Arimo travels

A 25-year-old Finnish man on a 2-year trip around the world. Travel tips, insights and bad jokes.

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Travel advice for backpackers. Tips for both preparations and life on the road.

My Travel Budget for 12 Months of Solo Travel

How much does it cost to travel the world for one year? Here’s my travel budget for 12 months of solo travel around the world.

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How to Prepare for a Vipassana Meditation Retreat?

Are you planning your first silent meditation retreat? These Vipassana preparation tips will guide you through your Vipassana retreat preparations.

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An Atheist’s Review of 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Is Vipassana Dhamma meditation scientific? In this review, I analyze my 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat from an atheist’s point of view.

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5 Things I Wish I Had Packed for My RTW Trip

In the last two blog posts, I listed the 10 most useful and 5 least useful things I packed for my round the world trip. To finish the series, I thought I’d cover the things I didn’t pack – but wish I had. Here’s a list of 5 thing I regret not packing for my RTW trip.

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5 Least Useful Things I Packed for My RTW Trip

What are the least useful things to pack for a RTW trip? Last week, I published a post about the most useful things I packed for my long trip around the world. This time, I’m listing the things at the other end of the spectrum.

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10 Most Useful Things I Packed for My RTW Trip

What are the most useful things to pack for a RTW trip? I’ve been traveling around the world for over half a year now. Here are 10 things that I packed that I’ve found the most useful.

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7 Ideas for Microadventures Without Traveling

You don’t need to be traveling to enjoy the wonders of the world. Instead, you can make short adventures just by exploring your surroundings. Here are a few microadventure ideas that you can apply around your home.

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Survival Tips for India

 India is a perfect country for backpackers: it is exotic, beautiful and diverse. At the same time, India can be a very challenging destination that may quickly wear you down. Here are a few survival tips for India to make your stay more enjoyable.

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8 Useful Android Apps for Long Term Travel (and What to Do With Them)

Ah, smart phones. They’ve permanently changed the way we travel, but they don’t help much if you don’t know what to do with them. Here are some free Android apps for long term travel that I’ve found very helpful during my months on the road.

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How to Waste Time During Long Train Journeys

Trains offer a relatively comfortable, cheap and environmentally friendly way of transport all around the world. Still, long train journeys can get tedious. Here are a few ways to fight the dullness.

Something about train traveling fascinates me. Maybe it’s the idea how you lock yourself out of the outside world for multiple hours. You sit, loll and walk around in this weird chain of wheeled rooms. Without a Wi-Fi, the only means of wasting time are those that you’ve packed with you. And although you cannot go outside, you still get great, slowly changing views from the windows.

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