Have you ever dreamed of just leaving everything behind and go? Just pick a direction and go, as much as you can, get lost, until you say enough? I do and I want to make it come true. My plan is not to have a plan. I don’t want to plan where I would sleep or what places should I visit. I want to be opened to any opportunity that appears on my road.
What I know is that I would leave from Surakarta, Indonesia, before mid July. I would take the direction east and try to reach Maumere (Flores Island, Indonesia). Around 3000 km on motorbyke (see my ’82 Honda) and 5 ferrys. I will pass half of Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo and Flores island, if I got time I would try to get to Sumba and west Timor also and than come back by ferry to Surabaya.
I would take with me only what I can put in a backpack, almost half will be full with camera equipment. I would stop on the road every time I feel that I want to stop and spent some hours/days in that place. I don’t want to be a tourist, I don’t need a checklist, I am sure that I would meet the right people on the road to give me tips about places.
The purpose of this journey is to prove that putting yourself in a vulnerable position exposes you to the beauty of the world and the kindness of people and that anyone can travel, with a little (and a lot) of help.
This journey is also about me and my passion for photography. I want to capture the human experience in this corner of the world. I want to tell you the story of the people that I meet on my road, present you another way of living, different than the one you are used to, different than the one that our society preach.
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