South America 2017-2018: The Adventure of a Lifetime
Between November 8th 2017 and March 27th 2018, I traveled around South America. Cities I visited include Sao Paulo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Natal, Manaus and more. Highlights of my trip were a beautiful Christmas celebration in Buenos Aires, swimming with wild dolphins in Praya de Pipa and celebrating new year’s at Universo Paralello festival. This blog post is like an index page to the various posts that I wrote before, during and after those travels.
After almost a full year of counting down, the big day had now finally come; the day of departure. Before I boarded that flight to São Paulo in Brazil, I made sure to thank some people through a Facebook post.
“Follow that inner compass and you will always succeed.”
– Adélia, Portugal
NOVEMBER: ARRIVAL IN BRAZIL
São Paulo in Brazil was my arrival city. Bla bla
DECEMBER: CHRISTMAS IN BUENOS AIRES
“The early morning of December 31st was special to me in particular; the last sun rise of 2017. Taking a moment in front of the ocean, shedding some tears as I thought about all the steps I had taken that year.”
DEC-JAN: UNIVERSO PARALELLO FESTIVAL
Between December 27th and January 3rd, I attended Universo Paralello at Praia de Pratigi in Bahia, Brazil. This festival was the very reason I started thinking about making this trip. Almost a year later, I arrived at the spot I had been working for all year. So how was the festival?
JANUARY: RETURN TO SAO PAULO
Exactly three months after arriving to the airport of São Paulo, I found myself at exactly that same place again.
MARCH: DECIDING TO GO HOME
After visiting Natal and Praia de Pipa, it was time for a change of scenery. From visiting one beach town after another, it was now time to head into the Amazonian jungle. And so, I took a flight to Manaus.
This journey was never about sight seeing. I collected a treasure box full of unforgettable life experiences and made a ton of new friends. This trip went exactly as it was meant to go. Saying that I am back home again kinda implies that I didn’t feel at home where I came from.
Although I have returned to the country I was born, my journey as a nomad has only just begun. At the moment of writing this, I am using someone’s student room in a student complex in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I have no idea to what city my journey will lead me to next. At the same time I regularly keep checking tickets to return to Brazil, somewhere near the end of the year. But who knows, I might end up going to Asia.