Exploration is part of the human condition. It’s part of our genetics to want to know what’s around us. The sense of adventure, the exploration, the looking into the unknown, the inquisitiveness, the curiousness.
I’ve always had a deep understanding and love for nature that has been the driving force behind where I'm heading. But I never imagined I would have ended up having these incredible experiences. If you’re reading this and wondering how you could do something similar, just know that it's not going to happen overnight, so stick with it. Follow your heart, follow your passion, and create an interest that gives you a niche. Become a specialist and you become an expert, that’s quite important. Then people will come and find you, and amazing experiences could follow.
I’ll leave you with an example of one such amazing experience I had. I was on top of Mt Namuli in Northern Mozambique when dusk and then darkness fell. I turned off my light and it went pitch black until all of the ground around me lit up with phosphorescent fungi. Then, on top of that, the fireflies came out. There I was, sitting in a bed of phosphorescent fungi with hundreds of fireflies dancing around me lighting everything up. It was mind-blowingly incredible and an example of the magic and beauty of nature we need to conserve for future generations.
Check out Julian's website to discover more about him and his incredible expeditions.