21st of December 2014 18:25, day -6
About

AdventurousGeeks consist of two danes - Jeppe and Camilla - who have a passion for learning, travelling, training, hiking, gaming, electronics, photography and many other things. On this blog you can follow their journey around the world on a 7 month adventure from December 2014 to August 2015.

A few months ago, after three years in Copenhagen, we decided to sell our flat, pack up, and go travelling from January 2015 to August 2015, or more precisely for 223 days.

Both of us have the travel bug, and a few years ago, we started making an list of those far-away places we have dreamt and talked about going to, but without knowing when or how we would get a chance to see them. Now, we're going to make it happen.

Our plans for the trip reflect our passion for experiencing new things, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, photography and hiking. There will be lots of training in new clubs, lots of pictures, and lots of time spent off the beaten track.

Camilla - BJJ black belt, kabaddi player and behavioural economist.

Originally from Long Island (the Danish one), where I spent the majority of my childhood on my parents' farm with my head buried in books. In 2006, I moved to the UK for my tertiary education. After 5 years of studying, I moved back to Denmark to build a garage for my parents, and work at the Danish Business Authority - and later at COWI.

I’ve been hooked on martial arts since I was 15, when I started training Aikido. I picked up BJJ when I was 20, while living in Colchester in the UK, and have never looked back. In 2013, I got an offer to go to Punjab in India to participate in the 4th World Kabaddi Cup. We got bronze, and I came home with some of the craziest experiences of my life and a continued fascination of the sport.

- Camilla out.

Jeppe - BJJ purple belt, software engineer and gamer.

I'm from Aalborg in the northern part of jutland. I grew up in the countryside climbing trees and fighting imaginary monsters with sticks. Back then they put all the knowledge in, what I thought were, old people and books. So I read a lot of books. I'm a boyscout and my appreciation for camping and outdoorsmanship reflects that. I'm also a total geek. If something is niche and involves skill, I'll probably find it interesting. After finishing my masters in software engineering I was asked to come work for Nykredit. I love grappling and I've been training different aspects for about 7 years now. Last summer I got my purple belt.

I love gathering knowledge and improving. What really turns my crank is the feeling that I'm getting better at something, and that's how I feel about almost everything from cooking to jiu jitsu.

- Jeppe