2 years of travel in 30 simple photos
We are officially a year behind our original schedule.
Additionally to Schedule Busters, you can also call us the Masters of Budget Travel, because we have managed to fit those 2 years quite comfortably into the original budget with a bit to spare. No, forget that, a Magic Workers fits better.
Ð¢raveling, looking at the map and pointing around, not having a home has all become part of life. What was a dream is now a reality, so even though on a logical level I know how amazing this all has been, on a day-to-day basis it is just normality.
To mark this anniversary with you, I dug through my folders and picked one photo for each country where we have visited. I didn’t have one ready for each, and my hard disc is back in Spain, but I could cover most of them with what I have in my trusty laptop.
A journey back in time…
Â 1. Bali
The black beaches of Bali. Both of us younger and cuter.
The island that is in Asia, but is not Asia.
First steps on Cherating – still one of our favorite beaches in the World.
The view from our cabin in the small village of Khao Kho.
Deep in the heart of Angkor.
Waterfalls next to Dalat.
The Bund at night – Shanghai.
The country where we want to go back the most.
9. South Korea
Our guesthouse in Gyeongju in pleasantly surprising South Korea.
Forget the colors of India, the skies as seen from the Himalayas are unbelievable.
Spending Christmas in Oman and sliding down the sand dunes.
12. United Arab Emirates
Dod looking way cool in his new golden shoes.
As the crowds of Tahrir square were marking one year of the uprising, the pyramids were barely visited by scared tourists. Almost unheard of.
First snow for the children..ever – Istanbul.
2.5 months of my family falling in love with my home land.
Cooling off in Sibiu.
Serbia is one seriously underrated country. An absolute delight.
Our first and only (knock on wood) breakdown – Budapest.
A solo side trip for me to attend a conference.
Found lovely people and realized that Vienna is not that big of a deal ;)
22. Czech Republic
Where we met close friends from Australia and walked the hell out of Prague.
Walking through charming Kazimierz Dolny.
Where we first discover the amazing beaches of the Baltics.
At the tail end of the Baltica International folklore festival in Riga.
Eating copious amounts of salted salmon and doing sauna the traditional local way.
Playing in the woods of Finland.
Couch (our car) made it to Tromso! One of our greatest accomplishments for sure.
Where we devour our first ‘not cooked by me’ meal in IKEA, after insanely expensive Norway.
Copenhagen had us at hello.
Goofing off with a friend in PÃ¼ttlingen.
Lovely little place.
Where Mr.Blab got to salivate for 3 days over the Spa circuit.
We discover that we actually like French people.
Our home for the European winter. Waiting for horchata and gazpacho order in Granada.
In the process of discovering that Portugal is not the same as Spain…
It has been an experience of life altering proportions. And yet, so simple – moving one foot in front of the other.
If you have been with me for all of this, thank you. If not, welcome and stick around for 2 more years ;)
For the full route and the over 150 stops along the way, see the Map of our journey so far.