We were exploring a country full of contrasts, mysterious hidden places and unique flavours. Reaching from beaches over endless deserts to snow-capped mountains in only one day. Impressive ruins, mud houses and infinite streets, behind which enchanting places are hidden, made us speechless for a while.
We went through national parks at the back of pick-ups, we took tiny planes from island to island and sailed towards the sunset on little boats. We explored the regions of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao in twelve days and met so many cool people.
I travel to change my view. There is no better way to see things from a different perspective than by traveling. Especially when going to the south of India where everything seems so totally upside down, yet unknown and thrilling. The colourful places, chaotic moments, crazy bus drives and spicy foods have added a new piece to the whole picture.
Three weeks of traveling Bhutan and Nepal are behind us. We explored the fascinations of Buddhism and Hinduism, eavesdropped the prayers of the monks in various temples in Bhutan. We admired spiritual dances of indigenous people in those colourful fortresses, baffled the valley of Paro on the back of horses and cooled down while rafting in Chitwan. We lived with the indigenous tribes of Taro, allured rhinos and tigers on a safari through Chitwan National Park and took a bath with elephants in Barauli Rivers. We crossed mountain chains at about 3000 meters above sea level, fought with bumpy winding roads, watched the cloudless skies of the Himalaya and Mount Everest and were marvelled by Kathmandu’s crazy streets. And now, we are back!
We jump above the rocks, we climb up towards the highest points. We yell into the valley and we're stunned by the scenic views, the culture and its people. We are here – at the other side of the world.
It’s the incredible expanses, the wind that clears your head. It is impossible not to feel this moment of letting go. What we have found is an authentic country which is marked by its history and rich of its beauty. For two weeks we have chased the world in South Africa but in our minds we never really left.