This idea tickled our mind for a while during last months. We realized that telling about our experiences and sharing our thoughts make us feel alive and in the meanwhile can help other people!
For this reason, one day of January 2018, just awaken in our tent and still in the warm of our 4 layers of blankets (yes, also in Tenerife is cold during the night in the mountains), we decided to make it real. We noticed that thinking different and desiring to create our life exactly as we want is not so common, especially at our age.
We are not superheroes, we are just common people that started to increase our awareness. So, speaking of us, we would like to inspire and support all the ones that decide to take the same road.
"Smeyavos" is our way of doing that!
During our stay in Tenerife, we discovered an extraordinary fruit, called guayava. We fell in love with its intense and delicious scent, so strong that it can be easily used as an air freshener! Therefore, we decided to mix the two words "smell" and "guayava", adding a Spanish touch!
For the deep and philosophical meaning's lovers, this scent is comparable to a sweet slap that can bring us back in the here and now. The concept behind Smeyavos reminds us that the best thing to do is enjoy what surrounds us in the present and that, eventually, the simple things are the ones that makes us happy.
We comprehended that all we desire is simply to be happy (seriously, not just with words). For us, the only way to really reach this state is by thinking with our own mind and take any kind of decisions, not necessarily just the conventional ones. For us, the traditional way of living is harmful to people, society and planet, and for this reason, it can't make us happy for real.
Hence, day by day we are trying to release ourselves from the influences of the contemporary western society, and not only these. We can finally start again to enjoy our existence on Earth by getting rid of superfluity, advertising-led needs, artificial and detrimental lifestyles! The animals are a good example for this: they live carefree without overthinking.
We hear a call from the simplicity and the well-being, that can be reach living in contact with Nature and according to our real needs.
Our dream is to live genuinely, with all we need for our way of life. We want to be surrounded by Nature, a lot of fruit trees and by sincere and cheerful people with a positive and stimulating energy. In our mind there is a basic and simple house, self-sufficient from all point of view, built, if possible, by our own hands and with a low environmental impact.
Maybe in an eco-village, maybe in a community or maybe just in a cosy town. Definetely we are looking for a pleasant climate all year round, with pure air and a lots of sun. We don't want to live like onions, with thousands of clothes' layers. Ah, we would also like to go around barefooting without too much troubles!
From the physical point of view, this is the only way to discover places where to live happily for the rest of our life. On the other hand, for our souls, traveling means to increase knowledge and improve ourselves, thanks to all the experiences and people we meet on our path. Since we really started to travel (back in July 2017), for us traveling means Living.
We wrote this word with capital letter because we mean living for real, in the present, being aware of the events and opportunities that arise in every moment. We believe that the normal routine in this world is to survive, and there is a big difference between that and what the life can really give to you!
We do not intend to stop travel until life will let us know that we found our place in this world!
We would need more than words on a screen to answer this question, but we will try anyway!
It all began with various discoveries and understandings about the ever-present influence of our society. This made us reflect a lot. Have you ever asked yourself why do you eat specific foods instead of others? Usually, the answer is something whithin: tradition, habits, taste, culture, advertisement, curiosity. Infrequently in this list is present "health". Hence, we started to question ourselves if everything in our plates was suitable for humans and was good for us, the environemet and the animals.
Our personal conlusion is that there are a lot of benefits for a human being eating a mainly fruit-based diet, including a few vegetables, nuts and seeds. Strange, isn't it? Until some years ago, we thought that, too. We believed it was unreasonable. Eventually, we don't know the absolute truth and we do not want to convince anyone :)
This conclusion is simply the result of researches, studies, knowledges and experiences of others and ourselves. Astonishingly, we found out that a great number of physicians, nutritionists, researchers and common people had already studied and divulged that topic, choosing for themselves this life-style and healed a lot of people. This happened both in the past and the present, so this is not just a matter of fashion or niche.
Anyway, what we eat should not be an obsession: there are many other important things in life. But for us, is such a pleasure to eat exquisite foods whenever and as much as we want, without feeling guilty, limitations and worries of any sort (shape, weight, nutrients, drugs, illnesses, etc.).
We come from rich families so we can waste their money, easy right? Ok, things are not exactly like that.
We both have wealthy families that keep an eye on savings and live without splendors. Until the end of our studies, we lived sustained by our parents, even if in the last years we started to do some paid work here and there in order to accumulate some money for us. Anyway, during all our adventures we manage to be financially independent of our parents.
How? For the first 6 months of travel, we volunteered in exchange for food and accommodation, plus some extra odd jobs. From 2018 and on we are studying different ways for support ourselves. One of our ideas is that of remote working while also contributing to the activities of the places we visit. Or become rich with this website (about this, if you see some wild banners don't miss the chance to click on them!).
Volunteering remains one of the possibilities, but is not our first choice anymore, since we want more freedom. We stay open to new possibilities of incomes and sustenance, therefore to collaborations or simple suggestions. It seems that money comes when you need it, simply being Energy. So we rely on the flow of life.
"Abundance is the ability to do what you need to do when you need to do it." - Bashar
When you take such drastic and important choices, you have to stay strong and to be ready to be disapproved. At the beginning it has not been easy to get this new version of us accepted by our beloveds. Even now we are on this way, but we are increasingly making progress.
Little by little, both us and our loved ones are learning to live respecting the different choices and ways of looking at life. We noticed that in this way it's possible to keep a peaceful relation, also if there are different ideologies.
Eventually, everyone is here to follow his personal road and should be left free of doing that.