Josep was the first person chronologically that influenced me. A 63 year old Spanish Mechanical Engineer who had decided to retire 5 years earlier to travel the world. When I asked him of his plans for future trips, he talked of eventually going from Argentina to the South Pole! Not to mention that he had quit being a chain smoker by taking a look at his 3 cigarettes one random day and simply deciding they would be his last.

This man was the personification of the saying “you are as young as you feel”. The passion he showed when talking and his gentle nature made me respect him greatly. I’m sure I’m not the only one wishing to grow up to become such an energetic lively human and knowing that this lifestyle was true success, not being confined to a job and place.

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