It has began!!!

Hey guys, I’m back! I know, it’s been a long time since my last post. I have done A LOT of things in the last few months. As you may know I’ve been dealing with physical issues, mainly on my left leg. Since then I’ve been hiking, climbing and practicing Yôga… Well, not regular Yôga but DeRose method. I’ll write more about it later. All of these things have been done with two purposes in mind: increase my self knowledge and get on shape to a trip around the world.

Stairway to...

Stairway to…

Marumbi

Marumbi… which is close to heaven 😉

I’ve been hiking a lot! After Caratura mountain I went to Pico Parana mountain, the tallest mountain in the south of Brazil,before that I had gone to Marumbi mountain which is not the biggest but it has hard tracks to get to the peak, and after Pico Parana.

Mountain Pico Parana

Pico Parana Mountain

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I had my biggest challenge and final test before I started traveling: a 14 days course/expedition called FEAL (that in Portuguese stands for Foundations of Outdoor Education) driven by Outward Bound Brasil, which is an affiliate of Outward Bound International that is an independent not-for-profit educational organisation that helps people discover, develop and achieve their potential. This course was held at Chapada dos Veadeiros, an ancient plateau with an estimated age of 1.8 billion years located at Central Brazil. I had such a great time there that I could start a new blog only to describe all experiences and learning I had during this course. Again, I will write more about it later. Long story short I passed in this test and now I think I am ready to do this trip… Which in fact has already started!

Two weeks ago I left Brazil and headed to Australia.  Firstly I went to Sydney. I have been there last year, so I already knew most of its attractions. Basically I only did a quick stop over there, but I did managed to go to the Blue Mountains. This place is full of tracks to hike and climbing spots to climb.  I spent three days there which were not enough to explore this region.

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After that I went to Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia. Its vibe is totally different from Sydney. Both are big cities, they have their own charms, but while the last pushes you to an outdoor life style, the first makes you to stay home, protected from the cold and rainy weather.  Melbourne is a city to people who enjoy urban turism and lifestyle. If I were to live there I would enjoy its infrastructure but to fulfill my desire to be in touch with nature as often as I can I would have to travel a lot to explore all natural attractions that surrounds it, like the great ocean road.

Next week I’ll write more about my experience in Sydney and Melbourne. Stay tuned!

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