Year in Africa

I started this trip in Manchester May 2014 and expected to come back home a month later. I am now in Africa and I am providing aid in the countries I am moving through by giving my strength in their fields and helping out anyway I can in the villages I walk through. It has been a dream of mine to search for the movement of people and their way of life. Through practice I have morphed this into finding good people and exposing them for their kindness and still using movement as my motivation.

Originally I was going to walk the whole way but recent events have brought a change to my outlook on this journey and I have decided to make it to South Africa any way I can. I have already made it through Scotland, England, France, Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, The Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and am currently in Niger. I'm going to make it one way or another.

With famine, Ebola outbreaks, lack of clean water, sanitary food, hostile zones, kidnappings and wild life, it will be a real feat to complete this journey. We will need sponsorships which I am hoping will come from more then just friends and family. I see that we have the ability help make a difference in people's lives and it's happening.

With frequent updates on

Www.youtube.com/user/xreillo

and weekly blog postings on

Www.xavierreillo.com

Chapters will include food, music, dance, transportation, boarder crossing and living as the locals do. Its my approach to traveling that explores ways to survive when you are not in your homeland. Videos and interviews will be about a minute long and no editing will take place until after I get home. Those videos will be the content for the documentary. I am also writing a book with the content I get from my weekly blog postings.

In order to survive I will have to adapt to things that arise which we're not planned for. I am asking the public to join in on a quest to show that traveling is safe and inexpensive and to expose the good people that help along the way. At times it will not be glamorous and the realities of life in different countries is sometimes desperate. Year in Africa will shine some light on this by bringing awareness to life outside of our own stomping grounds.

It's safe to travel in numbers, at times so when you see a fellow traveler don't be afraid to say hello, you never know what kind of an adventure they could take you on!

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 61 mos
  • Angel Oliva 
    • $120 
    • 61 mos
  • Tom Wallace 
    • $50 
    • 61 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 61 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 62 mos
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Organizer

Xavier Reillo 
Organizer
Orlando, FL
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