map of my trip
The Route I took on my 4 year Round the World Trip to Asia, Middle East and Africa

My name is Alejandro Turbay Noguera. I am a photographer and travel blogger who was born in Colombia,
raised in New York and shaped around the world.
In March 2015 I left with a one-way ticket to start the trip I had always dreamed of. A Round-the-World Trip!
I thought that if I was lucky the trip would last a year, but I was wrong. I learned to travel with a lot less than I expected and was able to make the first part of the trip last 4 years!

I spent this time exploring Asia (1.5 years), the Middle East (1 year) and East Africa (1.5 years), visiting 29 countries.
I like to travel slowly to get a feel for each place and I don’t plan in advance, just go where the wind takes me.I spent the last 18 months traveling the African Continent  without using any flights. Down the East Coast from Egypt to South Africa. Soon I will return and go from South Africa to up to Morocco. On buses, trains, motorbikes, hitchhiking, bicycles, by foot, etc!

Here is a Press Release with a good description of most of the trip:
PressRelease May 2021
Comunicado de Prensa  (en español)


I am an optimist and full-time lover of life. I would like to see and experience as much of the world as possible. Meet as many people from all over and spread hugs, smiles and good energy. And hopefully help others along the way.

I used to be a sustainability consultant, but now I work as a travel blogger, freelance marketing consultant and translator (for Spanish and English language texts). I also stop and work at a guesthouses or as a teacher (Spanish, English, Salsa, etc) to help pay for my trip. I absolutely love traveling and have wanted to take an extended trip for a long time. It’s been a dream of mine, and now I’m living it. I want to share my travels and what I see and learn with others and encourage as many people as possible to chase and live their dreams!
Thank you for being a part of the journey!

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  1. Dear Alejandro, amazing adventure you are on! I was in “Burma” exactly 30 years ago riding in a back of a truck to see the country! Thanks for taking me back there! xoxo

    • Thanks so much for your kind words Reed, and amazed that you did the same 30 years ago, you are very brave! much love 🙂

  2. hola Alejandro! I absolutely loved your photos from India, specially the ones from Munnar. It brought back great memories of when I was there a few months ago. I also love your courage and sense of adventure… great story about hitchhiking in Myanmar!
    Mis mejores deseos amigo! que sigas pasandola super bien!

    • Que linda Cata, mil gracias! me alegra que te hayan gustado y tambien te deseo todo lo mejor en tu viaje increible! un abrazo gigante!

  3. Hey Alejandro! Love your blog. Reading it is like embarking on the adventure! You’ve surely inspired so many dreamers out there. Keep up the good work! 🙂

    • hola, mil gracias!I am very happy to hear you are enjoying it and thank you so much for the kind words! 🙂

  4. Joaquin Moreno Reply

    Alejandro enhorabuena por tu blog, me encanta, realmente engancha. La historia, fotos y vivencias en cada lugar, apasionante. Llevo años soñando con vivir una experiencia similar, quizás algún día!
    Good luck and Go on!! ?

    • Mil gracias Joaquin, te agradezco mucho tus palabras y sin duda si es algo que te apasiona tienes que hacerlo apenas puedas! un abrazo y muchas gracias

  5. Great adventure !! You motivated me to persue such an adventure .. tell us how can someone start such a journey? What is needed? Visas? Money? Tips and Tactics?

    • Hi Kinty, very happy to hear I motivated you! It all starts with the decision to go for it, but of course you should research online there are several YouTube videos and explanations, tips…As for money of course if you have savings, learn to travel with less money, and can find work while you travel it is a great advantage!

  6. Laura Cortes Reply

    With each post you make me want to do the same! Just go without a return ticket… thanks for inspiring us all. Keep going and hopefully, we’ll meet again soon!

    • Thank you so much hun (sorry just seeing your comment just now!) It is my pleasure and I am the lucky one that had the pleasure of meeting you and hoping to see you go for your adventures and dreams! big hug and kiss and hope to see you soon!

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