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Honor your soul above all else,

Speak your truth,

Live your passion.

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For years now I travel and live in places with almost non-existent wifi connection…

(it’s a wonderful life in a way : )

Right now this type of lifestyle makes it much easier to just publish one photo with a short story to Instagram, than trying to edit, upload media and publish a story here. But whenever I have enough time and good wifi connection, I try to publish stories and photographs here.

I get emails asking if there ever will be a book… maybe… maybe not… It’s really not that important… not to me.

But yes, maybe someday I will put several books together; one with photographs, poetry and notes and one perhaps will be a memoir… but memoirs should be written at a time, when you have nothing else to learn…which you always do… (or you have realized all that you wished for yourself and hope to somehow inspire others to live their lives to the best of their ability, regardless of circumstances) and I don’t believe, I’m there just yet… I’m still a student.

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I also hope someday to sail around the world indefinitely… yo ho yo ho and many, many, many bottles of rum…

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Me and the chief Geronco of Yanomami tribe. Deep in the Brazilian amazon jungle, where I lived for 3 weeks with the Yanomami.

My life with Yanomami tribe. Brazil (Part 1) Elena Levon. Жизнь с индейцами Яномами from Wild & Free on Vimeo.

I had the opportunity to attend and participate (dances, songs, hunting, shamanism) at the traditional Yanomami funeral ritual, where at the end of the ritual, Yanomami Indians mix remains and crushed into ashes bones of the deceased with porridge made of bananas and then drink this porridge. (I have not tried the porridge, because I didn’t know the person)

Tried “Parica” (yopo) with men, women usually not allowed to do Parica.

This was one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life. And I am forever part of this tribe and they are forever part of me.

Жизнь с индейцами Яномами.

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My friend from the Guyanese Wapishana tribe Antonio (Clever) and I at the Yanomami tribe deep in the Brazilian Amazon. We lived with the tribe for 3 weeks.

The chief of this Yanomami tribe Geronco took this photo of us during the famous Yanomami funeral ritual. He was holding camera for the first time in his life.

 

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DANCING WITH THE DEAD IN MADAGASCAR 2017. “TURNING OF THE BONES” CEREMONY. FAMADIHANA.

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Travel Plans for 2019-2023 ~ Africa, Middle East, South America, Europe, USA, Russia.

 Numbers today (Updated June 2019) ~

 Visited 70 + countries and territories, lived (1 month – a few years) in more than 20 of those countries.

My feet have danced on 6 continents out of 7.

Home bases in 3 nations.

Traveling with 2 passports from 2 different continents.

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Stories

(some of them)

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~ NORTH AMERICA ~

USA   Barbados   Cayman Islands  Cuba (2014-2015 Lived there for almost 2 months. End of an era.)  Canada

 Check map for more countries that I traveled to.

 

~ CENTRAL AMERICA ~

Costa Rica

Solo journey into the most dangerous jungle in the world – The Darien Gap.

Traveled to every single Central American nation.

~ SOUTH AMERICA ~

Argentina  Uruguay  Paraguay  Brazil

   Traveled to every single South American nation, except for Venezuela. (going to Venezuela in a year or two)

~ AFRICA ~

Morocco   Egypt    Kenya    Tanzania    Zambia   Uganda

Danced with the dead and living in Madagascar. (Dancing with the dead “Turning of the bones” / “Famadihana” ceremony.)

Traveling to every single African nation from 2020-2023

~ OCEANIA ~

Australia  New Zealand  Fiji (Survived through Cyclone Winston – Category 5 inside a remote village)

Papua New Guinea (First story)  (Second story)

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~ ASIA ~

(Have traveled to and lived in every single Southeast Asian country.. all 11 of them)

Bali   Hong Kong  Japan  Malaysia   Timor-Leste (East Timor) Singapore  Thailand  Cambodia  Vietnam Brunei

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   Philippines (First Story) (Second story)   Laos  Myanmar Indonesia

~ EUROPE / EURASIA ~

Turkey  United Kingdom  Spain  Russian Federation  Greece  Italy  France  Monaco Netherlands  Portugal

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“The one thing every man fears is the unknown.” – Henry Kissenger … Wrong gal, pal!

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Travel is a right, not a privilege.

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