Many travel destinations have more visitors during a high season, when the weather is best, during holidays and festivals, or perhaps just because of habitual migration. These are often important reasons; travellers accept the crowds and inflated prices as trade-offs.
Occasionally, even sensible travellers disregard their guidebook’s first chapter (“When To Go”) and visit during the “wrong” season – and they win! The weather is not unpleasant, the prices are heavily discounted, the streets are free, the locals are more open, and new perspectives are unveiled. And sometimes, while out picking wild asparagus, the sky bursts with rainbows, and you really wonder: why is this the low season?
Amigos, les comparto la intro de mi canal de viajes de youtube, espero que les guste.
Hemos decidido vivir sin apegos a un sólo lugar. Somos nómadas digitales y yogis, es decir que trabajamos remotamente desde una computadora, sentados junto al mar, viviendo en las montañas y en muchos otros lugares. Practicamos yoga y meditación todos los días. Hay varios factores que nos hacen cambiar de lugar, como el clima, la búsqueda de lugares para hacer retiros de meditación, visitar a nuestros maestros en Asia, visitar a nuestras familias, la búsqueda de un estilo de vida contemplativo pero con acceso a un mundo en donde convivir con diferentes culturas y experiencias. La terminación de una visa también determina el que tengamos que volar hacia nuevos horizontes. Generalmente vivimos entre 3 y 6 meses en cada lugar, así que podemos compartir mucho sobre lo que hemos aprendido tanto en preparación de viaje como en lo que implica vivir en lugares tan variados como Escocia, India, Turquía, Marruecos, Europa, etc
We’ve spent the past six years traveling, studying and taking retreat in Colombia, India, Nepal, Thailand, the UK and recently, traveled by bicycle, from Málaga, Spain to the island of Santorini, Greece. Then we were destined for North Africa before we flew back to the Americas.
We both have work we can do over the internet, and travel with laptops and other things that talk to the internet. Quinn operates Strangecode, a company offering website programming and server management, and Alma is the founder of ContemplArte where she teaches meditation, yoga and contemplative art through online courses, blog and youtube channel, she also works on different projects as a contemplative artist, illustrator, architect and graphic designer click here to see her portfolio.
We are currently on our way to become certified teachers of “Cultivating Emotional Balance” and we’ll continue traveling around the world offering workshops and developing an online community of students.
We’re certainly aware we are socially advantaged compared to most of the world. We have compassion for people suffering from political oppression or lacking basic human needs and know the freedoms we enjoy really are only a dream for some. For others, freedom is obtained by choosing it: by releasing attachment to comforts, redefining your role in life, being open to others’ graciousness. History provides many examples of travelers circling the world, village by village, before the days of ATMs and travel insurance.
Some people think we must return to a normal way of life someday. Our bodies will become old and broken eventually, regardless of our way of life. It would be foolish not to benefit from society’s support networks, and invest in finding pleasant places to wind down. This leaves many options beyond the quotidian: a monastery in Nepal, communal farm in Thailand, a little fisherman’s hut on a Greek isle. Why be normal?
We like to motivate people to consider a life lived freely, to go and do and be and feel as one chooses. What would it take to succeed in this? Many presume living a materialistic lifestyle will provide the ultimate basis for freedom. Certainly there are many levels which support a flourishing existence, each an area for growth and development. If you would like to learn more about living lucidly, with freedom and more time for your dreams and your loved ones, please subscribe to our newsletter and youtube channel.
Here are some photos from our trip to Morocco. It is a vibrant country, with friendly people who speak French and Spanish. We found modern women who seem happy and not repressed. We went during the Ramadan (July), when they are fasting until sunset therefore all restaurants were closed, but we bought food in the market and always had some snacks in our packs. The weather in summer is hot but bearable, except for some days when it escalates, and nearby desert areas. The food is delicious. Dates and figs are everywhere! Couscous with vegetables is the best. Definitely a country that we would go back.