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Nomad Epicureans is an expat and travel blog. However, we are not here to tell you to quit your 9-5 and live out of a backpack for the rest of your life. You can travel and still live a grounded life. We do encourage you to travel as often as you can, though. It is easy to become stuck in our routines and views and we believe that travel is a useful tool to break free from these conventions occasionally. That’s why at Nomad Epicureans we work hard to be:

Comprehensive

We often ask ourselves: What are the chances we will come back to this place in the future? Life is short and you may only get one chance to visit Copenhagen or Mumbai. Why not make the absolute most of it? We understand that our itineraries can seem intense to some, but this is also how we travel personally. And thanks to our comprehensive research, we still have more than enough time to enjoy and truly immerse ourselves in the culture of the places we visit 😊

Authentic

Have you ever heard the saying ‘Life begins outside your comfort zone? It’s corny, but also a little bit true. That’s why we work hard to find authentic experiences and traditional foods. Of course, we have eaten our fair share of McDonald’s and KFC on the road, but usually, we will go out of our way to try the local cuisine. We’re also always hunting for unique souvenirs rather than the generic and seek recommendations from locals on what to see and what to do.

Original

To us, there is nothing worse than copy-paste travel itineraries on the internet, by authors who may have never even been to the destination they are paid to write about. At Nomad Epicureans you will only ever find 100% original content. We do our best to include hidden gems and destinations off the beaten track while still giving you the chance to explore a destination’s highlights. So, don’t be surprised to see something out of the ordinary in our itineraries 😉

Sustainable & Ethical

Travel in itself is actually a very selfish act. We are aware of the greenhouse gas emissions of every single flight we take. We try to offset this fact not only in our private lives but also once we reach our destination. That’s why almost all our itineraries depend heavily on walking and public transport. We also strive to support local businesses rather than multinational companies, whether it be boutique hotels, hole-in-the-wall eateries, or local artists. Finally, on Nomad Epicureans you will never see unethical animal attractions such as the riding of elephants or swimming with dolphins.

What’s an Epicurean anyway?

In ancient Greece, epicureans were the followers of philosopher Epicurus, for whom ‘pleasure’ was the greatest good. Epicurus himself mostly derived pleasure from good food and wine (hey, we’re all about that), but in a wider sense, an epicurean is someone devoted to sensual enjoyment. That’s why on Nomad Epicureans we heavily feature content on:

  • Food & Drink
  • Architecture
  • History & Culture
  • Fine Arts

Because we both have spent a significant amount of time away from our homelands, we also share insights and tips for those who are considering a similar journey. Perhaps we aren’t as much nomadic as semi- or serial-nomadic? 😉

Who We Are

Well, hello there! Thank you for stopping by and supporting our passion. We, that means Mihir and Jacky. We met at a party in 2012 in Turku, Finland and immediately hit it off, if you like. At the time we both were students and living the good life. Mihir had come to Finland from Pune, India for his Master’s Degree. Jacky, on the other hand, was an exchange student from Graz, Austria.

After only a few weeks of dating, we decided to take the plunge and go on a massive 2 week trip through the Baltic countries. Starting off in Poland, crossing through Lithuania and Latvia, our final destination was Estonia. Towards the end, we may have been close to killing each other, but it was at the same time that we discovered we had madly fallen in love. Fallen in love with each other and with traveling together.

After having lived in Finland for several years, we moved our entire household (we have two beautiful male cats) to Copenhagen, Denmark in order to pursue further studies. After we graduated in 2019, we decided it was time to move to Jacky’s native Austria.

In the meantime, we continue on sharing our passion for traveling. Whenever we get the chance, we pack our bags and explore the world. We particularly enjoy traveling off the beaten track and away from large tourist crowds. But the occasional exception, well, it confirms the rule 😉

Get in Touch

If you want to get in touch with us, you can follow us on any of our social media outlets or contact us under jacky(at)nomadepicureans.com or mihir(at)nomadepicureans.com

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We’ll be looking forward to hearing from you!
The Nomad Epicureans
Graz, Austria