First Stop: Stillness in Miami

“One only understands the things that one tames,” said the fox. “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things all ready made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends anymore. If you want a friend, tame me…”
–  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Officially on the go – I am traveling down the earth to collect sunsets like The Little Prince, taming that fox inside of me, sitting down a little closer, every day.

Calm water, that’s January in Miami. Every moment counts, I say. It took me two years and a bit more to get on this trip: a six-month backpacking trip across South America. Miami is a soft starting point before it all begins (because it was the cheapest way to fly).

Two years ago I had the impulse to take off. Two years later I followed up, gave up my job, a stable income, a home, a car, two dear cats, too many books, too many shoes, too many closets, too many comforts, and too many responsibilities. I packed up everything and walked away with “only” a sixty liter Gregory backpack and a carry-on.
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倒數計時:南美洲 – 背包旅行

浩瀚,不是接下來的未知,而是我那巨大無比的心靈。

像吞了日光一般,身體的內處正灼熱著。 炙熱的是心嗎?那燃燒的感觸,滾燙著,在指頭上,也在心上。我已經等不及要出發了。

出門前,先把背景交代清楚: 有一些事,計畫了沒說;一次下決定,一次一起做。
小姐再20天就滿三十歲。我決定去一趟六個月的南美洲背包旅行,所以工作辭了,車賣了,二貓留下了,所有心愛的書阿、衣服阿、鞋阿也都擱下了。就是需要的西班牙文倒是還沒學上。這一趟是想丟棄伴隨我長大的北美生活方式。用與城市無關的姿態,和朝九晚五不同的節奏,忠於自己的步調去南美洲大步伐的閒逛六個月。 Read More