If you’re a returning visitor, you might find the page a little… empty. I’ve decided to reboot my blog. It’s been some 5 years since I started writing about these little adventures but these past few months I’ve realised I’ve lost quite a lot of the spark that made me want to do it to begin with. It’s not so much I lost interest in exploring but rather that I want to change the tone of this blog. I’ve always been quite reluctant to make it a bit more personal, opting for an objective tone but I feel old enough to do what I want instead of what I should, so there.
I’m not too sure what I want to write about yet but some subjects have remained pretty constant through my life – my love of exploration, of thrills, of unicycling, of performance arts and videogames and of tinkering. They’ll probably feature at some point or other in this reboot.
If I had to pinpoint an exact time where I lost interest in chronicling mere travelling, it would be on a fateful Tuesday in Madrid. Due to a string of coincidences, I had my phone stolen and for the next few days, I just felt really shitty. Really really shitty. If you had ever something taken from you during a really tiny window of opportunity, you’d know what I’m referring to. It’s a material good, sure but it was my main means of getting around town and locating destinations so it was a major inconvenience. Also, it was really my first trip where I didn’t bother memorising maps and I was staying in a completely strange, quiet part of town that was hard to locate if I didn’t have a map so I felt its loss keenly.
After feeling pretty shitty, I thought I should take the opportunity to let loose a little since I had literally nothing on me that’s more valuable to lose (let’s not be pedantic and argue about murder, rape and the like here). I think that period of vagabonding went pretty well and if there’s anything I’ve learnt, it’s that I should learn to do things only if I want to, which brings us to the reboot of this site.
It’s a really strange feeling. In movies, we’d watch a kid go on a hero’s journey where he has a lot of experiences and learns a lot of life lessons and eventually uses them all to promote a bigger Moral and of course, win the day. I feel almost that everything that I’ve learnt so far is leading up to something bigger, just that I don’t know what it is yet.
Perhaps we’ll learn of it in time to come, together.