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60 COUNTRIES VISITED

30% OF THE WORLD

Welcome to UpRouted, our blog dedicated to all things travel! Here, you can read about our experiences, laugh at our disasters and learn from both our triumphs and misfortunes. We are two money-conscious backpackers (and a not-so-money-conscious mouse) desperate to explore as much of the world as our pockets will allow. To date we have visited over countries across 6 continents. Our latest adventure is an overland journey from our home in the UK, to the shores of Australia. We hope you enjoy reading about our experiences as much as we enjoy writing about them.

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COUNTRIES THIS TRIP


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By Bri   13/November/17    North Korea  

North Korea: A Peak Behind the Modern-day Iron Curtain

It's fair to say a summer holiday in North Korea isn't everybody's cup of tea. It's... unconventional. It's... to be honest it's just a little bit mental. But it is 100% fascinating. Even if you're only mildly curious about the world's most controversial country I'd recommend giving this a read. But then again I'm biased. I'm just showing you the side of the DPRK I want you to see...


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By Bri   18/June/17    Kyrgyzstan  

Curse of the Lakes II: Stood up at the mosque

After realising that the snow was settling in for the winter over the Kyrgyz highlands, perhaps the best course of action was not to go in search of more frosty, remote alpine lakes. But that is what we did. This time, we somewhat expected that not everything would go according to plan. We didn't expect, however, for our plans to be torn to shreds in a matter of hours...


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By Bri   31/May/17    Indonesia  

Indecipherable Indonesia

It's almost time for us to leave Indonesia, and as much as we are craving readily available bread, beer and trains, there are many things we are seriously going to miss. While here, we have conquered the mighty sambal, learnt enough Bahasa Indonesia to convince people we understand them and made many delightful new friends. There were a few things, however, that completely went over our heads...


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By Bri   17/May/17    Kyrgyzstan  

Curse of the Lakes I: Let it snow

Tourists, backpackers, hikers, armchair travellers, nomads, campers, hippies, gap yah toffs, explorers, adventurers and holiday goers; we all love a bit of a mountain lake. Well, at least I'm sure we would, had we ever successfully managed to see one. We have been very lucky with our travel plans so far (mostly by pure fluke), but you can't have everything. Some things you are just cursed never to see...


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By Bri   24/April/17    Timor-Leste  

Atauro in Coral, Guns and Fishing Boats

On an island where favours carry more monetary value amongst locals than legal tender, the solitary police officer's hardest task is staying awake on duty in the face of the blazing midday sun and that being late for school is as much a problem for the teachers as it is for kids, it wasn't too difficult to forget the rest of the world exists...


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By Bri   04/Apr/17    Uzbekistan  

Kungrad in Smugglers, Pleas and the Aral Sea

It was clear from the border that Uzbekistan was going to be a lot of... challenges. Black money, bribery and a recently deceased dictator were the tip of the iceberg for this Stan. Needless to say, we didn't spend much time being bored...


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