This week’s guest post comes from Miles Around which is a great site that offers an insight in to the travels of two German bloggers how both work full time yet still manage to have great trips all over the world. They can offer you a lot of helpful travel tips together with hotel reviews and trip reports. They have visited a number of amazing places across South East Asia, Middle East, Europe and the USA. As the bloggers are German their site does initially appear in German. If your German isn’t great like mine, not to worry there is a translation box in the top right corner which means you can easily change it to English (or whatever language you would like).
1. What is your name and where do you come from?
We are Christin and Christian from Halle (Germany). Halle is a city just 2 hours south of Berlin.
2. What sort of traveller are you? Full time / part time / business / backpacker etc?
Because of our full-time-jobs (Christin is an architect and I am a software engineer) we are just part time travellers. Trips are the highlight of our year.
3. How do you fund your travelling?
The financial basis of our travelling is the money from our full-time-jobs. But we also earn a little with sponsoring and affiliate links.
4. Where is the best place you have ever been and why?
The beautiful island of Langkawi, because of its wonderful sandy beaches, clear blue water and lush green jungle.
5. Where is the worst place you have ever been and why?
Marseille, because its dirty and rats are running on the streets.
6. Do you have a Bucket List? If so where are the 3 top places on it?
Galapagos, Fiji and Tikal in Mexico
7. What 3 things (apart from the essentials – food/water etc) do you always travel with?
Our camera, technical equipment (smart phone, iPad and notebook) and our self packed amenity kit for long flights
8. What makes you happy and why?
A geocaching-tour on a wonderful sunny day.
9. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
Together we are blogging since 2011, but I write about trips since 2007. I started blogging during my first trip to the USA to keep my family and friends up to date.
10. What makes your blog unique and why should people read it?
Our blog wants to take his readers on journeys, which are possible despite working full-time. We aren’t travellers, who leave all their belongings behind and go around the world for many years. We think, such travel bloggers are a dime a dozen. We want to show that there is an other way! So that makes us unique. People who wants to take longer and short trips should also read our blog and helpful posts.
From ESLT – thank you for taking the time to answer the questions Christin and Christian. It is very much appreciated. Like you I am also a part time traveller funding my adventures by working full time. I also agree that trips are the highlight of the year. I hope in time you manage to get to the top three places on your Bucket List as they all sound fantastic especially Galapagos, it’s just such a long flight from Europe. From your site I can see that you have been to many wonderful places and you are living proof that you do not have to sell everything you own, pack a bag and travel continuously. I look forward to keeping up on any future trips you take. Also, I am visiting Berlin for New Year so any tips and recommendations would be more than welcome 🙂