Namibia, you were awesome! Our 5 continuous months of traveling has come to an end. We have visited 3 continents, 10 countries and road-tripped more than 10.000 kms. We have seen nature, city-life, islands, lakes, oceans, mountains, jungles and deserts! We've seen the rich and the poor, young and old, the happy and the angry. We've experienced danger, anxiety, tiredness, sickness but so much more happiness, fulfillment, astonishment and peace. Our love for each other and for the world we live in has only grown. Right now we are heading back to our family and friends in the Netherlands, whom we haven't seen for over 2 years! First we're going to enjoy some family time and catch our breath. With summertime in Europe there is enough to explore nearby while preparing for the continent we haven't been to yet: Amuuuurica! Thank you all for following our Stories last months and all the wonderful messages. Soon you'll see new inspiring adventures of our never-ending AWESOME WORLDTRIP #awesomeworldtrip#love#life#wanderers#tourtheplanet
Did we already mention how Namibia is one of the most EPIC road trip destinations? And that while we've been hitting the road on three different continents in the last couple of months and have seen quite some awesome places so far! On this picture, you see the Atlantic Ocean meeting the dunes of the Namib desert, how incredible is that What is your favourite road trip destination? Share it with us
These cutest kids stopped our car to sell us local crafts. As difficult as it was, we had to say no. You have to think responsible when traveling, and buying something from them would be encouragement for their parents to have them work at this young age rather than educate them. We couldn't resist to give them some cookies though, I mean just look at them #cutenessoverload#cutekids#desert#locals#namibia
When you're just couple of meters away of a lioness, ready to attack its prey An interesting fact about lions is that though male lions are believed to be the 'King of the Jungle', it's mostly the lioness in a group of lions who acts as the leader, makes key-decisions and does the hunting. Male lions are mostly defending the group's territory, including scaring off intruders with a roar that travels up to 8 kms (even a sigh can sound as if a group of Harley Davidson bikes are starting up ) Did you also know that they sleep over 20 hours a day, making it very difficult to spot them during game drives
It's 6 July 2017! And that means we are celebrating our 10th year anniversary today Nothing better than looking back to the day we celebrated our love for each other #afghan#wedding#anniversary#couple#love
Sunsets in Africa are for animal spotting around water holes Sometimes you were lucky enough to spot fighting rhinos, other times it was a herd of 20 elephants. This time, all we were hearing was a lion roaring in the bush, but unfortunately he didn't bother to come out
We changed our dreams into reality. How? We saved up while being students, then graduated, got married and started this life changing adventure. Many choose to buy houses, cars, jewelry, etc. We choose experiences. Now, our journey has brought us to Namibia. We are MIND-BLOWN, aren't you too? @canonnederland
Can't get enough of these African sunsets, especially when it's over a city like Cape Town. We're off to our next African destination which promises to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world... #beach#cities#sunset#travellife#capetown
In love with the picturesque pastel coloured houses of Bo-Kaap. Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, its people are part of an ethnic group, originally from Maritime South East Asia. They no longer speak the Malay language which their ancestors used, but speak Afrikaans and English instead. #Capetown#cities#history#travelstoke#travels
South-Africa is multiculturally diverse with people living from all over the world. At the same time it's sad there is still inequality between races, although apartheid has been abolished over 25 years ago. Cape town with all its beauty can feel like a bubble with townships surrounding it. But when visiting the jail at Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was locked up for over 20 years, it gives you hope when former political prisoners and former guards together give tours to educate the world about South Africa's cruel history, while forgetting their opposite roles many years ago. Who knows, one day it might become the center piece of multicultural Africa, if it isn't already. #history#Capetown#cities#travelstoke#travellife
We met so many people who couldn't stop raving about Cape Town's beauty. After visiting many beautiful cities around the world, we were quite hesitant whether the Mother City could still surprise us. But after hiking Loin's Head and having this view, we suddenly understood why this might be one of the most stunning cities in the world. It has everything anyone ever needs in a city; stunning beaches, great hiking trails with magnificent views, vibrant city life with nice restaurants & cafes and laidback locals #nature#Capetown#cities#view#hiking
After being on the road for so many years, I can say that traveling has changed me and my thinking in so many ways. It has taught me to be more open and tolerant to different beliefs, it has taught me to challenge my fears and to appreciate the comforts that life has given us, but most importantly it has made me more aware of environmental issues. Witnessing beautiful landscapes on a daily basis and knowing that it might not look the same in couple of years, or worse, that it will disappear one day frightens me. We need to understand the importance of climate change and acknowledge that it IS real and it is happening. I have been and am still trying to educate myself further on this matter and how to change things regarding this (recycling, vegetarianism, use of natural recourses, etc.) so the future generations can appreciate the beauty of our earth as much as we can @canonnederland #nature#climatechange#travel#liveoutdoors#liveforthestory
We decided to do a self-drive through Kruger Safari park so we could witness wild animals completely on our own. We spotted al the Big 5, except for the Leopardwhich some people don't even see in many years of game driving! The only scary part was when an elephant of about three times the size of our small Toyota car passed by, which can be life threatening because it can crush you in your car if you come too close All in all, it was an amazing experience and can't wait to further explore African national parks.
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South Africa it is! Shot this one in the earliest hours of the morning in Kruger National Park. When nature sets everything in scene perfectly and all you have to do is capture it!
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Check out the new highlights video of our FAV country! They say it's a country of Love & Hate, but looking back at these images all we feel is LOVE Full link in bio, enjoy watching!
Ps. Our next post will be about our new destination, PROMISE! Can't believe some of you actually guessed it right, keep an eye out for the shoutouts