So in short, who are you and what do/did you do for a living?
My name is Yolan and a couple of months ago I decided to quit my normal job and travel the world. And because I can’t sit around and do nothing, I started a travel blog called ‘NotGoingHome’ on Instagram and YouTube. So nowadays i’m traveling the world and i’m trying to create some cool photos and videos that make people want to get out into the world and to the same.
So you’re traveling around the world, how many countries have you visited so far and what’s next?
Yep! I’ve started around three months ago, in december 2015. Since then I’ve visited: South-Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, The Maldives and India. Next up is Bali, Indonesia. Where i’m finally gonna meet the Misses (Yolan’s girlfriend will visit him a few times during his trip). After three weeks, we’ll have to say our goodbyes and i’ll continue onwards with my Asia tour. After that i’m dying to see the Caribbean and South-America.
“I can’t sit around and do nothing”
Swimming with a great white shark in Cape Town was pretty cool too!
Yes, this is a shot from the actual shark that Yolan stood face to face with
Hmm activity wise I think i’m up for anything. The only thing that I wouldn’t do whilst traveling, is to screw around with people with authority. I mean for instance, overstaying my VISA or act like a numb-nut on the airport around customs. These guys just always give me the chills, and when I’ve passed them I always think to myself: “Yes, I didn’t do anything illegal. I’m not going to jail!”. I might have watched to many episodes of ‘Locked Up Abroad’ before i went on this trip.
Getting ready for the highest bungee jump
On The Maldives I definitely ate my worst meal, for 10 days straight that is. Since it’s a group of islands, they have to import everything. So I ate tuna on the day that i arrived, tuna the day after. The day after that? Tuna. All the way up to my departure: Tuna. And the funny thing was, it was always canned tuna with canned vegetables and rice. Guess next time i’m not ballin’ on a budget whilst in the Maldives, but i’ll do it properly and hang out in a 5-star resort for a couple of days. My best meal was in India. I had this amazing ‘Tuna’ dish! Fresh from the ocean, well prepared and with added fresh veggies.