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The greatest aspect of traveling is the ability to witness all elements of life come together into a kind of foreshortened timeline. It’s as if we are simultaneously time traveling through our past and future secured by its focal present, collectively combining all lessons into our own being at each point in time and in each present moment.

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Dwin Castle, Idyllic Mountain Fortress of Saladin – Iraq

Dwin Castle, Idyllic Mountain Fortress of Saladin – Iraq

Dwin Castle – Iraq There are those kinds of places that are able to trigger our inner adventure instincts. You know, those places we get so hypnotically focused on exploring that we somehow lose the sense of time and space. Welcome to the idyllic Dwin Castle, located in a mountainous region at about 60km northeast of Erbil, in Northern Iraq. “The castle is supposed to have belonged to Jalaluddin, the grandfather of the famous Saladin, who amassed an enormous Muslim army to fight the European Crusaders out of the Levant.” It was a rainy morning when I went out of Erbil and heading towards Rawanduz. I…

Petra, The Lost City of the Nabateans – Jordan

Petra, The Lost City of the Nabateans – Jordan

Petra – Jordan Who has not dreamed of visiting Petra since watching the famous movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? No doubt that Petra is a magical destination and one of the most beautiful places in the World. “The archaeological site of Petra lies in a large valley that runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba in southwestern Jordan.” An influential city for Nabatean trade, inhabited since ancient times, Petra lies in the heart of a rocky valley with breathtaking views. Petra was an Edomite city before becoming the capital of the Nabataean kingdom and at the same time a crucial crossroad…

Top 100 Photography Travel Blogs and Websites to Follow

Top 100 Photography Travel Blogs and Websites to Follow

Welcome to my list of Best Photography Travel Blogs. Here I made an archive of the best and most prominent 100 photography travel bloggers. Best Photography Travel Blogs Stuck In Customs – The number one travel photography blog. Trey Ratcliff is a warm-hearted, old-school gentleman explorer with really cool toys. Everything Everywhere – Gary Arndt set out to travel around the world in 2007 and he’s sharing what he saw through his travelogue. He was awarded SATW & NATJA Travel Photographer of the Year. Brendan’s Adventures – Brendan van Son is a travel photographer and journalist from Canada who spend his last 5 years travelling. Find…

Inspirational Adventure Travel Blogs You Have to Follow

Inspirational Adventure Travel Blogs You Have to Follow

As some of you might already know, I don’t usually prepare my travels or organize much before going on a trip. Consequently, and also due to my lack of time, I do not read travel blogs that much. As I got used to traveling at a time when there were no travel blogs on the Internet, I kind of mostly created my itineraries mixing information from history books; paper road maps such as Michelin, Reise Know-How or Freytag & Berndt; or using paper guidebooks such as The Rough Guides or Lonely Planet. In most cases, I just departed without knowing where I was going to or…

Top 300 Solo Female Travel Blogs and Websites to Follow

Top 300 Solo Female Travel Blogs and Websites to Follow

Welcome to my list of Best Solo Female Travel Blogs. Here I made an archive of the best and most prominent 300 solo women travel bloggers. Best Solo Female Travel Blogs Global Gallivanting – Anna is a modern nomad and travel addict originally from Suffolk in the UK. She has been on an indefinite journey around India, Southeast Asia and Australia since December 2012. World of Wanderlust – Brook Saward, an Australian girl with restless feet and eyes wide open, travels the world solo full time. Check also her YouTube channel. Adventurous Kate – Kate McCulley is a solo female traveler with a goal to clear…

Top 200 Solo Male Travel Blogs and Websites to Follow

Top 200 Solo Male Travel Blogs and Websites to Follow

Welcome to my list of Best Solo Male Travel Blogs. Here I made an archive of the best and most prominent 200 solo men travel bloggers. Best Solo Man Travel Blogs Nomadic Matt – Everyone knows Nomadic Matt – a nomad, vagabond, and NYT best selling author of “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day”. Expert Vagabond – Matthew Karsten is an adventure travel addict, photographer and great storyteller. His curiosity of the world took him to many places around the globe. For the last 4 years he shares his entertaining stories, beautiful images, and useful travel tips with us. Chris Guillebeau – On…

Visit the Republic of Karakalpakstan, 13 Amazing places in Northern Uzbekistan

Visit the Republic of Karakalpakstan, 13 Amazing places in Northern Uzbekistan

Do you want to visit Karakalpakstan? Have you ever heard about the Republic of Karakalpakstan? No? Well, don’t worry, because most people don’t know about the existence of this autonomous republic in the northwest region of Uzbekistan. Yes, Karakalpakstan is in Uzbekistan. Truth said, most people don’t know much about Uzbekistan either. I entered Uzbekistan five times, and on this page, I will focus on this desert region full of beautiful places to visit. For those who know me, I have a natural connection to deserted places. I like sand, dust, and emptiness. ■ Also read: 20 Amazing places to visit in Uzbekistan. Enjoy! Curiosities about…

Visit Lebanon – Amazing places for 1 Week Travel Itinerary

Visit Lebanon – Amazing places for 1 Week Travel Itinerary

Do you want to visit Lebanon? For a long time, I had the desire to visit Lebanon. Years passed and I somehow always postponed my trip to this Middle Eastern country. Due to recent political and regional conflict, I decided that the time has come, and I had to engage myself to organize and travel in Lebanon as soon as possible. Lebanon is a fascinating country located on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. Lebanon is a mysterious nation since we don’t hear people speaking about it very often. Visiting Lebanon is easy because it’s very developed, safe in most of its regions, and full of…

