Mexico, Belize and Guatemala

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than newspapers will accomodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”  

Rolf Potts, author of Vagabonding

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Neighbourhood support 2.0: Social Streets in Italy

Neighbours who for years didn’t know each other, even though they lived next door, get to know the people in their vicinity, greet each other on the street – and help each other out. According to the Italian press, it is “a little miracle ” that is taking place in Bologna and in about 60 other Italian cities.

Social Street_Via Fondazza From Katharina Frick

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„Nachhaltigkeit hat viele Gesichter“

Nachhaltiges Reisen in Uganda – untergebracht bei NGOs /
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welcometougandaMit dem Projekt „Welcome to Uganda“ organisiert Johnny Strange, Sänger der Band Culcha Candela, seit Anfang 2013 Erlebnisreisen in das ostafrikanische Land. Der 31-Jährige Berliner, der mit gebürtigem Namen John Lwanga heißt, hat seine Wurzeln in Uganda und ist lokal gut vernetzt.

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Prince calls students to break out of their ‘shell’

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Prince Joachim of Denmark highlights the importance of having international experience. In a recent interview, he gave career advice and talked about his own time abroad.

By Katharina Frick


The second son of Queen Margrethe II, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark, hardly ever gives any interviews or talks in public. It was a rare occasion that he talked besides the Minister of Climate, Energy and Building, Martin Lidegaard, to international students from over 30 countries during the Youth Goodwill Conference at the Danish science park Scion DTU in Copenhagen, last Saturday.

With attentive international students enrolled in Danish universities, Prince Joachim shared that at the age of 17 he left his country to spend six months in Australia.

“That whole process of jumping out of your protected shell is important, whether it is during your academic studies or collecting work experience, it opens your mind and broadens your…

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Von Düsseldorf nach Südamerika mit dem Fahrrad

Ein Pärchen aus Flingern sammelt Spenden für ein Fahrradprojekt in Afrika. 

Lena Kleine-Kalmer und Hardy Handel haben rund 50 Kilogramm Gepäck auf ihren speziellen Reisefahrrädern mit dabei. Der ‚Lago de Atitlán’ in Guatemala eignete sich gut für eine Pause.

Lena Kleine-Kalmer und Hardy Handel haben rund 50 Kilogramm Gepäck auf ihren speziellen Reisefahrrädern mit dabei. Der ‚Lago de Atitlán’ in Guatemala eignete sich gut für eine Pause.

6200 Kilometer, 12 Länder und 26 gespendete Fahrräder für Afrika: Das ist die Bilanz, die die Düsseldorfer Lena Kleine-Kalmer (29) und Hardy Handel (32) nach einem halben Jahr ziehen. Im August 2012 beluden sie ihre speziellen Reisefahrräder und los ging es vom Hermannsplatz in Flingern nach Rumänien. Die zweite Etappe führte von Mexiko nach Panama, wo die beiden zurzeit die Panamericana in Richtung Hauptstadt entlang radeln.

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Thailand-ABC – Apes, Buddha and Cycling


Buddha face in Ayutthaya

Thailand is known for its beautiful endless beaches with blue crystal clear water and palm trees decorating the shore. However, there is much more to discover than sunbathing, full moon parties and sipping at classic cocktails. In 2011, I travelled to Southeast Asia and discovered these three amazing places far away from any beach or crazy party.

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