Anna and Bogdan are a married couple from Ukraine and have been traveling Asia for more than a year. They hitchhiked from their home country through Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia! Here’s their story…
From the beginning of our trip we had money only for visas. Our purpose was not to save, but to be closer to ordinary people, nature, culture and local traditions. When you have no money, people try to help. You become a guest and are like friends or relatives! Every day of the trip is an adventure. We like to visit the sights, but our first aim is to understand lifestyle, traditions and cultures of the people who live there.
We’re now in Brunei where we’re staying with our friend Sofiah, who we met via Couchsurfing. Very often people ask us if we are afraid to travel so far without money. But we believe that all the world is kind. Do the best and the world will help you.
For more than a year, many people from different countries helped us see the world. They gave us a ride when we were hitchhiking, they treated us to traditional food, they invited us to their houses, they told us about their life and culture. We are so thankful for their kindness and hospitality.
That is why now we plan to come back home and do the same for others. We want to host, to treat, to show around and to help many travelers! We feel that we should do this to back in to the world all positive energy that other people gave us in this long trip!
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Rank the items: 1- the least important and 5 the most important when traveling abroad:
______ adventure ______ sightseeing
______ shopping ______ getting close to nature
______ learning about new culture ______ learning a new language
______ understanding the lifestyle ______ relaxing