Hi! Zdravo! Cao! Hola! Ni Hao! Guten Tag! …….
We are Mia and Ogi (Hence the MO). A serbian born couple, raised in Hong Kong, who like others out there love to travel.
In the early stages of our relationship it was quite clear our love of traveling and discovering the world was a common trait in both of us. We both considered ourselves fairly well travelled (What with our having lived in multiple cities across four continents and Ogi being a pilot) until we checked our been percentage and realised we have both seen less than a quarter of the world!
This led us to set a travel challenge for ourselves at the start of 2016.
In the start of 2016 we set ourselves a challenge of visiting a minimum of 10 countries a year, of which at least 5 must be new. Homebase countries don’t count. For Ogi homebase currently is Hong Kong, while Mia resides in London.
We managed to achieve this in 2016 and now looking towards continuing this momentum into the next year! Why 10 countries? Honestly…. because it seemed like an achievable yet ambitious enough goal. The real trick is the five new countries.
What counts as having been in a country? For us it doesn’t just count if you got a passport stamp. The criteria is based on the following:
- Spent one night there or at least 12 hours (e.g. just driving through a country doesn’t count Ogi!)
- Did a local cultural activity which is unique to that region
- Spoke to a local and learned something new about that place
- Ate a local dish
This blog is a compilation of our adventures seeking to increase our footprints across the globe at least 10 countries a year at a time and hopefully inspire others to pursue their travel dreams alongside their home lives. Beyond just counting countries we want to build memories and push ourselves to gain new experiences that travel offers.
Through this blog we hope to show others that you can still travel alongside pursuing a full time career and do so frequently. The two can coexist in harmony!!
We wish to demonstrate that travelling and being content with your journeys is possible without being a permanent nomad. We want to share with you how to make the most of your holidays. How to get meaningful travel experiences without having to give up your life at home.
We’re a couple in our mid twenties. Ogi’s a pilot while Mia works in finance. We both have family and friends we like to see regularly and the occasional workout or night out here and there…… oh and we kind of like to travel! Both born in Serbia, grew up in Hong Kong and lived in South Africa, China amongst others and travelled in numerous countries along the way. You’ll get to know more about our goofy and adventurous ways throughout the course of this journey. So fasten your seat belts, and let’s begin.