Welcome to Nomad Revelations - Adventure Travel Blog, an archive of 15 years of travel experiences, exotic narratives & adventure chronicles to get you inspired and explore the world on your own.
My name is Joao Leitao, I'm a travel expert, photography enthusiast, blogger and World explorer.
Addicted to traveling since early age, I lived in many places and traveled to more than 110 countries and territories along all the continents since 1999.
I moved to Sahara Desert in south Morocco back in 2006 and since then, my love for sandy, dusty and unusual destinations just got bigger.
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★ 43 Photos of Luxor the World’s greatest open air Museum ★
Luxor, from the Arabic El-Uqsur, the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, located on the shores of the Nile River, is Egypt’s most well-kept travel destination.
Often called as the world’s greatest open air museum, Luxor is an amazing place to visit and to explore its eccentric archaeological sites.
★ 89 Amazing Places to Visit Iceland ★
Iceland is famous to have one of the most beautiful vistas in the world. Iceland is an European island located between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.
Combining stunning landscapes with incredible natural phenomena such as geysers, active volcanoes, glacier lagoons and breathtaking waterfalls, Iceland definitely keeps us busy during a few weeks.
★ 142 Photos of Charming Old Cuba ★
Cuba is a fascinating country with a cheerful and interesting culture.
A trip to Cuba will be engraved in your memory forever.
Cuba is an easy country to travel, people are friendly and you can safely move around everywhere all by yourself.
★ 52 Photos of Timbuktu the Mysterious ★
Timbuktu is located deep inside the Malian desert.
During many centuries, Timbuktu was off-limits for foreigners and non-Muslims.
Its geographic location and complicated political, religion and ethnic conflicts make Timbuktu a very hard place to get in or come out from still today.
★ 15 days driving in Iceland - Ring Road + Westfjords ★
Iceland is a transcontinental island located in Europe and North America, between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
Driving in Iceland is very easy, somehow lonely and introspective. During two weeks I had the opportunity to drive the Iceland’s Ring Road + Westfjords and visit many of the best destinations that the country has to offer.
★ Driving from Mitad del Mundo to Fin del Mundo ★
I drove a car from the city of Quito near the Equator line on a place called “Mitad del Mundo” (half of the world) to Ushuaia, often called as “Fin del Mundo” (end of the world).
I crossed half of the planet’s continental landmass driving 13351 KM / 8296 MI on my own. Driving through the Andes Mountains, Atacama Desert, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego are on my top list of moments.
★ 25 Amazing Places to Visit Oman ★
Oman is a fascinating country located on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
Oman is a mysterious country since we don't hear people speaking about it very often.
Visiting Oman is easy because it's very safe and full of very friendly and hospitable people.
★ 88 Reasons why I liked North Korea – Explicit ★
People often point out reasons to dislike North Korea.
But DPRK is a fascinating destination with a very beautiful culture and ancient history.
Because I never travel to dislike or criticize, on this page I will show you 88 things that made me like the DPRK.
★ Visit Lalibela, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia ★
Lalibela is famous for its incredible rock hewn churches.
Lalibela is fantastic probably the nicest travel destination in Ethiopia.
Besides these churches, the surrounding landscapes are beautiful and the houses are of traditional construction of rounded stones with straw on top.
★ Visit Neko Harbour - Antarctica ★
Neko Harbour is located in the Andvord Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula at 64 ° 50'S 62 ° 33'W. This place was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition in the early 1900s.
Neko Harbour probably has the most beautiful views I've seen in Antarctica. Besides the large colony of Gentoo penguins, you can also do a trekking up to the mountain to dazzle the fantastic views.
★ Visit Haghpat Monastery, Republic of Armenia ★
Haghpat Monastery is a 10th century religious complex in Armenia.
Haghpat Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The complex has different buildings with amazing architecture. The surrounding mountains are very nice. Try to wait for a mass with emotional Orthodox chants.
★ Visit Lisbon, Portuguese Republic ★
Lisbon is a special place that makes part of my list of unique cities in the world. One of the most beautiful places to visit in Lisbon is the Downtown, also called "Baixa".
Every corner of this city, where I was born, reveals much beauty and authenticity. Being a mix of history, entertainment and culture, Lisbon is definitely a destination not to be missed.
★ Visit Fortress Castillo de San Pedro, Republic of Cuba ★
The impressive Fortress Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, also known as Castillo del Morro, is located south of the city of Santiago de Cuba.
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca fortress was built in 1700 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The views from the island coast are very nice.
★ Visit Sopoaga Waterfall, Independent State of Samoa ★
Incredible waterfalls in the Upolu island of Samoa.
Sopoaga wateralls are surrounded by thick forest of green vegetation and offer amazing views.
Sopoga is located near Lotofaga village and make the perfect getaway from a nice morning out of Apia or on your way to Lalomanu in the southeast part of the island.
★ Visit Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentine Republic ★
For sure one of the most incredible places to visit in South America.
The 30 km / 19 mi long Perito Moreno Glacier is breathtaking. You can walk along a marked wooden trail and enjoy this spectacle of Nature.
One of visitors favorite activity is testing your patience and wait until a huge chunk of ice falls into the water.
Inspiring travel phrase from the 16th century:
" You would be even more astonished if you had seen them as I saw them: parades with thousands of extras, crowds in belligerent movements, herds of elephants led by soldiers (as if those creatures were battle horses), shipwrecks where plenty of treasures were lost, crossings of swamps and forests with many wild beasts, fights at high sea in which all (or almost all) perished, besieged cities and soon totally destroyed by fire, beautiful princesses in their stunning palaces and disabled beggars, passions and follies. "
Written in 1580 by explorer and writer Fernão Mendes Pinto.