day 1 + 1 year. a new journey

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good morning!

my first question - where do i begin?

my first answer - from the beginning.

one year ago i left my friends, family, and everything i knew for a journey unlike any other. with close to $4000 USD in the bank and another $10,000 in credit card debt, i packed two backpacks and said "so long." now it's one year later, i now have $12,000 in credit card debt (mostly in late fees), and a just enough in my bank account to cover my ever growing list of expenses. (more on cash flow later..)

over the past year i've been a nyc taxi driver and have found myself in the company of good peeps who have invited me to make a few presentations around the world. somehow, someone liked what i did and said "give this boy a job." alas, now i am now the community manager for and trying to understand the impact of mashups and remixes.... and if wasn't for the massive hangover i'm still working off, i'd tell you how happy i am with my level of creativity.... BUT all of that is just the most recent icing on the cake.

what i really want to so say is since my departure, i've seen a small slice of the world, and fallen in love with the endless possibilities that exist between here and there. between here and the one year anniversary of my return, you will get a recap of me and the untold story. (my arrival + 1 year will be the opening day of my documentary film.)

yah, so if this wasn't enough for you to chew on... i have a confession, the journey you saw last year wasn't the compete journey. i held back because i didn't know how to process all of my thoughts, footage and hell, i need the chance to f'ing live a little. so once i get my video camera operational, you'll start to see some new videos... i promise you a new video every week, and hopefully i can do more.

for now, here are a few pictures from the first two days...

one last shot of home
in line for departure
pampalona - 2
pampalona - 6
pampalona - 16
around prague - 2

So long my friend...

Happy to see that you continue on the way your building by yourself. Congratulations for your new job, that's good news !
I'm on the departure now (livin' Brasil in ten days, direct fly to Paris) and I try to imagine how special it must be to restart a damn new life in your own country !

Whatever, thanks for being a kind of guide, you know, like the guru of the "come backers" (i wonder if you'll understand what i mean...).

Hope to see u in N.Y in few times !

Va com Deus irmão !

Paul frenchy

P.S : "Aux précieuses et pour l'honneur !", you know what I mean...

I always get a little nostalgic whenever I leave one place to go to another; as if a chapter of my life has ended. Its funny how a change in location can bring about these emotions.

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on the luck of seven was an open-source, around the world project by noel hidalgo, a new york city based activist, organizer, barcamper and coworker.

for seven months, he traversed the globe. using a new media voodo (blog, vlog, wiki, flickr, couchsurfing, twitter, myspace, dopplr, and facebook), noneck harnessed the collective knowledge of the internet, and report on seven topics of freedom. this trip was funded by 253 people and supported, house, fed, and loved by countless others.

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