旅行的最初:Santiago, Chile 聖地亞哥, 智利

生活的殼被敲開後的第45個日出

如果我挑個頭說起:一切都和錢脫離不了關係。
出門時,身上只有$5000塊加幣作旅費,卻打算南美洲走半邊、跨六個國家、吃喝拉撒六個月。

…這是天真還是不得已的事?我到現在還沒想清楚。即使錢沒存夠,機票也已經訂了,工作也已經辭了。要走的前兩天,加幣劇跌將近40%,差那麼一口氣就要說小姐不去了,但有個很好的朋友這樣對我說:
“人生,有錢有閒有健康,就只有那麼一瞬間。那一瞬間過了就沒了。”

我同意,但非常發悶,因為我,錢、閒、健康都各只有60%而已。算一算那40%,如果把還沒有生養孩子算進去,那一瞬間就只好僵硬地伸出手抓住現在了。

出走後的一切,都和省錢有關:

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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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