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Nomad Revelations is a famous Adventure Travel Blog with ideas and exotic narratives to inspire independent travelers and audacious backpackers. Intense journeys into more than 126 countries around Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania since 1999.

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Traveling since 1999

126
United Nations countries
254
UNESCO World Heritage sites
187
Airplane flights
20
Non-recognized countries

Wish list

Sudan, Lebanon, Belarus, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi
Madagascar, Mongolia, Japan, Algeria, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso
Ghana, Somalia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Yemen, Niger

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Khertvisi - Georgia, the stunning 2,500-year-old fortress

Khertvisi - Georgia, the stunning 2,500-year-old fortress

Jul 12 2016

Khertvisi, now in ruins, is one of the oldest forts in Georgia. Georgia is a country of the Caucasus, on the coast of the Black…

Visit Iraq - 25 Amazing places possible to Travel in 2016-2017

Visit Iraq - 25 Amazing places possible to Travel in 2016-2017

Jul 08 2016

Iraq is a fascinating country located in Western Asia. Touristically speaking, Iraq lost its place in the world tourism arena. For a long time forgotten,…

Pictures of the Taj Mahal that will make you want to visit India now!

Pictures of the Taj Mahal that will make you want to visit India now!

Jun 26 2016

The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, is a magical place. A World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal was built in 1631 to be the tomb…

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Joรฃo Leitรฃo

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My name is Joรฃo Leitรฃo. Iโ€™m a 36-year-old Visual Artist born in the beautiful city of Lisbon. I'm into adventure travel, photography and cooking.ย Human contact and communication are very important, so interaction with people from other countries has always stimulated me to travel more. I'm basically a sponge... a little kid backpacking around the world and absorbing new things on a daily basis. Welcome to my travel blog.


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Memorable trips and curiosities

I climbed the 9,280 ft / 2,829 m Pico do Fogo's active volcano in Cape Verde.

Crossed the Himalayan Zoji Pass at 11,575 ft / 3,528 m, hitchhiking on a truck all the way to Leh - from Kashmir to Ladakh - India.

Visited Iraq twice. The first time was back in 2010 to Iraqi Kurdistan, and my second time to visit Iraq was just recently, in the beginning of 2016.

Participated in crazy car rallies such as the Caucasus Challenge and the Central Asia Rally. The price of my Caucasus Challenge's car was only $40. During the Central Asia Rally I drove a car from Hungary - Europe, all the way to Tajikistan - Central Asia.

I made a 5,000 mi / 9,000 km road trip in Southern Africa, driving across Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Cycled across the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

Hitchhiked down to West Africa and returned home on a fish cargo airplane.

After a century-old evening ritual, I eventually end up feeding hyenas in Ethiopia.

I find Jemaa el Fna square in Marrakech one of the craziest places in the world.

I had bread cooking classes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Camped wildly in the Kazakhstan mountains.

By several travel related misunderstandings I've been detained by the police in South Sudan, Spain, Mauritania, Barbados, Morocco, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Monaco, Uzbekistan, Germany, Nagorno-Karabakh, Lithuania and Russia.

Overlanded from Kathmandu to Lhasa - Nepal to Tibet (China).

Had guns pointed at me in Mauritania, Iran, The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mali.

Lived half-year in Lviv - Ukraine.

I made an amazing trip, driving in Afghanistan on my own.

Took part in a 22-hour trip from Gao to Timbuktu - northern Mali, perched on top of the cargo of a pick-up truck along with 18 local men.

I volunteered in Almaty, south Kazakhstan. I was responsible for almost 30 kids and my job was to teach them about self-expression through the use of plastic arts.

Spent 15 days driving in Iceland, across the Ring Road and the Westfjords.

Worked on a farm located in upstate New York.

During 6 months I compiled a list of 2300 travel blogs and made it available online.

Lived like a monk in a Buddhist Monastery in Nepal.

Was invited to an authentic Amazigh triple marriage in Sahara Desert. This was one of my best travel experiences.

Took photography classes in New York city with the famous photographer Steve Mccurry.

Was the first travel blogger to enter the new country of South Sudan.

Made three one-month train trips across Europe.

Got malaria in The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Lived half-year in Istanbul, Turkey.

Made a 8,700 mi / 14,000 km road trip in South America, driving across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.

Bought a very cheap last minute Galapagos cruise in Puerto Ayora.

I went to North Korea and liked it a lot.

Lived half-year in Finland on an exchange student Art Program at SAMK - Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulu.

Made a trip to Tibet, very rewarding at a spiritual level.

Visited the infamous Chernobyl Dead Zone, where the worst nuclear disaster in the history of mankind took place.

Spent a few days in Tiraspol, the capital city of Pridnestrovia - a country that doesn't exist.

Crossed the Amazon River by boat during approximately 550 hours, while sleeping in a hammock for several months.

Made a 2,723 mi / 4,383 km road trip in Russia, driving 20 days during the extreme cold month of February.

Had the opportunity to make an amazing two-week Antarctica expedition down to the Antarctic Circle.

Iโ€™ve been an extremely curious person since early age, and always loved to explore new countries and encounter different people, architectural styles, historical backgrounds, religions, food, smells, sights, languages, and sounds. Travel totally fits my personality.

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