“Wandern ist eine Tätigkeit der Beine – und ein Zustand der Seele.” – Josef Hofmiller
Welcome at Wanderland.
So, why are we here? Well, to state the obvious, this is a travel blog. 😉
Now, there are many of us out there so why should you wander through this one?
This is a blog about active travel, sports, outdoor activities and essentially everything movement related. It’s about slow, mindful travel, spending more than one day in a destination rather than racing by to take great pictures (don’t get me wrong, I love great pictures). It is about people, moments, sustainable living and kindness. And most of all about human interactions and learning. Oh and about coffee (I love coffee and am always looking for the best coffee shops everywhere I go).
I have spent my twenties studying and working abroad. As a physio, I have been working very closely with people from all over the world (my personal highlight was a Tibetan patient who had fled to Luxembourg). I have been inspired by those who remained kind when their world was not, who kept a positive attitude when everything seemed to be going wrong. And I was surprised to see that the happiest people are not necessarily those who have “it all”.
Now, I quit my job (again) and am on a new quest. I will be looking for the best in humanity, the compassionate moments, the positive energy and the love.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It