Hometown: Born in Sondrio, Italy. Currently lives in London, UK
Quote: “I believe that a vagabond is a searcher who is looking for answers.”
How did you find out about Vagabonding, and how did you find it useful before and during the trip?
- My brother told me about Vagabonding. Yes, absolutely.
How long were you on the road?
- I’m still on it -since 2007-
Where all did you go?
- Ireland ( 12 months )
- Netherland ( 5 months )
- UK ( 3 years )
- China ( 1 year )
- Korea & Japan ( weeks )
What was your job or source of travel funding for this journey?
- Creative Art Worker
Did you work or volunteer on the road?
- Unfortunately not
Of all the places you visited, which was your favorite ?
- Beauty is everywhere, every journey has his own flavour.
Was there a place that was your least favorite, or most disappointing, or most challenging?
- The biggest challenging it was in China -it’s not easy to survive with English over there-
Did any of your pre-trip worries or concerns come true ?
- I had loads probably a few, yes.
Did you run into any problems or obstacles that you hadn’t anticipated ?
- Yes, everyday. The obstacle is the path.
Which travel gear proved most useful ?
- My Sleeping Bag
- My Watch
What are the rewards of the vagabonding lifestyle?
- While travelling around you will understand a lot about yourself, the longest journey in life is the one between the heart and the soul ( a wise man once said )
What are the challenges and sacrifices of the vagabonding lifestyle ?
- You have to leave everything behind, you family, your culture, your belonging
What lessons did you learn on the road ?
- Nothing stays the same, everything is temporary.
How did your personal definition of “vagabonding” develop over the course of the trip ?
- My dictionary says: A person who wanders from place to place without a job. I believe that a vagabond is a searcher who is looking for answers.
If there was one thing you could have told yourself before the trip, what would it be?
- Don’t worry, be happy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.
Any advice or tips for someone hoping to embark on a similar adventure ?
- Pack light and travel as much as you can
When and where do you think you’ll take your next long-term journey ?
- I’m still on it
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