Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The next step is beginning

First and foremost, It is never too late to wish everyone a happy New Year filled with joy, laughter, love,health and prosperity. May 2010 bring you what you seek.

In December, after the Copenhagen Climate demo, I decided to leave the European continent to head back “home” and spend the holidays with my family and friends. Europe is a great place to be, so much to see and do.. But it definitely is not a cheap place to be. I don’t have an income, I am traveling on my savings.

Except for my mom and a close friend, I decided to surprise everyone and arrive in the UAE without their knowledge while they think I am enjoying the warm beaches of Morocco.

After losing over 400€, getting refused boarding (because I bought a one-way ticket and I did not have an exit ticket from the UAE…) and spending about 40 hours at CDG airport in Paris (not the greatest airport to sleep in), I finally made it to Abu Dhabi with my brother on the 23rd at night.

Christmas was spend as usual with my family. The next few days were spent surprising friends and catching up with all the travel stories.

On the 31st of December, we headed out to the town of Dibba in Oman to camp on a beach under a beautiful “blue moon”. It was an amazing moment with awesome people and I thank them all for being there :)

Now, 2010.. It is time to think about my next step.

It’s been exactly 4 months I left the country for a open-ended travel to discover the world, learn as much as I can and kick start my photography business. When I look back at those last months, I had an amazing personal experience with a lot of inside growth. But I feel a bit disappointed by my lack of self discipline. I did not do anything very useful to realize my goals.

Next week, I’ll be going to the other side of the world: South-East Asia (Thailand). It is a brand new experience to me as I never set foot in Asia and the culture is unknown to me. A friend will join me a week later and we will be traveling together for a while, trying to set up a few projects we have in mind.

For this new year, I have decided to become much more disciplined, and realize my goals and dreams. I will be working on a few documentaries, post more blog posts about traveling and become much more serious about my photography.

If you feel I am not serious enough, feel free to send me virtual kicks so I could move on. I need some motivation from time to time!

Will keep you posted about all my next steps. Until then! Enjoy the New Year!

Once in a Blue Moon

Happy New Year 2010 to everyone! May it bring you abundance of Joy, Laughter, Love, Prosperity and good Health. May everyone find what they seek :)

I spent my New Year's Eve camping on a beach with some friends in Dibba, Oman. We had an amazing time together under a blue moon. What better way to end 2009 and begin a New Year guided by a beautiful moonlight?

"A dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight.. And see the Dawn before the rest of the world".