In August I went with a group of Dutch girls to the Portuguese Algarve to push my Kitesurfing skills. I booked the trip with „girlzactive“, a travel company started by Maroean Mones from the Netherlands. The trip was a great experience especially as I am not used to enjoy a relaxed, well organized holiday. Maroean made sure that all girls had a good time doing what they love – chilling, wake-boarding, kitesurfing and enjoying very nice company of likeminded people. I grabbed the chance to talk to a real Dutch „Querdenker“ while we were both answering emails and working next to the pool in beautiful Luz. Weiterlesen →
Palomino ist ein kleines Örtchen am Weg von Santa Marta nach Riohacha. Eigentlich wollte ich hier einen Zwischenstopp einlegen und zwei-drei Tage chillen. Geworden sind es zwölf Tage! Die Backpacker die hier kommen und gehen schauen mich jedes Mal mit großen Augen an, wenn sie hören, wie lange ich schon hier bin. „Was machst du denn da?“, darauf ich „Nichts.“ „Aha, wie geht das denn?“
You strole down the street, sweating like hell but with a smile on your face. Enjoy the freedom of wearing flip flops. The colored houses reflect the happiness you carry with you. Your body and soul are in ballance. All smells, noises and feelings are intense but without recognizing you just feel the flow of happyness as you soak them off. The first raindrop on your hot skin feels refreshing. The smell of water splashing down on hot stones is in the air. The guy with the fruits on the road starts covering his shop. You follow the loud sound coming from one of the houses. Raindrops become bigger and you find shelter under a tree. A café is the source of the music. A man on the other side of the road is waiting in front of the door. Heavy rain forces you to stay dry under the cafés roof. The scenery is beautiful, the warm air and the rain on your skin are touching you gently. The song „Mariposa“ is the perfect soundtrack for the situation. Light music telling the story about a desperate love – emotional and soft. The man from the other side of the road talks to you – some spanish words, a smile and he is gone. The rain has stopped and the hot sun is already taking back control. The fruit man leaves with his car, people are back on the street. You move on, out of this space, where time seemed to have stopped. It is this one moment, a moment which seems to be unimpressive. But this moment stays in the mind of the traveler!
Der Südamerika Bazillus lässt mich nicht mehr los! Im Sommer stand noch Philippinen und Vietnam auf meiner Reiseliste für Dezember. In Mexiko habe ich dann so viel positive Geschichten über Kolumbien gehört, dass ich nach einem kurzen Google-Check („Kolumbien Kitesurfen“) kurzerhand umdisponiert habe. Weiterlesen →