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

Masirah, a desolated island on the coast of Oman

Masirah, a desolated island on the coast of Oman

Adventure Asia
Visit Masirah Island MASIRAH ISLAND OMAN Masirah Island is a beautiful yet desolated place located on the coast of Oman,...
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Masjid e No Gonbad – 9th century ruins in Balkh, Afghanistan

Masjid e No Gonbad – 9th century ruins in Balkh, Afghanistan

Adventure Asia
Visit Masjid e No Gonbad Masjid e No Gombad - 9th century ruins in Balkh, Afghanistan Balkh is a city...
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Visiting the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo – Ancient Egypt

Visiting the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo – Ancient Egypt

Adventure Africa
Pyramids of Giza Visiting the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo - Ancient Egypt Egypt is a country that takes us...
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Mesopotamian marshes, The rebirth of Iraqi Venice

Mesopotamian marshes, The rebirth of Iraqi Venice

Adventure Asia Favorite
Visit Mesopotamian Marshes Mesopotamian Marshes, The rebirth of Iraqi Venice The Mesopotamian Marshes are a wetland region located in southern...
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Motivation

Chankillo, Peru – the 2,300-year-old solar desert observatory

Chankillo, Peru – the 2,300-year-old solar desert observatory

Motivation South America
Visit Chankillo Chankillo, Peru - the 2,300-year-old solar desert observatory The pre-Columbian history of Peru began about 15,000 years ago,...
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Peek Inside a Full Passport and be inspired to Travel

Peek Inside a Full Passport and be inspired to Travel

Motivation
Peek Inside a full passport and be inspired to travel Visas and passport stamps come in all shapes and colors....
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Khertvisi – Georgia, the stunning 2,500-year-old fortress

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

Europe Motivation
Khertvisi, now in ruins, is one of the oldest forts in Georgia. Georgia is a country of the Caucasus, on...
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Visit Taj Mahal mausoleum complex in Agra – India

Visit Taj Mahal mausoleum complex in Agra – India

Beautiful places Asia Motivation
Visit Taj Mahal Visit Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, is a magical place. Taj Mahal is located...
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Van Life

25 Best VAN LIFE Instagram photos

25 Best VAN LIFE Instagram photos

Vanlife
VANLIFE INSTAGRAM PHOTOS Everyone who knows me acknowledge the love I have for driving. The pleasure of traveling while behind...
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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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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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Driving

Central Asia Rally – 6500 km / 4000 mi road trip adventure

Central Asia Rally – 6500 km / 4000 mi road trip adventure

Asia Driving
Central Asia Rally The Central Asia Rally - Adventure Race into History Have you ever heard about a banger rally?...
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Self-drive South Africa guide to parks & game reserves

Self-drive South Africa guide to parks & game reserves

Driving Africa Wildlife
Self-Drive Safaris in South Africa Self-Drive Safaris in South Africa Parks & Game Reserves - How to Travel Independently Do...
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Driving in Italy & San Marino – Venice to Rome road trip

Driving in Italy & San Marino – Venice to Rome road trip

Driving Europe
Driving in Italy Driving in Italy & San Marino - Venice to Rome Road Trip Venice to Rome Road Trip...
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Driving in Iraqi Kurdistan – Amedi to Barzan road trip

Driving in Iraqi Kurdistan – Amedi to Barzan road trip

Asia Driving
Amedi to Barzan Road Trip Driving in Iraq - Amedi to Barzan Road Trip I visited Northern Iraq for 11...
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Boat travel

550 hours Amazon River boat trip: Brazil, Peru & Ecuador

550 hours Amazon River boat trip: Brazil, Peru & Ecuador

Boat travel Favorite South America
543 hours on Amazon River Boats - Brazil, Peru & Ecuador Have you ever considered crossing the Amazon River by...
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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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Beautiful places

Visit Taj Mahal mausoleum complex in Agra – India

Visit Taj Mahal mausoleum complex in Agra – India

Beautiful places Asia Motivation
Visit Taj Mahal Visit Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, is a magical place. Taj Mahal is located...
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Momotombo volcano and Lake Managua – Nicaragua

Momotombo volcano and Lake Managua – Nicaragua

Beautiful places Motivation North America
Visit Momotombo Volcano Incredible Momotombo Volcano and Lake Managua in Nicaragua On the shores of Lake Managua, Momotombo volcano is...
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Pirate’s Bay in Charlotteville – Trinidad and Tobago

Pirate’s Bay in Charlotteville – Trinidad and Tobago

Beautiful places Motivation North America
Visit Charlotteville Inspiring Pirate's Bay of Charlotteville in Trinidad and Tobago Pirate's Bay Pirate’s Bay is a beautiful hidden spot...
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Amalfi coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea – Italy

Amalfi coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea – Italy

Beautiful places Europe Motivation
Visit Amalfi Coast Idyllic views of the Amalfi Coast and Positano, Italy Undoubtedly one of the most impressive landscapes in...
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Resources

Visited countries map maker – Create your travel map

Visited countries map maker – Create your travel map

Resources
Map Maker Visited Countries Map Maker, Create your Travel Map Welcome to my personalized visited countries map maker where you...
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How to start a travel blog in 1 hour – step-by-step tutorial

How to start a travel blog in 1 hour – step-by-step tutorial

Resources
How to start a travel blog How to start a travel blog in 1 hour – step-by-step tutorial Do you...
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Travel insurance – All you need to know

Travel insurance – All you need to know

Resources
Travel Insurance How to Get Travel Insurance Are you thinking about getting travel insurance before traveling? People often ask me...
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How to do laundry while traveling – Step-by-step tips

How to do laundry while traveling – Step-by-step tips

Resources
When we are backpacking, we have limited space, so we have to try to take less clothes. On this page...
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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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