If you’re reading this during your lunch break, I’m sure you’ll have had this thought: wouldn’t it be grand to just walk out of your job and travel the world? See new places, cultures and meet people from all walks of life? I know I have, but I’m one of the millions who didn’t act. Of course it’s understandable to think of it as idealistic, and of course it’s not so simple with endless reasons to preventing you from doing it. But personally I certainly admire those who are willing and able to go for it.
One of the many people who did just that was Leon Logothetis. Born and raised in London, Leon spent years in the finance industry. His career was not a bad one by any means, but it was one he hadn’t chosen.
So he walked out of that life, and discovered the one that took him around the world. Since then, Leon has driven a broken-down English taxicab across America, offering people free rides; ridden a vintage motorbike around the world, relying solely on the kindness of strangers; and followed a fellow traveller through India without ever knowing where he was going. He has visited more than 90 countries on every continent. Along the way, he learned something about the human spirit and about the heart of this world. He learned that he needed to shed his old ideas about who he was supposed to be in order to feel his soul rise to the surface and become the person he always longed to be.