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You’ve reached the travel logs of Jeremy and Jonas Raider, two brothers who upon graduating June 2015 were ready to do something different. For months they planned what exactly this would be and now this is the place to see it come to fruition. They spent the year traveling abroad independently/working throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. See below for their latest published posts as they finish writing about their adventures over the summer.

Please note that the posts featured below are only the most recently published six. If you’d like to read through older posts, please click Jeremy or Jonas’ full travel maps to see all of their past posts.

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Jeremy’s Travels
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Extension Before Expulsion: The Race to Saigon

Back at the very same hotel in Hanoi where we stayed before, Việt and I immediately fell asleep, exhausted from
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Extension Before Expulsion: The Race to Saigon

Trekking to the Top of Vietnam

A thick layer of fog surrounded us in every direction as we trudged along into the mysterious morning haze in search
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Trekking to the Top of Vietnam

From Talk to Table: Foodhopping in Hanoi

By the time we were situated in Hanoi, Việt and I only wanted to eat a satisfying dinner then fall straight
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From Talk to Table: Foodhopping in Hanoi

“Blue Eyes, Money, Chopsticks!” – Rural Vietnam

Sitting around the living room coffee table, I sipped on Chè Thái Nguyên while snacking on butter cookies and Mứt Tết,
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“Blue Eyes, Money, Chopsticks!” – Rural Vietnam

An Extravagant New Year Shift

Monstrous mountains covered in green surrounded the bus as the dark sky loomed above us. We drove further into the storm. When the
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An Extravagant New Year Shift

Biking Down Sunburn Lane

After 8 hours on the bus, I had arrived in Dalat by the late afternoon. Luckily, with the lack of sleep from
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Biking Down Sunburn Lane

Jonas’ Travels
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Hitching Through Morocco Pt. 4

As the time in which I planned to volunteer at a work exchange grew closer, and my travels with Mal
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Hitching Through Morocco Pt. 4

Hitching Through Morocco Pt. 3

Luckily for us, the off duty police officer who decided to pick us up while hitchhiking from Essaouira to Casablanca
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Hitching Through Morocco Pt. 3

Hitching Through Morocco Pt. 2

After two hours of driving through beautiful greenery, Mal and I arrived in Essaouira with a ride from our new-found
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Hitching Through Morocco Pt. 2

Hitching Through Morocco Pt. 1

In our four days before leaving to Morocco, Mal (one of my best friends from home who decided to come
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Hitching Through Morocco Pt. 1

Going Underground in Odessa

Odessa immediately had me in love as we entered the outskirts of the city and were greeted by the tall,
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Going Underground in Odessa

Going Behind the Iron Curtains

Transnistria (also called Trans-Dniestr or Transdniestria) is a partially recognized state located mostly on a strip of land between the
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Going Behind the Iron Curtains

Jeremy & Jonas’ Summer EuroTour
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The End of the Beginning

As I finish writing this on Milo and my ten hour bus ride from Istanbul to Burdur, Jonas and my
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The End of the Beginning

Highlights of Roadtripping Greece with our Parents

Jonas and I have been traveling for the past three weeks with our parents in Greece and since it's our
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Highlights of Roadtripping Greece with our Parents

Finally in Sarandë

If you search online "public transportation in Albania" you are bound to find crazy stories of people taking furgons or
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Finally in Sarandë

More Hills in Gjirokastër

The sound of an animal squeaking was a bit confusing coming from a cardboard box in the front of our
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More Hills in Gjirokastër

Fairytale Towns Really Do Exist: Inside Berat’s Castle

"Which station for the bus to Berat?" Jonas and I asked the bus driver. Using a map to try and
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Fairytale Towns Really Do Exist: Inside Berat’s Castle

Climbing the Great Pyramid of Tirana

Only 20 years ago Albania was essentially Europe's North Korea. While Jonas and I were in Tirana, the country's capital
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Climbing the Great Pyramid of Tirana