Feed that thing inside that wants to go go go get out by taking this impossible trip around the world in 50 photographs from Casimir’s 2016 travel archive.
Happy holidays! ‘Til next time.
“I have never felt so unapologetically free. Free from the preconceptions that others have of me and those I hold of myself, free from the constraints of society, free from the mundane and predictable. I am free from boundaries, free to stop and go as I please while moving my little home with me.”
“Be human, recognize the importance of the place to visitors and locals. Learn something about it. Make eye contact. Make conversation. Be a human among humans.”
“Walking on smaller streets, often lined by street food stalls and the like, power lines hang from above, crisscrossing the streets, and from every direction, people are shouting, calling for one to come to their stall to try out whatever street food they have on offer.”
“We were an hour outside of Ulaanbataar and my driver needed a pee. He pulled off the road and I also hopped out as I tried to make every moment count when we stopped. I immediately walked over to the blue shed as the light and shadow framing it was wonderful. As I was trying to figure out the frame I heard the sound of hooves on gravel and thought to myself I can’t believe what was about to happen.”
“The public spaces are amazing. They feel old and settled and so are lush and green with lots of shade. You want to spend time there. In the evenings when it gets cooler, families come out and enjoy the public spaces.”
“Following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand has issued guidelines for appropriate tourist behaviour during its mourning period, and the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, is looking to curb tourism to the city lest Barcelona ‘lose its soul’.”
“It is this energy and longing for life that lives on and in and under the streets of Seoul, off the billboards and out of the high-sheen magazines, where a smile is never far away, and neither is a shot of Soju.”
“When sitting down and thinking about what to write about a hike that covered 3 000km, 129 days, about a hundred square miles of mud, 1000 beautiful vistas, wonderful people and magical moments, it’s difficult to know where to start. Because really, there are two hikes, the one from one end of a country to the other, and the one that runs between the borders of your heart and soul, between everything you thought you knew but don’t, and what you thought you didn’t but do.”
“You’re going to get lost (but that’s the best part).”