MY INCREDIBLE TRIP
ALBERT CASAL'S JOURNEY
Could you imagine traveling across more than 75 countries? Could you imagine traveling across more than 75 countries without any money? Can you imagine doing all of that in a wheelchair? That is the story of Albert Casals, a Catalan man who due to early leukemia and its medication, by the age of 5, had lost the use of his legs. However, never lost his willingness to discover every country of this planet. Today Albert is a fearless 24 year old guy without insecurities "without borders" (just like the name of his book), he has collected thousands of kilometers while traveling with his wheelchair as his mean of transport and his opened heart as his passport.
He told Sensa Nostra some of the important life lessons he learned around the world and how he can live like this.
We usually complicate our lives more than we should, there is always somewhere to sleep, there is always something to eat. You only have to know people, and then everything flows. Travelling, I understood how simple the world and our lives were! Only four things are enough for living: sleeping, eating, showering and friends. During my trips I normally sleep in beaches, train wagons, parks, stations, sofas, camps, police stations, ruined castles, abandoned houses, caves...
Often having fewer things is to have more happiness, which is what really matters. In general, less ideas instilled in you since when you are born, it means you have more freedom to choose what you really want. Without going any further, when you are traveling, the less luggage the freer you are to do what you want. This way you are going to meet more people -because you are going to need more things- and more interesting things will happen to you. In my travel bag I just carry: a book, a pen, a flashlight, cards, soap, two pairs of pants and two shirts, a jacket, a tent, a first aid kit and a repair kit for my wheelchair.
"In my travel bag I just carry: a book, a pen, a flashlight, cards, soap, two pairs of pants and two shirts, a jacket, a tent, a first aid kit and a repair kit for my wheelchair."
FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO DO YOUR PROJECT
You can use the following packing list or do your own:
TERM 3: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
In this project you will have to make a presentation about inventions. You must include:
- A Spanish inventor + invention
- An invention that has changed the world:
- who invented it?
- why is it important?
- Your own invention:
- Give it a name
- Talk about how it is used
- why is it important?