Hi and welcome to our travel blog!
We are Hossam and Sabine, a Syrian-Swiss couple. We’ve always loved traveling and travelled as often as our jobs and studies permitted. Our dream, however, was to travel around the world, for as long as possible (or for as long as we wanted to keep on traveling). In 2015, we felt that now the time had come to leave everything behind and to embark on a long trip. We quit our jobs, sold our car, cleared out our apartment and got rid of most of our stuff, and bought a one-way ticket to Argentina, the first destination on our trip around the world. From there, we just travelled on and on.
Traveling isn’t always easy and of course there were things we missed while traveling around the world. However, the good things far outweighed the bad ones and it was so much fun and we saw so many amazing things and have been to so many stunning places, we just wanted to keep on traveling. Quitting everything and stepping into the unknown seems difficult and scary at first but actually it’s really easy and so incredibly liberating and, for us, it has been the best thing we’ve ever done!
Our trip around the world lasted exactly 15 months and took us to 35 countries on six continents. Coming back wasn’t easy; in fact, it was harder than leaving. We had changed so much during our 15-month long trip and couldn’t imagine working a regular job again and going to the office every day, like we used to before. So we started the next adventure: we left Switzerland again, settled in Spain, and built up our own business.
Despite having a home again, our love for traveling persists and we’ve still got the travel bug, it’s deep inside us (and unlikely to ever let us go) and we will keep on traveling with as much enthusiasm as ever.
On our blog we write about places we’ve been to and provide tips and advice regarding destinations and traveling in general. If you have any questions, need travel advice or tips, or a little encouragement to start your own world trip, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We hope you enjoy our blog! If you’d like to see more pictures from our travels you can do that on Instagram (@youandmetraveling2).
Some of our photos are also available for download or as prints on PicFair: https://sabine-lj.picfair.com.
Hossam & Sabine