Sidetracked #9

Sidetracked #9


A revista Sidetracked recupera o sentimento de aventura e exploração, abordando a viagem através de narrativas completas e visualmente apelativas. As palavras e imagens que preenchem as páginas desta publicação mostram-nos como a aventura é um conjunto de trocas e interações baseadas na curiosidade reciproca entre viajantes e locais, entre o Homem e a natureza.

"We are still knee-deep in a bitter winter, with many facing years of uncertainty, so one might be forgiven for approaching the coming months with trepidation. Yet Sarah Outen, in her passionate foreword to this issue, echoes our own feelings: that adventure and the stories told by those who choose to experience the unknown, to immerse themselves in the new and unfamiliar, to bring light to the shadows by opening themselves up to the bountiful world around us, can only inspire us to do the same."


A world united by a love of what makes us different, by exploration,

by a willingness to challenge the unknown.


They can be strong and well-defined, and they can be blurry and indistinct. Boundaries mean different things to different people: emotional, territorial, physical. Even spiritual. On the potentially poisonous waters of the almighty Ganges, where faith and life merge, or in the sky powered only by solar panels and where revolutionary ideals are intended to transcend borders. On the banks of the Coco River in Nicaragua, which has its own troubled history, the river is itself a border between one way of life and another.”

“We savour those ‘moments so intense that they are remembered for a lifetime’, as Stefan Glowacz writes, when telling his story of crossing Baffin Island. Hanli Prinsloo’s encounter with a seven-gill shark, weaving through wide belts of kelp, dancing with shafts of sunlight, reminds us that appearances can be deceptive and what lies beneath the surface is often more beautiful. Understanding those other worlds comes from living them, allowing yourself to be taken by their wondrous variety, and revelling in everything different.For Sarah, the strongest theme in this issue is that of boundaries and their shifting states.