Here is 10 months of travel condensed into just a few minutes. We recorded little moments of walking, trekking or hiking (they're all the same thing right?) from across the globe that took us to the following countries: Slovenia, Slovakia, Russia, Mongolia, China, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Jordan, Armenia and Georgia.
Flying in to Armenia was the perfect chilled-out antidote to three hectic weeks in the Middle East. The capital Yerevan was a calming experience with the first European vibe we'd felt in 7 months. We loved it so much that it seems we forgot to record much footage, yes it was that relaxing!Our travel video will take you through out jaunts in Yerevan, Lake Sevan, Dilijan with a final stop in Ijevan before moving onto Georgia.
If serenity is your thing, Armenia's your place...
Whether it's escaping tourism in the ancient village of Baisha, eating spicy noodles in Beijing or climbing up to the base of the Himalayas at Feilai Si, there's no doubting that China has so much to experience, we recorded every step of our 2 month trip...but it still wasn't enough time to scratch the surface of this ancient behemoth...
Like Europe but not Europe, Georgia sits neatly in the Caucasus between Russia and the Middle East. The perfect blend of east-meets-west and all the better for it. Fantastic weather, stunning landscapes, cheap to travel in and the nicest people. Get yourselves over to Georgia. Fast.
At the heart of Europe is a place with progressive metropolitan cities in the north and traditions, mountains and so much beer in the south. Of course it's Germany. After two weeks in Berlin, the Bauhaus and hiking in Alps we only got a little taste, and we'll certainly be going back for more. We'll literally be going back for more Berlin kebabs, they're so yummy!
We had a lot expectations for Laos, so many people proclaimed it their favourite south east Asian country. We spent 3, jet-setting, weeks travelling up and down the country and there some great experiences to be had, like jungle trekking in the Nam Ha national Park, riding the long boats along the Mekong and watching some stunning pink sunsets.
Jordan has been one of the most surprising places of our trip. Forget what you might think, this place is jam-packed full of incredible sites, history and food. Not to mention some of the friendliest people anywhere. We enjoyed some decent hiking in the desert in Wajib, some bobbing in the Dead Sea and were blown away by Petra and Wadi Rum, those sites are world class yet quiet and serene.
The landscapes, the people, the isolation. Mongolia is truly one of the most magical places on earth. Everyday of our 3 week tour was so memorable and beautiful, which makes it the kind of place that I still think about everyday. Nowhere is life so simple and perfect as Mongolia, this video should sell it more than my words...
In truth, we didn't know an awful lot about Myanmar but after 4 weeks travelling across many of it's tourist spots it's safe to say it was a real delight. Not to mention one of the most video-genic places on our trip. It's a country that is quickly modernising and we'd recommend visiting soon as the local culture is fascinating and sits perfectly next to the ever-growing tourism.
After 3 weeks of continuous walking, where we covered more than 200km, with half of it at high altitude was not without it's challenges! Ali had an awful stomach bug for the first 7 days and I had my first taste of altitude sickness but we overcame these troubles to reach the highest lake in the world and walk the longest pass in the world, reaching an air thinning height of 5416 metres above sea!
If you love the outdoors and haven't heard of the Annapurna circuit this video will give you a little taste of what it's all about.
An opulent choice for a destination as the cost is significantly higher than most of Europe but what you get in return is clearly some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. In just two weeks we walked on glaciers, hiked more mountains than we can name and enjoyed the simple pleasures of pitching up at some amazing campsites, we're talking about you Eplet! Get inspiration, if you even needed it, for Norway here.
A vast and mysterious place that we were actually a bit scared to visit. We shouldn't have been because Moscow was very similar to London but boarding the trans-Siberian to the east was very foreign; dumplings and vodka, the deepest lakes in the world and an intimidating serenity that comes from being the biggest country in the world. Russia is really quite a hard place to describe, so check the video out...
Famed for it's high Tatras and country symbol in mount Krivan, Slovakia is a fantastic place for long tough treks into some beautiful scenery. The best things about mountain trekking in Slovakia is that all the locals drink at the top, it's a fun way to celebrate. When you've finished in the mountains check out the Soviet era architecture of Bratislava and bask in the sunshine.
This place ended up being one of our favourite places in Europe, it's well priced, has tones of outdoor activities and is so close to home, if you're from Europe that is! Revel in the beautiful lakes of Bohinj and Bled and get your walking boots on for some satisfying treks into the Triglav national park. A week and half wasn't enough. Enjoy our video.
From gazing at wild elephants on Safari in Kaudulla national park to enjoying freshly chopped Kottu in Jaffna to hiking to top of the Knuckles mountain range. Sri Lanka offers places to relax, hike and the most delicious food we can remember, not forgetting about the friendly locals. We hope you feel inspired to visit after watching the highlights of our 4 week trip...
The perfect place to start a backpacking adventure. We've visited twice; one trip to the beaches in the south and another to the mountainous north and the awesome capital Bangkok! This video shows our adventure from 2018 where we visited Chiang Rai and Bangkok, there's so much to do in Thailand and everyone has a great time which not surprising, it's been a backpacker hotspot since the 90s...a quiet hamlet it is not!