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 […]
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We are Erick and Kirsten (32 & 32). 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!
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 […]
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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 […]
There is no doubt about it. Venice is one of Europe’s most popular destinations. And it’s without a question the most popular and most visited destination in Italy. With over 28 million visitors in 2017 the Venetian government decided Venice is too crowded. As of this year tourists have to pay a small entrance fee […]
Even though Croatia is no longer a hidden gem in Europe, it is still an amazing country with lots of undiscovered places. Other than its neighboring countries, which are only just being discovered, Croatia already conquered a spot among the top touristic places in Europe. Croatia is an amazingly beautiful country with lots to offer. […]
Croatia is one of Europe’s most beautiful countries. Not surprisingly the country is getting more and more popular among tourists. Stunning nature combined with really affordable prices make it a great travel destination. Croatia is mostly known for it’s coastline and natural parks in the mainland, but beyond the beach (literally) there are more than […]
Spain is second on the list with most popular tourist destinations on the planet. With over 80 millions tourists in 2017 they are only topped by France. Spain is on it’s way to take over the first position and to us that’s no surprise. We love Spain! Whether it’s a long holiday or only a […]
If you would ask us about our favorite destinations in Europe, Croatia would definitely be one of them. With stunning nature, delicious Mediterranean food, kind people and the some of the best beaches in Europe with turquoise waters , Croatia is one of those destinations you never want to leave again. We get a lot […]
If you’re planning your ultimate Croatia road trip, you should definitely read this article. A Croatia road trip is definitely the best way to explore the country. The roads are great and distances are not too long. This makes Croatia one of the best road trip destinations in Eastern Europe. While Croatia is getting more […]
Pamplona isn’t probably the first Spanish city you’ll think off while planning a trip to Spain. I get that but it’s such a shame. Pamplona is located in the Navarra region in the north of Spain. Allthough the city isn’t really big the ambience is amazing and so is the city’s surrounding area. We traveled […]
Bilbao does probably not come to mind when asked to list five Spanish cities quickly. The city is the 10th largest city of Spain and it is becoming an increasingly popular place to visit. A visit to the Guggenheim Museum is one of the most well known things to do in Bilbao. The city has […]
San Sebastián surprised us with it’s beautiful location and laid back vibe. When you think of Spain, the first thing that probably comes to mind are Madrid, Barcelona and the Costa’s. Basque Country is not really regarded as a top tourist destination. Sure, it’s not as hot as the east coast and it’s turbulent past […]
Iran is a pretty big country, so you will have to make choices about where to go. We, like most people, chose to go from Tehran to Shiraz. This route takes you to a lot of well known sights and some lesser known places. I recommend to spend at least two weeks to do the […]