I didn’t want to ‘just travel’ as I planned to take off for one year. For the last couple of years, food has become a more important and interesting topic in my life. A plant-based diet became better suited for me. This realization started after watching some documentaries, reading articles and, later, trying it out for myself. Sustainability however, had been playing a major role in my life for much longer. Combining these two with practical curiosity, I challenged myself during my journey to start volunteering at places where the ideology of permaculture is a central topic. After my journey I want to understand the practices of self-sustainability better and see what it can bring me in my future life.
Time for a new adventure! After four months travelling in South America, I don’t feel like settling down already. In this next journey I want to go to Ethiopia. The country where my father is born (and thus part of my roots). Even though I’ve visited Ethiopia twice, this country still remains a bit incomprehensible to me. I tend to stay there for a few months. Learn the basics of the language, travel new places and get in contact with a few of their many cultures in the hope to understand this country (and a part of me) a little better.