After leaving the mountains just three weeks earlier, I found myself back at the airport in the early hours of the morning. 12 uni students and I were about to embark on a five week tour of Asia. As part of their business studies ‘Global business Asia’ we would visit local companies, social enterprises and business in Asia. Add to this the ‘assisted backpacking’ style travel throughout Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China.After leaving the mountains just three weeks earlier, I found myself back at the airport in the early hours of the morning. 12 uni students and I were about to embark on a five week tour of Asia. As part of their business studies ‘Global business Asia’ we would visit local companies, social enterprises and business in Asia. Add to this the ‘assisted backpacking’ style travel throughout Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China.
You can use 'flow' to draw adventures into your life, rather than always chasing them! What do I mean by that? To gain a better understanding of this concept, lets first take a look at what FLOW actually is. Flow can be defined as "a steady continuous stream of something" or "moving steadily and continuously in a current or stream." In our case flow is a steady continuous stream of living your life in joy, ease and adventure, it will feel like you effortlessly floating along in the stream of your life.
What are your values? Have you ever been asked this question? Words start flying around your mind as you think of what is important to you, what standards you have, how you behave and what you see as worthy. Or perhaps your mind draws blank... of course there are so many things that are important to you, but how can you sum it up in a few short words?
Standing in line on the dark streets of Buenos Aires it was Monday night. We joined the queue of trendy Argentinians, hippies and ragamuffin lovers. The recommendation had spread about the percussion drum show of La Bomba de Tiempo at Konex. Consisting of around 17 drums and percussion instruments, the concert has been a raging success with locals and foreigners for the past five years. My friends and I were about to discover why!
There is nothing like the thrill of speed, I'm talking about the fast kind not the drug! I love the feeling of running fast, perhaps my love affair with this is what made me such a successful sprinter. Being lost in the moment. Moving my legs and arms as quickly as they will take me. Relaxing my body into the rhythm and pace. Feeling the coolness of the wind speeding past my cheeks. My hair fly’s behind me and my face is cold. All I can think about is what I can do to go faster. My arms glide back and forth and my legs follow stretching out. My feet gracefully take the weight of my floating body, impacting on the firm surface.
One of the most challenging things from returning from a long stint overseas is creating and settling in to your own space. After being away for an extended period of time, you come back home to a place that no longer seems familiar. You may have spent all your money on your travels or time living overseas. If this is the case its highly likely your going to have to move in with family, friends or a housemate. Its so incredibly important to set up your own space so you feel inspired to tackle the transition of returning home and this important piece of the puzzle wont contribute to the transition and reverse culture shock you may already be facing.
The looks on there faces said it all. As I checked into my hostel, others were arriving back from their day at Perito Moreno Glacier. The day had been perfect. Not a cloud in the sky as far as the eye could see. A crystal clear day, beaming with sunshine. Mountainous panoramic views surrounded the cute little town of El Calafate. An exciting day lay ahead. Night fell and I swapped stories with new found friends. Outside the snow began to fall.