I´ve got to tell you that when travelling for a long time or backpacking like we did, you meet a lot of other travellers who are doing the same thing as you. Some are travelling for a month while others for a year. Some cover three countries while other cover thirty but still at the time, you both have a backpack, you´re both in the same place, you´re dealing with the same problems and both having fun. That´s why the travelling doesn´t only give you an insight into the culture of the country you´re in but also the culture of your fellow travellers and getting to know so many people from so many countries is really rewarding and fun.
Now I want to name the people we hung out with on our 6 month journey but of course we met loads more people.
Name, country. where we met
James, New Zealand. Beijing, Xi-an.
Brent, Canada. Beijing
Craig & Vicky, England. Beijing, Xi-an
Vince, England. Xi-an, Yangtze river, Yangshuo.
Peter, Zimbabwe/England. Yangtze river, Yangshuo
Gordon & Michelle, England. Yangtze river
Sophie & Mette, Denmark. Yangshuo, Mui Ne (Vietnam)
Henrik & Elonor, Sweden. Trip of death from China to Vietnam.
Graeme & Kate, England. Halong Bay, Hoi An.
Jodi & Mark, Australia. Halong Bay.
Gregory, Scotland. Halong Bay.
Chisa, USA. Central Highlands, Mui Ne
Nicky, England, Central Highlands
Liam, Scotland. Mui Ne, Saigon, Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Ko Pha Ngan (Thailand)
Scott, England. Mui Ne, Saigon.
David & Natasha, Canada. Mui Ne.
Shewan & her boyfriend (sorry dude, don´t remember your name), England. Mui Ne
Agnes & Reiner, Germany. They were teachers in a small village south of Phnom Penh and were so kind to let us stay with them for one night when we ran into trouble.
Their friends, Cambodia. They had cambodian names so I don´t remember them, sorry!
Daniel & Sarah, Israel & Australia. Ko Pha Ngan.
Franka & Paul, South Africa. Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao.
Mike (USA), Terry (England), Owen (Ireland), Jared (Ireland), Konrad (Australia), Carl (England), Mark (England) and Darren (England) our diving buddys. Ko Tao.
Gene & Cherie, USA. Ko Tao.
Jeff & Agniszka, Canada & Poland. Taman Negara.
Rob, Canada. Luang Prabang.
Cecilia, Sweden. Luang Prabang.
Fran, England. Luang Prabang, Goa (India).
Cecilie, her uncle and her cousin, Norway. Dhaka.
Simone (Fran´s sister), England. Goa.
Thank you guys for making our trip much more enjoyable, I´ll see some of you later here in Iceland or elsewhere.