Amazing People You Meet Travelling The World

No matter where you go in the world, the people you meet travelling the world will become a huge part of your journey.

They will also become the reason to try to return.

Amazing People You Meet Travelling The World

No matter where you go in the world, the people you meet travelling the world will become a huge part of your journey.

They will also become the reason to try to return.

Hi, we’re Rach & Marty!

We’ve visited every country in the world and want to help you get the most out of your travels!

Whether you need an expertly planned itinerary, some experienced hints and tips, or just craving a delicious food adventure, we’ve got you covered!

Hi, we’re Rach & Marty!

We’ve visited every country in the world and want to help you get the most out of your travels!

Whether you need an expertly planned itinerary, some experienced hints and tips, or just craving a delicious food adventure, we’ve got you covered!

Hi, we’re Rach & Marty!

We’ve visited every country in the world and want to help you get the most out of your travels!

Whether you need an expertly planned itinerary, some experienced hints and tips, or just craving a delicious food adventure, we’ve got you covered!

We may earn affiliate commissions from websites we link to, at no cost to you. Click here for details.

People we meet travelling

It’s the people you meet travelling, who shine a light into the soul of a country you are visiting.

It’s the people you meet travelling who give you a better insight than any guidebook.

And sometimes, sharing a moment with locals, like that time we got invited to eat lunch in the field with local women in Tajikistan or the home-cooked meal in a home with women of Afghanistan, whilst completely lost in translation, has more impact on you, than anything else.

Their kindness, friendliest and generosity will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. It will restore your faith in humanity.

You will find that people with little to give are the generous ones.

The less fortunate are happier than the rest of us. You will learn that people in the less-visited parts of the world are welcoming to strangers and curious about your world.

So this blog is dedicated to the people you meet travelling.

We were lucky enough to capture a few moments on our travels and would like to share them with you.

The People you meet Travelling the World

Women of the Wakhan Valley in Tajikistan

These women were about to take a lunch break in the fields.We were invited to join them for a home-cooked lunch and it was the best afternoon ever!

Read more about this extraordinary experience here.

Women of the Wakhan Valley in Tajikistan - People we meet travelling

Cuban women people watching on the streets of Havana

Cuba is a surprising destination! It’s awesome, raw and real all at the same time.

We’ve enjoyed travelling all over Cuba and we share some of our favourite photos of Cuba here. It shows how diverse this island really is.

Cuban women chatting on the streets of Havana - People we meet travelling

A market vendor sells fresh pistachios in Isfahan, Iran

What wonderful memories we have of Iran. And honestly, Iranians would to be some of the most hospitable people we’ve ever met while travelling the world.

Read more about what we loved most about Iran. We captured some great photos of this welcoming nation, view them here.

Market vendor selling pistachios in Isfahan, Iran - People we meet travelling

A local woman near the tea plantation in Ella, Sri Lanka

There is something special about Sri Lanka – perhaps it is the smiles we encountered during our visit.

We also enjoyed the cuisine here, and we share where to find the best food in Sri Lanka.

Local woman in Ella, Sri Lanka - People we meet travelling

Local kids, we met in the Wakhan Valley, Tajikistan

They’re always so curious about foreigners as there are not so many tourists that make it this far.

Local kids in the Wakhan Valley, Tajikistan - People we meet travelling

Vietnamese fruit seller in Hanoi

Travelling in Southeast Asia is amazing, delicious, surprising, relaxing and challenging all at the same time.

It’s one of our favourite continents to visit – maybe it has something to do with the cuisine on offer?

Our Food Map of Asia will give you some food inspiration for choosing Asia as your next destination.

Vietnamese fruit seller in Hanoi - People we meet travelling

Worker on a tobacco farm near Vinales, Cuba explaining tobacco farming

Don’t miss a visit to Vinales in Cuba. So lush, green and colourful.

Worker on a tobacco farm near Vinales, Cuba - People we meet travelling

Older couple hand in hand on the streets of Havana, Cuba

One of our favourite photographs from Cuba. We love that Cuba has a real sense of community. It’s like no place you’ve ever visited in the world.

Older couple hand in hand on the streets of Havana, Cuba - People we meet travelling

Local bread maker in Masouleh village in northern Iran

The famous rooftop village of Masouleh in Iran was so unique.

We enjoyed some fantastic food, spent time chatting with locals and wandered around the surrounding area.

The aroma of fresh bread is everywhere, so we made friends with this friendly baker at this little bakery located on a side street.

Local bread maker in Masuleh village - People we meet travelling

Bread seller on the streets of Bukhara, Uzbekistan

‘The Stans’ is a journey through history.

If you ever get the chance, go and explore this extraordinary part of the world.

Bread seller on the streets of Bukhara, Uzbekistan - People we meet travelling

Market seller in Almaty, Kazakhstan proud of his dried fruits and nuts

The freshest dried fruit and nuts we’ve ever tasted! We left this stall feeling quite full after this smiling man offered us everything to taste.

It’s always a great idea to buy snacks like this for long drive days in this region of the world.

