My name is Zoran Furman. I was born in 1982 in Slovenia. It is a small country in the southern part of Europe (Slovenia borders with Italy on west, Austria on north, Hungary on east and Croatia on south.
After primary school, I started studying and training to be a cook. During that time I realized that there were a lot of countries I wanted to explore.
I started with orienteering when I was 16. I was on the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Spain and the University Championships in Bulgaria in 2002. Through these competitions I had the opportunity to visit many other countries. With “my finger in the air” hitchhiking, I first went to Czech Republic, Sweden and Scotland.
My first trip out of Europe was in summer 2004, when I spent the whole summer in the US at a children’s camp. When I come back, I knew what I wanted… It was to travel the world… In the last years I have traveled to Asia, Africa, North, Central and South America.
In addition to traveling and writing for various magazines in Slovenia I share my traveler experiences in travel lectures or. slide shows.
BALKAN TRIP – By car travel in the countries of former Yugoslavia (Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia).
INDIA and BHUTAN – Three weeks expedition through the land of thundering dragon Bhutan. After Bhutan I spent a month researching activities under the tribal north-eastern India among the tribes of Adi, Nishi, Konyak, Apatani … This is not India, as we know it, this is North East India …
USA 2011– Summer in Tyler Place Family Resort.
CENTRAL AMERICA – From Guatemala to Panama and by boat to Colombia. indigenous Guatemala, trekking from Nebaja to Todos Santos, Maya pyramid in Tikal, Rooster fighting in Leon, Nicaragua lake, hatching turtles in Tortuguero Costa Rica, Panama Canal and visit Arhuaco indigenous in the mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia.
USA 2010 – Another summer in Tyler Place Family Resort and a brief stop in Washington DC and New York.
BORNEO (Malaysia and Indonesia) – Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Towers, a weekend market in Kuching, indigenous Iban, Gunung Mulu National Park and trek to the Pinnacles and Floating Market in Bendjarmasin.
ECUADOR and COLOMBIA – Festival of Mama Negra in Latacungi, fighting for survival on volcano Cotapaxi, majestic statues in San Agustinu and attractive Tombs in Tirradentro, mystical Valle de Cocora, coffee plantations in the Zona Cafetera, Trekking in Ciudad Perdida or. Lost city and a visit to the Kogi indigenous, and the most beautiful museum in the world – (Museo del Oro) Museum of Gold in Bogota.
PAKISTAN – The Land of terrorists, as shown to us by the media, which I find it sad, because after spending a month in this country I can say this is a country of friendly and kind people. Drive to Chitral city over Shandur Pass, visit Kalasha people, polo festival at Shandur Pass, and trek under 9th highest mountain in the world Nanga Parbat.
MALI and BURKINA FASO – Colorful market day in Djenne, boat trip from Mopti to Timbuktu on Niger river, trekking in Dogon Country, green southwest Burkina.
TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY (Russia, Mongolia and China). Experience on the train (Vodka – Connecting People), Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator, traveling around Mongolia, trekking in the Altai Mountains, total solar eclipse in the west of Mongolia, Beijing during the Olympic Games, Army of Terracotta Warriors in Xian, Giant pandas in Chengdu and China karstic south…
USA 2007 – Another summer in the family residence and travel in national parks, wild west. Arches, Yellowstone, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Sequoia, Yosemite, San Francisco with the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and New York to end five months of work and travel.
AFRICA – (Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania). Blue Nile Falls, a large stele in Aksumu, famous churches in Lalibela, tribes in the Omo Valley, Masai Mara, Lake Turkana, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and for the end of the trek to the roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.
INDIA and NEPAL – Culture shock in Bombay, Rajasthan, the holy city of Varanasi on the banks of Ganges River, Kathmandu, trekking under Annapurna, by bicycle from Pokhara to Indian border…
PERU and BOLIVIA – Andes, jungles, ancient legacy of Incas, Nazca Lines, Altiplan, Salar de Uyuni is one of the most beautiful parts of the world (geysers, lagoons, all between 3000-4500 altitude) for the end trek along the ancient Inca trails to Machu Picchu ….
USA 2005 – Working in a family residence and a short trip across America (Denver, visiting friends from the camp, the Olympic city of Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles.
SOUTH EAST ASIA – (Thailand, Laos and Cambodia). Laos charmed me with friendly and smiling people.
USA 2004 – Summer job in Camp Billings, and then travel along the Eastern coast (Niagara Falls, Washington DC, Miami, Florida), for the end a trip to the concrete jungle of the word – Manhattan, New York.