We entered China, and everything changed. Suddenly, we weren’t allowed to cycle by ourselves, dubious software was installed on our phones, and pictures were taken of us holding our passports in front of us like prisoners. Other travelers had warned us about the precarious situation in the province of Xinjiang. Still, what we saw took... Continue Reading →
Arriving at the “Red Bridge” border at midday and seeing a long queue of cars we prepared to wait for hours. What we didn’t know is that pedestrians and cyclists (who are also considered to be pedestrians) can head to the front. Only when one man told us we should go to the front and... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/gftmum-M5QU Happy Changes, Jan & Gratsi P.S.: Check out our Route Map to see where we are!
Traveling through Asia has taught us many things and sparked many thought-processes in us. Most of our paradigm shifts resulted from our interaction with other people. One of those insights was the way in which we were treated by local people when we payed them for a service. On the basis of what we have... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/QyFywS7bJ2g Happy Changes, Jan & Gratsi P.S.: Check out our Route Map to see where we are!
https://youtu.be/txsv-qWVe04 Read more about our experience in Japan here! Happy Changes, Jan & Gratsi P.S.: Check out our Route Map to see where we are!
“What does the Buddha do when a pigeon shits on his head?” This koan – a riddle given to students of Zen Buddhism to meditate about – was told us on a meditation retreat in Germany by another participant. Our stay in Japan proved to be the best time to find an answer to this... Continue Reading →
We went on a world trip and had no clue what for or where it would lead us. Busan was the place where we got a glimpse of what this trip actually meant for us. Slowly, a path started to evolve out of the blurriness we had initially jumped into. In Busan, we volunteered as... Continue Reading →