La libertad se manifiesta desde en algo tan cotidiano como qué camino elegir, qué comer, qué ponerse hoy o qué botas calzar hasta en algo tan estructural como en qué país vivir, a quién votar, hacia dónde ir, a quién amar. Nosotrxs tenemos el privilegio de celebrar todas estas libertades (o casi todas) hoy, aquí, en nuestra vida en viaje. Nos empapamos de tonos de verde y de sonrisas gigantes. También de tonos más grises que nos recuerdan cada minuto todos y cada uno de los privilegios que llevamos en la mochila. Nos recuerdan cómo en la mayor parte del planeta no se celebran estas libertades, sobre todo si naces mujer, si naces en una zona de conflicto, si te atreves a romper lo heteronormativo, si, si, si, ... Hoy es #25deabril, un día en que Portugal se tiñe de libertad y de rojo clavel para celebrar la revolución. Como sabéis, en #randomtrip tenemos la familia y la casa entre Portugal y España. Siendo este día tan importante en tierras lusas y teniendo las elecciones en el estado español tan cerca, no podemos evitar recordar que hace poco más de 40 años, tanto en un país como en el otro, no se disfrutaba ni de la mitad de estas libertades. Luchemos para lograr la libertad en todo el mundo, no para retroceder por las que ya hemos luchado. #25deabrilsempre#fascismonuncamais
still remember cycling from Ninh Binh to Bai Dinh on this bicycle at night in the dark surrounded by fireflies everywhere and a sky full of stars ✨ 🌟 quite frightening (and exhausting) but it was an experience not to forget! 🚲 #bringchutovietnam
Taking a guide was the best decision I made in the whole hampi trip. I got to know so much about this place. It has such a huge history which just can't be understood in a day. You need to soak yourself in. It made me want to travel back to that era . I was most fascinated by the Royal Enclosure. It was the Vijayanagara kingdom's seat of power. There were underground chambers, water tanks, platforms, durbar ruins . I just sat there closed my eyes and imagined how it must have looked thousands of years ago in its full glory. I imagined the king sitting on the platform addressing the crowd. The chaos. The life.
Two years ago, I happened to meet a lady at a local craft market who wanted to branch out further in her life by starting to expand her own, small home business. - She worked daily for a group home as a day provider but wanted to establish better control of her destiny. - She was hesitant to go it alone, afraid that she wouldn't be able to make enough money to quit her boring day job. Her biggest challenge to succeed was not her ability; it was her belief in herself. - For her, most of her friends and acquaintances doubted her ability to be a business owner, or suggested to her that she should just forget about her business idea and keep her job telling her that jobs were hard to come by. - Fortunately for her, though, she did not want to totally give up her idea. And, while she continued to have nagging doubts about what she really wanted to do, her goal was totally supported by a new business acquaintance. - Her business acquaintance gave her encouragement, made time available whenever she needed questions or suggestions, or just to talk about business issues. And, though she had all the right plans and ability to succeed, she remained her own worse obstacle. The good news is that she continued even though struggling with self-doubt but persevered and quit her day job to go it alone last year. - More Than Just Building Her Business - What she conquered was more than issues around developing her business; she conquered her own apprehension, her own self-doubt. She succeeded because she did not listen to the naysayers; - she succeeded because she overcame the greatest obstacle - Her own belief in herself. - Believe in yourself and you can conquer the world!