This post is the “Table of Contents” for all my upcoming Svalbad #KeHujungDunia stories.
I remember when I was in primary school about 25 years ago, when my friends and I had arguments or had a fight we would end up saying to each other “kau pergi main jauh-jauh dekat hujung dunia”.
Many years later, on 17th February 2015, Alhamdulillah I finally step foot at a “hujung dunia” destination known as Svalbard, located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole.
In the next few weeks I will be sharing my stories of being in Longyearbyen, Svalbard the world’s northernmost town in the world, experiencing life at one of the world’s exotic travel destinations in the world together with my wife and my buddy (who some of you may recall from the #NepalAkuDatang trip).
The #KeHujungDunia video. Switch to HD for best viewing experience 🙂
When we were planning for a trip to Europe back in mid-2014, we explored various options from the usual tourist destinations to off the beaten path backpacking across Europe. It was by accident that we saw an article about a research at Arctic Circle and as we zoomed in to options like Reykjavik, Tromso and Lapland, we got to know about Svalbard.
The more that we researched about Svalbard, the more we feel that it’s exotic, it’s rare, it’s something that worth our hard-earned money. Co-incidentally airlines were having good promotions at that time and after a quick discussion over Teh Tarik, we eventually booked our 9 flights to travel more than 28,000km #keHujungDunia and back.
and now this is our story: