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Travelers on the route: Ramón and Mónica

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When you put your backpack on your back and start a month-long adventure around the World, it is generally not just to see landscapes, monuments, sunsets and sunrises, pagodas and monks, trekking and jump over the trees of a jungle that only you saw in the documentaries of 2. Well, actually it may be because of all this because everyone has their reasons, but mine are more on the side of meet interesting people on the route, both other travelers and local people.

In Myanmar It is where I have felt most fulfilled in this regard so far and, honestly, I think it will be difficult to beat in the rest of the trip (although today I have met a couple of Spaniards who are in their last week of travel after 4 years traveling the World by finger and Thailand begins to oppose for this award).

Murcia is not only a land of good vegetables, beautiful women and good people, but also has good public officials such as doctors - my sister - and teachers - Monica and Ramon - who are seeing their salaries cut at the cost of the number of chupópteros that is in all the municipalities of your Community. With all this, Monica and Ramon took a sabbatical year and they took their newly acquired Scenic to make a one-year trip through Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Yes, I know that Burma does not enter geographically in the area I am commenting on, but it is this couple where they go to put it together.

Everything went well for Europe and the Middle East - which they told us many stories that, together with those of other travelers, do not stop inciting me to go - but when they were denied entry to Pakistan - problems with the visa - they decided to leave for Egypt To be part of Africa. The bad thing is that being in Luxor the revolt broke out that everyone knows now. Ramón told us how they stayed 13 days without being able to leave the city by road and people began to put mattresses in the windows of the hotel in the face of a street tension that grew at times and was much greater than what was seen in the media .

In the end they managed to find a flight that was going to Europe -Vienna- and left the car with many of their belongings in Luxor, where it is still today. They say they left it in the hands of an acquaintance of an acquaintance but they also had no better option.

They went from the heat of Egypt to a snowy Vienna where the greatest adventure was to go outside without falling through the snow. It took 2 days to buy the cheapest ticket to a destination that called them. On the third day of escaping from Egypt they were planted in Bangkok.

After a while in Thailand they decided to move to Burma, with the luck - for us at least - to do it on the same dates as us.

The pity is that we are only at our last stop in the country: Innle Lake. I remember getting on the worst bus I ever took and about 5 minutes after getting into my seat worthy of Playmobil Clicks or a Smurf, I started chatting with them to the point of almost being hated by the bus that tried to sleep on that dawn in The bus from hell.

Fourteen hours inlaid in that machine of torture with wheels already united us a lot, especially when we share travel stories. We were also traveling with Aviv and Sarah, two Israeli girls with whom we spent 10 days. Upon arrival at Innle we stayed at nearby hostels and organized all activities together. We spent great moments at lunch and dinner shared with them two, Sarah, Aviv and the great Jimmy, the first person I know of Reunion Island traveling the World. The uncle was an example of good people and with a very bad English stoically endured our chappers in French and the cartoons in Spanish.

I have never liked to say goodbye to the people I connect with and the last morning we wandered around the town with Ramón and Monica. Sarah and Aviv had left the day before and Jimmy is the same morning. At 2 pm we were the ones who said goodbye to our Murcian friends.

The good thing about these things is that sometimes it is a see you soon since I have a pending visit to Israel to see a friend in Tel Aviv and Ramón and Mónica are almost neighbors of my sister in Murcia. So these are not saved.

You can follow his adventures in South Ara

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