The Lombok Taxi Mafia

Touts and overzealous taxi drivers are a common staple in many travel destinations worldwide. Some are worse than others and Indonesia is no exception. It’s worse in the more touristy areas for obvious reasons. Throngs of tourists, fat with cash arrive at the airport or ferry port and need transportation. In Indonesia it’s best to pre-arrange your transportation with a trusted service to avoid having to haggle at the curb...

Vietnam’s New E-Visa System

In February Vietnam released a new e-visa system for 40 countries. This is great news for anyone trying to get a Vietnam travel visa. We used the new system to get our visas for a month we spent in Vietnam after hearing about it from the Flight Deal’s blog, and the system had only been live for a month. We weren’t really sure if it was going to work and...

The Surfers of Munich

In the middle of the park in Munich is the Eisbach, a small but powerful river that attracts a group of dedicated, crazy surfers. All year these guys are out there riding the continuous wave taking turns after each wipeout. We hung out for a while on the riverbank watching the group of surfers take turns on the rough water. It looked pretty challenging but a few of the more...