Hey pals and gals, welcome to Distant Footprints.
We are Carlos and Irene, two Spaniards who have lived abroad for about 9 years and decided to leave the office walls to make their dream of long-term travelling come true.
Originally, we are going to go through most SE Asia and Oceania for 1.5 years, although we don’t discard changing our itinerary and add or remove some of our destinations!
So, what is the plan? These are the countries on our list:
China – Nepal – India – Japan – Malaysia – Singapore – Indonesia – Papua New Guinea – Australia – New Zealand – Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – Thailand – Myanmar (Burma)
“Just these countries in a year and a half?” you may think… Well, we REALLY like taking things easy, and travel-wise, we’d rather savor the culture of those places we visit than sticking to the touristic spots, which are slightly adapted to foreigners and usually more expensive. This doesn’t mean we will not be visiting the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal in India or Bali in Indonesia, but we’ll also try to explore a bit more and rest!
From this trip we expect to gain way more than nice pictures, we also hope to learn and grow from our experiences and come back home as better persons, maybe with a more realistic view of the world, further understanding of different cultures and more empathy and adaptability skills.
If you are reading this you probably know us already, but if not, we hope you stay along.