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  • From Sevilla to Sochi

    It took me long to decide how long I would stay in Europe, there are many places I want to visit and many friends to meet in the way. Finally I decided that crossing Europe shouldn’t take longer that a couple of month as my real goal is to discover Asia and Oceania.
    First I thought of crossing the continent by hitchhiking but not to take to long I end up buying an Interrail Pass so I will be travelling by Train. Interrail ends in Poland so in Ukraine and Belarus and Rusia I will have to combine, car, bus and train to keep on going.
    This schedule is a sketch of my journey and might change along the way. I am open and flexible to what it have to come. I am coming to cities I have never been so regarding if I like them or not I will stay longer or leave them behind.
     
    In my way I hope to meet a lot of people and some friends from the past that are living in the cities I come. For this reason, if you are in any of the cities at the time I come, let me know so we can meet there. Like a friend of mine always says, “Compartir es vivir” [Shearing is living].
    I do not know much about the places I am visiting and must of the information I found on the Internet is for the common tourist. I will love to discover the cities not only visiting the big cathedrals, city halls, past and modern architecture, but also getting lost in the cities and meet the daily culture. If you have any suggestion of what should I visit or where should I stay. Feel free to let me know as well.
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  • First consequences of a life decision

    I decided my future couple of months ago. There’s always something inside of me that tell me I should live and this year after finding myself strong physically and emotionally, with no attachments more than the ones I create myself. Independent and after a hard year working to earn enough to start my travel, I decided it was the right time to do it.

    It is easy to think about travelling around the world. We all I guess had someone the idea in mind. Every time I tell someone about what I am about to do, many of them answer saying that they would love to do the same.

    At the very beginning the idea was so big that it was difficult to imagine what it really concerns. The first step was to follow blogs and social network accounts of people that have done or are doing the same: Nomads, travellers, adventurers and world explorers. I happen to meet people like that in Malaga City and through Couchsurfing so we can share experiences.

    After reading blogs, guides and travel books I start finding out how to organise the journey. The aim, which is not mandatory is to go to Australia. First the idea was to do it by car with my Mini Cooper but getting a sponsor for BMW needed to much work I could not afford, neither the cost of the insurance or gas for the trip. So the better option to do it by land and see was to combine train, car, public transport, walks, hitchhiking by land and boats by sea.

    I draw a first sketch of where I want to go on the way to Australia from the south of Spain.

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    The Journey

    Having the idea of witch countries and cities I will pass on my way I created a Schedule of time and started regarding for the countries I need a Visa to cross the border. Visa is going to be a long story so I will leave it for another post.

    Schedule in hand I started finding out which might be the best way to go from one place to another.

    Other subject not to forget. Not only in order to get the visa, but to be save and leave without worries is to let every single documentation ready to be prepare for whatever it may happen. With that I mean

    – at the journey:

    • Passport
    • Vaccinations
    • Health insurance
    • Liability insurance
    • Bank account(s) and credit card(s)
    • Driving licence
    • others

    – And at home:

    • Legal aspects
    • Authorisations
    • Heritage
    • others

    Some of them are easy to get, just need to present some documents at the right place and that’s it, others might need of compare fees and conditions and find the right and more convenient choice. However, everything concerns at least a little bureaucratic work and patience as it is not at all the must funny part of travelling.

    Other aspect, not to leave to the last day is to start getting prepared to what means a long term travelling. I mean what o take with you and to be fit and emotionally ready to it, but that I will leave it for the next post.

  • Getting ready
  • I am living

    Most of my friends, colleagues and the people that surrounds me, and for sure my family are aware of my future journey.

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    Yes, I’m leaving in what I call a live journey.

    At my 30 years I want to achieve one of my dreams: To travel to Australia and New Zealand. I could just buy a flight ticket and book a hostel and arrange some tours around the oceanic islands. But not, this time I want to make it in a more fulfilling way. I have always been a wanderer and curious person thanks to my mother. She taught me to be sceptic and to observe and learn as much as I can.

    I learnt to travel and love to do it and to encounter new cultures, new people who open my mind by answering my questions with more questions and thoughts. This is what I want and for this reason I am going to travel to Australia over the surface of our amazing earth. I will avoid taking planes and try to travel by foot, snowboard, dromedary, bike, donkey, moto, horse, car, carriage, bus, guagua, public transport, train, turtle, boat, yacht, cruise or whatever transport that moves close to the surface of our world by land or water.

    My journey will star at my home town, Seville, the 1 of august and it will take me across Europe to Moscow, then across the middle East countries to India and through the South-East Asia to Indonesia from where I will get to Australia by boat.

    from Sevilla, Malaga to Australia

    I have not yet set a time to get to Australia as I expect to live the dream and work as a volunteer at several of the countries in my way there.

    Through this website I expect to register a logbook and communicate my family, friends – and followers – from all over the world my experiences along the way and also my future plans in case someone wants to join me or follow my adventure.

    “Happiness [is] only real when shared”

    ― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

    So if you are interested, be welcome to my adventure wherever you are, whomever you are and whenever you want. If you feel like joining me please leave a message.

    If you can give me any tips, advices, suggestions about my journey or even revise my writing, do not hesitate to comment in this blog. I will appreciate al kind of interventions.

    Sincerely,
    Rodrigo