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

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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Timbuktu, Mali – How to get there the hard way

Timbuktu, Mali – How to get there the hard way

Adventure Africa Favorite
How to go to Timbuktu HOW TO GET TO TIMBUKTU IN MALI This journey remains, to this day, among the...
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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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Motivation

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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Historical Trips Around the World

Historical Trips Around the World

RTW travel guide Motivation
Historical Trips Around the World Historical Trips Around the World Countless people and groups attempted to travel around the world...
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Baalbek – The colossal ancient city of Lebanon

Baalbek – The colossal ancient city of Lebanon

Motivation Asia
Visit Baalbek VISIT BAALBEK The town of Baalbek is located in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, roughly 85km northeast of Beirut and...
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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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Van Life

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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Van Life: The Story Behind the Idea – Get yourself on the road!

Van Life: The Story Behind the Idea – Get yourself on the road!

Vanlife
Van Life - The Story VAN LIFE When I hear talk about van life, I am almost always immediately reminded...
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Van Life Kyrgyzstan: one-month road trip with a 4×4 camper van

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

Vanlife Asia Driving Favorite
Driving a camper van in Kyrgyzstan One month road trip in Kyrgyzstan with a 4X4 Camper Van Traveling with a...
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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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Driving

Driving in Oman – Muscat to Salalah road trip – two weeks/3000 km

Driving in Oman – Muscat to Salalah road trip – two weeks/3000 km

Driving Asia
Driving in Oman Driving in Oman Oman is a fascinating country that has just been discovered by mainstream tourism in...
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Driving in Saudi Arabia: Jeddah to Riyadh road trip – Two weeks/3000 km

Driving in Saudi Arabia: Jeddah to Riyadh road trip – Two weeks/3000 km

Driving Asia
Driving in Saudi Arabia Driving in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is a country traditionally closed to tourism. At least tourism...
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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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Van Life Kyrgyzstan: one-month road trip with a 4×4 camper van

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

Vanlife Asia Driving Favorite
Driving a camper van in Kyrgyzstan One month road trip in Kyrgyzstan with a 4X4 Camper Van Traveling with a...
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Boat travel

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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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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Beautiful places

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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Dwin Castle – Idyllic mountain fortress of Saladin – Iraq

Dwin Castle – Idyllic mountain fortress of Saladin – Iraq

Beautiful places Asia
Visit Dwin Castle DWIN CASTLE IRAQ There are those kinds of places that are able to trigger our inner adventure...
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Resources

Useful words & phrases to know in every language before you travel

Useful words & phrases to know in every language before you travel

Resources
Useful words and phrases in a foreign language Useful Words & Phrases to Know in Every Language Before You Travel...
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Round the world trip (RTW) – The ultimate guide (2019 Edition)

Round the world trip (RTW) – The ultimate guide (2019 Edition)

RTW travel guide Resources
Round The World Guide Round The World Guide Going on a round-the-world trip is for many people a dream come...
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The beginner’s guide to Couchsurfing

The beginner’s guide to Couchsurfing

Resources Save Money
Guide to Couchsurfing Guide to Couchsurfing Couchsurfing is an online community of people who like to travel, where members can...
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The beginner’s guide to Hitchhiking

The beginner’s guide to Hitchhiking

Resources
Guide to Hitchhiking Guide to Hitchhiking Generations of young people have been traveling the world for decades thanks to 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!

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