Today, it will be almost 2 months since I’ve surprised my family at the airport when I landed at Changi International Airport after 2 years of being on the road. (Yes we are the kind of family that goes to the airport for dinners..)
It’s been difficult, to say the least, to concisely put into words what the last 2 years of travel have done for me.
So I’ve put together 40+ countries and 200+ cities worth of highlights in one Epic Travel Video just for you (okay, and a little for the future grand kids as well) narrating the last 24 months of my travels in ~200 seconds.
It took a lot of coffee, EDM music and many power naps.
BUT ITS FINALLY HERE
While I’m riding the wave of taking on notoriously difficult tasks (traveling full time, starting an online business, becoming a travel writer, travel video making to name a few) and challenging myself for the benefit of you guys.
Let’s add another level of difficulty to the pile while we’re at it, shall we?
I’LL BE DOING 3 LIVE VIDEO SESSIONS
TEACHING YOU HOW TO TRAVEL LIKE ME.
Yup, that’s happening. Spread the word.
Are these information sessions for me? Well, if you are any of these people, you should definitely come hang out!
↠ You’re thinking of quitting your job to travel
↠ You want to travel more but you don’t know where to start
↠ You want to travel solo but you’re scared
↠ You are preparing to embark on your first solo trip and don’t know what to expect
↠ You want to know what you should pack to travel better
↠ You are curious how I use KTW to help me stay on the road
↠ You want to start an online business/travel blog and make some money while travelling (or not) but you need some help
↠ You just want to see me talk on live video and hang out with me
If you know of someone who will benefit from this training session, feel free to share this with them and I’ll see YOU on the 29th!
WHAT 8 MONTHS IN SOUTH AMERICA LOOKS LIKE ON A MAP
The numbers on the above map indicate the month of travel of my journey across the continent.
Black arrows are overland bus trips, which taught me a whole lot of patience, self-entertainment, multiple lessons in holding your pee, and how to sleep on overnight buses. My longest bus ride was a good 26 hours from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Valparaiso, Chile (yes, still within the same country, and not even halfway through)
Light blue dots are flights which I took, mostly in Brazil, and towards the end of my trip. Some people travel the entire continent without taking a single flight except in and out of South America. To them I say – you have my utmost respect!! Unfortunately I am not one of these people.
Brazil was where I took the most flights in, out and around. To say it is a big country is a major understatement. To put things into perspective, Brazil is approximately the size of Europe, minus the ridiculously fast and timely train network. Add in a language barrier, and travel can be a little challenging here.
Flights in Brazil are not cheap! In fact, they are quite the opposite. Budget flights don’t usually sell for under USD200.
I chose to fly north to Colombia from Bariloche, Argentina after my Patagonian adventures as it would have taken a good 72 hours of bus travel to get to the same place.
Purple arrows are my favorite and is definitely one of my most memorable travel experiences in South America, Hitchhiking.
I spent 5 weeks hitchhiking from Ushuaia, Argentina to Puerto Montt, Chile. Traversing the loneliest road in the world, the Carretera Austral or Ruta 7, in Chile. It is definitely one of the most memorable adventures of my 8 months in South America.
Total distance: 2,500km
If you’ve come here to laugh at my travel misfortune or need a timely reminder to be less careless – you’ve come to the right place. Prancing from one city to the next every 3-4 days also means having to pack up every earthly article I have decided to bring with me on this adventure.
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So I recapped half of 2016 yesterday and before the 2nd half turns to dust on my shelf, let’s go July to December 2016, along with a ton of pictures wheee.
In case you missed it, you can catch Part 1 here.
HAPPY 2017 (:
Whirlwind insane seems just about right to describe 2016. Crazy unbelievable world news that seem to keep fronting the media aside, making each seem more incredulous than the next, I have a lot to be thankful for in 2016 and look forward to in 2017.
With every passing New Year’s eve/day of year’s past, it doesn’t change the fact that it is still the most overrated day of the year. Partying up the festivities and getting tipsy on $1 beers and $2 cocktails is all fun and games but sitting down and reflecting on the year that has past seem to be more up my alley these days.