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Hi! We’re Maria & Espen, two Norwegian explorers, and founders of Nerd Nomads; a travel blog focused on adventure travel and epic experiences. Inspired by the classic movie adventures that sparked our wanderlust we provide inspiring articles, photography, and in-depth destination guides for travellers looking to start their adventure.
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Growing up we dreamt of seeing these kinds of wonders ourselves. One day we packed our bags and set out to transform our cinematic inspiration into real adventures. Thirty countries later and we are still exploring. – – Maria & Espen
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Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city after Tokyo and Kyoto, may not be regarded as the prettiest city in Japan, lacking those big beautiful parks, Japanese gardens, and grand temples that we all love. But give Osaka a chance and you will...
Osaka Castle, or Osaka-jo, as it is called in Japanese, is one of Japan’s most famous attractions and well worth a visit! More than 2,5 million people visit Osaka Castle every year. It is the biggest attraction in Osaka and...
The Geisha districts Gion and Pontocho are a must-visit if you are planning a trip to Kyoto. Here we give you the ultimate walking route of Gion & Pontocho, with all the sights and highlights.
The Hozugawa River Boat Tour is a fantastic way to experience Kyoto's nature. While Kyoto is most famous for its beautiful temples and well preserved historic neighborhoods, surrounding it is some truly spectacular nature with mountains, rivers, and forests. One...
Kiyomizu-dera Temple is Kyoto's most popular and famous temple, surrounded by a vast forest. It is particularly beautiful during the Cherry Blossom season (March/ April) and Autumn Leaves season (November) when it is illuminated in the evenings. It is one...
Nijo Castle is one of the absolute highlights of Kyoto. The lovely atmosphere, the beautiful Japanese Zen gardens, and the ancient palaces with their ornate gold-covered architecture and fantastic interiors and wall paintings - I love it all! Here is...