Oct
21

600 days into my “BREAKAWAY” & I couldn’t be happier!!!

Today is my 600th day on the road… 600th!!! As I lay here writing this my mind can’t grasp it… I mean I really just can’t believe it. When I pause to think about what I have seen & done in the last 600 days I freak the fuck out because it’s just insane, but smile because I’m living my dream and loving every minute of it. I could sit here and write a novel about how I feel right now, but instead just wanna share that I couldn’t be happier.

Even though I know the end of my trip is nearing… and the thought of that scares me I love that I don’t feel lost in life anymore and that I know exactly what I want and will do (more on that later). I feel at ease about my life and every decision I have ever made, because I know it has brought me to where I am today. I know I say this all the time, but seriously people… find happiness and embrace is. Remember life isn’t complicated we make it complicated. Do what makes you happy and make the most of the one chance we get at life. So anyway now I just wanna make the most of the few more months I have on the road and continue to make sure I am genuinely happy.

600 days of travel.

Celebrated my 600th day on the road in Boracay, Philippines (my 25th country).

Yes I’m back at the beach. I’ll be here for about two weeks enjoying the white sand & crystal clear waters.

Thanks again for following my crazy adventure around the world and remember if you need anything just let me know, because I will always be happy to help any of you out.

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  1. Awww, short and sweet! It’s so wonderful to hear about how happy you are :) I hope we get a chance to meet in SE Asia soon!
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks Lauren… yeah short & sweet it is this time around…lol. I hope we get to meet in SEAsia too… like so bad!!! We’ll have to make it happen.

  2. 600 days is so awesome Jaime! Congrats!
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  3. Congratulations my friend!
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  4. What a nice place to spend your 600th day on the road :D Enjoy your stay in Boracay and don’t drink too much RUM haha :D
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      I wish I had read your advice before I drank to much Rum jajaja!!! Oh man I am loving Boracay so much. It really is an amazing place to spend my 600th day.

  5. Couldn’t have thought of a better place (the beach) to spend your 600th day on the road :) Here’s to many more!!
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  6. You know what you want from life and what you’re going to do? I want to know!!! Now!! I can’t wait ;-P Seriously, though, that is really awesome (wish I knew that too, but hey ho! lol) and I’m so happy you’ve reached the 600 mark and are still loving it. It’s been a great ride.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Bajajajajajajajaja I semi know what I want from life and what I am going to do…lol!!! I’ll have to tell you later. I still can’t believe it’s been 600 days and I love that I’m still loving it and oh lord it has been one hell of a ride.

  7. I can’t believe the journey is coming to an end.

    Yay for happiness!
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  8. Happy 600th day, 11 hours and 35 minutes ;)
    What an impressive adventure!
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  9. “I know the end of my trip is nearing”… It seems like I found your blog a little too late :( I came across it very recently and as tacky as it sounds I still have to say it; I love your blog! You’re inspirational. Congratulations on the 600 days! :)
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Oh no Michelle, it will never be too late to read my blog. I plan to continue writing even after my trip is over. My breakaway won’t end when this trip is over… I have so much planned for life that I’ll make happen. I’m glad you love my blog and am happy I can be an inspiration.

  10. 600 days?! i remember reading your tweets pre travel….its been epic following you so far bro, keep up the chaos! :)

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Fuck you have been reading my blog for that long Chris? Shit thank you very much & I mean it. Seems like just yesterday I was planning my breakaway… & look at me now!

  11. Congrats on 600 days, m’dear! Can’t wait to hear what you’re thinking about next!

    And I’ve loved following along since before you left on this journey. WOW!

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks so much Heather… and I know it’s crazy how long the two of us have been following each other. I hope one day soon we can meet up! It’s long overdue.

  12. Congrats Jaime! Best of luck…
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  13. Jaime!What a milestone! 600 days is impressive…
    As other people said, i wish i found your bloog earlier, in that case i think i would organized mine straight away :)
    now, question for you… how long will you resist until you start planning another trip like this one?? lol
    Enjoy every second of it! and dont stop writing please because im getting addicted to your blog :)
    even my travel buddy knows who you are! every day i come back home and tell him” hey! my friend (YOU ahahah) is in (whatever place you are)… don’t worry, im not a psyco lol…just Italian and we are a little bit crazy :)) best of luck!!

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thank you Kle, so much it’s a huge milestone and I couldn’t be happier. Oh it’s never to late to find my blog, I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon even when my trip is over. I have tons more to write about that I haven’t been able too and I know for a fact my travels aren’t over yet. As for how long before I start planning a trip like this again, let me be honest and tell you I have planned them already. I have no clue how I will make them happen, but I know I will. I plan on spending a year in Australia living and working and also a year exploring all of South America and a year exploring a lot of Africa… oh yes 3 different trips that I wanna do in my life time and well I will make sure I do do them. I love that you tell your friends about me seriously… and yes we are friends any reader of mine I consider a friend and hope one day to meet.

  14. Ps…i wrote in terrible english..yukkk!
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  15. Awesome milestone man, such an inspiration. You plan on seeing the whale sharks while you’re in the Phils??? I highly recommend it!
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks very much! I’m not sure if I will be seeing the whale sharks this time around. I’ve heard it’s amazing though.

  16. keep safe always:) Mabuhay ka Jaime!

  17. Congratulations! That’s quite a feat and take it from someone who is stuck behind a desk 5 days a week when I say you are an inspiration to us all!

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks Marco so much. Hope you get out from behind the desk from time to time… glad I can inspire you to do more!!! If you need anything let me know.

  18. Wow 600 days on the road is a great milestone. A great achievement by all standards. 25 countries is a good number to have covered. Well done.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks so much Shalu, yeah I still can’t believe I have been able to see that many countries in 600 days. Oh it’s been amazing & I love it!

  19. looks like you were in station 2! :) wish i’ve known before and i would have looked for you there hahahaha
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Well I may be here longer, if the storm cancels my flight. I should be leaving tomorrow, but am not sure. If I end up coming back to the hostel I will be sure to get ahold of you.

  20. Grats on 600 :) Very inspiring. Glad to hear things are working out so well for you and that you don’t feel lost in life anymore. I’m less than 2 days from starting my 8 month trip.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks so much Brendon… well it looks like by now your trip has started. So good luck on that for sure. 8 months is a very big amount of time to go traveling. Where all are you going? If you go anywhere I have been please send me an email or message and I’d be happy to help you!

  21. Congrats Jaime! Glad to be part of your happiness (that is all that matters, right?). I can’t imagine how many memories you have created in the past 600 days. The most I have traveled continuosly is 30 days and I felt like my head was going to explode because of all the new things I experienced. I bet you will have a lot to talk when you get back home.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks Ruth so much… oh & sometimes I feel like my head is going to explode as well. The thing is it’s all worth it in the end cus of the many memories you make along the way.

  22. WOw, time is running so fast Jaime, when i first read your blog. You were still in a chicken bus somewhere in Latin America and talking about your bus escapade. LOL. I can’t believed you’ve reach my country. Nice to hear you’ve had a very enjoyable stay here. Truly, Boracay is really amazing, my friends and I manage to visit this place at least ones a year.. A sweet runaway place to relax and enjoy from hassle & toxic metropolis. Sad to say i was not able to follow your stories, we should have meet and talk over a beer.. I’m looking forward for your second return..

    • Jaime Davila says:

      I know right Tony, it’s crazy? I mean like very crazy. Man the Chicken Bus and having so many crazy escapades were so long ago. You are so lucky you have amazing beaches like Boracay or El Nido just a short flight away from you. The Philippines really is a paradise.

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