Every day there is someone who asks me about the name of my blog.
”Why Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler?” is together with ”Why do you travel?” and ”Don’t you feel lonely when traveling solo?” the 3 most frequented questions from both people who know me and those new ones I run into when on the road.
The name of the blog is putting together the 4 words that describe me the most. I’ve been called those 4 words probably more than my real name. So that’s why!
And now, I’d like to make some things clear. It’s really pissing me off that some people just do not want to understand. Or let’s say they have so strong preconceived notions about things and words they cannot think in a different way.
I am possibly the biggest example in the world that things are NOT the way they seem. I am probably the biggest exception to the rule.
hiking in El Chalten in Argentina
People think they know me. People think they know me just knowing the name of my blog.
Crazy sexy fun must be just one thing, right?
People think it has to be a sexy girl getting wasted at every party she can get into. And not just that. The girl with the name of crazy sexy and fun must change guys in her bed faster than the socks, right?
Sorry to punch you into your face saying the truth but I am anything BUT that!
I do not get drunk every night. I do not even drink alcohol at all. It’s been 4 and a half years without any drop. And I know it so well not because I used to be drunk twice a week like many people would think but exactly for the opposite reason – I was NEVER drunk in my life. Alcohol never did anything to me. And I never liked beer nor wine. I only used to enjoy sipping cocktails. It started as a New Year’s resolution and after 1 year I realized I don’t need alcohol to have fun and enjoy the company of others.
I do not dance on the table half naked. I do not smoke, I do not take drugs and I do not party all night. I do not even dance at all. I stopped dancing when I quit drinking alcohol. Trust me, I’m better at doing anything else but dancing when I’m sober. I am a piece of wood in this.
I do not sleep with every single guy who tells me I’m sexy. If you know me better, you must have a laugh at how people can even think something like this. I am the most demanding girl on Earth when it comes to picking up the guys I am with. I mean, who has a list of 55 things the ideal guy has to have??? I even think that traveling is better than sex anyway!
I do not flirt with everyone. I smile and laugh all the time, even when I am angry. People sometimes misunderstand it. Laughing is NOT flirting. Being sociable is NOT flirting. Easy-going or giving you a kiss on each cheek is NOT flirting. Believe me, if I flirted, I would make it hell clear.
Instead … I hike, I do rafting, I swim, I sunbathe, I write, I watch movies, I climb towers …
swimming in the rain after rafting Pacuare river in Costa Rica
And back to the name of the blog …
Does the word CRAZY really make you think of just one thing, again connected to having fun with many people of the opposite sex?
Because for me, crazy is jumping out of a plane.
Crazy is enjoying ultra-light flight above super windy mountains.
Crazy is spending the best moments of my life with strangers.
Crazy is letting strangers to become my best friends for ever.
Crazy is snorkeling with sea lions, whales or sharks.
Crazy is anaconda hunting and piranha fishing.
Crazy is hiking the Andes with sinus infection when you should be in bed with antibiotics.
Crazy is laying down on a tiger.
Crazy is getting till the edge of that cliff to take the best photos.
Crazy is swimming in the rain with piranhas and caimans in the Amazon.
Crazy is letting a 1,000 mosquitoes bite your ass just so you can experience the real jungle.
Crazy is just getting out of your comfort zone.
playing with tigers
SEXY is NOT equivalent to sex. Not sexy is not equivalent to no sex either. People, wake up! You don’t say it aloud that if someone is not the best looking in the world, he/she does not have any sex. So why do you dare to say that someone who exercises and eats healthy is all up for sex with anyone just because she/he is good looking? I don’t think there is any direct proportion in these 2 examples.
And why it seems to be a problem to be a sexy person anyway?
Why there is this stupid preconceived notion in the world that people looking good are only good for sex?
Shouldn’t a person who does not take care of his/her body at all be the problem instead?
Why is it wrong to be sexy? Why a sexy person is not taken seriously enough? Why a person who realizes he/she has just one health and one body is not taken seriously? Shouldn’t it be the opposite way?
I’m talking about being intelligent enough here to value my only health so much I want to take care of it the best way I can every single day. Healthy meals are more expensive. Healthy meals are more difficult to get in many countries. It’s not about being sexy and superficial, it’s about better health, more energy, more self-esteem, better life in general. Sports take time. Juicing takes time. Looking good takes time.
Should all this effort be treated as the one less serious? Isn’t it WAY easier to just get wasted, drink sugary coke, eat tons of ice cream and pizza, and never move your ass from in front of a TV? So why someone sexy is taken less seriously than a gross looking person not appreciating his/her only life and body while eating one bag of chips after another?
at Porto Cesareo beach in Italy
Fun is making anyone laugh with you.
Fun is making a smile on others’ faces when they think of you.
Fun is being spontaneous, grab a friend and travel to an unknown destination.
Fun is joking.
Fun is making fun of yourself.
Fun is being able to have fun with 0 alcohol.
Fun is playing games late at night with people you just met.
Fun is laughing when you leave Thailand to escape the floods and you get to Cambodia where you end up walking through floods up till your knees/waist and still laughing.
Fun is getting 5 friends into jacuzzi with you, a jacuzzi for two; and laugh who touched who by accident.
Fun is laughing in any situation, no matter how bad it seems.
having fun with friends in Low Tatras
So next time when you hear CRAZY SEXY FUN, think further.
If the majority of people is trying to overcome the problems with alcohol, gambling, unhealthy lifestyle, smoking, passivity, negativity and depression in front of a TV talking bullshit about people they ”think” they know and no one EVER stops to think about it … no one EVER says it’s wrong just because most of people do so.
But then, why is finding happiness with traveling, healthy lifestyle and smiling at strangers being questioned so much?
The first group of people mentioned above have no guts to take their life into their hands and make it better. They just purely exist outwardly changing the consequences of their bad habits making then even worse.
The second group though is where I belong and where many of my best friends belong too. We are trying to change the reason, the source of the problems, not the consequences.
So next time when you hear the word TRAVELER, question those who are trying to find happiness with really bad habits. Travel is NOT one of them.
Just saying …
traveling to Moon Valley in Atacama
PS: Aw, and there’s more secrets about me … 39+1