Market seller in Almaty, Kazakhstan - People we meet travelling

Tea picker in Ella, Sri Lanka working the fields

Our favourite region of this teardrop nation is in the tea fields. Such lush scenery and cool mountain air.

Tea picker in Ella, Sri Lanka - People we meet travelling

Local women in the hutongs of Beijing taking a break

The elderly in China are always socialising, it’s fantastic to see!

Local women in the hutongs of Beijing - People we meet travelling

Holy man wandering the streets of Kathmandu in Nepal

Nepal is one of the friendliest countries we’ve ever visited.

Man wondering the streets of Kathmandu - People we meet travelling

Thai food vendor at the floating market near Bangkok, Thailand

Yes, if you ask us what is our favourite country in the world? This is it.

And one of the reasons for this is because the cuisine is soooo delicious.

Thai food vendor at the floating market near Bangkok - People we meet travelling

Local fisherman in Hoi An, Vietnam

Loving life in Hoi An, Vietnam. This man’s face tells a thousand stories – he was such a character.

Local fisherman in Hoi An, Vietnam - People we meet travelling

Peruvian woman weaving a rug

Local traditions and cultures in Peru.

Peruvian woman weaving - People we meet travelling

Mongolian family in their home

An experience unlike any other, taking the Trans Mongolian railway on an epic journey.

We met so many wonderful people and tried many new and interesting ‘nomad’ foods such as Yak cheese and milk.

Mongolian family in their home - People we meet travelling

A refugee from Tibet at Pokhara lake in Nepal

A Tibetan refugee makes handicrafts and sells them to visitors by the lake.

Woman from Tibet at Pokhara lake in Nepal - People we meet travelling

More Travel Tips

We have so many tips to help you travel more!

These 21 cheapest countries to visit will help you stretch your hard-earned dollars further.

Read our top 6 travel hacks to save money and the 20 best travel apps to make travel easier! 

For food lovers, don’t miss our top 10 best countries for foodies. And, if history is your thing, these 30 amazing historical places worldwide will fascinate you!

We have many tips to save money for travel and consider these 20 jobs that PAY YOU to travel the world to help you travel longer.

If you become a trusted housesitter, you can also get FREE accommodation worldwide. Read more about how this works.

Check out our ultimate packing list for travellers, and remember to pack travel insurance! We recommend these two travel insurance companies for excellent coverage.

Our 12 essential tips for safe travel in any country are worth a read. 

You’ll need to stay connected while travelling the world. We recommend eSIM. It’s easy, reliable and affordable. View eSIMs for individual countries, or consider a Global eSIM if you travel to multiple countries or regions. This eSIM connects you in 124 countries, offering data-only eSIM and data/call/text eSIM.

The Global eSIM has been a game-changer; we couldn’t imagine travelling without it now.

If you want to travel with like-minded travellers, consider joining a group tour. Get the best deals on worldwide group tours with Tourradar.

Check out our best-ever travel tips compiled from more than twenty years of experience.

Did you enjoy this article? Share it with friends and family!

Travel Planning Resources

✈️ Flights: We use Skyscanner to book cheap flights worldwide.

🏨 AccommodationBooking.com is our preferred platform for booking hotels and accommodation. We use Vrbo to book apartments and long-term stays.

🏥 Travel Insurance: We recommend Heymondo (Get 5% off Heymondo) & SafetyWing

🚌 Transportation: Trainline is the best website to reserve trains. We use Omio to book transport worldwide. For travel in Asia, we use 12Go. 

🚘 Car Rental: We use DiscoverCars to book rental cars worldwide.

👫 Group ToursG Adventures OR compare multi-day tours worldwide with Tourradar.

📸 Day Tours & TripsGetYourGuide & Viator are the only two platforms you need.

📚 Lonely Planet: The Best Range of Travel Guides & Ebooks, and FREE Shipping! (use code RACHELDAVEY10 for a 10% discount)

🎒 LuggageOsprey Farpoint 40L Backpack or Samsonite Luggage Range.

🛄 What to Pack: Don’t forget your Universal charger and a good power bank.  To help you pack the essentials, here is our ULTIMATE Packing List for all Travellers.

🐶 Become a House Sitter: Join Trusted Housesitters and enjoy FREE accommodation worldwide. Use our invite to receive 25% off your new membership.

💰 Send Money Anywhere: WISE & Revolut are the best online accounts that let you send money, get paid, and spend money internationally. Both are so easy to use and way cheaper than any bank transfer.

📶 Stay Connected: Airalo eSIM allows you to get connected the moment you land at your destination, and you can avoid those expensive data roaming charges. We LOVE this product! Use promo code NOMAD15 for 15% off ALL eSIMs (new Airalo users only) OR use NOMAD10 for 10% off ALL eSIMs (for existing Airalo users)

✅ Check out our Travel Gear and Travel Resources for more valuable tips to save you money!

Tasty Food Adventures

1 Comment. Leave new

  • some time strangers are the best people in this world. and then they become the huge part of our life. Nice pictures and interesting blog I can easily relate to this. Thanks.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed