Holy crap, this latest stop was something I never thought would happen when I started my travels… The Moon!! First off was the whole question of “How do I even get there?” I mean, don’t you need some sort of spacecraft and a rocket to get you there? Also, “How do I breathe and eat while up there”? These were but details that just needed to be resolved, and after months on the road, I was ready to tackle the challenges.
Unfortunately, I can’t go into too many details as to how I made this trek happen. Let’s just say it involved finding an experimental travel program and signing away all my rights as a human being for the duration of the trip. Who wouldn’t agree to that if given the chance? I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves…
Here’s a cool shot I got while on a hike up a nearby mountain. I almost climbed up that tiny hill you see below, but figured it would be a better picture if I climbed to the top of the big mountain and took a photo of the smaller one.
A few guys from the moon hostel joined me for a trek across the moon one afternoon. It was cool getting a few people to go since we could split the cost of the moon rover below. We’re all backpackers on a budget, so it’s nice to balance out the cost of an awesome experience with affordable travel.One thing I was curious about was if we could find the original lunar module left behind from the Apollo missions of the 1970’s. I asked the front desk at the moon hostel, and I tried googling it as well, and came up empty handed. We had a general idea, but nothing specific.
I know… crazy right? I thought about all those moon landing conspiracy theorists who say the whole thing was done in a Hollywood studio. Nonsense, it was right there in front of me. I kind of wanted to go inside of it, but one of the guys in our group convinced me that I might damage it, and that would be unfair to future moon adventures. I agreed, and was satisfied with the photo.
My time on the moon was epic. I’d have to rank it up there with my month in Spain and the nine days I spent in Budapest as the most memorable of the trip. Definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity.