Along the way he stopped to point out tracks left by a jaguar, and later a tapir. The canopy bristled with screeching monkeys and the almost Jurassic calls of countless bird species.
I set off into the jungle with my guide Achiles on his narrow riverboat. We were heading deep into the Amazon for five days to visit Achiles’ friend Don Luis in the village of Nueva Utuquinia, roughly halfway between Pucallpa and the Brazilian border.
Harry Franck’s willingness to travel with no money, his keen eye for the details of his journey and the societies he recorded (some of which soon disappeared) make him a welcome addition to our list of Extraordinary Vagabonds.
Jack London’s life reads like an adventure novel. From being a vagrant to a pirate to working in the gold fields to learning to surf from Duke Kahanamoku, he lived forty years larger than life. Truly an extraordinary vagabond.
Travel gear is a huge topic and a huge industry. A look at the web will bring you literally hundreds of packing lists from hundreds of different world travelers. Many of them say that you have to bring this gadget, bring that many pairs of travel socks, or don’t forget to get this new solar powered gizmo dowoppity.
One of the joys of traveling around the world is getting out into the great outdoors and enjoying Mother Nature all around the planet. Guest blogger Owais Siddiqui shares how to pack for the occasion.
Travel in itself is a freedom from the things that constrain us in life. At least it should be. While it might not be possible for most people to travel without any money at all, Liminal Travel outlines some of the ways that those who do travel can get more out of it for less money.
Don’t read anything about the country of place you are going to. That way you won’t understand the culture, the traditions, the history, the climate, or anything else. You will be able to have a completely one dimensional experience.
What would you choose? I’m going to compose my list right here, on the fly. I ask you to do the same and submit it as a comment. The best list will win the ultimate neo-minimalist prize. Nothing! That’s right! Nothing to carry, nothing to take care of, nothing to worry about, nothing to lose. So do your best.