Vagabonding Case Study: Maurizio Pedrazzoli

Maurizio Pedrazzoli

Age: 33

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

Least useful?

– 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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