Inspiration

“I see my path but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I am going is what inspires me to travel it” –Rosalia de Castro.

On this page, I´m going to list all the people, blogs, books, events and other things that inspire me or I enjoyed meeting, reading, doing.

In the first place has to be the expert in taking himself out of the comfort zone, Niall Doherty and his amazing blog about personal improvement of all sorts www.ndoherty.com.

I adopted many of his concepts that helped me get onto this journey, be healthier and more productive and I´m sure I´ll be using many more of his ideas to improve myself in the future.

José Mujica – the president of Uruguay. His views on what we need to do to make this world a better place are epic. Check out his speech here to see what I mean.

Orlando Zagacetawho devotes his life to rehabilitation of wild animals, who have been kept as pets, in Peruvian jungle near Tarapoto. Nothing is more important to him than the animals, he even eats only after they have been fed. A great man, with a great mission. His work is now aided by association Cerelias, who take care of a lot of thing for him.

Books
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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
The best boook I ever read. It´s a story about an Australian prisoner who escaped to India to start a whole new life, work his way through the slum, small scale mafia to the big guns. The author is so descriptive about the country, the people and his interactions with them that I feel like I know a bit of India already. This book inspired me to go to India after my South America trip is finished.

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts
A short, but very good and inspiring book about how to live or prepare oneself for life on the road. This was a great present from a great person, thanks traveller! 😉

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science) by Matt Ridley.
This one is about evolution and what role does sex play in it. You’d be surprised to find out what role sex plays in our lives. Certainly not what I thought.

The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins.
There has been a lot of controversy around this book, people were blaming Richard for ruining their lives, making their lives pointless. Well, that’s if you can’t think for yourself. If you can, this book is very interesting reading about evolution and what are the actual drivers behind it.

The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
Another take on evolution, this time looking at various theories about how life came to be.

A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
All you need to know about the world of science, from big bang to a lightbulb in a short book, written in a very entertaining and catching way. This should be obligatory reading for everyone.

Giant Steps: The Remarkable Story of the Goliath Expedition: From Punta Arenas to Russia by Karl Bushby
This book about a man walking across the entire world for over 12 years now (and still not there…) inspired me to try walking long distances too. It´s also a good insight into people´s behaviour when they meet a traveller like that, which can prepare you for a few unexpected things whilst walking through a new land.

The Heart of Tantric Sex by Diana Richardson
This book gave me a whole new perspective on sex and also deepend and confirmed some ideas and feelings I had about sex. It´s a good, conscise summary of what tantric sex is and how to try it out.

 

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