My name is Ilona and I am an avid traveller from Northern Germany. While I have always loved travelling, I soon realised that my annual leave did not grant me enough freedom to see all the places I wanted to see. That is why I quit my job in May 2017 and took a plane to Turkmenistan, to begin a one-year trip around the world. I started overlanding on the Silk Road, crossing deserts and mountain passes and meeting many amazing people along the way.