Baalbek – The colossal ancient city of Lebanon

Baalbek – The colossal ancient city of Lebanon

The town of Baalbek is located in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, roughly 85km northeast of Beirut and 75km north of Damascus in Syria. Baalbek lies in the Anti-Lebanon foothills, and visitors arrive here mainly to visit the famous Phoenician / Roman ruins. For a long time, I had the desire to visit Lebanon. Years passed and I somehow always postponed my trip to this Middle Eastern country. During my one week trip to Lebanon, I had the pleasure of visiting sites such as Crusader Castle and the old market of Byblos, the incredible Jeita caves, the Roman ruins of Baalbek, and the ruins of Anjar on the…

Visit Tajik Wakhan Corridor – 15 Amazing places to travel in Wakhan

Visit Tajik Wakhan Corridor – 15 Amazing places to travel in Wakhan

Mysterious Tajikistan. Possibly one of the last destinations on your endless travel list, right? Tajikistan is a fascinating country located in the eastern part of Central Asia. International tourism statistics show that the annual number of arrivals in Tajikistan is not higher than a quarter of a million. Although being among one of the least visited countries in the world, Tajikistan has a lot to explore. In my humble point of view, the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Central Asia are in Tajikistan. But wait… my page is not about Tajikistan, the country, but a region that is even more remote. I’ll focus on the small…

Why I decided to visit Kyrgyzstan again: 22-day travel itinerary

Why I decided to visit Kyrgyzstan again: 22-day travel itinerary

As a traveler, I have a strong necessity of returning to countries I really liked. Instead of focusing on making a new country every time I have the chance of traveling, I mostly go back to countries I want to spend more time to visit and explore places I somehow missed on previous trips. On this blog post, I’ll write about my second visit to Kyrgyzstan. You can also check my page about my first time in the country: First time in Kyrgyzstan: 10-day road trip itinerary. I spent 22 days in Kyrgyzstan and explored many of its most famous places, mainly in the west part…

First time in Kyrgyzstan: 10-day travel itinerary

First time in Kyrgyzstan: 10-day travel itinerary

Kyrgyzstan is an amazing, uncommon travel destination, most definitely “off the beaten track”. Unique in its cultural richness and unmatched natural beauty, Kyrgyzstan has been home to a variety of cultures, empires, clans, and tribes among one of the lushest terrains in all of Central Asia. With an incredible display of rivers, waterfalls and nearly 2,000 lakes, its beautiful mountainous landscape has provided the setting for over 2,000 years of history. On this blog post, I’ll write about my first visit to Kyrgyzstan. You can also check my page about my second time in the country: Why I decided to visit Kyrgyzstan again: 22-day travel itinerary.…

Van Life: The Story Behind the Idea – Get yourself on the road!

Van Life: The Story Behind the Idea – Get yourself on the road!

When I hear talk about van life, I am almost always immediately reminded of surfers’ lives or hippies traveling on mythic road trips. With a notorious passion for driving, I am emphatic about heading out on the road and traveling. With the ability to decide where to go to and where to stop, I have a full sense of freedom while on the road. Van Life is most closely synonymous with freedom and total deliverance to free-range destinations. For independent travelers, it is quite possibly the best way to travel. Who hasn’t dreamed of traveling in a van across incredible landscapes? While enjoying magical moments, such…

#Vanlife in Kyrgyzstan – Travel in Central Asia with a campervan

#Vanlife in Kyrgyzstan – Travel in Central Asia with a campervan

Traveling with a campervan is always rewarding in terms of personal experience. The liberty of being able to go whatever road you impulsively chose, sleep anywhere you want and decide the exact time when to leave a certain place, makes this type of travel a perfect fit for the independent-minded and spontaneous traveler. At this moment you should be asking yourself: “Wait a minute, traveling TO Central Asia with a campervan?” And my answer: Well, yes, going from Europe and traveling around the Central Asian countries with a campervan is something perfectly possible and safe to do. Actually, Kyrgyzstan is one of the most open countries…

Top 200 Asia Travel Blogs and Websites to Follow

Top 200 Asia Travel Blogs and Websites to Follow

Welcome to my list of Best Asia Travel Blogs. Here I made an archive of the best and most prominent 200 travel bloggers writing about Asia. Best Asia Travel Blogs Ambot-ah! – Offbeat adventures in the Philippines and around Asia. An Asian Traveler – An Asian destination, hotels, food, shopping, fashion and stuff. Asian Ramblings – A blog of photos and stories from China and Asia. Awesome Solo Travels – Travel stories, tricks and tips from Asia. Backpacking Philippines – Backpacking trip around Phillipines and Asia. Beach Holidays In Asia – A guide to an awesome beach holidays in Asia. Before You Backpack – Made by…

4G Skyroam Solis – Global WIFI Hotspot – Portable Internet

4G Skyroam Solis – Global WIFI Hotspot – Portable Internet

Nowadays, having Wi-Fi online access at all times is crucial to our lifestyle. It is our way to connect, communicate, share, engage, plan, navigate, research, understand and be in-the-know.

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JOÃO LEITÃO

JOÃO LEITÃO

My name is João Leitão and I was born in Lisbon – Portugal – back in 1980. With a degree in Visual Arts, I like adventure travel, photography, and cooking. Human contact and communication are crucial, so interacting with local people during my travels is very important to me as an individual.

I am a guy who defines himself as curious. Basically, I am a sponge, a kid exploring the world, absorbing new experiences and new encounters daily: architecture, vestiges of the past, religious beliefs, flavors, aromas, languages and dialects, musical expressions. Being on the road fits my personality perfectly.

Now I am here to welcome you to my travel blog, where I have gathered useful information and inspiring narratives to motivate you to travel more!

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