TWO HUMANS AND ONE CAT

“Time is precious, waste it wisely”

Boris, Marta and Burma are two humans and one cat. Little and resilient, their average speed is of a few km per hour, they feed on plants (well, one prefers fish) and sleep anything from 0 to 24 hours per day. Generally peaceful, they show a negligible level of aggression and so far have reported only two natural foes, namely gravitation and standstill. The three of them usually avoid crowded places and city lights and thrive in the raw nature comfortably sheltered by the open sky. Armoured only with two backpacks they find protection from the elements by checking their limited inventory, scanning the surrounding for a joker-rabbit and not least by their faith and determination. They dwell in every possible habitat, so keep your eyes open for them on the road, regardless where you are.

This team is made up of three human languages and a meowing one, and as you read through – if you do – you may notice our mother tongues sprouting here and there, as our minds put words to feelings and thoughts in some sort of language economy that searches for the best way to bring things accross.

Current mission: Since October 2013 they are hitchhiking Asia from West to East, and after 511 days of travel they found their overland way to India. Now looking for a way home.

Cabo de Roca (Portugal)

Cabo de Roca (Portugal)

Boris Kanev

Boris left home at the age of 17 to study History and Politics in the UK. He is equally interested in Medival Travellers and Monsters and in current ones. His morning rituals include compulsive check of all conflict news around the world, and the weather forecast in the coldest places on earth. Before setting on this travel, Boris worked as an English teacher but actually dreams of becoming a mountain guide  (or simply managing a tiny garden and collecting mountain herbs and mushrooms in the cases when his love for nature takes over his affection towards humans) He is also a sports lover and will forget anything whenever there is a football pitch or a table tennis. In the resting time you may find him reading fairytale books out loud or sneezing uncontrollably while drying different herbs.

In this blog: he takes care of sitting all words in the right places following his personal and strict protocol. He rarely touches a photo camera and is looking for the way to thelepatically transmit his memories onto the screen.

 

Marta Samalea

Marta likes arts and loves crafts. She studied a number of things, jumping from a Business degree to some years of Art History and a master in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. She left Spain for the first time in 2002 and has lived and travel in more countries than she can right now recall. She speaks Spanish, English and enough Bulgarian to make her way through, but she will talk to anybody no matter the tongue. She mixes travels with nice jobs, often living for years in one single place (i.e Sofia) where you can find her working with creative people of all ages. Her sister and Boris agree that “project” is Marta’s favourite word, and she has probably worked on nearly a hundred. Above all, she loves handmade stuff, doodles, carboard and scissors and would like to learn how to sketch the world.

In this blog: she tries to speak with images, and learns to draw, but also writes words from time to time (which are subsequently “beautified” by Boris). And, at the end of the day, she ends up doing all the boring admin work, but kind of likes it.

 

Burma Bilal

Born in the street Burma knew from little that her place was not among drainage pipes and rats. Her natural beauty and wild voice brought her out of the ghetto and into the road. From the age of 12 days she roams the world, on foot, by truck, in bag, box or on top of any backpacks she can find a comfy place to sit on. She is a natural born hunter that is terrified only by dogs, so keep your eyes open in the dark, specially if you are a beetle or moth or if you are wearing woolen socks.

In this blog: she lends her beauty to the camera, brings joy to the team and dreams that one day she will finally not be kicked out of the keyboard so that she can write a post by herself.

Burma, the travelling cat.

Burma, the travelling cat.