I used to hate travelling. Seem’s odd doesn’t it? A travel blog from someone who hated travel, but it’s true. I would cry and hold a fit whenever we had to leave home. Now, the very thought of returning home fears me even more. I am a 20- something, no-idea-who-I-am, unbelievably lost in life, Law student. But what sounds even better is what I used to call myself: a walking wanderer of a dream, and as a traveler, I never want to wake up from that dream.
I began this space in 2009 because of an original goal. I want to visit 100 countries before I die. Now, on the cusp of a life altering space in time, and the impending doom of my upcoming 25th birthday, this space is about finding myself. You see, I am a Law Student in England, born in Toronto, Canada, with an Italian Passport. I am a traveler at heart and bred from two of the finest world travellers, my parents, who never sit still. I have a love for photography, a passion for writing down everything I see, hear and smell, and a calling for being anywhere but here. I am the epitome of wanderlust.
But what does that even mean? It mean’s my life is leading me in a direction where I wear a suit in a court room during the day and go barefoot in loose harem pants at night. I lead a double life, but am in search of cohesion. I am in search of happiness, and finding my bliss. I want to travel, and learn and live in as many countries as I possibly can. This space is about the struggle to follow societies expectations of me while wanting, ever so badly, to run away from it all.
It’s about travel, reading as many books as I can, practicing yoga, meditation, Mala prayer beads, dirty hiking boots, tanned skin, beach bumming, air travel, having only one backpack, vegetarianism and even veganism. This space is about me, and I want to share it with you.
It all starts with one word: Hello. This word is the doorway to the human connection, the first word we say that may lead to the greatest bonds of all time.
Hola, Ciao, Namaste, Salut, Ahoj, Czesc, Kon’nichiwa, Sah-wahd-dee, Shalom, Ní hāo.
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You can check out my personal favorite post for a taste of what
this blog is about, the connections of hello: A Story from Cambodia.