“Mevo” means gull in Esperanto
Mevout is the result of putting together Mevo and out. It represents a free gull and the beginning of a trip.
My dad had a very special book: “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach. A book that talks about the unwillingness to conform to results, about persistence and determination in spite of the price that one has to pay so often.
My dad was a Jonathan Livingston Seagull who flew on December 2010 for the last time bringing only one thing, the book.
This project pays tribute to him.
The goal of this site is to share the experiences I’m going to live, the projects in which I’m going to participate and the people I’m going to meet during the trip.
My aim is to meet people who are looking for simple and original solutions to problems that are relevant for everybody. People who want to take care of the soils, find ways to conserve the water and build awareness about this scarce resource, look for alternatives to fossil fuels…
People who want to work with nature rather than against it.
During my trip I will gather their words together with their portraits and a picture of their hands. All these elements will help us to understand the way they see the world and who they are.
My name is Mario and I led a what many would call “ordinary” life in the last years. Nevertheless, while I was in the rat wheel I started meeting people, reading books and living experiences that made me see that “ordinary” life from a different perspective.
From that moment concepts such as permaculture, agroecology and sustainability started being part of my day to day vocabulary.
The next workshops, courses and discussions that I had were building the idea of making a trip.
Then I started designing the trip in my mind including a big wish of learning, discovering, connecting and finding answers to some questions.
I quit my job, I took my camera and a backpack with the essentials and I got the first flight to the East…
“You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way”.
“Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach