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

Laas Geel – Incredible 9000-year-old rock paintings in Somaliland

Laas Geel – Incredible 9000-year-old rock paintings in Somaliland

Adventure Africa Favorite
Visit Laas Geel 9000-year-old rock paintings in Somaliland I entered Somaliland walking, coming from Ethiopia through the Wajaale border. After...
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Ben Amera & Ben Aicha – Mauritania isolated desert monoliths

Ben Amera & Ben Aicha – Mauritania isolated desert monoliths

Adventure Africa
Ben Amera & Ben Aicha - Mauritania Isolated Desert Monoliths The mighty void of Sahara Desert reveals interesting facts and...
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Nomads, tombs and petroglyphs – Jebel Adad in Ouarzazate, Morocco

Nomads, tombs and petroglyphs – Jebel Adad in Ouarzazate, Morocco

Adventure Africa
Visit Jebel Adad Nomads, Tombs and Petroglyphs - Jbel Adad in Ouarzazate Ouarzazate is a famous south Moroccan destination. Often...
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Djemaa El-Fna Marrakesh – Insanity beyond expectations

Djemaa El-Fna Marrakesh – Insanity beyond expectations

Adventure
Visit Djemaa El-Fna Djemaa El-Fna Marrakesh - Insanity Beyond Expectations Marrakesh is a fascinating city. Founded back in 1071 by...
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Motivation

Blyde River canyon in Mpumalanga – South Africa

Blyde River canyon in Mpumalanga – South Africa

Beautiful places Africa Motivation
Blyde River Canyon The Blyde River Canyon is one of the most beautiful places I visited during my trip to...
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Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert – Morocco

Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert – Morocco

Beautiful places Africa Motivation
Erg Chebbi Dunes Erg Chebbi Dunes are a stunning part of Sahara Desert, on the southeastern part of Morocco, close...
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Doors of Marrakesh, Morocco – Voyage Through Time

Doors of Marrakesh, Morocco – Voyage Through Time

Motivation Africa
Doors of Marrakesh, Morocco - Voyage Through Time I love doors. When I travel, I have particular interest in doors...
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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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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 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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Motorcycle adventure in Sahara Desert – Morocco

Motorcycle adventure in Sahara Desert – Morocco

Africa Driving
Motorcycle in Sahara Moped in Sahara Desert - Moroccan Motorcycle Adventure NOTE: these pictures were taken 10 years ago with...
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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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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

Blyde River canyon in Mpumalanga – South Africa

Blyde River canyon in Mpumalanga – South Africa

Beautiful places Africa Motivation
Blyde River Canyon The Blyde River Canyon is one of the most beautiful places I visited during my trip to...
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Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert – Morocco

Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert – Morocco

Beautiful places Africa Motivation
Erg Chebbi Dunes Erg Chebbi Dunes are a stunning part of Sahara Desert, on the southeastern part of Morocco, close...
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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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Resources

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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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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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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