Nomad Revelations
• Adventure travel blog •

Nomad Revelations is a travel blog written to inspire independent travelers and audacious backpackers through exotic narratives and unexpected traveling ideas.

Welcome to my adventure travel blog about exciting journeys into more than 130 countries across Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North to South America and Oceania. Traveling since 1999. 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.

Adventure travel

Cycling the Sahara Desert – Bicycle trip in Morocco

Cycling the Sahara Desert – Bicycle trip in Morocco

Adventure Africa
Cycling in the Sahara Desert Cycling the Sahara Desert - bicycle trip in Morocco Traveling slowly, humbly and with the...
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Chernobyl & Pripyat, Ukraine – Surviving the dead zone

Chernobyl & Pripyat, Ukraine – Surviving the dead zone

Adventure Europe
Visit Chernobyl Chernobyl and Pripyat, Ukraine - Surviving the Dead Zone Chernobyl is an infamous place in Ukraine that got...
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Is Saudi Arabia a dangerous country to travel?

Is Saudi Arabia a dangerous country to travel?

Adventure Asia
Safety in Saudi Arabia Is Saudi Arabia a Dangerous Country to Travel - Safety in Saudi Arabia The question of...
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Visit Tajik’s Wakhan corridor – 15 amazing places to travel in Wakhan

Visit Tajik’s Wakhan corridor – 15 amazing places to travel in Wakhan

Adventure Asia Favorite
Visit Wakhan Visit Tajik Wakhan Corridor – 16 Amazing places to travel Mysterious Tajikistan. Possibly one of the last destinations...
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Motivation

Monsanto de Idanha-a-Nova – Awe-inspiring Stone Village, Portugal

Monsanto de Idanha-a-Nova – Awe-inspiring Stone Village, Portugal

Motivation Europe
Visit Monsanto Monsanto de Idanha-a-Nova - Awe-inspiring Stone Village, Portugal Monsanto is a unique granite built village in the center-east...
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Tierra del Fuego Travel Guide • Argentina & Chile

Tierra del Fuego Travel Guide • Argentina & Chile

Motivation
Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego Travel Guide Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago that doesn’t look like a group of...
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Rio de Janeiro to Ushuaia 6-Week Backpacking Guide

Rio de Janeiro to Ushuaia 6-Week Backpacking Guide

Motivation
Rio de Janeiro to Ushuaia Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, located in the far south end of...
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Luxor the World’s greatest open air Museum – Egypt

Luxor the World’s greatest open air Museum – Egypt

Africa Motivation
Visit Luxor Luxor the World's greatest open air Museum - Egypt Have you heard about Luxor in Egypt? No? well,...
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Van Life

Distance calculator: Find travel road distances between cities

Distance calculator: Find travel road distances between cities

Driving Resources Vanlife
ROAD TRIP DISTANCE CALCULATOR Welcome to my personalized road trip distance calculator. This distance calculator is a useful tool for...
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Van Life Kazakhstan: two-week road trip with a 4×4 camper van

Van Life Kazakhstan: two-week road trip with a 4×4 camper van

Vanlife Asia Driving
Driving a camper van in Kazakhstan Two-week road trip in Kazakhstan with a 4X4 Camper Van Traveling while driving is...
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How to choose and buy a 4X4 camper van – Ideas & advice

How to choose and buy a 4X4 camper van – Ideas & advice

Vanlife
How to Choose and Buy a 4X4 Camper Van - Ideas & Advice My wife and I decided to go...
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Van Life Iraq: one-month road trip with a 4×4 camper van

Van Life Iraq: one-month road trip with a 4×4 camper van

Vanlife Driving
Driving a camper van in Iraq One month road trip in Iraq with a 4X4 Camper Van Ok, I have...
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Driving

Driving in Russia – Winter road trip – Madness edition

Driving in Russia – Winter road trip – Madness edition

Driving
Driving in Russia Driving in Russia - Winter road trip Madness Edition Russia is the biggest country in the world....
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Driving in Cuba: two week road trip – All you need to know

Driving in Cuba: two week road trip – All you need to know

Driving North America
Driving in Cuba Driving in Cuba - Two Week Road Trip - All you need to know Cuba Road Trip...
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Driving in Iceland: ring road + Westfjords road trip – 15 days

Driving in Iceland: ring road + Westfjords road trip – 15 days

Driving Europe
Driving in Iceland Driving in Iceland - 15 days road trip - Ring Road + Westfjords Iceland Road Trip I...
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Distance calculator: Find travel road distances between cities

