Imagine that all the memories of the best trip of your life were gone; hundreds of photos and videos from amazing experiences disappearing forever. This happened to me in 2014 when I got back home from a 10000 KM bus adventure throughout South America. Now, almost 3 years later, I’m still hopeful that I can have my memories back; with your help I’ll be able to recover more than 500 gigabytes of photos and videos I took in 79 days of journey through Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.
“The only thing we really have are our experiences, the rest stays on this earth”.
I’m Alejandro del Carpio, traveler and language lover from Peru.
During the past years I’ve experienced tons of great adventures and today I’m gonna tell you one of them:
In 2014, after finishing an internship in Rio de Janeiro I decided to do something different, something that would change my life; I started a bus trip back home to Piura – Peru. At the beginning I was frightened because I had never done something similar before. Anyways, I prepared my backpack, contacted family and friends that would host me on the road and started with my journey on October 1st.
*Rio de Janeiro’s Sambodrome during Carnival 2014.
At the beginning I had planned to travel for a month and get home for my birthday in late October but the trip was going so well that finally, on December 19th I arrived to Piura. In total I traveled for almost 10000 kilometers in which I took hundreds of photos and videos; visited 15 cities in Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru; I had the opportunity to visit World Wonders such as the Iguazu Falls and the stunning Machu Picchu. I also could visit very close friends on the road. It was a 79 days experience that would change my life.
*Stunning Machupicchu, Peru.
And then… the worst happened
When I finally arrived home in Peru, I tried to turn on my laptop but it was impossible; then I took it to several repairing services and all of them continued to say the same, it was impossible to recover my files due to a failure in the hard drive. About 500 gigabytes in photos and videos were unrecoverable.
I’m of those who think that material goods are overrated and that our experiences and memories are the most precious thing we have, thus, to lose all the memories of my trip was a terrible shock for me. I only managed to recover some files that had uploaded to the cloud, which I’d use later to start with my travel blog: www.backpackpreneur.com.
*Sheep running in ‘Isla del Sol’, Bolivia.
I went to many places trying to recover my data and everyone said that the only solution was an expensive data recovery service.
That’s why I’m doing this; I need your help to open this magical vault so the world can discover the most wonderful sceneries and experiences South America has to offer.
With your support I will finally have back the most precious asset I have, my memories 🙂
Discover my journey by yourself
Inside of my hard drive are some of the most amazing landscapes I’ve ever seen, and I’d love you to be as amazed as me when I captured them during the 10000 KM of my trip.
That’s why I’m already working on the design of the following:
STUNNING PRINTS: Decorate your room or living room with some impressive pictures from my journey. You can choose from A3 or A4 size.
BEAUTIFUL CALENDARS: Start 2017 inspired by these beautiful calendars featuring the best pictures of my trip (Pictures are for reference only). You can also choose from 3 types of calendars presented in the Perk section:
Wall Calendars: Perfect for your room and living room. Be always inspired by the marvelous sceneries of South America.
Bookmarks: I know you are curious, otherwise you wouldn’t be here ;). That’s why I’m offering you these special bookmarks featuring one of the most wonderful landscapes from my trip so you can organize your reading and devour any book that’s in front of you.
E-Book: During my journey I had to figure out the cheapest ways to visit some of the best attractions in South America and other landmarks less known by most tourists. That’s why I did this complete E-Book for those who want to be prepared for the best trip of their lives in South America.
Path of my Journey
As I’ve already told you, during my journey I visited 15 cities in 4 countries in South America.
Traveling by bus gave me the opportunity to be very spontaneous on my next destination. I sometimes decided which city would be the next right at the bus station; this helped me to visit some less known places that are also very charming and welcoming. The following is a list of the 15 places I visited and from which I’ll pick the best pictures for your perks:
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande, Santa Bárbara do Leste, São Paulo, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Foz do Iguazu.
Argentina: La Plata, Buenos Aires
Bolivia: Cochabamba, Copacabana
Peru: Puno, Cuzco, Lima, Piura
*Map of South America featuring the cities and tour I made.
What I need
My goal is to raise $3000 so I can get all my memories back and show them to the world. This amount of money will be distributed in the following:
60%: Data recovery service
30%: Pictures and calendars design and printing
- 10%: Shipping cost
- I will finally have back the most precious asset I have, my memories 🙂
- You are gonna be able to discover places of South America that have never seen before.
- I’m gonna have enough content to keep nurturing my blog and inspiring people that are still hesitating on traveling for long periods.
*Adorable kid hoping you support me, La Plata – Argentina.