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8 tips to prepare your mind for a trip back to the World

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The world is very large and varied

When I was little and my mother brought the Danones home, I was running, not to eat them, but to open the chrome envelopes they brought back then. They were from the cartoon series of Willy fog. Yes, those that Uncle Willy was a lion, the bride was a kind of lioness-cat and the butler Rigodon was a feline who had a mouse as a helper (what a small incongruity, now that I fall).

I loved that series and imagine that the traveler's gene had already begun to wake up in me. It would take about 20 years to make my first trip around the world and feel like Willy, but I couldn't stop traveling anymore.

A trip back to the world is not a thing that should be taken lightly. Of course, I do not mean to take a few planes and surround the globe in 4 or 6 weeks (I have found several conceited travelers who said, orphans, who had gone around the world when that was what they had done), but to a trip of several months. It is, without a doubt, a great adventure that should awaken you the greatest of emotions, but you also have to be prepared to pass certain hardships and take certain risks.

Here you have some tips, totally subjective, that I hope will help you in your mental preparation of this experience without equal:

Be ready to leave your current routine

My lonely beach in Tayrona, Colombia

Well, yes, what may sound so simple is, for many people, an important barrier. When we get into a routine, we adjust and it is not so easy to consider a life in which all that is going to be dismantled.

The subject becomes much more tricky when we have been happy in that routine. You have a job that you may not like, sports during the week, beers with friends, family food on Sundays, sofa and batamanta movies, etc.

But if, mentally, you have already put all that on the scale and still weighing more on the side of the adventure, do not let all those assurances make you doubt and fly.

Be ready to leave your loved ones behind

Bagan, Myanmar

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