An Introduction to My World

It is difficult to be able to describe your experiences and think that your thoughts are general and apply to all walks of life. I have been travelling the world for just over 15 years now, years in which I’ve seen many amazing and sad things. This blog is just an attempt to share what the world means to me and share my interests. All my posts are nothing more than my own opinion.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Wagner, but better know as Cabeça, an unfortunate childhood nickname that stuck. After 16 years in Europe, I returned to Brazil to teach secondary school, an old dream that I am finally realising!

I love meeting new people, increase my circle of friends. Always welcome the new, but keeping the old ones always around. From my own still brief life experience, there are two ways to make new friends: Travelling and food parties. Know how to travel, you will be able to share your experiences and learn a lot from others; know how to cook, everyone will want to try your food!

I do not travel with a purpose, to try to find myself, try to do one same thing in every place I go… I always found that travelling with a purpose constrained what I could do, as I never know what kind of experience my destinations will have to offer me. I have a Lagrangian approach to travel, I observe from where the place takes me.

Science plays a major role in my life, but I will mention it briefly. We live in a changing world, which makes it perhaps even more interesting. Climatologically speaking, economically speaking, culturally speaking, the world is ever evolving and the place you visit today will probably not be the same in 20 years, making travelling an infinite loop, a box full of surprises!

The name of my blog “The World is a Windmill” is the direct translation from a song by one of my favourite composers: Cartola. What this phrase means to me is that the world is constantly revolving around its axis, constantly changing everything from one form to the other… what we see now won’t be the same very soon, so experience the now before it changes!

Countries visited/next destinations… (not colour separated)

74 thoughts on “An Introduction to My World

  1. I have not visited Finland yet! I can’t wait to go though! And I want to go during the winter! It must also be beautiful during the summer, but in winter is when you see the uniqueness of the place!

    I was in the arctic circle, but I went to Svalbard, very close to the north pole!

    Please have a look at Svalbard – Normay and Husky Puppies Playing!

    But I will definitely go to Finland in the near future!

  2. Hey there Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


    • Newbie Spikey! I need something to call my followers too! Thank you very much for the comment! I think I should thank my followers too… after all, I get the motivation to keep us posting things that we find interesting!

      Thank you very much!

      • Okay… you will bring a lot of interesting perspectives to your adventures…! I do believe where we come from plays a very important role in our experiences….all the best.

  3. Hi Wagner, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you are inspired. I was just enjoying your post on bees. Very cool. Nice blog!

    • Thank you very much for stopping by! You are some really amazing pictures, I must say!

      Yeah, I just popped in outside and there are three more bees nesting there. As soon as they close the nests, I will photograph them again!

      Again, thank you!

  4. I like to express my thanks for following my blog, it drives me ahead.
    Just a suggestion for your blog:
    Go to Settings>Sharing, and select the checkbox – Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results
    Now if someone visits your blog, he/she may like the post without opening the post separately. It will help you get more likes on the blog.regards,

    • I am going to have a go at this. I did have it once, but I found that the page gets too cluttered, but I will leave it on for more than 1 hour! Thanks for the advice!

    • Thank you so much for stopping by and following me! After I had a listen to Lynyrd Skykyrd on your blog, well! No brainer to follow a blogger with such a good taste in music!

      The world is as bit as we make it! Too bad we only have one lifetime to learn about it! I started the blog to try to, somehow, pass on the things I learn… I need something more solid though, but this is a nice start!

    • Thank you so much for stopping by! I truly appreciate it! comments like yours is what keeps me going! Hopefully I will be able to keep you tuned in!

    • Thank you very much! Comments like yours are what give me motivation to continue!

      And I take my hat off for your fight… speaking for those with no voice. I have become involved in bees, ladybird and seed conservation in the past couple of years and I know how difficult it can be to achieve something, but the struggles continue on! Well done!

  5. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See. Your blog is fascinating, and I’m glad to know you are pursuing a doctorate. You must have much passion for what you do, and you take the time to make your dreams become realities. Best wishes for continued success!

    • Thank you for stopping by! I am jealous of your blog name! I wish I had thought of that!

      Thank you for the compliment! You blog is cool too! That pic of the weekly photo challenge is so sweet!

      And a third thank you for getting my message across! You got what I am about! Thank you!

    • Yes! A brazilian samba composer called Cartola. And this is not this best song, I must say.

      THank you very much for following me and stopping by!

    • You have some amazing photos, I have been enjoying them a lot!

      Which camera do you use?

      I hope you will keep enjoying my blog, I really do! Thank you for stopping by!

      • Thank you so much. I bought myself a Canon 550D for Christmas last year and I’m teaching myself to use it (slowly). 🙂

    • Thank you for the lovely comment! I am glad you liked it! Well, It’s great to have visited so many places, but there are still so many to go!

      Thank you!

    • THank you for reciprocating! I hope you stay interested in my blog! And hope the Scottish vote goes your way (What way do you prefer???)! Wagner.

      • Indeed! I don’t think Scotland can gain much from the independence… You are already kind of independent, with the perks of being part of the European Union and having great international relations etc etc etc… having to rebuild all these can slow down the country for a while… what way do you think it will go, though?

      • I think at the end of the day although people are saying yes now, when it comes to it people just don’t like change and it will all go back to normal. I hope. Otherwise I’m moving haha

  6. Thank you for visiting (hope to see a word from you) and introducing me to your dynamic worldview! What a fantastic blog name, and what an world you are creating here. Looking forward to seeing what you do next!

    • Thank you so much for the kind comments!I didn’t know really where to comment to say that you have a really cool blog! I am still going to learn greek some day! You will see!

      Thank you for stopping by!

  7. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow, Hope you enjoy my blog, you have a great blog here.

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