Aug 10th 2014 by Diligent_Nose • 40 Questions • 524 Points
We left on March 20th, 2013 from Toronto Canada, then traveled around the world for 15 months, visiting 35 countries, ranging from counties that most people who travel have visited (Thailand). The most unlikely place we visited was Sudan.
Our blog can be read here.
P.S. I'm a geologist working at the second photo with nothing to do today, so feel free to ask questions about that too.
Not sure why I'm being downvoted like crazy...
what was it like traveling with your fiancee, how did it effect your relationship.
how did it effect your career, how did you take the time off?
It made our relationship better. We actually got along better traveling. My job means I'm gone from home around 70% of the time, so that puts a lot of strain on every relationship. It was nice to spend 100% of my time with her.
I'm a contractor so I just didn't take contracts, so not much. She had to quit her job.
What was your budget like? Did you save up A LOT of cash or was it more of shoestring?
In between. All in from shots to gifts we spent around 90K. We mostly used hostels, and ate street food, but we spent a lot on doing things. We had both budget traveled in our early 20s, now that we are in our early 30s we knew we'd hate the drunk dorm room travel scene.
Dude you are living my dream.. respect.. anyways, did it get to a point where you had enough? and was it highly expensive?
We had times were we had had enough. At that point we'd get a nice room, and just watch movies and eat for a couple of days.
It wasn't cheap, but we could have done it for a lot less.
What was the most striking or memorable single moment, event, or location of the entire trip?
Visiting the Mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
I'm about to be doing something similar but working every second month. Did you find it hard doing what you wanted at the same time as keeping up with bills/mortgages?
We had basically no bills, I kept the plates on my SUV (my dad used it from time to time), and we rented a storage unit. We both had really good jobs and no debt, so financially we were lucky.
Hard work and living below our means.
Make it a priority or it won't happen.
What countries did you visit in Asia and what did you like best?
Nepal, Tibet, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore & Japan.
I want to go back to Japan (we were only there for 4 days), Indonesia and Malaysia. Japan to really see the country, we just visited a friend in Tokyo, and Indonesia and Malaysia to do more Scuba Diving.
We had very little cheese, Rwanda though had nice cheese.
What was the most unexpected thing that happened to you guys or that you saw?
One of my favorite things we saw that I didn't expect was giraffes etc. just on the side of the road in Africa.
The most unexpected thing was probably being invited to a Bull Jumping Ceremony in Ethiopia. Note that that is not our blog in the link, but we did discuss our experience in the blog.
Ethiopia, I wrote why in another post.
Nothing really felt weird. We seemed to gradually transition from developed countries to developing countries to undeveloped countries. But we both agreed that if we were to fly straight from Canada to Uganda or something similar it would be pretty crazy.
Congratulations on getting back home safely. Anything scary happen where you feared for your well-being or even life?
Gorge swing at Vic falls, I wrote why in another post.
Did you ever visit a place where you thought your life could be in danger? Local gangs etc..? Also did you visit Central America?
Not really, had a scare on the gorge swing at vic falls I wrote about on another post.
Not this trip, probably will get there at some point though.
Kinda late but : Did you come to South Africa? What did you think of it?
In which country/City did you have the best experience i.e where the people were friendliest ,the city was exciting ,the culture was amazing and where you generally enjoyed it most?
We were in SA, but didn't spend much time there. Cape Town was a cool city, and Stellenbosch was nice, taste wine.
I want to back and see the Garden Route.