“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
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.
From Katharina Frick
Oslo is not exactly known to be a ‘bargain city’. However, that shouldn’t prevent you from travelling to the Norwegian capital – even when you only have a small budget at hand. Here are some tips on what to do and see in the city with hardly any costs involved.
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.
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.
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.
My love for Italy is not only due to the good food, the beautiful language and the people, but derives also from the fantastic music. Take a peek at what playlist I have chosen for our radio show.