TRAVEL STORIES OF WONDER & EVERY DAY LIFE
mythology • folklore & us
I travel. I listen to stories. I collect them.
Visiting people and places where myths and legends are remembered.
I created earthstoriez to preserve and share this heritage.
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I am a travelling for six years nonstop.
Touring, Backpacking, Hiking, Hitchhiking… using local transport, elephants and camels; trains, airplanes and boats.
About four years now I am travelling on motorbikes. Right now I have a Royal Enfield Himalayan under my swollen ass, from countless road and off-road trips.
I am ok.
Over the past 30 years I’ve hiked the Alps, in Switzerland, North Italy, Tirol, Austria – the Andes in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia – and the Himalayas of Nepal and India.
Further exploration has been undertaken in the Amazon of South America, the jungle of Madagascar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the forests of India and the woods of Norway, Sweden and Finland. Fascinated with all things trees collecting treelore and observing wildlife.
I rode a camel in the Gobi of Mongolia and inhaled the sand of the Sahara in Egypt, the Atacama of South America and the Rub’ al Khali in Oman – this dust plain that ebbs across the lower third of the Arabian Peninsula has long been a place of myths: the city of Iram, a trading post mentioned in the Koran, is meant to lie buried under its sands.
The visit to the salar de Uyuni of Bolivia and Chile proved that a desert is not, by default, hot.
And the trip to Kap horn – that I can get seasick…really seasick.
Diving and snorkeling in Indonesia thought me how to wonder : Creatures, so strange I couldn’t even attribute them – flora, fauna or both?
Pristine, candy-hued coral stretching out like a Monet. Forests shooting up from the seabed. There were giants, like whales and mantas and tiny plankton type organisms that shine at night – a dance of bioluminescence; brilliant.
I’ve spent countless nights in the middle of nowhere, usually near a majestic tree, a gentle river, the rough ocean or a calm lake, and my partner has all the mosquito bites to prove it.
Stories of wonder & every day life
Slowly and attentively I try to immerse in a culture and seek out people whose knowledge and passion can deepen my own understanding and appreciation of a place. People do make a place contacts – fleeting ones usually, not the brushing of the crowd, but those moments when just for an instant I feel I have come close to the people and the meaning of a place.
Some moments were fragments, confusing – obscure; some were just talk about this or that; about everyday life. Some were filled with myths and legends, some I asked to hear, and few people just told me for reasons known and unknown. Because the passing on of stories is intrinsically human, and something we can all come together to share.
Earthstoriez is a humble attempt to preserve such stories – mythology and folklore.
Mythology • Folklore
Nothing brings us together like festivals do, so I try to be there – celebrating with the people their living traditions.
By delving into stories and traditions of local cultures, we can explore the similarities that run through earth – history, myths, folklore, legends, recipes and songs are a great way of connecting to a shared heritage, and an excellent way of learning about us – appreciating how we’re different and how we are all the same.
What you read is derived from my experiences, encounters and observations, only then I go and try to deepen my knowledge using scholarly literature, historical papers and reports.
I am a biker, a historian and an amateur writer, do not expect a peer-reviewed academic article.
Languages give us the power to communicate in an attempt to make sense of people and places. English isn’t my native language and I have the impudence to write also in other languages; not often good but for that seldom.
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I collect #treelore and tree related art, poetry and books on the socials. Plus I say lots of funny, interesting, things there, I don’t say here.
Here are a few of my favorite stories of wonder & every day life, go read, why don’t you? And thank you.
Please remember that myths and legends were preserved so they could be used over and over again – feel free to share and download.
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