2017 has been the year for changes, exploring limits, and learning about ourselves. In this article we're going to talk about what we've learned so far on our crazy journey, and what our favorite moments have been.
If you love cute dogs and epic landscapes, we wouldn't blame you for scrolling straight down to the photos!
To say that this year has been completely full of self-discovery and development would be an understatement. Often, our busy lives back home didn't allow us the proper time and space for reflection. But not any more.
Through this amazing year, we've learned 4 main things in relation to our travels:
Going with the flow... is usually not the best option for us. We like knowing a few simple things, like where we're going to sleep and how to get there. In the cases where we haven't planned both of these things well ahead of time, we've spent more money, and more time stressing. On the other hand, when we started I would plan everyday down to the hours — this wasn't great for us either. Now we approach our days with the few things we want to get done and improvise along the way, like hitchhiking to get to some random rice fields.
We're capable of being much more flexible and patient than we ever thought. Our plans have have changed over and over this year (like my ankle incident in 2017 or Robert immigration issues debacle of 2018) and we've had to learn to approach the changes with a level head. And, as difficult as it is sometimes, enjoy all things as they come.
Slow travel is our thing. Although we do love the occasional quick route to explore several locations within a new city, we enjoy ourselves and the destination much more when we stay in the same place for a week or two. Doing this gives us the time to get closer to the culture, to work on this blog, our Instagram account, and to rest.
The best part of our journey hasn’t been the amazing photos, the delicious (and mostly fried) food, or beautiful sights along the way — it’s been the incredible people we’ve met. We’ve been overwhelmed (getting goosebumps writing this) by all of the amazing people and positive vibes we’ve come across while traveling.
We’ve had countless incredible moments while traveling all of these months, but here’s a small collection of our favorite travel moments in 2017:
Country #1: Norway
Country #2: Thailand
Country #3: Singapore
Country #4 Malasia
Country #5: Indonesia
Country #6 Cambodia
Country #7 Philippines
Country #8 Hong Kong
Country #9 Spain
Marta, Winning the world over, one doggo at a time. (Cats too!)
Did you travel someplace in 2017 that you really loved? Let us know in the comments down below!