Mads: Yeah, we have to think a bit back now. It actually started when I started on my first gap year 2 years ago. I had a dream about going with the Transsiberian Railway. I started planning things in my head for about a year, and then Jens went on his first sabbatical year. As I said, it was originally some other friends that I had intention of going with, but they started studying and then Jens and I started to plan the trip together.
Jens: I have some friends in Taiwan I really wanted to visit. Furthermore I was very keen on the idea of exploring jungles and getting out in small, local communities and little by little we started to get an idea of what we wanted.
Mads: Yeah, I almost can’t remember, but I believe we started planning in the summer 2020, and had the intention of traveling during the fall. Even though the summer last year was quite positive and more and more places started to open up, it eventually couldn’t happen. We then postponed our trip to early this year – around January or February. At this point we actually hadn’t booked nor paid the trip as things were pretty unsure. But at this time things started to get worse most places, and it was then postponed again to a departure around now. And then just before the summer we were again positive and it looked like we could go, so we booked and paid the trip. Not long after we got the news that it would not be realistic to go on our trip until next summer, so we started to get really impatient. We had some good talks with a travel consultant and said we couldn’t wait another year, so we looked at realistic openings as of now, and we’re now one month away from traveling to Mexico. But if we’re honest, the whole booking and planning process has been quite loose from us, and we just had an idea of things we wanted to experience and then the destinations were less important. As long as it was far away and there was some adventure waiting.
Jens: We’ve tried to look on the positive sides, and since it was postponed so many times we got the opportunity to work more and save up more money, and in the end spend more time on our trip.