What is Visa-Vis?
Vis-à-vis is French and literally means "face-to-face". The term was first used in English to refer to horse-drawn carriages where two people sat facing one another. Today the term is used to compare or contrast things that are face-to face. We can think of no greater way to describe the travel adventures of two people who see, hear and experience each location differently. While things may appear to be the same, our approach and interpretation, generally is not.
We are going to eat, drink, hike and house sit our way around the globe. It's not always going to be pretty, but we'll be sure to tell you the good and bad about life on the road.
Highlight of the Week
Each week we post a previously unpublished image, video, sound or text reflecting our favorite travel experience. Click in to read them all!
Rules of Travel Roulette: Scroll through photos & post the first one fate leads you to. No second chances. Travel ain't always pretty. You've been warned.
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Who is Visa-Vis?
We love adventure, travel and change. We seek new experiences and lessons daily and we want to share it all with you.
Where We Are and Where We're Going
We are so happy to be returning to Japan. We absolutely loved our first visit here a few years ago and are so excited to be coming back. We're going to be focusing on the southern island and doing lots of hiking and onsen. Hopefully they'll be no typhoons, earthquakes or volcanic eruptions while we're here. Keep your fingers crossed!
Ahhh Bali. We were going to go all out and do a full yoga retreat, but then we decided we wanted to experience a bit of what this place has to offer. So we decided to go à la carte and put together a "retreat" for ourselves. We're going to stay in Ubud and experience the hustle of the city and then retreat back to our homestay. Of course they'll be yoga and some amazing vegan food mixed in. We're looking forward to a bit of pampering.
Truth be told, we both wanted to go to Singapore for a while. When we noticed there's usually good flights to Europe from here, we decided it was a must. So we are doing a quick few days exploring the city and eating our hearts out of whatever cuisine we can before we head to Europe for a while. This will be our last hurrah in Asia but hopefully not our last. Luckily we're missing the Cheetoh - Un showdown by a few days.
When Zac found out that one of his aunts and cousin will be in Sitges (just outside Barcelona) right around when we are expected to go to Norway, he said "we must go visit them!". And so we are. A short 4 day jaunt to the area to see some of our favorite people should be just what we need right about then.
Hono, Sweden. Been longing to visit? We didn't know this place existed until yesterday when I noticed a posting for house sitters. It's perfect timing as we make our way to Norway and the island looks incredible and what's more...the cat we will be watching is fabulous! While we didn't specifically have Hono on our wish list, we did have a very strong desire to explore more of Sweden. We're so excited to be doing so this summer.
What's that you say? You don't know where Gjovik, Norway is? Well, we don't really either except that it is north of Oslo. We are incredibly ecstatic to have the opportunity to house sit for two cats during the summer season in this beautiful place. It's a long time before we will be here, but we just keep talking about it. Norway.
We're heading back to Scotland!!! Scotland has proven to be one of our absolute favorite places with some of our favorite people living in and around the area. So when a group of our friends said they wanted to have a reunion in Scotland for two weeks, we could not say no. We're so looking forward to hanging out with friends and doing some great walking in this beautiful place. Oh and I'll be reunited with sheep!!!