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Hi, we’re Tanya and Andy Korteling and this is the very first post from Can Travel Will Travel.
Can Travel Will Travel is a travel blog focused on stretches of travelling (with our backpacks), interspersed with longer periods of time living and working abroad to really get to know a place, its people and culture.
Everything is finally starting to fall into place:
- TEFL courses completed and certificates in hand – TICK
- House remortgage finalised and completed on second buy-to-let house – TICK
- Finally completed on second buy-to-let house and got the keys in hands – TICK
- Instructed a letting agent and got a tenant in new buy-to-let – TICK
- Put our house on the rental market – TICK
- Notice handed in on our jobs – TICK
- Flights booked – TICK
So as they say….”This sh*t just got real!” – we’re actually going to do it.
Let me backtrack a bit as the excitement had taken over and I’d started to ramble a little.
What it’s all about
To cut a long story short we’re leaving our jobs, family, friends, and lives in the UK, to embark on our biggest adventure and challenge to date. Months of planning have followed years of talking about it and working hard to make it possible. We’re now finally about to up sticks to travel, live and work abroad.
Flying into Mumbai; we’re travelling through India, Bangladesh and Myanmar, then onto Siem Reap, Cambodia where we plan to live and work for at least a year.
After that nothing is certain, although possible next steps may be a year in Honduras, followed by a year in Nepal. No doubt be interspersed with some more travelling, then, who knows.
The general idea is to spend an extended period of time in as many countries as possible. We want to really get to know them, their people, culture and traditions. As we’re leaving the UK with limited funds however, finding work is going to be essential. We are both TEFL certified so have this as one option of a means to fund our living costs and onward travel. However we both also have our own ideas of what we’d like to do to support ourselves.
We promise you frequent, frank, honest, and entertaining accounts of our experiences. Alongside these you’ll also see lots of valuable information, reviews, and hints and tips. These will include posts on accommodation, food, transport, what to see and do, culture, living and working abroad and much more.
We’re heading off in about a month; in the interim though I’ll be posting about our preparations and also try to share some backdated posts on past travels. I’ve never blogged before so it will help me get into the swing of things!
I’ll be looking after and posting on this blog; whereas Andy will be concentrating on his video blog GOING NOMAD…..pigs on bikes. why not give that a look too.
So that’s it for now – thanks for letting us introduce ourselves and our plans and we hope you’ll join us on our journey. Please feel free to comment and ask questions and I’ll respond as quickly as possible.
Have you done something similar? If so we’d love to hear your thoughts on what we’re doing and any suggestions that may help us.
P.S. To get to know more about Can Travel Will Travel, about us (both individually and as a couple) and about our plans check out the following: