Rituals for a reason
Christos grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece. Although he was used to the urban routine, the fumes and the crowds of the city from an early age, he always felt the need for a quick getaway to decompress. He remembers himself riding his bike to the “Seih Sou” forest to watch the view from the top. A moment that really made his heart pumping, an amazing experience that left him wanting more of nature.
I’m getting dry in the sun after a deep dive in a waterfall I stumbled upon on the hike. I was out in the mountains, getting lost along a river while taking photos of the breathtaking landscape when the sound of the waterfall drew my attention. I’m fortunate to be here.
Growing up, I understood that the forest is my happy place and outdoor adventures are my getaway from the pressure and the difficulties of everyday life. That’s why I always find time to discover nature and its treasures. Like this waterfall.
Today, the weather is great, but I believe that an adventure into nature and the fresh air is always a great idea no matter the weather, as long as I am well-prepared. And thus, I always carry with me the essentials: my hiking equipment, my camera, water and food supplies and my Essential Trail Stove DUO. Since cooking in nature is a unique experience and I want to live it to the fullest every time, preparing my meal after a long hiking is like a ritual for me. Something I believe that everyone should try!
- Christos Vasileiadis