Memoirs of a worldtrip

WE ARE IN ECUADOR!!

Our biggest dream finally came true, we are traveling the world. Instead of a trip around the world in our twenties, we do it in our fourties and we expect to enjoy it 20 times more. We must be, we’ve been preparing for 20 years...

Our journey will take about two years and we plan to visit every continent. We dont have the illusion that we can visit every country on our list and we are not traveling to tick off countries, we really want to enjoy every single destination and the freedom that comes with that. Want to know more about us? Click here.

 

Eventhough we don't want to be stuck in a plan, we would rather travel with the seasons, than against them, no hurricane seasons or months of heatwaves for us. Check out our sort-of-plan below or here!

 

Of course we won't leave you guys empty handed, we are keeping a diary of our adventures and you are welcome to read it. Just click on the land-pages in our menu or check down below for more information. 

On each page you are more than welcome to leave us a comment. Actually we love to read your thoughts, but unfortunately we are unable to reply. 

Hope to hear from you soon!

         

Click below for our recent adventures:


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Our itinerary

Africa

From Amsterdam we flew to Cape Town for the kick off and traveled through the south east to discover Africa

What an adventure!! We’ve camped in the Serengeti, stayed with a local farmer in Zimbabwe, made a roadtrip in an old Renault 4 through Madagascar and ohhh so much more! 


This was our route:

 

South Africa

Mozambique

Zimbabwe

Zambia

Tanzania
The Seychelles

Madagascar

La Reunion

Mauritius

 

Phew we loved it! 


We'll probably go back to Africa some day because Ethiopia, Kenia and Malawi are still there on that list... and Botswana... and Namibia... and, and, and...

Some day...


Asia

We explore Asia in two parts, mostly because the seasons are very different in the north and in the south. Our Asia part I brought us to Singapore

 

the mainland of Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo 

 

In Indonesia we explored:

 

Sumatra

Java

Bali

Komodo

     

We spotted fantastic primates during our awesome jungle hikes, we got our Padi Open Water and Advanced Scuba Diver certificate and enjoyed the most breathtaking underwater world ánd beaches. 

 

After our impressive 7 month adventures through Oceania we enjoy a six day stopover in the awesome 


Shanghai and then we flew to 

Japan for a excellent journey from north to south...

     

Oceania

We flew from Bali to Cairns where we bought a supercar with which we made a roadtrip of five months through this huge country. Kangaroos, outback, beaches, wombats, lots of nature and a lot of nothing... our trip was incredible!

We build in a small travelbreak with Jos’ family in Melbourne before and after visiting Tasmania and continued our adventure along the east coast to Brisbane where we sold our car. 

 

Queensland Eastcoast

Queensland Outback

Northern Territory

South Australia

Victoria

Tasmania

New South Wales

Australian Capitol Territory

 

In the meantime we did a citytrip visarun to Christchurch New Zealand to extend our three month Australian visa. 

 

After this incredible journey we flew to 

 

Vanuatu

Tonga

Fiji

French Polynesia


North America

America, what a dream! We imagined a three month road trip through the promised land, in search of everything typical from American movies.


Unfortunately the timing wasn’t quite right. July is starting. It’s hot, crowded ánd expensive... so after thorough consideration we’ve shortened our awesome USA experience to only a roadtrip of a week in O’ahu, Hawaii. 


You’d think this would be a good decision, but not a wise thing to do at all because it only made us hungry for more. Phew what a treat! Hawaii, the most gorgeous beaches imaginable and a sea so blue... whoah we’d go back any day!


South America

From Hawaii we crossed over to a whole different continent. Starting our new adventures in Colombia in search of good food and salsa music, expecting hot and spicy in every way.

 

We’ve got a few countries high on our list and a couple of spares. We definitely fly to the Galápagos Islands where we’ll stay for 2.5 weeks and then head back to Quito to explore the rest of Ecuador.

 

Depending on our remaining budget we'll decide which countries we are going to experience further on. Already curious what we will discover in this enormous part of the world!

 



Cape Verde - Santo Antao
Cape Verde - Santo Antao

Go ahead, wander around!


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