Seaside and the City

Something we learned very quickly in Albania is that you kind of have to take a leap of faith when it comes to travel. Public transit options are essentially buses, furgons (“minibuses”), and hitchhiking. All fine and good, but trying to find information for your route online is at best horribly frustrating and at worst ... Read more Albanian Adventures: Seaside and the City

The Monasteries of Meteora and Ypapanti
The Monasteries of Meteora and Ypapanti

Leaving the mythology and wonder of Delphi behind, we hopped on a bus bound for Meteora. Meteora is a popular pilgrimage for those wishing to visit one of the most spectacular complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries.

Around Europe in 80 Drinks
Around Europe in 80 Drinks

Most loved and strongly disliked drinks in Europe! A journal about the 44 different beers, wines and spirits we tasted while traveling through Europe.

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List of Travel Gear Essentials
Icelandic Myths and Creatures
Managing your Budget
Christmas Tales Around the World
Volunteer Abroad: Workaway, HelpX, WWOOF
List of Travel Gear Essentials
List of Travel Gear Essentials

Our Recommended Gear for your Next Adventure Living out of your backpack for a few months will quickly teach you what gear is essential and what is a waste of space. For those who want to travel light but also be prepared for a sleep outdoors, our recommendations will have you ready for the adventures ... Read more List of Travel Gear Essentials

Icelandic Myths and Creatures
Icelandic Myths and Creatures

Amongst the black rocks of Iceland lay ancient magic, since the giant ogre named Ymir appeared out of the thawing drops of a new, and fierce, world.

Managing your Budget
Managing your Budget

This page will be dedicated to sharing advice on budget planning and our own experiences with actually following the plan.

Christmas Tales Around the World
Christmas Tales Around the World

Christmas is a popular holiday for many countries around the world, but it doesn't mean that we all like to celebrate it the same way.

Volunteer Abroad: Workaway, HelpX, WWOOF
Volunteer Abroad: Workaway, HelpX, WWOOF

Are you looking to get a first-hand experience of local culture? Get some help in your home or business? Learn a few new things? Meet some people? Then welcome to the wonderful world of work exchange!

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The Incredibly Long Journey is a resource for adventurers looking to volunteer abroad, travel frugally and immerse themselves in cultures around the world.

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