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Reconnecting with the Wild Magic of Synchronicity

Backpacking in the Azores: The Return of Adam and Eve Prologue During the cold, dark winter months, it’s been fun reminiscing about those two magical months spent exploring the amazing islands. It’s allowed me to reconnect with the feelings of magic, grace and synchronicity that seem to be so abundant when you are travelling but can so easily get lost under the day to day grind of everyday life. It’s...

Volunteering in the Azores

Volunteering in the Azores: Adventure, Magic and Reality Checks (part 2)

This is the second instalment of the summer I spent exploring alternative ways of living in the magical islands of the Azores, where my dream of living a sustainable life in harmony with nature first started. We begin where we left off in part 1, at the moment of crisis at Quinta da Canada, the young permaculture project on the island of Sao Miguel, where I had been volunteering for...

The Azores

Volunteering in The Azores: Adventure, Magic and Reality Checks (part 1).

This is the story of my first encounter with the wonderful world of wwoofing, permaculture, off-grid living and the back to the land movement. It is a story of inspiration, vision, dreams, magic, romance and synchronicity… However, it is also the story of harsh realities, disappointments and disillusions. This is where I first glimpsed the possibilities of alternative ways of life and first connected with like-minded people who shared the...