We are Ali and Dovilė, from Turkey and Lithuania, respectively. We met in 2009 as colleagues working for the same international company and after Dovilė moved to Turkey for work in 2011-2013, we have done quite a lot of travelling together: inside Turkey, Syria, Georgia, Spain, Baltics and Balkans, but never further than Europe.
Both of us always had thoughs to travel for a longer time and further, to the countries that we don’t know about so much, in order to learn and experience different cultures. We were thinking of having smth. like a round-the-world trip, but it was more a silent dream, not smth. that you think of every day. In February 2015, Ali has graduated with PhD degree in Computer Science and there were no more excuses why we shouldn’t be going on a longer trip, no more things keeping us tied to our home countries. Thus without much thinking, we decided that we are going somewhere far and for long, without a clear idea where and by what means. Dovilė has quit her job in Lithuania in the middle of June, came over to Istanbul and this is where our common journey starts.