It is strange thinking about going back to my hometown Barcelona, because I am not only going back after 11 months of long term travel, I am going back after 11 years living abroad.
In month 7 I slowed down. That month was about spending time with my friends and get back some small pleasures of normal life. These are the reflections of my seventh month of solo travel, with a summary of the places I visited, the best moments I had and what’s next.
How is it to live in an off the beaten path small town in northern Patagonia? Dealing with the weather and using a wood burning stove to heat a house, these is how I spent two weeks in Coyhaique, in the Chilean Patagonia.
Earthquakes and volcanoes were a common conversation topic with locals when I was in Chile, and it was interesting to hear their personal experiences. Natural disasters are terrible events. Some people, however, were able to tell me their experience with a calm matter-of-fact tone, others even with humor. I truly admire them.
Christchurch showed me that there is much more in New Zealand than beautiful landscapes. It is a city that suffered a terrible loss, and it is reconstructing itself in a new and different way of thinking, with innovation and creativity, inspiration and hope.