Memoires of a worldtrip

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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. 

 

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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 Malawi, Botswana and Namibia are still there on that list...


Asia

We visit 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 visit Shanghai and then we fly to Japan!

Eventually we'll fly back to Asia and travel the main land until we run out of money or get homesick ;-)

Oceania

Starting in Cairns, we bought a car and made a roadtrip of five months through this huge country. We build in a small travelbreak with Jos’ family in Melbourne before and after visiting Tasmania, continued our adventure to Brisbane where we sold our car. 

 

Queensland Eastcoast

Queensland Outback

Northern Territory

South Australia

Victoria

Tasmania

New South Wales

Australian Capital Territory

 

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

 

After this incredible journey we flew to 

 

Vanuatu

Tonga

Fiji

French Polynesia


North America

A North American road trip, that is what our list says. From the islands in the South Pacific we fly to the American islands in the North Pacific, better known as Hawaii... because ehh... well you know, the obvious... and the unknown. 

Then after flying to the mainland we will start our real USA roadtrip...  San Francisco to Vancouver, through Canada to the east, New York and then all the way down to Miami. Or something like that.

We've planned 3,5 months, not a lot, but it can be done.


Central America

Our plan for Central America is based on the content of our wallet. We would love to travel over land from Mexico to Panama and we've got some great islands in mind as well. There are some fantastic and cheap diving spots, so we’ve heard, so that is high on our list...


Hopefully we can stay long enough to really get in to that Caribbean vibe! We are learning Spanish on our phone during our worldtrip and would want to do a Spanish course when we get there. Seems like a good investment because after Central America there is more...

South America

From Central America we'll go on a exploration through Southern America in search of good food and Latino music expecting hot and spicy in every way. 

By this time our Spanish will probably be fluent so we’ll know how to get around. And otherwise, we’ll use our hands and feet ;-)

 

We’ve got a few countries high on our list and a couple of spares. Depending on our budget at the time we'll decide which countries we are going to experience. 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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