AN INTRO TO LAGOON WITH A VIEW
Current mood: Excited. Very, very excited. How could we not be?! We’ve no real idea what the next year has in store for us, but we know it’s going to be amazing and we’re delighted to be sharing every step with you. Seeing as we’re going to be spending a lot of time with each other, maybe we should get to know each other a little better, right?
We are Tilbe and Matt; a Biochemical scientist and an investment advisor from a little place called London. Together since our sweet 16, we have always had an insatiable curiosity for what lies within the world and have always looked for adventure. We’ve always known that routine life wasn’t quite right for us, always wanting to see more, learn more and experience more!
Like most, we spent years studying and more years working yet always made time for short holidays and have so far visited 10 countries together. Back in 2012 we tied the knot and spent our honeymoon in the glorious city of Rio De Janeiro. This is where the inspiration for Lagoon with a view first struck and the reason why we begin our journey back in Rio.
Although we always knew that one day we would leave it all behind to go explore the world, it was by no means an easy leap to take. What if this happens? What if that goes wrong? What about our careers? What about buying a house?... So after years of working and living in London, we realised how easy it is to get caught up and let the time fly by! We came to the realisation that we could spend the rest of our lives thinking and talking about booking that one-way ticket or, we could just do it… So we did.
So what can you expect from us? Seeing that we are going to have a whole year to ourselves to do whatever we like, we thought why not give ourselves a project and document our adventure. We are not IT experts (Matt in particular is only slightly better than useless) nor are we photographers but we will be updating this site and our social media platforms on a daily basis to keep you up to date with our travels and hopefully inspire some of you to book a flight yourself. We want to prove that the desire to follow your passion and dreams, coupled with the courage to turn them into a reality, will give you all you need to achieve them.
Our idea for this trip was to take our time and experience each location in the most natural way possible without running from one tourist attraction to the next. We are not going to put any time restraints on our selves and be completely open within our itinerary. We have two backpacks a couple of cameras and hopefully enough money to last a year. To make our trip last as long as possible we will stick to a tight budget and get creative! Everything we discover and learn, we will share with you.
That’s about all there is to say for now. The countdown is at 4 days and we can’t wait to start this once in a lifetime adventure with you.