I am at work with not many things to do and decided to give my blog a big browse, one of those browses you almost never allow yourself to do because you are afraid of what you might remember or what you might miss.
I have read each post I have written in here for the past three and a half years now. A naive 22-year old who started writing about the world he was seeing in the most clueless way. A painful good-bye. A change of setting to a place that not only embraced me as a resident, but a place I now call home.
2012 will be remember as an extremely intense year (and a year when I finally broke the "even numbered-years curse"). A 365-days time frame in which I experimented intense feelings of love, tears of happiness included, towards my family and friends when I saw them after a long two-year gap, excitement about the discovery of new iconic places in the Americas and Europe, a bitter awareness of the world that surrounds us and the willing of doing something to help in Africa, and the most important one, feelings of gratitude towards God for allowing me to experience all of this in order to develop as a person.
I look back at my last Christmas in 2011, it was a time of hope. Today , I look into the year standing in front of me as an opportunity to keep on growing and sharing. In the end, the world did not finish in 2012 so I will take it as a sign.
Also, for the first time , my travel articles will be published. A Tourism-oriented magazine in the tropical lands of Bolivia, South America called "Yvi Pora" will feature a section on my overseas adventures (in Spanish), meaning the "Flying Camba" is being officially recorded in physical tangible material.
To keep it short, I want to wish all of my readers a Happy Christmas and an excellent 2013.Also, I want to thank each one of you because you are the fuel that motivated me into writing and discover yet another one of my passions. This piece of website full with apparently "fun and interesting rubbish" and a step on the goal I have set myself to reach: 100 visited countries before I am thirty years-old.
From Dublin in the green island of Ireland and with the background song of one of my Christmas favourites, best wishes and a big thank you.
The Pogues - Fairytale of New York