Shipped Away on the Ha Giang Loop


We are Arijana & Matej, both born with a burning desire to travel the globe.

Since the start of 2020, we have made that a reality by shipping ourselves away full-time (hence the name). 🌍

We thrive while slow-traveling and focus on experiences, meeting locals, and immersing ourselves in the cultures we stumble upon.

Everything we capture on our journey ends here, on, as a guide, story, review, or maybe just a tip or inspiration. 🤗



I’m Arijana, and I was born to be a journalist and storyteller.

I’ve worked in student media and news channels the whole time through primary school up to university where I also got my master’s degree in Journalism.

For 2 years I worked in video production on various projects such as travel documentaries, rally shows, commercials, and promotional videos.

During this time, I also worked as an assistant and second camera for an American Emmy award-winning television producer and host.

Work took me around the world to countries such as Kenya, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Seychelles, and Indonesia. These travels made my life wish to travel through all the countries even stronger.

After getting my master’s degree, we were finally able to make our life-long dreams of full-time travel a reality in January of 2020.



I'm Matej, a Software Engineer with extensive experience in horticulture.

I was hitting up marketplaces & local farmer's markets and sold my seedlings to countless happy customers in the mornings and worked as a software engineer in the afternoons.

After meeting this amazing girl called Arijana (read: soulmate) on a dating app, I fully dedicated to software development to be able to travel the world and work remotely.

I’ve been dreaming of traveling the world since I was a kid, always telling everyone how I will see everything there is to see and that I won’t leave a single corner of the world unexplored.

Being very passionate about languages, I am an aspiring polyglot, wishing to learn the languages that are dear to me. It's an issue since I want to learn the language of every country we visit. 😅