Exploring The World

Muay Thai experience

Muay Thai experience

I was tired and breathless. My Muay Thai kickboxing trainer was punching and kicking me repeatedly. I tried to push him away but he kept coming closer. To say I was praying for the bell to ring would be an understatement. When it did ring, I collapsed into the corner, thoroughly exhausted and wondering how I was going to survive the next round. I’ve been training on a daily basis for four weeks in Thailand, but this was my first encounter with something close to a real fight. I knew fighting was going to be tough but I’ve never thought it was going to be that tough. Setting my...

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Becoming a Surfer

Becoming a Surfer

It took me more than 2 years and 5 different countries to finally being able to call myself a surfer. Somehow being able to catch and ride waves consistently was not as easy task. I sweated and struggled and fought but made very little progress with each try. Nevertheless, I’ve never given up that dream. So what is it about surfing that causes such passionate devotion to it? The answer is obvious one would say – water, sun, beach, lifestyle. What’s not to like? The truth, however, is that it’s hard to verbalize the spectrum of sensations that arise once you’re...

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Loving Brazil

Loving Brazil

“What is your favourite place you travelled?” This one question always seems to be standing out. At first it seemed hard to answer as I liked so many places and each one for its own reason, however on a bit more thought, the same winner is always crowned: More than 2 blissful months in the land of football and samba made me a lifelong fan. In the beginning, on the contrary, I was ridiculously cautious. I’ve been fed with so many stories of violence and crime by other travellers so when I landed in Rio de Jenerio few days before New years eve, I checked every single face...

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Trekking Patagonia

Trekking Patagonia

A bit late but here it is, my Patagonia experience: After spending a month in busy, humid and crowded Buenos Aires, arriving to deserted El Calafate, An Argentinean town in the middle of nowhere with lots of cool, clean fresh air, felt so right. El Calafate is the main gateway into Patagonia and Glaciers National Park with its famous Perito Moreno Glacier. The only word that came into my mind when I first saw this impressive glacier was: WOW. The word stayed with me for a very long time and echoed stronger within when we started our trek on the glacier. The bluest glacial ice I’ve...

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Helping in Peru

Helping in Peru

This is an inspiring story of how one thought and a single email with good intentions can be the spark of collective energy that ignites people’s hearts from every corner of the globe. Sometimes the worst situations in ones life turn to be the best opportunities in the long run. This was the case of Serapio Huaman, A local Peruvian who lost his house in tragic mudslides events. I still remember the first time I saw Serpio’s tough but smiling face when I got to his destroyed house. His face was beaming with gratitude and humility. When his eyes welled with tears and my heart...

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Road Tripping Australia

Road Tripping Australia

My beautiful partner and I have recently completed a 12,000 km journey around Australia. Our adventure started from Melbourne up the East Coast to the golden beaches of North Queensland. From there, we crossed the continent back to Melbourne driving straight through the middle of the outback. It was a wonderful 3 months road trip that produced lasting memories for both of us. It was also a good way to deepen our relationship as we saw each other at our most raw, basic form. In this post I’d like to share a few of my favorite spots and experiences during the trip, some of which have...

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