About Nomad Revelations travel blog

Updated May 6, 2017 / João Leitão /
Adventure Travel Blog

Nomad Revelations is an Adventure Travel Blog

? Welcome to Nomad Revelations – Adventure Travel Blog, an archive of 16 years of travel experiences, exotic narratives & adventure chronicles to get you inspired and explore the world on your own.

? Hi there, traveler!

This website was created to help and inspire you to travel around the world.

I’m a travel expert, photography enthusiast, blogger and World explorer.

I love to make other people inspired and motivated to travel, discover new things and live great experiences.

If traveling has given me so amazing and magnificent moments why shouldn’t I share some travel advice with you?

Life is made of moments and the World is out there full of precious and unique adventures waiting for us.

I’ve traveled all over the world extensively for many years. So far I have lived in countries such as Finland, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America and more recently Brazil – in Rio de Janeiro.

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❤️ Inspiring travel phrase from the 16th century

You would be even more astonished if you had seen them as I saw: 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.

? My TOP favorite 15 countries

(alphabetical order)

Afghanistan, Brazil, Ethiopia, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Turkey, Oman, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Uzbekistan.

My list of visited countries

Making friendship with a local Uzbek mullah

Making friendship with a local Uzbek mullah

❓ Why do I travel?

Why not? I travel to be abroad, to see new stuff and learn a bit more about how people live in different parts of the globe. I like to communicate with people, know their ideas and get inspired by moments, sunrises and sunsets, talks, gastronomy, history, music, dance or Nature.

Feeding Wild hyenas in Harar, Ethiopia - Travel Blog

João Leitão – the author of Nomad Revelations feeding wild hyenas in Ethiopia – Travel Blog

❓ Why the name Nomad Revelations?


I’m always on the move. I like to move from place to place and experiment new cultures.

• nomad

a. A member of a people or tribe who move from place to place to find pasture and food;
b. A person who continually moves from place to place; wanderer.

During my years of traveling I gathered so much information that I thought I might as well share it with other people.

• revelation

a. The act of revealing or disclosing;
b. Something revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized.

After climbing the tallest sand dune in the world, Cerro Blanco Peru - Travel Blog

After climbing the tallest sand dune in the world, Cerro Blanco Peru – Travel Blog

ℹ️ A bit more about me?

I have a major in Visual Arts where I expanded my astuteness in painting, sculpture, photography, philosophy and aesthetics.

I was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1980 and from an early age I have been creatively stimulated to explore various means of self-development.

My awareness of traveling was brought to me at university when sociology and anthropology of art definitely caught my attention

as in

(Sociology) the study of the development, organization, functioning, and classification of human societies.

(Anthropology of art) sub-field in social anthropology dedicated to the study of art in different cultural contexts.

For me, the world made sense… so I just had to go ahead and start traveling.

And that’s what I did… Along with my backpack I started wandering around the world.

João Leitão in Nazca Lines - Travel Blog

João Leitão in Nazca Lines, Peru – Travel Blog

Until now I visited over 126 UN countries and other internationally non-recognized territories such as Somaliland, Nagorno-Karabakh or even Transnistria. I traveled in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Oceania.

? My visited countries list here.

⚡ About my difficult name:

My real name is João…

like in

J – O – A – O

Basically my name in other languages can be translated into John, Giovanni, Hans, Hovhannes, يحيى‎, Ian, Ioan, Ivan, Iven, Ifan, Jack, Jackson, Jan, Jane, Janez, Jean, Jhon, Joan, Johan, Johanan Johannes, Jovan, Juan, Juhani, Seán, Siôn.

?? Living in Morocco

I live in south Morocco since 2007. I own a Moroccan riad and also a company that organizes personalized and private tours in Morocco. I work along with my sister that joined me here back in 2009.

My company promo video about Morocco is fantastic.

You can watch it out of curiosity. Amazing…

? Bon Voyage!

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