5 years ago, I packed my backpack, took off on a two months trip AND NEVER CAME BACK. since then, I’ve been shamelessly escaping adulthood…one country at the time.
Hi! My name is Martina and I created this travel blog for the first timers around the globe wishing to travel their asses off!
It's the year 2012 and I'm walking the streets of Buenos Aires (sad, veeery sad music on the background). I have this sudden feeling that something just doesn't click.
A few months ago, I started waking up in the middle of the night with a heavy sensation that life wasn't supposed to be like that. And when I say "like that" I mean: 24 years old, saving money like crazy to buy a tiny wee apartment —in 7 years time—, working in retail, pushing my way through to make a career as a Make-up Artist or an Audiovisual Creator.
Have you heard of FOMO? That's Fear Of Missing Out. I was missing out on my own life.
Back then, I could spend hours day-dreaming of travel without actually doing much of it. Researching places to move, adventures to live, friends to meet. I know it sounds a bit woo-woo for some folks. I certainly didn't know anyone in my social circle that didn't live by the principles of having a career-get married-buy a house-make a baby, as the only possible way.
The problem was that all those things seemed really great but I just couldn't connect with that paradigm. Maybe it wasn't the time. Maybe it wasn't the place. Maybe I still hadn't earned the right to choose differently.
Funny thing, I had never ever thought that choosing was a choice.
Back to me walking on the streets of Buenos Aires. I just had an awful conversation with who was my mother-in-law back then. All these thoughts are beginning to tip, the clock is ticking in my head. By the time I realized that there's no such thing as the perfect time, I've made a decision: "We are going travelling and I won't take a no for an answer!"
I guess this is how this story actually begins. 6 years ago, I asked a question and Travel was my answer.
I'm Martina, from Argentina. I've been combining travel and life overseas since 2013 in a quest for living alongside with creativity, joy and personal growth.
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