We are Tina and Hemmo

…together we’re a couple of countries.

tina and hemmo
When we met in December 2014 in Lisbon we were mostly lonesome travelers. That changed quickly in the course of our time we spent together in a foreign place, surprisingly falling in love.
We applied both for the same callcenter and got hired for two different projects. After putting down the headsets at the end of our shift, we would always get out to explore our new home.

hemmo writingHere is how we met…

We met while travelling and working abroad. A common thing for people who would rather work in an unfair paid job, if they can live abroad than taking a well-paid job at home and regretting it a lifetime.

Not until some people told me a similar story, I was completely reassured that there must be an element of truth about the magic of Lisbon when it comes to bringing people together. We were part of such a fateful story.

One day, I slipped on the cobblestones and hurt my knee. This was the beginning of an awesome night. We shared my blanket which I brought in expectation of a cold evening, sitting on the miradouro Santa Catarina drinking beer and telling travel stories. It was some weeks before Christmas 2014 when we became a couple and somewhere during summer of 2015 we already started to create our travel website.

me writingWherever our feet and dreams lead us, we want to keep wandering with our curiosity, camera, travel journals and a bright smile on the lips, sharing the most sparkling stories of how life should be.

Hemmo is from Leeuwarden, a small town in the Netherlands. I am originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina (Mostar), but grew up in Germany. The language barrier between German and Dutch is not of a big deal, however English is most often our first choice in daily life communication. We want to change this and a good exercise to improve each other’s language is to write and read. As a multilingual couple we run this blog in four languages: English, German, Dutch and Croatian.

We hope that our adventures and stories motivate you to put your feet on the road, crazy to pin destinations on the world map and switching them whenever there is a chance to make a stopover.

Travel means to broaden your horizons, learn from others and fully let your soul and heart be taken by the beauty of our planet.

We believe that little by little TWO can travel far, pushing each other forward.

Shortly after our fateful encounter, we decided to walk together, hopefully for a lifetime – wandering our restless legs and wondering our minds and hearts.

Sounds of freedom

The sound of the train, when it’s rolling off the train station.
The sound of the plane, when it’s taking off the runway.
The sound of the car, when it’s crossing the border.
The sound of the wanderer, when his steps are resonating from far away.
We want to follow all those sounds.
Sounds of freedom.
We want to lock them up in our hearts.
Sounds of awakening.
Sounds of a never ending journey.