Are you going to Malaysia anytime soon? Damn, we envy you! But we’re no Scrooge, so we don’t mind sharing our tips on what to do and where to go in Malaysia. Even though it isn’t undiscovered by tourism, Malaysia certainly is way less touristy than its northerly neighbor Thailand. Even though you won’t have […]
Scotland is known for its kilts, bagpipes, mysterious castles, Harry Potter and whiskey. Besides these mascottes, Scotland also has the most stunning nature! We finally went to the UK’s most northern country to immerse ourselves in the Scottish culture. It’s safe to say Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. For one […]
Hi! Welcome to Travelaar!
We are Erick and Kirsten (33 & 33). After our half year trip to South East Asia in 2014 we decided to start Travelaar on which to write about our travel experiences. With Travelaar we hope to give useful tips and inspiration to travel the world as well!
In January 2016 we left for our second big trip to visit South East Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Central America over the course of two years. The original Travelaar website is in Dutch, and in 2017 we decided to go international launching Travelaar.com. We hope you like it!
It’s always scary visiting a new country. If you’re traveling to the country the first time, you must wonder how expensive Scotland is, so you know how big a dent your trip will make in your wallet. We were expecting it to be relatively expensive. That’s probably also because our only visit to the United […]
Lake Garda is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. The vicinity of the biggest lake of the country offers a lot of things to do for al kinds of leisurely activities for watersporters, nature lovers and culture enthusiasts. Especially for this last group, a visit to any random village in the area […]
Teruel is a small town in a municipality and province all called Teruel, which lies in a region called Aragón. With millions of tourists visiting Spain every year. Some do a city break to one of Spain’s amazing cities, but most go to ‘the Costas’ to, well, lie on the beach. It’s hard to imagine […]
Copenhagen’s foodie scene is characterized by cool bars, hipster restaurants and the best vegan places. All our favourite bars and restaurants in Copenhagen all fall under these categories. Mostly run by tattooed and pierced staff, but always run with passion. Of course you can eat kebabs every night to cut costs, but it would be […]
We hear a lot of contradictory stories about things to do in Copenhagen. Some say there isn’t much to do, some say it’s the coolest place they’ve been. Challenge accepted! We took on the task to find out what to do in Copenhagen on your citytrip to look for the best places of interest. Spoiler […]
Nørrebro is one of those hipster, upcoming districts every city has. If you’re going to Copenhagen anytime soon, and you want to look beyond the city center? We definitely recommend Nørrebro, to the northeast of the city center. Nørrebro is Copenhagen’s upcoming district with a lot of awesome restaurants and cool bars. It’s a true […]
Looking for free things to do in Dubai? I don’t blame you! Dubai isn’t the cheapest destination to go to. Even though flights are relatively cheap – because Dubai International Airport is used as a hub between Europa and East Asia – the city itself is not as cheap. Especially doing activities like take the […]
When we plan a trip, we think about all the beautiful places we want to visit. Cities to wonder around, jungles where you can make amazing hikes and white sandy beaches to relax. But, once you take a dive in an ocean, you will realize there is a whole other world. One under the water. […]
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Sending money abroad is one of those things that can be a nuisance when traveling. If, for example, you’re planning on doing a working holiday in Australia or New Zealand, transferring your hard earned dollars to your own currency can bring considerable costs. Luckily there are very cheap ways of getting your money safely in […]
Ever since Dr. Abiy came to power, more and more tourist travel to Ethiopia. Overall the country is safe to visit. There is not much information out there about Ethiopia, so there are many unanswered questions. We will give answer to all your burning questions, so everyone is well prepared before traveling to Ethiopia. #1 […]
Traveling is as expensive as you want to make it. In Ethiopia the prices vary. The food and drinks are extremely cheap. For tours and accommodation, you pay a lot more. In the end it will balance each other perfectly. Traveling using public transport can keep your cost low. In this article I share the […]
Battambang is a city in Cambodia. The city itself is a bit dull, but the surrounding is so much fun. The famous bamboo train is just outside of Battambang in the countryside. The easiest way to get around is by renting a scooter for US$5 per day or make a deal with a local tuk-tuk […]
Sometimes it is difficult to explain why a place is so special. It’s just the feeling you get when you are there. There might not be much to do in the city itself, but there is a very relaxed vibe. There are plenty of restaurants, with good food. In the evenings you can stroll around […]
Prepare for your trip through Ethiopia with these fantastic itinerary for Ethiopia! It’s is an amazing travel destination in East Africa. To see the whole country, you might need months. So, you have to make some decisions while planning your trip. Lot’s of travelers pick either the North or the South. Nowadays, there are airports […]
Ethiopia, an amazing country which has so much to offer. Nowadays Ethiopia still has so much culture and history. Gondar is in the North of Ethiopia, a city that used to be the capital of the country until 1855. The city attracts tourist because of the impressive castles in the middle of the city center. […]
About 260 km from Addis Ababa and 40 km from Hawassa, lies the unique village of Yergalem. A place that is often skipped by travelers, but definitely worth a visit. The village itself is not that special, but the surrounding nature is. Gigantic coffee and banana plantations, mixed with the jungle. In Ethiopia it is […]
The second you set foot on Ethiopian ground, you can smell you are in Ethiopia. Mainly campfire and spices. Something you won’t expect in a city like this, but Addis Ababa is different. The capital city is vastly growing and has plenty of hotspots, upcoming neighborhoods and lots of sights to visit. Addis Ababa is […]
Bahir Dar is a very relaxing city in the Northwestern part of Ethiopia. You can take a dive at the origin of the Blue Nile, or swim under the waterfall. There are many unique monasteries on lake tana, worth a visit. From the lakeshore it’s possible to see hippos. Since the city is flat, biking […]
Just a half hour flight from the capital Addis Ababa you will find the fast growing city of Hawassa (Āwasa). One of the best known tourist hotspots in southern Ethiopia. If you like nature and animals, this city is the ideal place to visit. It may be a city, but nature is not lacking. The […]
Bali is known for its green rice terraces, cool dive- and surf spots and its idyllic coastline. But Bali is also known as one of the most tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Not surprising, since the island has a lot to offer. Are you traveling to Bali and are you looking for a destination without […]