Those trips full of emotions and adrenaline, where every day is an unknown, test their limits, discover their strength … in other words, those film or adventure travels that change your life and make you return home full of experiences and full of emotions. In short … an extraordinary adventure.
The problem is that most people underestimate one aspect: extraordinary adventures often involve risks!
From this one cannot escape.
If you want to live an intense adventure … you will have to take risks, and it is good that you acquire this awareness as soon as possible.
Taking risks does not mean being reckless. It does not mean going to pull the lion’s tail in the Savannah, this is being crazy. It means that we must open ourselves to the possibility that something goes wrong, that there are difficulties, that maybe it’s not going well as we thought. That we need to get out of the sown to try something new, without ever doing it in jeopardy but always after studying and being careful. But, ultimately, accepting that in the end a minimal percentage of risk is inevitable if you decide to do something adventurous.
Before leaving for our one-way trip , we were very different and rarely looked for adventure.
We believed that to be able to make real adventure trips we had to rely on super-expensive agencies with ready-made packages (where often, let me tell you … adventurous apart from marketing there is nothing).
But then in 2017 everything changed, we left for our long-term journey where we experienced adventures that no agency could offer us :
We lived for 10 days with the nomads in Mongolia , without water, electricity, sanitation, light, etc.We did trekking and slept on the Chinese wall .Faced fifteen days of trekking up to Everest base camp independently.
These kinds of adventures are not bought in the agency. Or rather, yes, it can be done, but you pay them inappropriately precisely because the agency takes the risk away from you : it does all the research for you, the studies, it tells you what to bring, where to go, when to stop. And you know what? This is how adventure travel stops being … adventurous .