Ithaca

a trip by Nath & PJ
From: May 3rd 2013
Until: September 25th 2013

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon -- do not fear them:
You will never find such as these on your path,
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your spirit and your body....

Pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many, when,
with such pleasure, with such joy
you will enter ports seen for the first time;
stop at Phoenician markets....
Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would have never set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.

And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
you must already have understood what Ithacas mean.

C.P. Cavafy

Trip Length: 5 months
Blog Entries: 7
Photos: 77
Words: 1887

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
May 5th 2013 Amsterdam - Atlanta - Rio de Janeiro South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Ipanema
May 7th 2013 Favela Tijuca and Natural Parc de Grumari South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Tijuca
May 12th 2013 Angra Dos Reis and Ilha Grande South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Ilha Grande
May 18th 2013 Paraty South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu » Iguaçu National Park
May 31st 2013 Foz Do Iguaçu South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu » Iguaçu National Park
June 19th 2013 Buenos Aires - La Colonia - Mendoza - Uspallata South America » Argentina » Mendoza » Mendoza
July 14th 2013 Santiago - Valparaiso - Vina del Mar - San Pedro - Ica - Lima South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores
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