It was June 2007, when I boarded the plane for the first time going to London and few days later to Hong Kong on my way to Malaysia. I was dreaming of it for years, but needed to have that first push to actually doing it. Back then I was in a long distance relationship and going travelling was a way of spending time together.
On our last trip to Vietnam we met a Canadian guy on our boat trip that had been travelling for 6 months. That evening I talked with my partner at the time what he thinks t kind of travel (I did not want to tell him that this is my new dream) and he only said he thinks he wouldn’t be able to travel for a long period. I was disappointed, and kept my dream for myself until we broke up. It was hard time, but it was the best thing that happened to me. I went back to England to work for English summer school in Oxford and to figure it out; what I want to do for myself. The main goal was going to travel for 6 months. Where? Anywhere! At the end of my summer work I returned to Slovenia to prepare for a move back to London, where I would be able to earn enough money for my travels. This time nothing could stop me and I went on my last holiday trip to Bosnia with my friends. There I met Tan, who just finished his 3 months travels around Europe. We parted the next day and only thought we will be long distance friends, but daily Skype talks made us closer and closer.
We talked about life and what we wanted for ourselves. I shared my dream and asked him what he thinks about it, and he was all up for it, at the end of the day he already was affected by the long term travel bug by doing a Euro trip. Things started evolving fast and he came to London (one of his cities to live in list) with me to start saving. Our passion for travel got us together and continued to be a big part of our relationship and an even bigger part of our marriage. But our idea of 6 months long travels got us so excited, that after many talks it slowly expanded into a year-long one and ended being idea of an almost two years-long travel adventure. Our life in London was about us saving money and preparing ourselves as individuals, and as a couple for both of our dreams to come true. None of us needed to compromise about this dream, we just found each other at the right time of our lives.