Distance calculator: Find travel road distances between cities

Driving Resources Vanlife
ROAD TRIP DISTANCE CALCULATOR Welcome to my personalized road trip distance calculator. This distance calculator is a useful tool for...
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Boat travel

Galapagos Islands Last-Minute cruises – What to know

Galapagos Islands Last-Minute cruises – What to know

Boat travel South America
I spent 16 days in the Galapagos Islands. When I decided to travel to Galapagos, I didn't want to make...
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Antarctica 15-day cruise ship crossing the 66º circle

Antarctica 15-day cruise ship crossing the 66º circle

Antarctica Boat travel
Antarctica Cruise Ship Antarctica Cruise Ship Anyone who’s been bitten by the travel bug and feels adventurous is undoubtedly fascinated...
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Brazilian Amazon river by boat – 70 important travel tips

Brazilian Amazon river by boat – 70 important travel tips

South America Boat travel
Travel Amazon River by Boat Brazilian Amazon River by Boat Traveling the Amazon River by boat is an amazing experience....
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126 days around the world without flying – Itinerary suggestion

126 days around the world without flying – Itinerary suggestion

RTW travel guide Asia Boat travel Europe Motivation South America
Around The World Without Flying Around The World Without Flying Earth is a big place and suggesting a route to...
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Beautiful places

Visit Antarctica – 20 inspiring places in the 7th Continent

Visit Antarctica – 20 inspiring places in the 7th Continent

Beautiful places Antarctica
Visit Antarctica Visit Antarctica Antarctica is an astounding travel destination, though most people would love to go there but don’t...
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Visit Ras Musandam – The forgotten peninsula Of Oman

Visit Ras Musandam – The forgotten peninsula Of Oman

Beautiful places Asia
Visit Ras Musandam Visit Ras Musandam Musandam is a peninsula in the north of Oman, a small isolated region surrounded...
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Photos that will make you want to visit Saudi Arabia

Photos that will make you want to visit Saudi Arabia

Beautiful places Asia Favorite
Visit Saudi Arabia VISIT SAUDI ARABIA - PHOTOS Lately, people are quite curious and searching for photos of Saudi Arabia....
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Beautiful old mud-brick villages in Saudi Arabia

Beautiful old mud-brick villages in Saudi Arabia

Beautiful places Asia
Villages in Saudi Arabia Old Mud-Brick Villages in Saudi Arabia Do you love old mud-brick villages as much as I...
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Resources

7 important tips on how to plan a trip – Travel planning ideas

7 important tips on how to plan a trip – Travel planning ideas

Resources
How to Plan a Trip - Travel Planning Ideas Traveling requires some planning. Even the most free-spirited wanderer - the...
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Distance calculator: Find travel road distances between cities

Distance calculator: Find travel road distances between cities

Driving Resources Vanlife
ROAD TRIP DISTANCE CALCULATOR Welcome to my personalized road trip distance calculator. This distance calculator is a useful tool for...
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Best Coworking & Coliving Spaces in Morocco

Best Coworking & Coliving Spaces in Morocco

Resources
Coworking & Coliving Morocco Traveling forever while making a living as a freelancer on the road. That is the dream...
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How to use Booking.com for your next trip – Step-by-step guide

How to use Booking.com for your next trip – Step-by-step guide

Resources
HOW TO USE BOOKING.COM The online reservation platform Booking.com, based in Amsterdam and founded in 1996, is the biggest company...
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Van Life • 1 year on the road

Two weeks in Saudi Arabia

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.

I just came back from a 35.000 km (21.750 mi) road trip with a DIY camper van. Check out this short video of driving the icy mountains of Kyrgyzstan at 3.112 m (10.210 ft)

Saudi Arabia just recently opened its doors to foreign tourism. This unknown country has plenty of natural and historical wonders that will make most adventure travelers anxious to visit.

Saudi Arabia is one of the most photogenic desert countries that I’ve ever visited and is packed with breathtaking photo locations.

Featured destination: Iran

Iran, what else can I say about this amazing country? The blend of welcoming and friendly people, an incredible variety of landscapes, and a vast historical heritage make of the Persian nation, a perfect travel destination. I visited Iran three times and was able to explore the country extensively during nearly four months.

Check out my pages about traveling in Iran

Who is the author of this blog?

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.

Being on the road fits my personality perfectly, and this blog is my way of sharing those experiences with you.

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.

Although I moved to Morocco back in 2007, so far I also lived in countries such as Finland, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America and more recently Brazil, and Poland.

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!

My 52 best travel tips after 20 years of traveling the world

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