30 | Stories To Tell, Not Stuff To Show
This week, I released a video 🎬 about 10 things I’ve learned from 10 years of travel 🚀. If I were to talk to my younger self, I'd tell him those 10 things summarising 70 countries in less than 10 minutes. In case you don't get the notification, every time I post a new video, you can get an alert by clicking here. 🎞️
For some reason, we’ve built up this strange thing in our heads that a trip is going to destroy our bank account, but that's not the case. For me, even when I was a student and had a tiny budget to cover my essentials, travel was an important part of it, as opposed to something I could potentially do if I had some extra cash. 🏦
When I started to travel, I was doing CouchSurfing in every single trip, so I was literally sending requests to strangers to stay at their places for couple of nights and this was 100% free. It was a win-win because the local wanted to learn from the traveler (language, culture, food and so on) and me as a traveler I wanted to enrich my travel experience with a local in addition of a free night of course. 🛋️
Yes, the older we are, probably the more we like “comfort” and try to go for more expensive accommodation, flight tickets, restaurants, etc. However, there are always ways to adjust the budget and make the trip work without significantly damaging our bank accounts. I talk about this during the video. 😏
Few days ago, I co-hosted another room in Clubhouse 🎙️ where I interviewed the great Alfie Boe. He is best known for his performances as Jean Valjean in the musical Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre in London. In fact, he has sold more than one million albums in the UK. At the end of the interview, he performed a cappella for few minutes a song he wrote for his dad. It was just stunning, so we agreed the next interview it would be with Michael Ball too. Michael was part of many big productions such as Les Misérables and The Panthom of the Opera in both London and Broadway.
Travel isn’t just the experiences we have when we leave our homeland, it’s the experiences we bring back which change us in ways we could have never imagined. I believe that stories to tell are more important than stuff to show and I'd love to keep sharing stories with you. 🧭
Have a great week and enjoy the content below!
🎯 This Week’s Quote
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
📝 This Week's Blog Post
As human beings, we’re very passionate about forming opinions from the cosiness of our couches, and making big arguments about places we’ve never been, supported only by the warm light of our laptops or TVs. Yet once we leave our safe places and start travelling the world, the learning we can do is astonishing. Let's talk about this.
Read more: What I've Learned from Seeing 70 Countries So Far
🎥 This Week's Video
I’ve been fortunate to explore 70 countries and the memories I have are my fuel in this life. I’d like to think I’ve learned something along the way, and wanted to share 10 things this journey taught me. Here's the video.
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