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Pathfinder highlight: Rob Lendon, A second life

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Rob with kite runners in Kabul, Afghanistan © Rob Lendon Rob with kite runners in Kabul, Afghanistan © Rob Lendon

Meet community-level Pathfinder Rob Lendon, whose weblog asecondlife.co.uk takes you down the street less-travelled, utilizing exploration to inspire folks to be extra adventurous and, crucially, pleased!

Give us the low down in your weblog

My weblog is a inventive outlet for me to share my images and musings on my travels. I are likely to journey to less-popular locations, many understand as harmful. It’s not a traditional journey weblog in that the articles give attention to storytelling, with the purpose to encourage folks to journey relatively than present a sensible information to the locations.

Describe your journey type in three phrases…

Relaxed, impulsive, adventurous.

A portrait shot of a Sufi at a mosque from Rob's travels in Herat, Afghanistan © Rob Lendon An unimaginable portrait shot of a Sufi at a mosque from Rob’s travels in Herat, Afghanistan © Rob Lendon

What locations are in your bucket checklist for 2019?

South America has remained untapped for me, specifically Bolivia and Patagonia. However I additionally need to practice within the martial artwork of Kun Khmer in Cambodia, go to Antarctica, stroll throughout Iceland, climb one other mountain, stroll one other camino and spend a while consuming wine in Alsace, France. It’s going to be a busy 12 months. I are likely to resolve final minute and go the place my temper takes me, so could nicely find yourself someplace else utterly.

The sunset reflecting off Mount Everest's peak © Rob Lendon The sundown reflecting off Mount Everest’s peak © Rob Lendon

Inform us about your most unforgettable journey reminiscence…

I’m lucky to have many, however I believe trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal was probably the most vital. It was on this journey that I realised what was essential to me, and it gave me the push to start out travelling full-time. There was one unforgettable second specifically once I was strolling alongside an open plain with snow-covered mountains rising excessive above me on either side and I simply felt so fortunate to be there in that second. I perceive why it’s a non secular place to the locals: the mountains are rock- and ice-hewn cathedrals in honour of mom nature.

Why do you’re keen on journey running a blog?

It offers me a motive to journey past the apparent. It’s surprisingly simple to get complacent about your travels if it’s the one factor you do, and whereas I don’t need to view my travels purely as work, running a blog does present a much-needed focus at occasions.

If you happen to’re a member of our Pathfinders group and want to share your story, drop us an e-mail at pathfinders@lonelyplanet.com and inform us what thrilling belongings you’re as much as in your weblog.

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