Sup people, I'm Jonathan

Possibly one of the only photos of me looking at a camera, and smiling. (refuse the plastic straws people)
Possibly one of the only photos of me looking at a camera, and smiling. (refuse the plastic straws people)

A little 'About me'

As i mentioned, my names Jonathan. A tall, Cypriot by birth, British by passport, backpack for a home twenty-something-year-old who is looking to do some good in his life.

In early 2018, I decided to take a break from the 9-5 banking industry (to be frank it was never for me, and I knew that 'break' will be forever). I packed my bags, kissed my parent's goodbye for now and got on the flight to Bali.

My life now fits into two backpacks (which i had to change due to great growing frustration of limited compartments) but I'm constantly chopping and changing my mind of next destination.

My thinking 'what is life' overlooking Broken Beach in Nusa Penida

Growing up

I was born and raised in Cyprus, in an apartment block surrounded by dusty fields and a children's park which every swing and bench was too hot to use. On the plus side, the children still played in the park and from my bedroom window I could spot the Meditteranean Sea.

Ten years later (for a reason I didn't easily forgive), we moved to sunny England where the parks do in fact have grass but the kids don't flood the streets to play as much. The rest is not so interesting.

Me (far right obvs) with my best friend Christo (far left) and his two little brothers
Me (far right obvs) with my best friend Christo (far left) and his two little brothers

What made me start the website

I'll be honest, I always dreamt of having a blog and posting typical photos of me walking down the steps to Atuh Beach, in my pineapple shirt wearing my dirty Vans.

Well, when I finally got there I realised, 'damn I hate photos of me'. Plus I hate those pineapple shirts.

After that, I traveled more of Indonesia, and what I witnessed was truly heartbreaking.

There was rubbish, everywhere!

Indonesia garbage problem
Monkeys going through trash that people have left on the side, up in the mountains of Central Bali

I wanted all of this traveling to mean something you know? I've been so fortunate from a young age to witness some truly stunning sites. From snorkeling in the Red Sea of Egypt (before the coral damage it's endured), to more recently, the jaw-dropping Kelingking Beach. Like, I'm so grateful for everything this planet has to offer us, so I pledged to give something back & try to influence change in our behaviors towards our environment.

That's it for me, for now. Check out here the posts I've got to offer, and feel free to contact me if there's ever anything you want to ask.

 

Peace to all beings