About us

Bourtzi fortress on islet Nafplion Greece
The islet fortress Bourtzi, Nafplion, Greece

Hi! We are Dina and Ryan. We are backpackers. We have been on the road since April 2009, and we have hit more than 20 countries. We are fascinated by the differences between places that we’ve been. The traditions, the norms, and the behavior. We love to see the new things that are not usually found from where we are, like the remnants of ancient civilizations for example.

Crossing the Aegean Sea from Chania to Athens - Greece
The ferry we took crossing the Aegean Sea from Chania, Crete to Athens, mainland Greece

Us, the two backpacks, and the clothes that we are wearing, that’s all what we have, and we certainly enjoy this simplicity. Some people ask, when will be the end of our journey? When are we going to settle? Our answer is, we don’t know yet. The world is a big place to explore, who knows what happen in the future. We will continue to explore while it’s possible.

If you have any questions or comments, or even just to drop by to say hi, don’t hesitate to leave us messages either in this blog, or:

Hope you enjoy our journey!

Dina and Ryan

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*New*

We now have a traveling blog in Indonesian language as well, check it out!

Sekarang kami punya travel blog dalam bahasa Indonesia juga, ayo kunjungi!

DuaRansel

10 Responses to “About us”

  1. matt
    22 March 2010 at 2:07 am #

    Hey guys,

    I really admire what you are doing and have been thinking for some time that I would love to do it myself! how do you make money?

  2. Ryan
    22 March 2010 at 10:02 am #

    Thanks for the comment, Matt. We were in your position ourselves a couple of years ago, checking out people’s stories and wishing we could travel too. When we started traveling we were surprised by how easy it was. In hindsight we probably spent too much time planning and saving money – we should have gone for it sooner!

    I work in software/IT, and was able to arrange with my employer to work remotely and go to part-time hours. Combined with being frugal while on the road we’ve been able to travel without really dipping much into our savings. I’m planning to write a post in the near future about my experiences working from the road.

  3. Farnoosh
    17 May 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    Oh this is so brave, so courageous and so lovely to see. We had to delay our Greece trip this year since my brother is getting married at the same time – but I do travel some….I used to go about 100,000 miles a year now it’s a little less. Later I go to LA then to Toronto for film festival, Singapore for a wedding, and Bali to see mother nature at work….gosh it’s ever enough. Enjoy it, document it, take care of your health and share with us your tips!

    • Dina
      17 May 2010 at 1:21 pm #

      Thanks, Farnoosh!
      Wow! You are traveling a lot too! I hope when you finally go to Greece, the situation is already better. We love Greece so much, especially the Crete Island!

  4. Kım
    9 October 2010 at 9:47 am #

    Hey! I just found your site through Stumble Upon. We’re doing the same things as you right now. We left in June 2010. Looks like you’ve been going for quite a long time. I’ll be keeping up with your advice!

    Kim

    • Dina
      28 January 2011 at 3:25 pm #

      Hi Kim! It’s really nice to get message from couple travelers like us :) I read this message a while back and surprised to find out that I haven’t replied right here. But I’ve been following you around in your blog! I hope our paths will cross one day!!

  5. Jill - Jack and Jill Travel The World
    16 November 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    Hey, just came across your site. Always exciting to find other couple who are traveling the world. Jack and I are starting our RTW trip next year…

    We’ll be following ur blog and hope our paths will cross someday.
    Cheers,
    Jill

  6. Jill - Jack and Jill Travel The World
    16 November 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    And omg, Dina!! Dari Indo juga toh… heheheee… Kayaknya baru pertama kali ketemu another rtw traveler from home country. Cheers, Jill.

    • Dina
      28 January 2011 at 3:22 pm #

      I just realized I haven’t replied you “right here” even though we have chatted behind the seen, haha! It’s super exciting for me too to see a couple traveler with similar background to us (or at least the most similar, talking about the country of origin) :D

  7. Aggy
    11 June 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Love your site and will bookmark it! It’s always so nice to see another Indonesian traveller, excited to read your posts and hopefully I will be able to follow your path soon! :)
    Aggy´s last post…Artist Square! — Paris, France

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