Yesterday I left this lovely place that I found so welcoming on Portugal's coast, and I hope I even left it a little better than I found it.
I have been thinking a lot about what we travellers, campers, van dwellers, visitors can do, not only so we dont spoil the beautiful parts of the world that we seek out, but how great it would be, if a new generation of 'tourists' would be known for *improving* the places they descend down on, sometimes in large numbers!
Imagine leaving the beaches, forests, campgrounds, parking lots, bathrooms and villages cleaner, or more beautiful, or better taken care of, or more welcoming for the next people, than how you found the place when you arrived!
Yes we can pick up not just our own rubbish but that of other people's too, and I did, but we can do more! Get creative, see what's missing, share our stuff, and involve others. So I made this little space to share free things with the world (and filled it with some books).Because in the end, isn't it freedom we travellers so wish for?And isnt it an act of freedom to be able to give, and receive, freely, without any expectations or money being involved, just out of the generosity of our hearts and appreciation of the abundance that life is offering us - for free?
Praia Aberta Nova