Who are we
Born in the Netherlands in 87, I have lived in 2 countries. Till the age of 26 I have been living in Rotterdam and 3 years in Istanbul.
I have been traveling since some time now, but mostly it has been small holidays due to full time jobs.
In Europe I have been to England, Norway, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bosnia Herzegovina, Greece, Serbia, and Italy. Outside of Europe, to Nepal, Japan, Egypt, Argentina, Uruguay.
Travelling has always been my passion, and I could never get enough. Therefor I eventually decided to dedicate all my time to exploring new countries and cultures.
Born in Selçuk, İzmir in 84. I moved to Istanbul to study at the University and have lived here for over 15 years. Within this period of time, I worked for several companies.
During my study and work I travelled for short amounts to the countries Greece, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Nepal and the Netherlands. When making these trips, traveling the world has always been on my mind.
Someday I would leave this standard life and do the things I love to do. Especially my Nepal trip has affected me the most among my travels. It has shown me that there is a more peaceful and a more modest life possible.
How we met
We found each other thanks to a common interest in Nepal.
I (Özlem) was considering to go to Nepal for some time. Of course this would be a trip of maximum 10 days, in line with the life I had of trying to combine a fulltime busy job with the passion for traveling. After I bought my ticket and my friends started to hear about it, I received a tip from one of them. My friend told me that she knew somebody who recently had been to Nepal and asked me if I wanted to meet this person.
On Monday December 5, 2016, I sent him (Alphan) a message. He responded immediately and I could tell he got excited of my texts.
The first time we met, it felt familiar. It all started with Nepal but soon the conversation turned into the world tour we should do together. And yes it really was the first time we met that we knew we would do this.