Fella Goes On Back-Packing Trip With His Nan
I think we can all agree that it's perfectly acceptable to roll your eyes and stop listening when someone starts banging on about their travel plans.
But 26-year-old Nathanel Creson's trip to Asia is actually pretty cool, because he's travelling across a bunch of countries with his 74-year-old nan Safta for company. How cute is that?
Swedish-born Nathanel and his nan Safta have dubbed their jolly The Gran Adventure and he's been documenting their adventures online - so far, they've made it up to the top of the Great Wall of China, hung around on the border of North and South Korea and been to a Tokyo cat café.
The pair stay in hostels and their itinerary includes visits to a fair few countries, including Japan, China, Taiwan and India.
Speaking to the Metro about his nan Nathanel said: "She has always been very adventurous. On our family holidays, grandma would always be included in the plans. Before The Gran Adventure, my parents, siblings and grandmother went to Mallorca for a week together.
"When we were kids we rented a camper van and drove around Europe for two months. She's also been to parts of the Middle East, Africa and the US on her own."
He said the pair have made a lot of friends along the way and, although they do have a loose plan, they're always open to changing and adapting their travels if they fancy it. He told the news outlet Taiwan was never part of their original plan, but after making friends with a Taiwanese mother and daughter they decided to go and check out the country for themselves.
When asked which was his favourite country so far, he said China, but added that his nature-loving nan would say The Philippines.
The pair are hoping that by sharing their story it might encourage more families to connect.
Speaking to Culture Trip, Nathanel added: "I believe we can learn a lot if we just take a minute and listen. From my many conversations with people who have reached out to us, I have understood one thing: most of us wish we could know our grandparents better."
You can keep up with their adventures on The Gran Adventures Facebook page here.
Featured Image Credit: The Gran Adventure