While this blog was born more than three years ago on the occasion of a six-month trip I made in Asia, today we are celebrating because Viajablog, as you see it now, turns one year old. It all started when a good afternoon of visiting Barcelona, Sergi convinced me behind some rods to build a common project to tell our travel experiences.
I resumed the old journey that had taken me through Asia and along with Sergi's experiences traveling the world we began to color Viajablog. Over time we were joined by fellow travelers and friends, David and Avistu, with the fervor to share adventures and spread the backpacking spirit among the readers.
Jorge says that maintaining a daily travel blog with his own material is not easy. Especially when you have to keep a daily publication and travel is not so cheap. He does not lack reason. Fortunately, the four editors of Viajablog rarely have stories to tell.
Apart from long-term trips, there is no month in which any of us escapes a few weeks or a few days to explore an unknown country or territory to count it on the way back. Likewise, we like to combine our own experiences with current news or everything of interest to the traveler.
Barcelona and especially Dublin, are cities with multiple connections at low cost. Also, our current jobs enjoy a good number of vacations, allow us to travel and work at the same time and fortunately give us the opportunity to go on a trip one week a month throughout the year. The typical question of my parents when they see me is: Where are you going now?
During this year we have obtained some benefits through the publicity that we have voluntarily distributed to an NGO and also among you through competitions and awards. I am not against making a profit through a blog as long as the advertising is unlinked from the text or clearly highlighted. However, for now we prefer to enjoy our trips and share them with you in every way.
We live in an era where travel is available to all who read blogs. There are few excuses to stay on the couch despite the fact that the price of fuel seems to tell us otherwise in the not too distant future. Hopefully it does not happen and that we can all enjoy this wide world with curiosity and with due respect to avoid the cultural shock where we step on our feet.
During this year, among the four of us, we have brought you to a good part of the corners of this world and we have tried to instill in you the passion for travel and our rebellion against the sofa and the routine work that only increases destitution and forget dreams. Hopefully it has served you.
I have left this post scheduled to be published today because right now I am in Holland, so on the way back more on trips to start a new year sharing adventures and illusions!