In 2015 while in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, volunteering in Bamboo Village, I watched a video of some travellers. What they said caught my attention because their way of living the trip was completely different from mine.
That gave me the idea to tell my own experience and also to make a video with the visual material I had been able to collect so far. Many photographs – almost 70,000 – of which, of course, many may not have the quality, but they are a memory.
I was able to make a few videos, because on my mobile at the time, the recording wasn’t working. Until I was forced by the loss of the old iPhone4 on a bus in Surabaya (Java-Indonesia), I had to buy – and I was able to do so thanks to Flor, a friend who helped me out – a new phone on the same day that the old one was lost. The next video of the trip is likely to have more video images because of that problem.
I began to write the text and reviewed it dozens of times, until I came up with the idea that convinced me and reflected the spirit of the journey. But that wasn’t the only thing, he also had to achieve something more difficult: that it would be maintained over time and not expire with the passing of time. And I think I did, because fortunately the progress of the journey is still a challenge, a continuous learning and I continue to make my dream of living as a nomad come true.
Here is the text, in ten acts, as I thought and wrote them.