Not Edited Yet #17 — Practice

The second stop in my four-day hitchhiking journey to Potcoava Mountain Hideaway was the town of Onești, Romania.

My host Silviu was a rather inspiring character — he didn’t say much, and most of what he did say would come in small collected bits such as what you will hear at the end of that day’s clarinet practice — that’s enough, isn’t it?


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Not Edited Yet #16 — 7Km out of L’viv

Fair enough — i did know where we were after all — just outside L’viv, walking towards the spot where our hitchhiking ordeal to Chernivtsi that day would begin!

That was the first day of my hitchhiking journey to Potcoava Mountain Hideaway, a horseback riding resort on the foot of the Carpathians in Romania, where i spent a month as a helpx volunteer.


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Fuji and Mika #12 — Peeling the Artistic Onion

In his previous two challenges, Fuji set off to activate my musical and poetic layers. What’s does he have for me next? Watch the video to find out!

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, check out Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge.


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Not Edited Yet #15 — Excerpt from Bucharest Talks

In December ’17 i had, for the first time, the amazing opportunity to share my cycle touring experience with an audience. I gave two talks in Bucharest, organized with the help of friends.

The very first one was courtesy of my friend Sori, a fellow hopelessly itching traveler who offered her living room and connections, enabling one of my most encouraging evenings to date — thank you, Sori! The video below is an excerpt from that talk.

Make sure you also check out Sori’s channel! She recently came back from Senegal, and processed her experience into a travel documentary — Confessing Senegal.


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Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge

My friend, artist and supporter Fuji Hoffmann proposed we challenge each other throughout the month of October to create and share something every week — there are no editorial bounds to what we may request from each other, and i’m looking forward to what his creative mind will send my way!

The video below explains the experiment and shows our first challenge to each other. The progress, results and further challenges will be posted on my YouTube channel as they develop throughout the month, and you’re invited to head over there and subscribe to stay in the loop 😉


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Out of My Head and into The World! — My Ossobuco May ’18 Presentation

I gave a presentation in Portuguese earlier this year in my hometown Brasília at the May edition of Ossobuco – Mais tutano pra sua vida, a local “TEDx-like” event. I’ve now added English subtitles to the video, so more of you may enjoy it!

In the presentation i talk about my journey from growing up protected by my grandparents, to a nomadic career in academia, and the eventual transition into my current lifestyle as a full-time adventure traveler. I talk, in special, about how i gradually learned to stop indiscriminately fearing strangers along my way.

Featured photo courtesy of Jataí Fotografia.


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