About Nomad Revelations travel blog

João Leitão
Updated on February 8, 2019

Welcome to Nomad Revelations – Adventure Travel Blog, an archive of 20 years of travel experiences, exotic narratives & adventure chronicles to get you inspired and explore the world on your own.

Hi there, traveler!

This travel blog was created to help and inspire YOU to travel around the world. The main goal to write this travel blog is to make other people inspired to discover new things and live great experiences.

Life is made of moments and the World is out there full of precious and unique adventures waiting for us. If traveling has given me so amazing and magnificent moments why shouldn’t I share some travel advice with YOU?

Since 1999 I’ve traveled all over the world extensively. 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 and Poland.

You’d 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 & follies.

Written in 1580 by explorer and writer Fernão Mendes Pinto.

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My TOP 3 favorite countries:

  1. Morocco
  2. Turkey
  3. Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (Tajikistan)

Full list of my favorite countries: Afghanistan, Brazil, Ethiopia, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Turkey, Oman, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan (alphabetical order).

River Panj along the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan

Why do I travel?

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Nomad Revelations is an Adventure Travel Blog

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.

Why the name Nomad Revelations?

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

« A bit more about me »

Making friendship with a local Uzbek mullah
Making friendship with a local Uzbek mullah

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.

Until now I visited over 130 UN countries and other internationally non-recognized territories such as Somaliland, Nagorno-Karabakh or even Transnistria. I traveled to Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Oceania.

About my difficult name: My 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.

Adventure Travel Visited Countries
Best Travel Experiences What's on my backpack

Living in Morocco

I live in south Morocco since 2006. I own a hotel in Ouarzazate and also a company that organizes 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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