A four-year flashback: First Steps Lead to More Steps

“Let’s just get to that next pole. We can rest there,” I tell Lluís, pointing ahead about 200 meters.

It wasn’t a pole. It was a half-constructed, load-bearing concrete substructure designed to support the weight of a road or train tracks being built over our heads. In the +33-degree Celsius (91 degree Fahrenheit) hot, sticky and uncomfortable Thai heat the phrase “load-bearing structure” never entered my mind. At that moment, I was my own load-bearing structure, with about 40 pounds on my back. Words didn’t come easy. That pole, or whatever it was, was my salvation, and so was the one after that, and the one after that.

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Xifres finals / Final figures

 

Resum numèric de la nostra aventura.

Xifres, estadístiques i dades objectives que radiografien el nostre passeig a peu entre Bangkok i Barcelona.

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How many kilometers did we walk? How many footsteps? How many pairs of shoes? How many towns did we walk through? How many nights did we camp?

All of the answers to these questions – and many more – are below.

Here is our adventure, by the numbers.

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Xerrada a Cal Figarot, 2019

 

Un cop acabada aquesta meravellosa bogeria de caminar entre Bangkok i Barcelona, ens agrada, de fet, ens encanta compartir la nostra aventura amb tothom que estigui interessat.

Així doncs, aquí expliquem com hem compartit les nostres experiències a Vilafranca del Penedès, a Cal Figarot, el local social dels Castellers de Vilafranca. Cal Figarot és una mica, ‘casa meva’ doncs sóc membre d’aquesta grandíssima colla des de l’any 1987.

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