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?
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.
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 😉
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.
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