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[EN]: Aleksander DOBA – ”If 67 years young can do it, you can do it, too.”

19 feb.

Aleksander DOBA made the longest open-water solo kayak crossing off the Atlantic Ocean in history and won 2015  ‘People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year’  award from National Geographic.

<< ” It was the vote at National Geographic that showed how many known and unknown friends I have all over the world who are fascinated with a 67-years-young adventurer in a kayak on the great ocean. It makes me feel humbled and very honored,” said Doba on winning this award. “I have two sons and two granddaughters. I hope they will learn not to be afraid to dream, turn dreams into plans, and bring plans to reality. Then there is the satisfaction of great achievements. ” >>

National Geographic asked DUBA for some << life lessons learned from the hull of a kayak set on a course for big dreams:

On living adventurously: “I have always been curious as an active tourist. Exploring the world is very fascinating. When you go on a long trip (regardless of the type) it is impossible to predict everything. This unpredictability is a magnet for me, while to some people it is discouraging. [A] life full of fun and adventure is a dream [for] many people. I try to not only dream but also to plan and carry out the expedition. Adventures will meet us on the way …. not in a chair in front of the TV.”

On courage: “When I have a goal, I try to strive hard for it and to overcome the emerging problems instead of looking for excuses why I did not pursue it.”

On friendship: “A friend in need is a friend indeed: This old proverb really works on expeditions.”

On wonder: “For me, fascinating are the moments of silence before a tropical storm. The water is calm, there is a light breeze and powerful storm clouds … for several kilometers, extending from horizon to horizon. I can sense the energy pulsing from breaking waves and the inevitability of a violent storm, which in the moment will embrace me. This beauty of mighty nature is fascinating.”

On regret: “Sometimes I regret that I did not do something, that I left it for later—for the ‘holy never.’ It doesn’t happen often though.

On solitude: “[During] intense everyday life we don’t have time for self-reflection. During several months of solitary expedition I have time to contemplate matters [that] normally I would not spend time on. It’s fascinating how deeply a man can look into himself when not distracted by daily worries.”

On fitness: “I do not go to the gym to exercise. Daily physical activity and various expeditions allow me to maintain good physical and mental condition—I am a tourist, not an athlete.”

On money: “As yet, I haven’t made money on any of my expeditions. My wife always is teasing me that in everyday life I am too frugal to make sure that I can collect funds for the next trip.”

On dreaming big: “Do not be afraid to have dreams. Turn your dreams into plans—ambitious plans—and then pursue those plans. It is important to plan carefully and systematically prepare for the implementation of the ambitious plans. Be consistent in execution of your plans without letting yourself be distracted in the process. My prescription is simple and effective. However, it is not easy for the dreamer to be methodical!”

On staying young at heart: “We are aging spiritually and physically. I believe that living an active life, being open to people and opportunities, and eating sensibly, as well as skipping addictions—especially cigarettes—is very important. When exploring the world, start with the surrounding area. Then go farther and farther. Avoid toxic people. Be yourself, natural and joyful. Let’s enjoy every moment of life, because there is nothing better.” >>

His performance: 

 

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‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – 6 stars

16 dec.

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Zâmbetul Soarelui  has been nominated for the

 Blog of the Year 2012 Award

by dordefemeie, fluxnews, cristimoise, allyandra

Thank you!

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Select the blog / blogs you think deserve the “Blog Of The Year” award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog / blogs you have chosen. There’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required and ‘present’ them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012 Award and include these rules in your post. Please don’t alter the rules or the badges.

4. Let the blog / blogs you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share rules with them.

5. You can now also join our Facebook group – Click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience .

6. As a winner of the award, please add link back to the blog that presented you with the award, and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar and start collecting stars.

There are stars to collect. Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different. When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star.

There are total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, then you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check FAQ on The Thought Palette

I am nominating two special blogs:

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

15 dec.

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Zâmbetul Soarelui  has been nominated for the

 Blog of the Year 2012 Award

by Diana si Dan.

Thank you, Diana si Dan.

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Select the blog / blogs you think deserve the “Blog Of The Year” award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog / blogs you have chosen. There’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required and ‘present’ them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012 Award and include these rules in your post. Please don’t alter the rules or the badges.

4. Let the blog / blogs you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share rules with them.

5. You can now also join our Facebook group – Click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience .

6. As a winner of the award, please add link back to the blog that presented you with the award, and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar and start collecting stars.

There are stars to collect. Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different. When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star.

There are total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, then you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check FAQ on The Thought Palette

I am nominating four special blogs:

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

13 dec.

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Zâmbetul Soarelui  has been nominated for the

 Blog of the Year 2012 Award

by “R”HubBlog.

Thank you “R”HubBlog.

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Select the blog / blogs you think deserve the “Blog Of The Year” award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog / blogs you have chosen. There’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required and ‘present’ them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012 Award and include these rules in your post. Please don’t alter the rules or the badges.

4. Let the blog / blogs you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share rules with them.

5. You can now also join our Facebook group – Click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience .

6. As a winner of the award, please add link back to the blog that presented you with the award, and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar and start collecting stars.

There are stars to collect. Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different. When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star.

There are total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, then you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check FAQ on The Thought Palette

I am nominating seven special blogs: