In 2011, Photographer Walter Chang quit his job, took all of his savings and backpacked around the world. Since returning, Chang took his 3 years of documented travel and created “We Call This Home“, a wonderful time lapse video that captures bits of the 60 countries he visited.
3 years – 60 countries. In 2011 I quit my job after saving up and started to travel around the world. I trekked amazing landscapes, checked off the bucket list, hitchhiked, slept anywhere I could, and made countless friends. These are my memories. … I never once imagined myself traveling like this before I set out. I always thought globetrotting was only possible for the rich and adventurous, but this isn’t true. Traveling around the world with nothing but a backpack can be done with less money than you think and becomes easier everyday through online traveling tools.
Chang is currently raising funds through Kickstarter in order to create a hardcover book of the photos he took during his trip.
..traveling in this manner is really an educational experience and an investment in yourself. You get to see how other people live and how they view life. You also get time to reflect on your own issues from an altogether different perspective. In the end you may just come out wiser, more confident, and laid back. Then there’s the interaction with people vastly different from you who time after time are willing and eager to accommodate complete strangers, yet expecting nothing in return. The whole experience is incredibly humbling and urges you to give back in the same way.
image via Walter Chang
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