At heart, I’m a traveller. No, I’m a writer. Wait. Am I an explorer? Or all of the above?

My parents infected me with the travelling bug. Throughout my childhood, on any vacation, we traversed the European continent by car. While our parents attended business meetings in in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, England, and so on, us kids stayed in the hotel and made friends with the local kids and animals. At 4, I had already been to Canada and the US. By age 11, I had visited 15 countries. Now, at 48, I have slowed down a bit (it’s called working) and have only reached 75 countries. With three quarters of the world unseen, I have to keep going, stay interested and by all means never, ever get old.

Among Buddhas & Babas started as a blog about a five-month trip around Asia in 2013, but is now my main blog with stories about travels anywhere. I’ve also added the blog entries from our 2010 trip around Africa. I will continue to add updates on my travels whenever I go anywhere interesting. Algeria next. Then another haul to Southern Africa?

With my warmest regards,

Kristi Saare Duarte


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lolade
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 20:28:11

    Hi Eduardo and Kristi,
    God bless your hearts as you journey through people’s lives. You journeyed through Africa and you changed my life and my family’s in a way you will never fully comprehend till we get to “there”, the “Truth” or wherever it is you came to tell me about. I hope you continue to spread that special something wherever you go and it would be a joy to run into you in any of this special countries you are going. Kristi keep writing, i am reading just as fast and seeing everything through your eyes! Eduardo send a little of your quirky humour, You two make a great team. How special to be your friend. Spice it up with how you two are relating on this epic journey (Hahahaha) Is Eduardo moaning, making you carry too much stuff? Kristi are you hormonal? (Every guy’s lazy reason for not taking time to understand us women hahahaha). I think i already know most of the answers but give us some juicy stuff , hmmm, “Relationship highlights on the way to Mongolia!!!! The Genghis Khan in every man” Trying to find an angle to it! Ignore me and any chance of a picture of the two of you? I doubt you will anyway with so many pictures to take, you probably think we do not need to see you.
    Cheers and Wow! what a journey. Please lets do Brazil 2014!!!!!


  2. sylvie fremont
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 20:29:29

    Kristi, I love your blog. It makes me travel


  3. MaanKoAawaj
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 16:50:20

    I like your blog. Good to read about your travel experience in Nepal.


  4. Edibles&Travels
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 23:24:48

    Love this blog so much! I’m a traveller, writer and explorer 😉


  5. Kristi D
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 00:46:57

    Thank you MaanKoAway and Edibles&Travels. Great to meet like-minded people. Thanks for reading my blog.


  6. Elice
    May 20, 2013 @ 23:19:25

    Hi Kristi! Love your take on Samosir Island and the batak people. Love the photos as well. Other than work, you forgot to mention kids. You can’t travel as freely with kids. Keep travelling and writing. Once the kids finish school, I hope to pick-up travelling again. x0x0x0


    • Kristi D
      May 30, 2013 @ 23:01:20

      Elice, glad you liked my blog on lovely Samosir! You’re right, having no kids gives us lots more freedom and definitely frees us some cash for traveling. Thanks for reading my blog. I look forward to reading yours when you go traveling 🙂


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